Witchcraft Casebook: Magic in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, 15th-21st C

Witchcraft Casebook: Across Boundaries of Space, Time, and ConfessionThe Tsaritsa, the Needlewomen and the Witches: Magic in Moscow in the 1630sAbstractAsh on the Tsaritsa’s PathBenign and Malefic MagicLove Magic: The Needlewomen and the WitchesHealing Magic: The Three Blind WitchesConclusionUnclean Spirits Unleashed: Flying Bricks, Demonic Possession, and Blackmail in Russia, 1636A Different Use of Literacy: The 1676 Witchcraft Allegations against A. S. MatveevA Family Matter: The Case of a Witch Family in an Eighteenth-Century Volhynian TownFortunetellers and Sorcerers in the Service of a Russian Aristocrat of the Eighteenth Century: The Case of Chamberlain Petr SaltykovThe 1850s Prosecution of Gerasim Fedotov for WitchcraftMagic, Medicine and Authority in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Muscovy: Andreas Engelhardt (d. 1683) and the Role of the Western Physician at the Court of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich, 1656-1666Natural Magic and The Learned Physician in Early Modern EuropeAleksei Mikhailovich and Popular MagicThe Role of Andreas Engelhardt as Physician and MagusPestilence, Politics and PrognosticationConclusionHow Old Magic Does the Trick for Modern PoliticsI. The TopicII. Mainstream InterpretationsIII. A Precedent: The History of ScienceIV. Razin the SorcererV. Fear-inducingSpeechVI. A Peculiar InsurrectionThe Uprising Before the RumorThe Tsarevich Remains InvisibleVII. The Function of Magical SpeechVIII. A Sovereign without a BodyIX. A New Way to Legitimize PowerX. The Possible Outcome of Popular Action: Political ModernityXI. When Concluding Does Not Mean ClosureThe Rift in Russian Political CultureSketching Out an Alternative Modernity through Archaic LanguageThe Need for MagicEarthly Mother, Holy Witch: Social Perceptions of Maria-Magdalena Mazepa (1687-1707) The Magic of Others: Mari Witchcraft Reputations and Interethnic Relations in the Volga RegionFrom Warriors to WitchesMagical Reputations in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Volga RegionNegotiating Magic and Religion‘Poison and Enchantment Rule Ruthenia.' Witchcraft, Superstition, and Ethnicity in the Polish-Lithuanian CommonwealthIntroductionInvidious Comparisons: Sub-classification and DemonizationRuthenian Superstition, German Black MagicThe Witch DenouncedConclusionsA 1646 Case of “Ordeal by Water” of Individuals Accused of Witchcraft in the Grand Duchy of LithuaniaThe Sorcerer's Stone: Magic of Water and Blood Verbal Charms Against Authorities and Judges in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century RussiaRussian Village Magic in the Late Soviet Period: One Woman's Repertoire of ZagovoryA Brief Introduction: The Russian ZagovorThe StoryThe ZagovoryWhen children’s ears hurtAgainst the evil eye. (Speak over water, wash with it.) Against allergy, diabetesAgainst furuncles. (Speak over water, wash around the sore place with it)Against children’s fear. (Salt into water.)For childbirth (speak over water, then drink it, wet your head with it.)Against toothacheFor herniaAgainst insomniaLove spellAgainst the evil eyeAgainst furunclesAgainst children’s fear (In the morning, when waking the child.)(After trauma one should go down to that place where one was hit, and at the same time “ask forgiveness.”)(Take a piece of a handkerchief you’ve used to wipe away your tears. Burn it in the evening over a candle flame with these words:)For loveFor attracting a young manAgainst spoiling.Further ObservationsConclusionsMagical Practices in Russia Today: An Observer's ReportCommentsMagic in the Russian Marketplace: Creating TrustLevels of Trust in Russia TodayThe Magic Specialist’s StrategiesPsychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Magic
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