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Thu, Jun 16


Raven & Crow Co.

Misogyny, Witchcraft, and the Malleus Maleficarum

Even as magical practitioners reclaim the term "witch" and imbue it with new power in the present day, the stereotype of the harmful female witch still lingers. But where exactly does this image come from?

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Misogyny, Witchcraft, and the Malleus Maleficarum
Misogyny, Witchcraft, and the Malleus Maleficarum

Time & Location

Jun 16, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Raven & Crow Co., 11 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA

About the Event

In this class, we'll investigate one of the most influential and misogynistic pieces of witch-hunting literature: The Malleus Maleficarum (1486). Together we'll dive deep into this text and explore how it contributed to the negative portrayal of witches, informed popular conceptions of dark magic, and fueled the persecution of women during the witch trials in both Europe and America.

$30-40 sliding scale via cash or venmo @Maya-Rook

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Maya Rook of Illusory Time is a cultural historian, college educator, and yoga instructor living in Mid-Coast Maine. She offers a variety of engaging events that include explorations into a range of both popular and obscure historical topics, as well as meditative and magical practices. Participants have described Maya’s approach as welcoming, vibrant, creative, playful, humorous, delightful, informative, and fun. You will walk away with new knowledge, a deeper connection to yourself and others, and some fresh magic in how you view the world around you.

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