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Philip and James; Midsummer Eve the Nativity of St John the Baptist. Fertility rites
were converted into Christian processions and the Yule Log was introduced into
celebrations of the birth of Christ.1 This well-known process of assimilation was ...
Equally prohibited were the charms in which Christian terminology was jumbled
up with meaningless bits of abracadabra. But there still remained the problem of
the cunning woman who cured the diseases of her neighbour by reciting ...
12 ASTROLOGY AND RELIGION This wicked art is everywhere practised and
run after by most men and women, but especially of some who would needs be
taken to be professors of the Gospel of the Lord Christ. John Raunce, A Brief ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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