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In Leviathan (165 1) he denounced the Roman Catholics for 'the turning of
consecration into conjuration, or enchantment'. As he carefully explained, 'to
consecrate is, in Scripture, to offer, give or dedicate, in pious and decent
language and ...
the planets, and could be described as mere 'kitchen magic or chimney astrology'
.1 The astrological choice of times was important, not only for alchemical
operations, but also for the ritual gathering of magical herbs and the conjuration
Sec also guilt consecrations, see Church, Catholic; churches; conjuration
conspiracies: use of magic in, 230-1, 232-3, 242, 274, 444, 454, 462; and
astrology, 289, 298, 313, 343-4; and prophecies, 397-407, 423-6, 427; and
sleeping heroes, ...
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