The Malleus Maleficarum by Kramer and Sprenger, 1489, Excerpts
Witch's Knot: This latter charm was usually a long cord tightly tied up in elaborate loops, among whose reticulations it was customary to insert the feathers of a black hen, a raven, or some other bird which had, or was presumed to have, no speck of white. This is one of the oldest instruments of witchcraft and is known in all countries and among all nations.
One of the oldest and most universal of spells: To effect the death of a man, or to injure him by making an image in his likeness, and mutilating or destroying this image, is a practice found throughout the whole wide world from its earliest years. It is common both in
There is a great power in the eyes, and this appears even in natural things. “Cast of eyes.” In