French Notes 2/24
Teachers are epitomy of secular force
o Poorly paid
Only territory French had before third republic was Algeria
o Lots of natural resources
Colonization and Education during third republic
o Much o
Franco-Prussian War 1870-71,
Paris Commune, 1871
Bismark wanted to insult France
Also wanted to unite Spain and Prussia
Sent a letter that started the war
Prussia crushes France
1870 Napoleon III captured and kept as war prisoner
Nominated his wife to rul
STUDY GUIDE 1
Films: Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder), Bob, The Gambler (Jean-Pierre Melville)
Please make sure you read the article on Noir film by Hirsch, Bordwell & Thompson on genre
and film form. You are responsible for knowing the terms below, but yo
Quiz 4 Study Guide
Quiz will cover Happy New Year, Diving Bell and Butterfly and Return of Martin Guerre. Be sure
to have seen the films (on Reserve at the library) since there will be extra questions on
them, including short answers.
What is a Na
Prof. Anne Berthelot
Quiz n 1
Magicians, Witches and Wizards: Parallel Beliefs and Popular Culture in France
1. Who is the most famous French astrologer?
Etienne de Bourbon
2. What is the g
THEOSOPHY, Vol. 26, No. 12, October, 1938
FOR 150 years Alessandro Cagliostro has been defamed as the arch-impostor of the .
eighteenth century. Why? Because it is claimed that Cagliostro wa
Satanism and Witchcraft
from Beauvais to Notre-Dame de Liesse. But there was no enthusiasm; this Picard pilgrimage had none of the dramatic
effects, the terrors of La Sainte-Baume. The Lacaille woman,
for all her Latin, did not possess the burning elo
THE COUNT DE ST. GERMAIN
ONE of the most mysterious characters in modem history is the famous Count de St.
GeIJI1ain, described by his friend Prince Karl von Hesse as "one of the greatest
philosophers who ever lived, the friend of hl~manity, whose hear
The Middle Ages
From Tolerance to
Fear of Femininity
Changes in Cosmogony
The Golden Age of Demonologists, and of Magic
Burn the witch!
magic, praiseworthy in itself, waS developed far back in antiquity. It is evidenced
fire and some other discoveries made by those writers of which we have spoken.
areas. the ancients have surpassed us in this type of magiC, but the invasions by
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Clarimonde / Thophile Gautier
(La Morte Amoureuse)
Translated by Lafcadio Hearn
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Clarimonde / Thophile Gautier
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The ultimate magic-book that is supposed to
teach its practitioner all worldly knowledge, plus
wisdom, and the way to invoke angels as well as
There are several versions of it during the Middle
Ages. The original one is supposed to hav
There is no religion without magic any
more than there is magic without at least a
trace of religion, The notion of a
supernature exists only for a humanity
which attributes supernatural powers to
Devilish Goat or Agnus Dei?
In both cases, a sheep,
with different accessories.
Angels worshiping Christ as Gods Lamb
Witches worshiping the Devil in the guise of a goat
During the sixteenth century,
numerous painters and engravers
of the 19th Century
Satanism as a Trend
Dictionnaire infernal : rpertoire
universel des tres, des personnages,
des livres. qui tiennent aux esprits,
(Hellish Dictionary : Unive
Words & Things
Magic v. Witchcraft
DETECTIVES OF THE SUPERNATURAL
Edgar Allen Poe
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sign of the Four (1890)
Mesmerism, Hypnosis, Famous people who could "heal with their hands"
Re-Enchantment aka the Gothic Revival
Fashionable = writing a novel like Frankenstein
Horace Walpole = Author who writes The Mysteries of Udolfo
A ghost story
O N. LAW AND .
In the twelfth century the monk Gratian incfuded this 'text in his Decretum. which
one of the foundations of canon law - the law of the Catholic Church
Referred to asthe canon Eplscopl (the
The Occult in Mediaeval E"rope
Casters of lots/sorcerers (sortileg'), divinels (difJim), and invokers of
1. The diverse plague and error of casting lots/sorcery, m~ .
divinations, and invoking eviJ spirits,
typsaofmagietratawouidnsadtcbaratained in thriibrarieaotphilcaophi-
cally oriented magicians forfurther consideration and perhaps testing.
it is against thisbaekground
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PIERRE DE LANCRE:'
'D'ANCING AND SEX
AT THE SABBATH,
: . .
Translated from Pierie de Lancre,
de I'Inconsiance des mauvals
oU " est am
THE THREAT OF
In 1590 Henri Boguet, a Judge in the county of Burgundy, published a demonological'
. Discours des Sore/ers [A
on Wltches1, which presented
a cOmprehensive deSCription of the da
WITCHES AS .
attack on Weyer's
The first of the excerpts produced below comes from
of Weyer's book that attacks practising magicians. Weyer argues that
French history on witchcraft 08/29
Short circuit of the natural law of nature
There has been magic or art which practice since always and now as well.
Witchcraft applies to the devil and has deny god.
Start at the end of middle ages and begin in renai