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It was never my intention when setting out to transcribe the Malleus Maleficarum to write an introduction to the online edition. My intention was to simply. THE HAMMER OF WITCHES. The Malleus Maleficarum, first published in , is the standard medieval text on witchcraft and it remained in print throughout. comptes rendus Mackay, Christopher S. (trans.). he Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleicarum. New York: Cambridge.


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q Adobe PDF Version q eBook Version q MS Word Version q Write Us. The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer), first published in The Malleus Maleficarum PDF is provided as a free download for users of the Malleus Maleficarum web site. We hope you get much use out of it. Este es el archivo PDF original volumen uno de dos, que hemos hecho disponibles durante tantos años. Es un simple PDF y no tiene la subestructura Nota.

More books you might like: Excerpt: Whether the belief that there are such beings as witches is so essential a part of the Catholic faith that obstinately to maintain the opposite opinion manifestly savours of heresy. And it is argued that a firm belief in witches is not a Catholic doctrine: see chapter 26, question 5, of the work of Episcopus. Whoever believes that any creature can be changed for the better or the worse, or transformed into another kind or likeness, except by the Creator of all things, is worse than a pagan and a heretic. And so when they report such things are done by witches it is not Catholic, but plainly heretical, to maintain this opinion. Moreover, no operation of witchcraft has a permanent effect among us. And this is the proof thereof: For if it were so, it would be effected by the operation of demons.

Therefore they have not the power of effecting any change in a corporeal object, and it follows that witches have even less power than the demons possess.

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For devils have no power at all save by a certain subtle art. But an art cannot permanently produce a true form. And a certain author says: Writers on Alchemy know that there is no hope of any real transmutation.

Therefore the devils for their part, making use of the utmost of their craft, cannot bring about any permanent cure - or permanent disease.

But if these states exist it is in truth owing to some other cause, which may be unknown, and has nothing to do with the operations of either devils or witches. But according to the Decretals 33 the contrary is the case. Moreover, the stronger can influence that which is less strong.

But the power of the devil is stronger than any human power Job xl. There is no power upon earth which can be compared to him, who was created so that he fears none.

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Here are three heretical errors which must be met, and when they have been disproved the truth will be plain. For certain writers, pretending to base their opinion upon the words of S. Thomas iv, 24 when he treats of impediments brought about by magic charms, have tried to maintain that there is not such a thing as magic, that it only exists in the imagination of those men who ascribe natural effects, the cause whereof are not known, to witchcraft and spells.

There are others who acknowledge indeed that witches exist, but they declare that the influence of magic and the effects of charms are purely imaginary and phantasmical. A third class of writers maintain that the effects said to be wrought by magic spells are altogether illusory and fanciful, although it may be that the devil does really lend his aid to some witch.

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The errors held by each one of these persons may thus be set forth and thus confuted. For in the very first place they are shown to be plainly heretical by many orthodox writers, and especially by S. And a certain author says: Writers on Alchemy know that there is no hope of any real transmutation.

Therefore the devils for their part, making use of the utmost of their craft, cannot bring about any permanent cure - or permanent disease.

But if these states exist it is in truth owing to some other cause, which may be unknown, and has nothing to do with the operations of either devils or witches. But according to the Decretals 33 the contrary is the case. Moreover, the stronger can influence that which is less strong.

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But the power of the devil is stronger than any human power Job xl. There is no power upon earth which can be compared to him, who was created so that he fears none.

The Malleus Maleficarum PDF

Here are three heretical errors which must be met, and when they have been disproved the truth will be plain. For certain writers, pretending to base their opinion upon the words of S.

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Thomas iv, 24 when he treats of impediments brought about by magic charms, have tried to maintain that there is not such a thing as magic, that it only exists in the imagination of those men who ascribe natural effects, the cause whereof are not known, to witchcraft and spells. There are others who acknowledge indeed that witches exist, but they declare that the influence of magic and the effects of charms are purely imaginary and phantasmical. A third class of writers maintain that the effects said to be wrought by magic spells are altogether illusory and fanciful, although it may be that the devil does really lend his aid to some witch.

The errors held by each one of these persons may thus be set forth and thus confuted. By Christopher S. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN Between and the famous witch-hunting manual, Malleus Maleficarum, underwent twenty-eight editions, all in Latin.

Malleus Maleficarum

It was for two centuries one of the best known treatises on the nature of witchcraft, recommending harsh investigations and punishment. After this text had an even wider circulation owing to a spate of often inadequate translations into German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Polish, Croatian, Dutch, and even Vietnamese. On the Internet it is available in Latin, in various translations, and as an audio recording. Parts of it have even been set to [End Page 99] music.