midwiferie working document

Sources on Midwiferie: Flügge, Sibylla (1998). Hebammen und heilkundige Frauen: Recht und Rechtswirklichkeit im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Strömfeld Verlag. Giladi, Avner (2010). "Liminal Craft, Exceptional Law: Preliminary Notes on Midwives in Medieval Islamic Writings". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 42 (2): 185–202. doi:10.1017/s0020743810000012. Green, Monica (1989). "Women's Medical Practice and Health Care in Medieval Europe". Signs. 14 (2): 434–473. doi:10.1086/494516. Green, … Continue reading midwiferie working document


The blurred line between Magick and Medicine

A Satorarepo charm from a fifteenth century medical amulet- bottom row, left of center.  The text in the circle surrounding the square reads: "Show this figure to a woman giving birth and she will be delivered." ("Hanc figuram mostra mulierem in partu et peperit") Reproduced from Alphonse Aymar, Contributions a l'etude du Folklore de la … Continue reading The blurred line between Magick and Medicine

OB/GYN from the Trotula

Source: The English Translation by Monica Green Trotula : a timeline (simplified) 1070-1080 Constantine translates Viaticum 1100s  Trota authors Practical Medicine According to Trota, Treatments for Women (De Curis Mulierum), Conditions of Women (Liber de Sinthomatibuis Mulierum), and Women's Cosmetics (De Ornatu Mulierum); contributing author of the Salernitan compendium On the Treatment of Illness 1187+ … Continue reading OB/GYN from the Trotula

Dirty Harlot (a collection of prostitution as it relates to my persona)

Please note: This page currently exists as a working document and is not formatted nor complete.  As this page grows and evolves, it will come to more closely resemble something useable and presentable.   Depictions of Sex Workers in Medieval Art: Painted Mural, The Ignominious Stripe: three young women condemned to prostitution, saved by Saint Nicholas, … Continue reading Dirty Harlot (a collection of prostitution as it relates to my persona)

Class Notes: Be Dynamic! A Hafla Primer (KWDMS)

Disclaimer: Eastern Dance, as the sources exist today, is left open to broad interpretation based on artwork from the period.  Short of something akin to Playford's 1651 The English Dance Master, we are left with snapshots in time to interpret a moving, ethereal, and DYNAMIC performance medium.  It is because of this lack of notes … Continue reading Class Notes: Be Dynamic! A Hafla Primer (KWDMS)

An Incomplete “Complete Resources List”

Below you’ll find an incomplete "Complete Resource List," organized by my two primary research interests: (1) Witches; Witch Hunts / Trials; Occult Beliefs and Practices of the British Isles (2)  Herbalism / Medieval Medicine Note: Many books will be listed twice, under both headings, where and when they overlap both categories. This list is a work in progress, so … Continue reading An Incomplete “Complete Resources List”

Continental European Medieval Witchcraft Research Document

Demon Sex:  "One of the most compelling descriptions of demon sex comes in Genesis 6:4. The King James Version (KJV) states: "There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became … Continue reading Continental European Medieval Witchcraft Research Document

Medieval Witchcraft Period Sources

Period Sources on Witchcraft, Demonology, and the Occult This is when I wish I could read Latin..... (1599-1600) Magicarum Disquisitionum (in three tomes) by del Rio Available here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1600-WITCHCRAFT-Witch-HUNTING-Occult-VELLUM-Manual-MAGIC-Demonology-EXORCISM-/172694273815?hash=item2835617f17:g:hn4AAOSwuLZY0ORu Martin del Rio from Wikipedia:  Martinus Antonius Delrio, Martín Antonio del Río, or Martin Antoine del Rio (17 May 1551, Antwerp – 19 October 1608, Leuven) … Continue reading Medieval Witchcraft Period Sources