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“TAMMY BLEE’S CABALISTIC AGENCY”, a talk by Jason Semmons MA
September 6, 2023 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm£6
Belief in witchcraft has varied between places and times. In Cornwall, a body of evidence indicates that witches were viewed as a ‘fifth column’ in society who could ‘ill wish’ or curse, to the detriment of human and animal. Accusations of witchery usually followed misfortune or ill health. People would take their suspicions to their local Justice of the Peace, and the suspected witch would be committed to trial at the next Assizes.
This talk explores the history of witch belief and folk magic in Cornwall, and along the way discusses some of the individuals caught up in such ideas: from malefactors to white witches, and folklorists to historians.
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