Witches and witchcraft: these 5 books that have bewitched us

Witches and witchcraft these 5 books that have bewitched us

Autumn and its increasingly long nights, windows lined with pumpkins and pointy hats, Halloween is here. It is therefore the perfect opportunity to talk about witches and witchcraft, because this female figure (and now a feminist) has regained her letters of nobility, mainly thanks to literature. Here are the 5 favorites of the CNEWS editorial … Read more

Burned alive for witchcraft, Henriette de Crans has her sculpture in Besançon

Burned alive for witchcraft Henriette de Crans has her sculpture

A bust of Henriette de Crans, the first woman accused of witchcraft and burned alive in Besançon, has been installed in Chamars. It is inaugurated this Saturday, November 20. Who was she? Narrative. Henriette de Crans is the first woman sentenced to death for witchcraft in Besançon. It was in April 1434. This public execution, … Read more

FORGOTTEN BUSINESS. Jeannette DePalma, this teenager sacrificed against a backdrop of witchcraft and satanism

FORGOTTEN BUSINESS Jeannette DePalma this teenager sacrificed against a backdrop

Jeannette DePalma, 16, disappeared on August 7, 1972 after leaving her home in Springfield, New Jersey. Closer returns to this mysterious case… September 19, 1972. In New Jersey, at the foot of a building in Springfield, the owner of a dog surprises him playing with his latest find. From a distance, the object looks like … Read more

‘Women accused of witchcraft are crucified in public’ – BBC News Africa

Women accused of witchcraft are crucified in public BBC

Harriet Orrell BBC 100 Women December 11, 2021 Photo credit, Shali Reddy image caption, Monica Paulus has dedicated her life to campaigning against violence linked to accusations of witchcraft. “They shouted in my face: ‘You killed him’”. When Monica Paulus’ father collapsed and died of a heart attack, her brother accused her of killing him … Read more

Who was Catillon, the last woman burned for witchcraft in Switzerland?

Who was Catillon the last woman burned for witchcraft in

It was in 2008, the historian and deputy to the Grand Council Jean-Pierre Dorand (PDC) began a process to restore his honor to Catherine Repond, known as Catillon, the last woman in Switzerland to have been burned for witchcraft at the stake. du Guintzet, in Fribourg, in 1731. But the Grand Council of Friborg would … Read more

In Congo-Brazzaville, witchcraft and justice at the “Ordalies, the court of the invisible”

Welcome to Congo-Brazzaville. “Witchcraft is also a source of poetry, mysticism and identity,” enthuses Corto Vaclav. The young French filmmaker shows in “Ordalies, the court of the invisible” a justice based on very mystical practices which is found at the heart of a system of reconciliation as surreal as it is effective. A cinematographic nugget … Read more

Femicide and witchcraft at the assizes of Mayenne: “I had no reason to take his life”, 18 years in prison for having killed his wife with an ax

Femicide and witchcraft at the assizes of Mayenne I had

On May 26, 2019 a man killed his wife in northern Mayenne. In his defense, he maintains that he was bewitched. Strange system of defense for two days at the assizes of Mayenne. A man was on trial there, accused of the murder of his wife on May 26, 2019 in Lassay-les-Châteaux. Recognized guilty Tuesday … Read more

The Marseillais: Ileana’s witchcraft scene divides the Web?

Once again, a story of witchcraft among the Marseillais agitates the Web. And for good reason, the scene with Ileana divides internet users. The last episode of the Marseillais seems to divide viewers. And for good reason, the witchcraft scene with Ileana is not unanimous. MCE TV tells you everything from A to Z! The … Read more