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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

05:14 min | 2 d ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"Pose till when? Well, I'm not sure that it's very helpful at the moment to give an absolute date. I think we need to stop we need to give people time and let's see how the figures carry on increasing. But isn't drawing having a deadline helping to focus the decision making, otherwise this could just keep getting kicked down the road. Well, I think, you know, we need to also look at the way we manage vaccination in general in this country. And we don't mandate, but we actually do generally achieve very, very high uptake by having access to vaccines by making sure that the people know what's good and what's not good and having opportunity to have those conversations. So I think that we need to fall back on that as well to keep on pushing the message that these vaccines work and these vaccines in particular are very effective and have been shown to be very effective. That was professor Ian Jones and Helen Donovan from the Royal College of nursing. Now, almost 300 years after the witchcraft act was repealed, a bill has been brought forward in the Scottish parliament to pardon those convicted. This comes after a two year campaign to clear the names of nearly 4000 people, mainly women who were accused of witchcraft of whom well over half were executed. Earlier this week, Emma spoke to Zoe vendetti, who cofounded the campaign and Marion Gibson, a Professor of renaissance and magical literatures at the university of Exeter. Zoe started by telling us what inspired the witches of Scotland campaign. We started the campaign because we feel that this was a terrible miscarriage of justice basically of human rights. And my cool campaigner and the founder of the campaign clear Mitchell is a QC. So that's her life's work for professor is often about miscarriages of justice. So what we're asking the Scottish government to do is to issue a pardon and apology and ultimately to fund a state memorial to mark what happened. So at the moment, we put forward our petition, which caused in March of last year and had at that time over 3000 signatures on it would be much greater now because we know we've got really great buy in from lots of people right across Scotland, the UK in fact, internationally. And that petition went in front of the petitions committee. They looked at it favorably, wanted to do a little bit of bags to work in it. In the meantime, an SNP MSP called Natalie dawn approached us and wants to put forward private members bill, which I believe is in the process of being put together just now. So ultimately, we're looking to get them pardoned and apologize to. Why is this matter to you? I mean, I understand the link with the QC I actually have actually interviewed her, but before in a different program. But you know a lot of people might be listening, especially after the conversation has just been having saying there's enough going on in the world right now with people and women right now. You know, why is this so important? Well, I'll tell you..

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

05:37 min | Last week

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"They're excluded from public life. So they're either not allowed to go to universities or participate in protest or even go to work or college or whatever. That's when one fund. In terms of policies, if you consider the kind of agenda that the transitional government reform agenda sorry, that the transitional government pushed. And it's two years in government. The kind of economic reforms that so removal of subsidies. And the replacement with an attempt of a universal income program has just meant that a lot of women felt with the cracks. Yeah, economically. And politically, I'm sure and socially, as you've been describing at rajah mcauley, thank you very much for putting us more in the picture, a Sudanese democracy, activist and editor at African arguments and to will Ross there, the BBC's Africa editor. I have to say more messages coming in, not least just after our discussion is also around coming back to things closer to home about long COVID. I wanted to read this out from Julia who says, I'm pleased to hear long COVID being discussed. I've been stuck in a long COVID Groundhog Day for over a year, I barely leave the house, and I've lost the person I was with. I had an active, busy, happy life. It's a hidden pandemic. That's how she describes it in very sobering terms. Indeed. And so many messages also coming in about the way that we live and the design of the world that we live in. But just let me bring you this before our time together is nearly over this morning. Almost 300 years after the witchcraft act was repealed, a bill has been brought forward in the Scottish parliament to pardon those convicted. This comes after a two year campaign to clear the names of nearly 4000 people mainly women who were accused of witchcraft of whom well over half were executed. Zoe went to dot see who cofounded the campaign and co host the witches of Scotland, podcast and Marion Gibson, a Professor of renaissance and magical literatures at the university of Exeter and author of the book witchcraft, the basics join me now. Zoe, let me come to you first about what the witchcraft act was. And what you're asking for the Scottish government to do now, good morning. Hello, thanks so much for having me on. It's a real pleasure to be here. We started the campaign because we feel this was a terrible miscarriage of justice basically of human rights. And my cool campaigner and the founder of the campaign, Claire Mitchell is a QC. So that's her life's work for professor is often about miscarriages of justice..

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Learn Astrology with Mary English

Learn Astrology with Mary English

03:18 min | Last month

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Learn Astrology with Mary English

"They'll include some insurance in there. But that will not cover you. So you're doing massage as well as astrology. That won't cover you for astrology. You have to be very careful that it's specifically says on your insurance policy astrology. So now astronomy, not psychic readings, if you're practicing astrology, you need cover for astrology. Okay, so have I made that point clear? I hope I have. Now I'm going to put a couple links. They're different links to what I used in episode one 52 I think I said it was, wasn't it? Yeah, one 52. I'm going to put a link to the UK government about the laws and astrology. That hasn't been defined in UK law, so consequently there isn't in existence other than which I've talked about in the previous episode, the vagrancy act of the frequency act of 1736. So I haven't covered the vagrancy act of. 1736 was repealing the laws against witchcraft. 1824. Was the vagrancy act under which fortune telling astrology and spiritualism became punished punishable offenses? Now the frequency act hasn't been repealed, but the fraudulent mediums act, which in terms repealed it was repealed in 2008. That's all right. So in 1736, parliament passed an act repealing the laws against witchcraft but imposing fines or imprisonment on people who claim to be able to use magical powers. When it was introduced in the comments that Bill calls much laughter amongst MPs, it's promoter as John cue it conduit, whose wife was the niece of psoriasis Newton, a father of modern science also, although keenly interest in the occult, the act was repealed in 1954, as the witchcraft one by the fraudulent mediums act, which in turn was repealed, so that was repealed in 2008. But in 1824, the vagrancy act still is in existence in the UK. I've mentioned it before. It hasn't been repealed. Not an enormous amount of people have been prosecuted. Just remember if there's any small bit of law lying around that hasn't been repealed. You can guarantee someone somewhere will trigger it and somebody else who's feeling a bit militias are wherever I want to prosecute somebody else or equally. Maybe the person needs to be prosecuted because he mustn't be on the defense all the time. I'm sure there's some crappy astrologers out there that definitely do need to be prosecuted because they've lied or stolen money of people or whatever them are heck. So I'll put that link there. About witchcraft evil spirits and the witchcraft act. So in 1542, parliament passed the witchcraft, which craft act which defined which craft as a crime punishable by death..

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Tipsy Tales

Tipsy Tales

03:56 min | 4 months ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Tipsy Tales

"Stay thing for the most part. It was a normal life like they had. He's a to the farm and they just had normal farm life. Nothing weird going on. Not even broomsticks broomsticks. It's just a normal life in so i'm chewing on. I'm not even thinking about the fact that the microphone is right here on the heating. These strawberries out of the wine See need the little moral y'all but anyway they didn't really have much didn't even know her age. Really the some were guessing that she was fifteen but then in her confession. She's like fifteen years ago. So that would it. None of it was making the map that makes sense. So she have been teen bubble blah 'cause they were saying this says no detail available concerning her age at the time of her trial in sixteen sixty two she may have been aged anywhere from fifteen although it This is unlikely as she claimed to have participated in sexual activities fifteen years before her confession. Oh wow into well into her thirties or fifties but she was certainly of child bearing age despite the fact she had no. There's no records of her having any children town Guardian her husband lived in an area around loch loy about two miles north of altered in the seventeenth century. The see lock was was larger than it is now on surrounded by woodland hills and sand dunes gowdy and her husband like i said that her husband was a farm labor. I mean they basically just have normal. He had a normal life anyway. According to we'll be their lives their lifestyle. I don't know who will be as but according to him. Whoever that is their lifestyle and social status could be compared to the present day developing countries. Which was that mean unable to read or write so she wasn't educated but at the same time she wasn't stupid daughter gowdy possessed a good imagination males. That what that is. She shared a good imagination and the ability to express herself eloquently. Her daily life was spent in basic household doing basic household chores and tasks like milking and making bread weaving yard or or weaving. You know much. Like i live my life. Yes i do a lot of leading the early. Let me see if i want to. Oh okay i think we do wanna read this weeding we. We are like fifteen year old. That early modern period saw the scottish courts trying to Trying many cases of witchcraft and witch hunts began about fifteen fifty. I think it started earlier. Whatever the parliament of mary queen of scots and past the scottish scottish which bucket mcadoo me scottish witchcraft act. Fifteen sixty three making convictions for witchcraft. Subject capital punishment. Mary's son james. Wrote dima -nology and you'll it's crazy. We i did a story i think on him right in that book i think far back far far back. I wonder if it was when i did the blood. The one that lady that liked that kind of comes to mind. I just remembered to argument. Though that's weird. Okay maybe not..

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on What'sHerName

What'sHerName

07:23 min | 11 months ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on What'sHerName

"Rim. Probably that fact so obviously with this many relatives in the know and possibly searching for closure with their dead relatives how helen dunkin got this. Information is not particularly hard to guess. Unfortunately for helen. There were several police officers in the audience. A reported this. This wasn't her first of spilling military secrets in edinburgh had reported another sinking ship. And at that point. Admiral was in the audience and he had not heard anything about this so he calls in to see. It is true that this ship sink. Is there anything and he was told. No there's been nothing reported by the official navy switchboard and then the next morning he gets a call at the. Hms hood had been sunk by the bismarck but it had not yet even been reported to the navy at the point that helen makes this announcement. Wow yeah that one hard to explain. Yeah pretty disconcerting. Right again we have to rethink. What if she is actually doing something here. She is communicating with the dead or. She is psychic or she does have access to some things that is giving her some of this information and then as everyone else ups their showmanship hers and so she's a real medium pretending to be a fake medium. It's a really weird turn of events oversee this then go back to the authorities again and this made her quite a prominent character. They were keeping an eye on because if she was able to do this. And reveal those military secrets to a roomful of people. Then that was obviously quite a problem. If she keeps doing this she could blow the whole operation for the end of world war. Two and the closer we get to d day. The more of us real security threat. She begins to look like because she keeps dropping these bombshell announcements months before they're supposed to be made public. Gosh and this is why. She is tried for witchcraft. There's nothing else they can charge her with seek. You can't charge her with espionage has they can't prove it they can't prove it and they don't want anyone to know that what she's saying is true if they say she's committing espionage. They have to admit that the things she is saying actually happened. And those are state secrets. That's awesome so. She was arrested in portsmouth and charged with vagrancy. 'cause they didn't know what else to charge her for and then she was taken to london. And that's where she was put on trial for rant about a month or say the only evidence that they could provide. Because how do you prove if one is talking to the data not was physical evidence so they bring in some of the plaza him. This is just cheesecloth. We can prove it and they have. The hat banned from sids hat. Low the band which was bought from the event of the sinking of the h mess. Barroom which was what the ghost was wearing the time somebody had managed to secure that from the evening and this kind of doctor in really and got her in trouble because she don't even look to the fact that at that time uniforms had changed because such a quick turnaround and they were putting so many troops out so quickly that the production of uniform was completely different as to how it used to be so it used to be that happened will be printed with the name of the ship but it wasn't anymore so that that this hat cannot be from the ghost of said who drowned on the. Ats barham wow. It proves that she is a fraud. Now she's a second to think about what i just said right. If you prove she's a fraud she's not a witch exactly see is on trial for witchcraft. And the evidence produced to convict her is proof that is not practicing witchcraft. Yeah what it proves. I think definitively that everyone involved knows what she's actually on trial for. This isn't about witchcraft. This is about shutting her up and it worked all. She was convicted of witchcraft. Eventually okay the trial dragged on and on and on part of that is because there is a slight distraction. Going on in london bombs were falling at the time. And you can't stay in court at the old bailey when you're getting bombed. They have to adjourn the trial. Flee to the bomb shelters add reschedule. Day she was eventually found guilty and sent to holloway prison. For nine months later would have fared in under the seventeenth censuring her life in front of a massive crowd. But i think the reason that they probably charged at the time inside was reasonable so it was enough to teach a lesson to make sure that she didn't do it again but it was also a low enough charge to not put her away for years and years which something like theft. She could have been away for three years but is only nine months. Okay this case is the national sensation. Of course i i one is talking about it even churchill. You think that he would be busy during the bull but apparently he also made a statement on it and he said the case was absolute tomfoolery and a complete waste of resources which i am inclined to agree and she is the very last person in the uk ever to be convicted much craft. That's amazing are those on the books. Like could you still arrest. The good news is thanks to helen. And largely as a result of this trial and the absolute tomfoolery. The witchcraft act was finally abolished in nineteen fifty one and the fraudulent medium. Act put in its place so congratulations. Uk listeners are safe from witchcraft.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on What'sHerName

What'sHerName

02:03 min | 11 months ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on What'sHerName

"Witch yea. I don't need to know anything else about her. I'm interested and she is officially a witch. Okay she was convicted of witchcraft. Toe in fact she was the last person in the uk. Ever convicted of witchcraft under the witchcraft. Act of seventeen thirty five. She was very well known for her ability to speak to the dead. Ooh to bring spirits back from the dead. Oh to plaza him from the beyond. I see so. We're not in the seventeen hundreds. I guess we're in the golden age of spiritualism. So when would that be oh golden age. I don't know i'm gonna place it right after world war one. Pretty good yes wrong. She was convicted of witchcraft. In nineteen forty. What's really s. Nineteen forty four and found guilty. Found guilty under the witchcraft. Act of seventeen thirty five. No we're breaking some timelines here about what we usually think we're talking about here in the world. Both in terms of witchcraft and in terms of spiritualism. Yeah i was thinking temperance lloyd. Mary trembles susanna edwards. Sixteen eighty two all wonderful witches. Yes kind of the end of witch burnings like all generic history say and then things calmed down and then salem went nuts and then nobody is burned as a witch anymore and she wasn't burned. Oh where she kill us and even hang and was she killed yell. See well..

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

04:52 min | 1 year ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Is a strange creature. It is both elusive and lucrative. Some people seek it by any means necessary. Nowadays, there is no such thing as bad publicity. If it means keeping your name in the news, but for Helen fame came at a steep price. She was born in 18 97 in central Scotland, and from a very young age, the people around Helen knew something was off about her. She often scared classmates with grim warnings of the future. And she convinced many of them that she could talk to the dead. As she got older. Helen's, um, gifts garnered her much acclaim and popularity among her neighbors, she often held, say on says in her home, where she would not only conjure spirits related to those in attendance. She would also produce ectoplasm from her mouth as though the dead were speaking through her on rare occasions, Phantoms would appear behind her, including some Helen referred to as her spirit guide to the other side. This very guide was child named Peggy, who would float above the crowd, her spectral gown flowing overhead. Unfortunately, Helen and the spirit world shared a common enemy. Flash photography. During one of her say ounces. While Helen was blindfolded. A photographer and attendance snap some pictures of the so called phantoms the host had managed to summon. They were moving around behind her wearing long white robes and stiff chair a big faces. It was hard to see in the dark. But once illuminated by the photographer's flash, it became clear exactly what the famous medium had actually managed to call forth. Masks on coat hangers wrapped in long, white nightgowns. And that ectoplasm or spiritual energy that Helen would sometimes spit up. That was nothing more than cheesecloth and egg whites. Helen wasn't about to give up that easily. She honestly believed she had a talent, and during November of 1941, she put that talent on full display. Helen and her husband had recently moved to Port Smith, the home of the Royal Navy, and during one of her sessions, she managed to conjure a sailor from the battleship H. M S. Barham. Sailor told the audience he had been killed in battle and gone down with the ship. Miraculously feet for anyone present. Except for one problem. Nobody knew about that accident. Given her history. Most people didn't put much faith in her powers. However, the Navy certainly did. As it turned out, a German sub really had sunk the H. M s. Barham months earlier and killed almost 900 of her crew. News of the sinking had been kept under wraps to fool the Nazis. The only people who knew were the relatives of the deceased, so there was no reason Helen would have known anything about what had transpired. Word about Helen's prediction spread and a short while later, a Navy lieutenant attended a say ons to get a look for himself at the wonder it's Mrs Duncan. And was shocked by what he found She'd manifested an apparition of his late aunt as well as his sister, who had recently passed away. Lieutenants left angry and confused and contacted a police officer soon after. That's because he had no Aunt Nora sister. The jig was up, as they say in Helen found herself in a lot of trouble. You see certain laws on the books hadn't been updated with the Times. Mediums were popular in 19 forties England, but many had been exposed his con artists and were often charged under antiquated edicts such as the Vagrancy Act of 18 24. As well as various conspiracy and larceny laws. After all, they were swindling, well intentioned folks out of hard earned money. Helen's case, however, proved difficult. She protested aggressively on behalf of her innocents. She didn't see herself as a liar or a cheat. In her mind. She was the real deal, providing a much needed service and form of relief to morning loved ones. So prosecutors found another way to get her. They convicted her under the Witchcraft Act of 17 35, and that earned her a jail sentence of nine months. Upon her release, she promised to not conduct another say on says long as she lived. She held onto that promise for 15 years until 1956 when she was arrested again after violating the fraudulent Mediums Act of 1951. Act that had replaced the Witchcraft Act. Perhaps Helen Duncan was a fraud. Or maybe she was the real deal. No one has been able to prove how she obtained her knowledge of the H. M s. Barham. One thing is for sure. According to English history. She was the.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.

Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.

"Feeling of having gone astray. So, if magic is the key to spiritual power what other considerations do you have, or or to put it another way, which path brings you the greatest growth and freedom? What kinds of magic exist? There are many classifications of magic and obviously it would be beyond the scope of this podcast and discuss them all. So let's look at some kinds of magic that may have surfaced. Many have come to light since the repealing of the Witchcraft Act in the UK in the middle of last century. In terms of magic, there are three primary distinctions. There's the right hand path or white magic as it is known, the left-hand path or often called black magic, and somewhere in between grey magic. There's also another path that came into prominence in the 1970s and 80s with the emergence of chaos magic. Within the confines of this particular podcast any discussion of the ideas behind these paths is bound to be incomplete. I have included them in order to give you a taste of the thinking your own path for yourself. I goal and at M agic Spirit is Self to support those people who seek to understand their independence spiritual path, a logical starting point for this journey is the question is magic real. So ok. White Magic or the Right-Hand Path. Due to popular culture many of us are used to the surface ideas that the goals of white magic are selfless. Primarily they seek to influence events in the evolution of humankind for good. The range of thinking is indeed wide. Christian magic and the works of people like Alice Bailey in the first half of the twentieth twentieth century, the magic of white light and angels and much more besides, of practitioners like Dion Fortune, there are now magical schools that grew from her work by the way, and the magic that has emerged from Modern Wicca since Gerald Gardner, a neo pagan perspective since the early 1950s in the US and UK and beyond (a lthough there's a whole area of white magic that may well not be that pure and selfless) particularly related to Wicca and perhaps should be best described as grey. Magic. Rules of Alice W hite Bailey published her Treatise On white Magic The Consciousness of an Atom. When she said it seems that her goal was to spiritually evolve herself and others to become one with the Divine Being, God, Allah, whatever. I suggest that as self-consciousness is the goal for all the subhuman forms of life. And as a group of Consciousness or the consciousness of The Heavenly Man is the goal for the human being so for him also there may be a goal, and for him the achievement maybe the development of god-consciousness Now that was Alice Bailey from the Consciousness of an Atom. Please remember when we're with that particular quote, it was written about nineteen ten so the language is old and a little bit confusing. This kind of white magic is passive. In fact, all white magic in this context is entirely passive. The magician builds a relationship with the Holy Guardian Angel. He then seeks to integrate himself as one with the godhead surrendering every part of self to Divinity. White magic functions as a science working with sacred symbols on ancient p athways, examples might be the pathways of the Kabbalah or the bark of the Sun God Ra often these magicians work with Secret Chiefs so-called evolved Spiritual Beings related to the Golden Dawn. The Golden Dawn was a magical group that formed at the end of the 19th and beginning of the twentieth centuries. These figures seem to have some kind of authority over their paths. It is a journey of renunciation or transformation of the self into the godhead. We find the magic of Ancient Egypt particularly fascinating in a developed a series of books unpacking it. We use Ancient Egyptian magic around healing, chakra empowering your inner child, sigil magic etc from the perspective of star magic and the gods or the neters of Ancient Egypt. I'm going to ask April to put any links into the comments for that so you can see for yourself the work we've done there. S o White Magic and Dualism. The kind of white magic is, this kind of white magic is dualistic. Favoring light over darkness, good over bad and right over wrong. Sure, it's a sacred path, but as a chaos magician it brings up questions for me, if the Divine is an all-powerful and perfect Being, is white magic any more than a ritual based mystical a path? Indeed is white magic necessary at all? So if God's if their right God, is all-powerful, all good., always right, always present in everywhere, doesn't it suggest that the reality that they believe he created should be perfect? So therefore if that's the case if you're on a path to Union with God, why would you do be doing magic that changes the reality because changing the reality from perfect to perfect, kind of what's the point? I have to say I did enjoy the right hand I path. trained as a pagan priest for, what was it, three years and I trained in a white magic mystery school for a few years. And I enjoyed it was great. But it always felt like it was about other people or other Spirit beings defining who I was and what I should be doing. There was always the sense of who I am is wrong, which many people get from religion, but you can also get it from white magic as well. So ultimately I moved away. Other Kinds of White Magic. The other kind of white magic that's prominent is neo-pagan, primarily the Wicca of Gerald Gardner and Alex Saunders. Wicca is a nature-based spirituality and has some obvious connection with other Witchcraft and Pagan Traditions. Yet, its magic is still about worship and the elevation of the goddess and the god over self. I ts magical rules are to do no harm but it does not appear to be a strictly selfless magic, depending on

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on KQED Radio

"A lot of big economies say, like America or European economies depend a lot on consumption by their own by their own people. To keep the economy going. New Zealand seems to be much more of an export or rented economy. Does that has that made thie recession worse or better for for New Zealand were the numbers across a quarter to encompassed? The aggressive, locked down stage of the entire New Zealand population to control covert 19 and we saw the domestic camped at the domestic consumption numbers plummet but actually exports on his shrunk by percent in that time, and I think a lot of that has to do With the fact that a lot of New Zealand's major exports are food and primary produce based the sort of things that countries need to keep using. Whether there's a recession or not so expert set this house up fear we well, it's been the domestic side like so many other countries were, the pain is really being fell. How do you think this is going? These thes figures are going to help or hinder the government because you've got an election coming up again soon, I think. Fortunately for the government since the Greece of lockdowns ended, we've seen a very record rebound of the domestic economy. The government is also continuing to renew its job support and about small business support programs. We've seen their We're expecting the economy there to bounce back from this overtopping four by 11% in queues free As the domestic economy gets backto work on DH export demand remains strong from the primary export side as well. So all in all, I believe the governments Pretty well sit for this election in October, given the track record so far. Mother was Jeffrey. Have you seen your analyst that Amanda dot com, talking about the New Zealand recession? Thank you very much to you. And you would Now here's a question almost 300 years on well, thousands of women who are touching convicted of witchcraft, then bundle of hiss taken Scotland here in the UK finally could justice Well of us. What our next guest the lawyer, Claire Mitchell QC, which means Camp Queen's counsel or a very senior lawyer. Indeed, here in the UK wants to get on. She joins us now from Edinburgh. Good to have your Newsday and a very good morning to you. First of all this takes me back to the crucible in 1953 play by Arthur Miller set in Salem, Massachusetts, where people were basically being accused off which craft and many of them had nothing to do with it. What kind of justice and wonder would you want to see? Good morning. What kind of justice I want to see is a recognition that thousands off people the vast majority of off them being women, where accused between the 16th and eating century in Scotland off witchcraft. On dim. I've set up a campaign called witches of scott dot com to to get them a pardon for those that were convicted of witchcraft. An apology for those who were accused of witchcraft. But for whatever reason, were never convicted on also a national monument in order to recognize the great miscarriage of justice done to these people. A lot of these things we're talking about happened between 50 and 63 on 17 36 and the women were killed. In what Has been called The Satanic Panic, which was begun by James to sixth. I wonder what more can you tell us about the injustices of the feast on their place in history? Well, you're right. The yem the pita time which this and capture lease is from the Witchcraft Act came into being between 15 63 on 17 36. At drooling rap idiot of time. King James. The sixth returned from Denmark with his new wife. He believed that his clip had been cursed. The strip in the Reebok had been cursed on Spain Time and Denmark where people were talking off things like witches. Which craft on DH, which trials When he came back to Scotland. He became obsessed with the idea of which Taft and believed it was very much a living part of society. And there were witches at you were casting spells and doing bad in Scotland. So he provided agree legitimacy right from the very top ofthe society that these things were view on, which is Lift him on this right? Why you campaigning now? It's stuff that happened A long time ago. Some people say Are you getting any support for it? It'll? Yes. I have delighted to see I'm getting a huge amount of support. I understand people looking at the modern dean since a long time ago, but really in terms of history. 300 years ago as the blink of an eye. There is only three reasons why I decided to bring this forward festival. I think justice is important at any time. So if there's been a miscarriage of justice, I think it should be put put, right. Secondly, that is alack ofthe female visibility and public species. I think recently the Black lives matter. Campaign shows how important as two people the Estes proper, recorded on third and perhaps most importantly, that of places in the world where witchcraft is still being used as a two ofthe persecution, and it's important That would stand up and see that natural in 10 seconds. Do you think that you will achieve what you're looking for? I have setting out to achieve on the practice that I want on DH with the support. I have already appears a huge amount of people that he with me really good to talk to you. Thank you for spending some time with this Clam QC.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on The Past Lives Podcast

The Past Lives Podcast

09:24 min | 1 year ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on The Past Lives Podcast

"Dan ackroyd is like a fifth generation spiritualist. He comes from a family of spiritualists in Canada and in the past, his family was very very involved with medium ship and developing different types of. Devices for spiritualism so the idea of plaza he definitely got from. Spiritualism however when I analyzed the Phil. He kind of sees it as gooey stuff that exudes out, but there's no medium there. So? It's not actually accurate. Because if it's produced by the medium, is it I know? Is it something that's produced like saliva, and with breasts, or is an entirely different substance. Well I think the. The body chemistry of the medium. and. We're trying to understand. How people become physical mediums and there has been one observation that many of these people have started in their teenage years doing it to develop it. However, no I know of one gentleman who started very late in life I think it was in his sixties when he started producing physical medium ship so Yeah I mean it comes from the mediums body chemistry of some some kind in it's a combination of the spirit chemistry with body chemistry of the medium that creates the substance it does look like. It comes different forms I mean it can be like a fob. On you know, it can be missed. For example, people have taken pictures photographs of me in the Trans State and my face is blank. You can't see a face it all. Use your hair. We can't see my face and that's because ectoplasms covering it. or it can be a physical kind of a little cut. It looks like a mucus kind of substance. That comes out of the medium, and when you see the old fashioned pictures, you'll see the big white. Of stuff that's coming out of the mediums body, and that's the ECTOPLASMS. And then ectoplasms Ken take its own form in in the most advanced stages of physical medium ship, the Extra Plaza will come out of the medium and take the form or shape of a deceased relative. And you mentioned the trumpet. Soliah other trumpets will step purpose. Well you know I really believe the again. This all started in the eighteen hundreds, and at that time it was a very different world for one. We live in today so I do believe that they needed to see things that that scene physical movement in presence was very important to them so having spirit move objects do ports. Was a thing at the time, and so the trumpets moving what she was happens. Is that from the medium there with extra plastic rods, so it's like rods of energy that come out of the physical medium, and these rods will pick up the trumpets and move them around the room and the way you know that it's real trumpet. Movement is if the trumpet light goes up ceiling down around in near people an all around, so it's it's well out of the rich of the medium. And it's going all over the room. So why I wanted to ask you about was. This thing where don't know if it's all physical mediums, but it's Kinda like they sit in a chair, and that arms and legs are tied to the chair. Is that so that they're kind of saying. It can't be me. That's doing all this because I'm I'm tied down and also. I hear a lot of physical mediums. Sittings have to be in the darkness. Is that right? Well. I had to say you've got to two questions. They're tying. Let's do that one I. The tony done yes is is strictly to demonstrate that the medium is not moving out of the chair, moving around the room, and that is very important in what we call a dark sand seance where it's all blacked out. And so it sounds where things are all blackout it. The chances of of fraud manipulation are much greater. Than a sounds that has some light in edge. But it reason for the darkness is to build up the echo plasma because the extra plasma off for some people is sensitive, is pretty light sensitive, so it can't build up as much in daylight. However, there have been a number of mediums physical mediums that have been able to work in the daylight. So on there is a which they say, arguments or or difference in physical medium ship as to whether the room, the absolute lack or not. Myself I will not work in a totally black room. Because that eliminates all issues of fraud. You know, but other people now have to work in lack and they have to make that. Completely seal and that there's no light light coming in any way at all. But again! They're saying that that's the reason because they need the darkness to build up the ECTOPLASMS. It's a shame really, isn't it? The you have to worry. The people think it's a fraud in a way, you be nice if you could just do it, and they'd be accepting a not always thinking, was it? Hoax is a trick. Well I just have to say this to you because I've just done a lot of research on the Davenport brothers, and they were very controversial as to whether they were real or not, and there is a term, called a mixed medium ship, which is the if you're going to be doing a theatrical performance night after night after night. You're probably GONNA introduce some tricks into it because. Physical, seances can't guarantee resolves I mean you can go to a physical sand and nothing can happen. And if you're performing, that's not acceptable, so I can see how they they kind of enhance their medium ship with a little bit of trick trickery here and there with us. Sit in a room mediums. And I call that and other people who call that mixed medium ship. So the book is so interesting, this so much information in there I really enjoyed reading it. And one thing stood out to me. Was the medium Helen Duncan I and the wolf secrets that came through and she got prosecuted didn't share. Yes because what happened, and this was pretty amazing. Helen Duncan was a true meek materialization medium. What that means is that through her echo plasma, a total figure would come up and appear, and what happened was the during one of her seances. The son of one of the women in the room came up in in the materialization, and you could see the name of his ship on his hat. Who is that detail? And they knew that the sink strip had sunk because he was dead. So Then they called the war office and said you know what happened to the seeking of the ship in there. They're like we don't have any record of this ship sinking. And then it became a situation where you're were office didn't want the public to now that certain ships had been or haven't been solved. So they thought that Helen Duncan was A. Threat to security. And, so they actually pumped up different legal charges to get her put in jail. Pretty much until the war was over so that she could leak confidential information. And it's interesting that she was. This is in England, isn't it? And she was prosecuted under Section Four of the witchcraft act of seventeen thirty five. I'm trying. I think they did because usually what they did in England was usually prosecuted people under the Vagrancy Act. They would use the vagrancy act. Do it the reason why they turned to the witchcraft act was because the witchcraft keeper in jail longer than the vagrancy act. And then She likes to die, didn't she? Nineteen fifty six Could you describe how that came about?.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Just Cases

Just Cases

09:00 min | 2 years ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Just Cases

"Monash Law. Hi Luke Howard James Melissa a you slightly concerned about I introduction slightly your episode on funding of religious schools which is episode thirteen got quite a response so you back by popular demand and you have a cracking title for for us today. This story takes place in Queensland in the Nineteen Thirties nineteen twenties and thirties. I believe but we have to zoom back even further in time. Don't we to get a sense of if where all the madness began so how far back to anti-witchcraft Lewis go well probably to biblical times because the origins Aww anti-witchcraft laws come from the biblical command of thou shalt not sufferer which to live and so in in England and other parts of Europe that followed Christianity they enacted laws to implement biblical dictates and in England. which is the legal heritage that we've adopted opted in Australia? They had anti-witchcraft laws and the penalty for practicing witchcraft Obama which was obviously they'd be to death so you had which Hudson which trials alter out Europe and North America hundreds of thousands of people predominantly women were put to death for allegedly being which is in the late seventeen hundreds they got a little bit more progressive and thought about updating mobile and they in England they enacted a law called the witchcraft act in seventeen ninety ninety six progressive. It sounds very progressive and so what made it progressive was the fact that it said that the penalty for being a witch is no longer to be put to death. It's it's a fine or in some cases to be locked in the stocks left wing radicals exactly it's a little bit probably a bit better than being put to death and so when Australia was colonized by the British those laws were inherited into Australia and over time as these trailing Alan colonies and then the Australians states updated criminal laws they included versions of his old witchcraft bore and that continued for quite some decades in fact up until the two thousands and so basically what this ball said was that it is a criminal offence to practice any kind of witchcraft sorcery enchantment conjuration or pretend to tell fortunes and the penalty was nice is relatively hefty fine. So what I love about. This particular case is that you got me on the hunt for judgment that mentions the would witchcraft so we actually have a court case that talks about the witchcraft act of of seventeen thirty six crack that is on the public record people so there's a case from the nineteen thirties where the high quota Ustralia the finest legal judicial minds in Australia turned their attention to the laws of witchcraft and sorcery and enchantment and fortune telling and so the background to this case is that there was this woman in Queensland plan by the name of Hanson and she was allegedly according to place in authorities some sort of dodgy fortune teller trying to people off any relation you said Hansen from Queensland. I am not sure that would be really fascinating for some genealogists to investigate. I would encourage them to do that but I suspect not but you never know governor and so and so this woman was convicted before a magistrate of pretending to tell fortunes someone any excuse to go into some of the old school language of of cases cases like this so the judge recounts the facts of this particular case that on the Eighteenth of October nineteen twenty nine in Brisbane this woman Margaret Hansen quote individ to impose upon a private individual name late one Ruby Kingsley by falsely representing to the said Ruby Kingsley he that shea the CID Margaret Hanson Otherwise Madam Margaret had to pal and ability to fulfill future events which with their off to happen the life of the said Ruby Kingsley with view to obtain money from the said Ruby kings so he is way the proverbial hits the fan because Ruby Kingsley Salihi is actually a paid police agent so ruby goes to Meta Margaret's House on the sly and asks for advice about AH financial affairs right so about buying a business in Queensland and and Meta Margaret Shuffles Qods she looks into a crystal title she reads the palm of of Ruby Kingsley and she says something along the lines of really should sell her business service and that she's going to have a relative who will die and leave a fortune basically so bad misstep on the part of Meta migrating. A police into a house says she's convicted of an offence. She has to pay a fine of ten pounds. What what happens next Ext.. She appealed and ended up somehow magically in the High Court. I'm not sure how she afforded to go to the High Court but she ended up in the High Court Award and she lost her appeal and the conviction was allowed to stand and one of the things the High Court said was they clarified a little bit all confirmed and what the law meant so the way the statute his always being written is that it is a crime to pretend to practice witchcraft or sorcery or to pretend to to tell fortunes and so some an argument that people would sometimes put is that I was not pretending to practice. I was not pretending to tell fortunes I was I was actually doing it so therefore I just fall outside statute and the high court confirmed that you can't make that argument because the legal position is that it's all nonsense you illegally you on so legally you're always pertaining if you even gauging that would is kind of amusing kind of odd because some people identify by themselves religiously as we co Pagan or which is how I wanted to describe themselves and they honestly I truly do believe that they are which is they are practicing witchcraft etc and so the kind of saying your central displaced objectively false that would be like saying all being passed it says Jesus is not real. It's not really appropriate for the board. Pass factual judgments on theological positions not really consistent with the the Lighter Idaho Code Authority that says that belief in a supernatural bang is a fairly open concept and the design and the High Court had quite a broad view of of what you're laziness supernatural bank concept or Saito really bored view of what religion based but would that kind of become some of that that very strict in this it's nine thirty s maybe well not necessarily because we have constitutional some limited consumer protection for freedom of religion but that only applies to federal laws and these are all state baseball so the the state's afraid to interfere with religious freedom kind of as much as my want although in practice today just. I don't know there's not much you. This is some really quirky stuff from back in the day so so the High Court in this case of Hansen so it's Hanson and now going to pass it incorrectly that obstacle Smith Will Dolan Smith City the Hukou. It says it doesn't matter whether you had a strongly held conviction that the the fortune telling that you were doing was for real. It's Dylan offense correct and you committed that offence cracked. They dismissed the appeal yet. She lost the appeal and so in a wide have kind of removed that split. Isn't there a split in in criminal lull between Wayne your the men's rare and actress race that you have to have the action and the intentional mentality that you have to prove both elements prosecution education has to prove that the accused had by accessories and means yes mike at the elements of the offence so then if you if the intention is actually one that is based on a strong believe that you're actually doing what she intended to do. The act and so the question here is the act actually doing it odors pretending to do in the high court said we're not getting into the distinction between actually doing an tending to so she did intend to tell fortunes she thought she. I fortune telling table until money. She didn't accidentally she quite liberally did what she did so there was no question of ten but she wanted to argue that the lead the way the legislation is phrased. Pretend practice witchcraft sorcery pretend fortunes and people sometimes argument well. I'm not pretending I'm actually doing it. I'm really a witch. I'm really a fortune teller and the courts have in the courts have had consistently said no no. You can't make that argument. That's not really what the statute what you really do have natural palace. You always going to be by this loading well. If you're a witch or sorcerer author or Condo or you're doing enchantment foretelling yet under this law you guilty of.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

04:53 min | 2 years ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"Name is a strange creature it is both elusive and lucrative and some people seek it by any means necessary nowadays there is no such thing as bad publicity if it means keeping your name in the news for Helen fame came at a steep price. she was born in eighteen ninety seven in central Scotland and from a very young age the people around Helen knew something was off about her she often scared classmates with grim warnings of the future and she convinced many of them that she could talk to the dead. as she got older Helen's gifts garnered her much acclaim and popularity among her neighbors she often held seances in her home where she would not only conjure spirits related to those in attendance she would also produce ectoplasm from her mouth as though the dead were speaking through her. rare occasions phantoms would appear behind her including some Helen referred to as her spirit guide to the other side this spirit guide was a child named Peggy who would floats above the crown her spectral down flowing over head unfortunately Helen and the spirit world shared a common enemy. flash photography. during one of her seances while Helen was blindfolded a photographer in attendance snap some pictures of the so called phantoms the host had managed to summon they were moving around behind her wearing long white robes and stiff cherub X. basis. it was hard to see in the dark but once illuminated by the photographers flash it became clear exactly what the famous medium had actually managed to call for. mass on coat hangers wrapped in long white nightgown. in that ectoplasm or spiritual energy that Helen would sometimes it up but that was nothing more than cheese cloth and egg whites. Helen wasn't about to give up that easily she honestly believe she had a talent and during November of nineteen forty one she put that talents on full display. Ellen and her husband had recently moved to Portsmouth the home of the Royal Navy and during one of her sessions she managed to conjure a sailor from the battleship HMS Barham sailor told the audience he had been killed in battle and gone down with the ship a miraculous feat for anyone presents except for one problem. nobody knew about that accident. given her history most people didn't put much faith in her powers however the navy certainly did as it turned out the German sub really had sunk the HMS Barham months earlier and killed almost nine hundred for crew news of the sinking had been kept under wraps to fool the **** the only people who knew where the relatives of the deceased there was no reason Helen would have known anything about what had transpired. word about Helen's predictions bread and a short while later a navy lieutenant attended a seance to get a look for himself at the wonder is Mrs Duncan and was shocked by what he found she manifested an apparition of his later on as well as his sister who had recently passed away the lieutenant's left angry and confused and contacted the police officer soon after that's because he had not want nor sister the jig was up as they say and Helen found herself in a lot of trouble you see certain laws on the books hadn't been updated with the times mediums were popular in nineteen forties England but many had been exposed this con artists and were often charged under antiquated edicts such as the vagrancy act of eighteen twenty four as well as various conspiracy and larceny laws after all they were swindling well intentioned folks out of hard earned money. Helen's case however proved difficult to protest it aggressively on behalf of her innocence she didn't see herself as a liar or cheater in her mind she was the real deal providing a much needed service and form of relief to morning loved ones. so prosecutors found another way to get her they convicted her under the witchcraft act of seventeen thirty five and that earned her a jail sentence of nine month's upon her release she promised to not conduct another seance as long as she lived. she held on to that promise for fifteen years until nineteen fifty six she was arrested again after violating the fraudulent mediums act of nineteen fifty one the act that had replaced the witchcraft act. perhaps Helen Duncan was a fraud or maybe she was the real deal no one has been able to prove how she obtained her knowledge of the HMS bar but one thing is for sure. into English history she.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Nighttide

Nighttide

11:20 min | 2 years ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Nighttide

"Wasn't experienced that was completely nude gardner and it turned out to be quite the turning point in his life shortly afterwards he was officially initiated into the coven and from that moment on he dedicated dedicated himself to what he referred to as the witch cult or what he called wicca for short gardner became intensely interested and taking this magic further one day and nineteen and forty after being frustrated by his enlistment being rejected by the british military gardner began to wonder if it will be it possible to use magic to help this country during this desperate time cold autumn night and nineteen forty the coven gathered together by the seaside to conduct a powerful ritual one that was meant to keep the nazis from invading england glenn by seat they lit a large bonfire cast their circle and created what gardner referred to as the great great code of power as the energy was raised it was slowly directed to germany until the general area where they believed hitler to be when the energy's power had reached its fullest potential. The coven members began to chant the command <music>. You cannot reach the c. You cannot come. It was said the ritual was so exhausting for those who had participated in it but a few members of the coven became ill and died shortly afterwards now while it's true a few did die some months afterwards you must keep in mind that all of the members of the coven were retirement age and and they were also performing the ritual in the nude on a cold and damp autumn night by the seaside as the second world war raged on the british government began keeping a close eye on what they viewed as a cult colt activities they were fully aware of the nazis seeming obsession with the cult and they kept a close eye on groups at home that practice the occult even prosecuting some during this time spiritualist in medium helen duncan came under investigation and was imprisoned for quite a few years during these turbulent times carter wasn't the least bit intimidated as others in a circle hat and he didn't shy away from practicing magic especially out the open in fact it only made him more adam it and dedicated to his mission of spreading the word of wicca so it was during this time a he began writing down and refining the ideas of wicca his goal was to make it a cohesive in stand alone religion also during this time matt gardner began forming a friendship with another well known practitioner of magic. Yes you guessed it alastair croly believe it or not gardner actually base wide a bit of his wiccan writings of crowley's work but there was one one major difference between the two while crawley believed in the use of both white and dark magic gardner only only wanted to focus on the light he wanted to keep it positive and that's where the major difference between the two balls and to give you an idea of how much croly inspired gardner listen to the to rules. Salima law is do what magic with the three fold law which essentially means that whatever energy you put out whether positive or negative it will come back to you. Threefold during the height of the friendship between gardner and curly curley was aware that he was reaching his final years did not only come to respect gardner but he also viewed him as a kindred drifts spirit. They were honestly quite alike. In many ways both being incredibly bright personalities in an often dole world world during one of their monthly meet ups croly asked gardner if he would be willing to take over his order and be the new voice voice of the lima though incredibly honored by the sentiment gardner politely refused he was already dedicated the spreading his own magical religion wicca gardner was absolutely we determined to make mainstream and that's exactly what he did. He fearlessly wrote articles appeared on the variety of radio interviews calmly dispelling misconceptions about magic and witchcraft and in the process attracting a whole new audience while these interviews may seem like no big deal today back then especially especially during the nineteen forties it was a pretty risky move believe it or not the witchcraft act of seventeen thirty five was still in fact and one could still run the risk of imprisonment up until its repeal in nineteen fifty one in essence up until nineteen fifty one to publicly proclaim yourself. A witch was illegal by promoting wicca during that time period gardner was actually doing so at great personal risk. Even after the witchcraft act was repealed britain was still a very orthodox and conservative society really any religion outside of christianity was often treated with wariness and distrust anything related to magic agit or witchcraft was often still met with strong opposition. Even though the repeal the witchcraft docked was backed by one of england's most prominent figures of the time winston churchill it also happened to have had a keen interest in matters of the occult. Remember is popular v for victory sign was suggested to him by croly after nineteen fifty one gardner became more bold in his efforts to promote wicca any freely promoted it to his heart's desire. It was also during this time from nineteen fifty one one thousand nine hundred fifty four that he once again began to refine wick turning it into a full-fledged religious system. He incorporated a variety of texts and beliefs into the system. He borrowed from english folklore shamanic magic. He witnessed during his youth. He borrowed a lot of the symbols from freemasonry and many of the rituals and creeds. We're borrowed from cronies. The lima most of the popular magical tools used throughout modern day paganism whether weather wiccan or not came from gardner the name the wind chalice cauldron triple mood pentagram uh and most importantly the book of shadows all came from gardner the original book of shadows. I was essentially gardeners personal workbook it contained all the spells and rituals used as well as all of his working notes marking what did and did not work during gatherings it was essentially his journal title which he affectionately called the book of shadows in one thousand nine hundred fifty four gardner gardner officially launched wicca as magic based religious sister up and published his first official guy to it witchcraft today he also opened britain's first museum of witchcraft all in attempts to call as much attention into himself and a wicca as he could in nineteen fifty nine. He got his big break when he was interviewed by the bbc c. which he had an audience of twelve million from that moment on gardner was propelled into fame. Uh and followers flocked to him by the hundreds at the dawn of the sixties and the cultural revolution that brought about wicca gotcha grew in popularity and soon made it into the mainstream by the time gardner died in nineteen sixty. Four wicca have become a thriving global faith but it was in america where the religion exploded. Thanks thanks to the hippie movement by one thousand nine hundred seventies it made its way into mainstream american culture with festivals and was and still is one of the fastest growing religions in the western world. If you are a pagan wigan or not give.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Nighttide

Nighttide

06:40 min | 2 years ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Nighttide

"Queen Elizabeth the I also so made use of this form of mirror magic the queen had in her service a royal magician by the name of John. On de now d. one of Elizabeth's most trusted servants and was held in high regard. I the Que- and royal court he was a mathematician astrologer and royal advisor on matters of the Occult D.. D. was employed decreed enchants healing potions astrological charts and for divination services. Now I find the fact that such a person was not only in service of the court but was also held in such high esteem so quite interesting you see Elizabeth the I was the one who enacted the Witchcraft Act which made the art of practicing witchcraft or the occult illegal.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"She was born in eighteen ninety seven in central Scotland and from a very young age the people around Helen knew something was off about her she often scared classmates with grim warnings of the future and she convinced many of them that she could talk to the dead as she got older Helen's gifts garnered her much acclaim and popularity among her neighbors she often held seances in her home where she would not only conjure spirits related to those in attendance she would also produce ectoplasm from her mouth as though the dead were speaking through her rare occasions phantoms would appear behind her including some Helen referred to as her spirit guide to the other side this guide was a child named Peggy who would float above the crowd her spectral down slowing overhead unfortunately Helen and the spirit world shared a common enemy flash photography during one of her seances while Helen was blindfolded a photographer in attendance snap some pictures of the so called phantoms the host had managed to summon they were moving around behind her wearing long white robes and chair of the cases it was hard to see in the dark but once illuminated by the photographers flash it became clear exactly what the famous medium had actually managed to call for mass on coat hangers wrapped in long white nightgown in that ectoplasm or spiritual energy that Helen would sometimes spit up but that was nothing more than cheese cloth and egg whites Helen wasn't about to give up that easily she honestly believe she had a talent and during November of nineteen forty one she put that talents on full display Ellen and her husband had recently moved to Portsmouth the home of the Royal Navy and during one of her sessions she managed to conjure a sailor from the battleship HMS Barham the sailor told the audience he had been killed in battle and gone down with the ship I'm miraculous feat for anyone present except for one problem nobody knew about that accidents given her history most people didn't put much faith in her powers however the navy certainly did as it turned out a German sub really had sunk the HMS Barham months earlier and killed almost nine hundred for crew news of the sinking had been kept under wraps to fool the **** the only people who knew where the relatives of the deceased there was no reason Helen would have known anything about what had transpired word about Helen's prediction spread and a short while later a navy lieutenant attended a seance to get a look for himself at the wonder is Mrs Duncan and was shocked by what he found she manifested an apparition of his later on as well as his sister who had recently passed away the lieutenant's left angry and confused and contacted the police officer soon after that's because he had no one's nor a sister the jig was up as they say and Helen found herself in a lot of trouble you see certain laws on the books hadn't been updated with the times mediums were popular a nineteen forties England but many had been exposed just con artists and were often charged under antiquated edicts such as the vagrancy act of eighteen twenty four as well as various conspiracy and larceny laws after all they were swindling well intentioned folks out of hard earned money Helen's case however proved difficult to protest it aggressively on behalf of her in a sense she didn't see herself as a liar or cheater in her mind she was the real deal providing a much needed service and form of relief to morning loved ones so prosecutors found another way to get her they convicted her under the witchcraft act of seventeen thirty five and that earned her a jail sentence of nine month's upon her release she promised to not conduct another seance as long as she lived she held on to that promise for fifteen years until nineteen fifty six she was arrested again after violating the fraudulent mediums act of nineteen fifty one the act that had replaced the witchcraft act perhaps Helen Duncan was a fraud or maybe she was the real deal no one has been able to prove how she obtained her knowledge of the HMS Barham but one thing is for sure into English history.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Gifts garnered her much acclaim and popularity among her neighbors, she often held seances in her home, where she would not only conjure spirits related to those in attendance. But she would also produce ectoplasms from her mouth as though the dead were speaking through her. On rare occasions. Phantoms would appear behind her, including some Helen referred to as her spirit guide to the other side. This spirit guide was child named Peggy who would float above the crowd herbs spectral gown slowing overhead. Unfortunately, Helen and the spirit world shared a common enemy, plash photography. During one of her seances while Helen was blindfolded, a photographer and attendance snap. Some pictures of the so-called phantoms, the host had managed to summon, they were moving around behind her wearing long, white robes and stiff cherub faces it was hard to see in the dark, but once eliminated by the photographers flesh, it became clear exactly what the famous medium had actually managed to call forth masks, on coathangers wrapped in long, white nightgowns. Oh, and that ectoplasms or spiritual energy that Helen would sometimes spit up that was nothing more than cheesecloth and egg whites. But Helen wasn't about to give up that easily. She honestly believes she had a talent and during November of nineteen forty one she put that talents on full display. Ellen and her husband had recently moved to Portsmouth, the home of the Royal Navy. And during one of her sessions, she managed to conjure a sailor from the battleship HMS Barham. The sailor told the audience he had been killed in battle and gone down with the ship a miraculous feat for anyone present except for one problem, nobody knew about that accident given her history. Most people didn't put much faith in her powers. However, the navy certainly did as it turned out, German sub really head sunk, HMS Barham months, earlier and killed almost nine hundred of her crew news of the sinking had been kept under wraps, the fool the Nazis, the only people who knew were the relatives of the deceased, so there was no reason Helen would have known anything about what had transpired. Word about Helen's predictions, spread and a short while later a navy Lieutenant attended a seance to get a look for himself at the wondrous, MRs Duncan and was shocked by what he found, she'd manifested, an apparition of his late, as well as his sister who had recently passed away. The Lieutenant left angry and confused and contacted a police officer soon after nets because he had no aunt Nora sister. The jig was up as they say and Helen found herself in a lot of trouble. You see certain laws on the books hadn't been updated with the times mediums were popular in nineteen forties. England but many had been exposed as con artists, and we're often charged under antiquated, edicts such as the vagrancy act of eighteen twenty four as well as various conspiracy, and larceny laws after all they were swindling well, intentioned folks out of hard earned money Helen's case, however proved difficult, she protested aggressively on behalf of her innocence. She didn't see herself as a liar, or cheat in her mind. She was the real deal providing a much needed service and form of relief to morning loved ones. So prosecutors found another way to get her. They convicted her under the witchcraft act of seventeen thirty five and that earned her a jail sentence of nine months. Upon her release she promised to not conduct another seances long as she lived. She held onto that promise for fifteen years until nineteen fifty six when she was arrested again, after violating the fraudulent mediums act of nineteen fifty one the act that had replaced, the witchcraft act. Perhaps Helen Dunkin was a fraud or maybe she was the real deal. No one has been able to prove how she obtained her knowledge of the HMS Barham. A one thing is for sure, according to English history she.

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"witchcraft act" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"witchcraft act" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"And during one of her sessions, she managed to conjure a sailor from the battleship, HMS, Barham, sailor told the audience he had been killed in battle gone down with the ship miraculous feat for anyone presence except for one problem. Nobody knew about that accident given her history. Most people didn't put much faith in her powers. However, the navy certainly did as it turned out, a German sub really head sunk, HMS borrow months, earlier and killed almost nine hundred of her crew news of the sinking had been kept under wraps to fool the Nazis, the only people who knew were the relatives of the deceased, there was no reason Helen would have known anything about what had transpired. Word about Helen's predictions, spread and a short while later a navy Lieutenant attended a seance to get a look for himself at the wondrous, MRs Duncan and was shocked by what he found, she'd manifested, an apparition of his late, as well as his sister who had recently passed away. The Lieutenant left angry and confused, contacted a police officer soon after nets because he had no Norris sister. The jig was up as they say and Helen found herself in a lot of trouble. You see certain laws on the books hadn't been updated with the times mediums were popular in nineteen forties. England but many had been exposed artists, and Brockton charged under antiquated, edicts such as the vagrancy act of eighteen twenty four as well as various conspiracy, and larceny laws after all, they were swindling well-intentioned folks of hard earned money, Helen's case, however proved difficult. She protested aggressively on behalf of her innocence. She did it see herself as a liar, or cheat in her mind. She was the real deal providing a much needed service and form of relief to morning loved ones. So prosecutors found another way to get her. They convicted her under the witchcraft act of seventeen thirty five and earned her jail sentence of nine months upon her release, she promised to not conduct another seances long as she lived. She held onto that promise for fifteen years until nineteen fifty six when she was arrested again, after violating the fraudulent mediums act of nineteen fifty one the act that had replaced, the witchcraft act. Perhaps Helen Duncan was a fraud, or maybe she was the real deal. No one has been able to prove how she obtained her knowledge of the HMS baron. A one thing is for sure, according to English history.

Helen Duncan HMS navy HMS baron Barham officer fraud Brockton Norris England fifteen years nine months