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Behind the Devil’s Shield: Counter-Magic in Early New England

January 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Early New England ministers took a hard line against the practice of magic. All magic, whether harmful or beneficial in intention, was believed to be demonic. The archaeological, architectural, and documentary records show us that things weren’t so black and white for their congregations. This lecture will explore evidence for the practice of protective counter-magic in seventeenth and eighteenth-century New England, including witch bottles, deliberate concealments, and ritual marks on historic timber, a few right here in Salem, Massachusetts!

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Date:
January 13, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.alyssagaconary.com/calendar/2017/8/30/behind-the-devils-shield-counter-magic-in

Venue

Witch House
310 1/2 Essex Street
Salem, MA United States
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Phone:
978-744-8815
Website:
http://www.WitchHouse.info

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