R/6/968 – drawing of a witches’ circle; and a lot of notes
- Collection Number:
- Object name:
- drawing of a witches' circle; and a lot of notes
- Object type:
- AA (unknown)
- Book titles referenced:
- Book authors referenced:
- Dr. Margaret Murray
- People referenced:
- mevr. Josje Schelfhorst-Geels 1941 / Isabel Gowdie / Anne Armstrong Morpeth Northumberland 1673
It not a circle but more an S-shape. Numbered 1 to 13. Three branches; between 3 and 4, 6 and 7 and 9 and 10. A scourge with 13. Letters as well, and an A and AA. Translation. With F6, v 4: In the early-Christian numerology 13 was often seen as the number of sin; one more than the number of the apostles. Thirteen could also be a holy number: the Trinity + the Ten Commandments. /In the magical tradition of Europe 13 is the number of necromancy. The witches perceive 13 even now as the correct number of people for a coven, &c. S.
With F7: The witch Isabel Gowdie said that there were 13 witches in a coven and in 1673 Anne Armstrong from Morpeth in Northumberland said that each coven of 13 members had a devil who danced with the members that committed the most evil, &c, see also the documentation § 7/1942, F1. E.
With notes 1942, fol. 215f: The organisation and development of a coven (mrs. Josje SChelfhorst-Geels, 1941): Enclosed are some notes from the strange manuscript, mentioned in notes 1942, fol. 210a, F4. H.
Fol. 215f, add: They base themselves on the theories of Dr. Margaret Murray (+), an anthropologist. O.