Witches & Bitches: Evil Women


1692 Salem Witch Trials



  • “Salem Witch Trials History Channel.” YouTube.  Accessed 11.4.15

1835 Nathaniel Hawthorne publishes Young Goodman Brown

YOung Goodman Brown

Image:  Cover of Google Book for Young Goodman Brown.  <https://books.google.com/books/about/Young_Goodman_Brown.html?id=ACTsAgAAQBAJ&source=kp_cover&hl=en> Accessed 11.4.15

1878 Ipswich Witchcraft Trial

“…that Daniel H. Spofford, of Newburyport, … is a mesmerist, and practices the art of mesmermism, and by his said art and the power of his mind influences and controls the minds and bodies of other persons, and uses his said power and art for the purposes of injuring the persons and property and social relations of others and does by said means so injure them.
And plaintiff further showeth that the said Daniel H. Spofford has at divers times and places since the year eighteen-hundred and seventy-five wrongfully and maliciously and with intent to injure the plaintiff, caused the plaintiff by means of his said power and art great suffering of body and mind, and spinal pains and neuralgia and a temporary suspension of mind, and still continues to cause the plaintiff the same.
And the plaintiff has reason to fear and does fear that he will continue in the future to cause the same. And the plaintiff says that the said injuries are great and of an irreparable nature, and that she is wholly unable to escape from the control and influence he so exercises upon her and from the aforesaid effects of said control and influence.”  
  • Springer, Fleta Campbell. According to the Flesh: A Biography of Mary Baker Eddy. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1930., 240.   (As cited on Wikipedia accessed 11.4.15)

1920 Ipswich  Hosiery Advertisements

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1939 Film The Wizard of Oz

“The Wicked Witch of the West appears …” YouTube. Accessed 11.4.15

1964 Television Show Bewitched

Bewitched 2

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2003 Production of Wicked

Duet between two main witch characters in Wicked.  Performance equates growing into magical powers with accepting yourself and not letting yourself beheld back by mediocrity.

“Defying Gravity Tony Awards” YouTube. Accessed 11.4.15