Discoverie of Witchcraft
The exposition of Iidoni, and where it is found, whereby the whole art of
conjuration is deciphered.
CHAPTER II. J. Wierus in
Pseudomonarchia daemonum. Salomons notes of conjuration.
CHAPTER III. The houres wherin
principall divels may be bound, to wit, raised and restrained from dooing
CHAPTER IV. The forme of adjuring or citing of the spirits
aforesaid to arise and appeare.
A confutation of the manifold vanities conteined in the precedent
chapters, speciallie of commanding of divels.
CHAPTER VI. The names of the planets,
their characters, togither with the twelve signes of the zodiake, their
dispositions, aspects, and government, with other observations.
Chapter VII. The characters of the
angels of the seaven daies, with their names: of figures, seales and
An experiment of the dead.
A licence for Sibylia to go and come by at all times.
CHAPTER X. To know of treasure hidden in the earth.
CHAPTER XI. An experiment following,
of Citrael, &c: angeli diei dominici.
CHAPTER XII. How to enclose a spirit
in a christall stone.
An experiment of Bealphares.
CHAPTER XIV. To bind the spirit
Bealphares, and to lose him againe.
The making of the holie water.
CHAPTER XVI. To make a spirit to appeare in a christall.
An experiment of the dead.
A bond to bind him to thee, and to thy N. as followeth.
This bond as followeth, is to call him into your christall stone, or
When to talke with spirits, and to have true answers to find out a theefe.
CHAPTER XXI. A
confutation of conjuration, especiallie of the raising, binding and
dismissing of the divell, of going invisible, and other lewd practises.
CHAPTER XXII. A
comparison betweene popish exorcists and other conjurors, a popish
conjuration published by a great doctor of the Romish church, his rules
CHAPTER XXIII. A
late experiment, or cousening conjuration practised at Orleance by the
Franciscane Friers, how it was detected, and the judgement against the
authors of that comedie.
Who may be conjurors in the Romish church besides priests, a ridiculous
definition of superstition, what words are to be used and not used in
exoreismes, rebaptisme allowed, it is lawfull to conjure any thing,
differences betweene holie water and coniuration.
CHAPTER XXV. The seven
reasons why some are not rid of the divell with all their popish
conjurations, why there were no conjurors in the primitive church, and why
the divell is not so soone cast out of the bewitched as of the possessed.
Other grosse absurdities of witchmongers in this matter of conjurations.
CHAPTER XXVII. Certaine
conjurations taken out of the pontificall and out of the missall.
CHAPTER XXVIII. That
popish priests leave nothing unconjured, aforme of exorcisme for incense.
CHAPTER XXIX. The rules
and lawes of popish Exorcists and other conjurors all one, with a
confutation of their whole power, how S. Martine conjured the divell
CHAPTER XXX. That
it is a shame for papists to beleeve other conjurors dooings, their owne
being of so litle force, Hipocrates his opinion herein.
CHAPTER XXXI. How
conjurors have beguiled witches, what bookes they carie about to procure
credit to their art, wicked assertions against Moses and Joseph.
CHAPTER XXXII. All
magicall arts confuted by an argument concerning Nero, what Cornelius
Agrippa and Carolus Gallus have left written thereof and prooved by
CHAPTER XXXIII. Of
Salomons conjurations, and of the opinion conceived of his cunning and
Lessons read in all churches, where the pope hath authoritie, on S.
Margarets daie, translated into Enghsh word for word.
CHAPTER XXXV. A delicate
storie of a Lombard, who by S. Margarets example would needs fight with a
CHAPTER XXXVI. The
storie of Saint Margaret prooved to be both ridiculous and impious in
CHAPTER XXXVII. A pleasant
miracle wrought by a popish preest.
CHAPTER XXXVIII. The former
miracle confuted, with a strange storie of saint Lucie.
CHAPTER XXXIX. Of visions, noises,
apparitions, and imagined sounds, and of other illusions, of wandering
soules: with a confutation thereof
CHAPTER XL. Cardanus opinion of
strange noises, how counterfit visions grow to be credited, of popish
appeerances, of pope Boniface.
CHAPTER XLI. Of the noise or
sound of eccho, of one that narrowlie escaped drowning thereby, &c.
CHAPTER XLII. Of Theurgie, with a
confutation thereof a letter sent to me concerning these matters.
The copie of a letter
sent unto me R. S. by T. E. Maister of art, and practiser both of
physicke, and atso in times past, of certeine vaine sciences; now
condemned to die for the same: wherein he openeth the truth touching these