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  Liverpool Water Witch : Home
Liverpool Water Witch is a family-run business established in 1966, building innovative multi-purpose environmental vessels for debris removal and waterway maintenance.
Liverpool Water Witch, specialist builders of workboats and waterway maintenance equipment have recently delivered a 7m litter collection and waterway maintenance craft to British Waterways, UK.
Mary Caddick, who founded maritime company, Liverpool Water Witch with her husband over 40 years ago, is stepping down and handing over the helm to her son and managing director Joseph Caddick.
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  Medieval Sourcebook: Witchcraft Documents [15th Century]
Others hold, as to this point, that for a time the promise made to the witch sentenced to imprisonment is to be kept, but that after a time she should be burned.
A third view is, that the judge may safely promise witches to spare their lives, if only he will later excuse himself from pronouncing the sentence and will let another do this in his place....
But if, neither by threats nor by promises such as these, the witch can be induced to speak the truth, then thejailers must carry out the sentence, and torture the prisoner according to the accepted methods, with more or less of severity as the delinquent's crime may demand.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/witches1.html   (0 words)

  Reference: Classes and Professions: Witch - Materia Magica Fantasy RPG   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Witches tend to study what could be loosely catalogued as "fl magic" - some of them lean towards neutral use, and in rare cases, good use of such magics, but that is the exception rather than the rule.
Of course, a witch would never define what she does as fl magic, for in the mind of a witch magic is merely a tool to be used, and they believe if they were not intended to use it as they wished, they would not possess the abilities they do.
Witches believe in a natural balance between suffering and compassion, and therefore they do not worry about whether or not their magic helps or harms so long as they achieve the results they desire.
www.materiamagica.com /reference/classes/witch.php   (348 words)

  Witch Hazel: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Witch hazel has so many applications that Andrew Weil, M.D., called the decoction or tincture of the bark the "all–around astringent." Weil, who practices natural and preventive medicine, recommended using witch hazel to ease the pain of sunburn, windburn, insect bites, poison ivy blisters, and sore and sprained muscles.
The medicinal element of witch hazel is the hamamelis water that is distilled, decocted, or tinctured from fresh and dried leaves, and fresh and dried bark and twigs.
Witch hazel and leaves were approved for the topical treatment of skin injuries, burns, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/witch-hazel   (1726 words)

 Witchcraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neopagan witches and wiccans, however; generally consider the term to mean one who has broken their oaths to the coven or released a secret they were bound to keep.
It is regarded as a typical witchcraft practice; the Biblical 'Witch' of Endor is supposed to have performed it, and it is among the witchcraft practices condemned by Ælfric of Eynsham.
Methods are many and differ from witch to witch, although the vast majority of the modern witchcraft community concurs that spellcasting requires three components: a vocal component (such as a command word or incantation), a gesticulative component (usually involving the hands), and a material component, such as bits of naughty, "wild," obscure, or arcane substances.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Witches   (4060 words)

 Witch Encyclopedia Article @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is regarded as a typical witchcraft practice; the Biblical 'Witch' of Endor is supposed to have performed it, and it is among the witchcraft practices condemned by Aelfric.
The witches or wizards addicted to such practices were alleged to reject Jesus and the sacraments, observe "the witches' sabbath" (performing infernal rites which often parodied the Mass or other sacraments of the Church), pay Divine honour to the Prince of Darkness, and, in return, receive from him preternatural powers.
When a person was known to be a witch, the populace would still seek to employ their healing skills; however, as was not the case with cunning-folk, members of the general population would also hire witches to curse their enemies.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Witch   (3960 words)

A witch is a term for a female follower of the pagan religion.
The earliest recording of the burning of a witch is in 1440.
Witch balls, a name applied to the interwoven rolling masses of the stems of herbs, which are driven by the winds over the steppes of Tartary.
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 Wicked Witch of the West - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In these works, The Wicked Witch poses the biggest threat to Dorothy Gale, because she covets the magical pair of silver shoes (ruby slippers in the movie) which previously belonged to the Wicked Witch of the East and are now worn by Dorothy.
Dorothy and her companions defeat each threat, but are eventually subdued by the Winged Monkeys that the Wicked Witch commands through the power of the "Golden Cap." Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion are carried to the Wicked Witch's castle.
The Witch is named Elphaba and, while the moods of the book and the musical are different from each other, it is shown that she is not wicked.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wicked_Witch   (768 words)

Even in England, where witches were not burned but hanged, some authorities fearfully cited the "received opinion" that a witch's body should be burned to ashes to prevent ill effects arising from her blood.
One witch was condemned for arguing with a drunkard in an alehouse.
Witches were convenient scapegoats for doctors who failed to cure their patients, for it was the "received" belief that witch-caused illnesses were incurable.
wiccanhistorian.home.att.net /histories/witch.htm   (2421 words)

 Wicca - Encyclopedia Dramatica
Modern 'witches' are insane attention whoring 16 year old girls and very easy to annoy.
Witches usually live with their lesbian aunts and a talking fl cat, and love to freak the mundanes with their majicks and telekinesis on a regular basis.
Note that true witches do not require wands to perform their tricks, unlike the media wants you to believe.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Witch   (121 words)

 Witch - Cats Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Witches were believed to create figures in clay, wax, or from rags, to represent people, and the actions performed upon these figures were believed to be transferred to the subject.
Necromancy, the conjuring of the spirits of the dead, is also regarded as a typical witchcraft practice; the Biblical 'Witch' of Endor is supposed to have performed it, and it is among the witchcraft practices condemned by Aelfric.
The term witch doctor, often attributed to African inyanga, has been misconstrued to mean "a healer who uses witchcraft" rather than its original meaning of "one who diagnoses and cures maladies caused by witches".
www.cats.tiptophot.com /cats/index.php?title=Witch   (3800 words)

 Gendercide Watch: European Witch-Hunts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite the involvement of church authorities, "The vast majority of witches were condemned by secular courts," with local courts especially noted for their persecutory zeal (Gibbons, Recent Developments).
Women are anathematized and cast as witches because of the enduring grotesque fears they generate in respect of their putative abilities to control men and thereby coerce, for their own ends, male-dominated Christian society.
Witches in general are given both physical and moral attributes: a witch has greyish skin, red eyes, a physical deformity; he may travel about upside down; he is bad tempered, secretive, petty and jealous; he is thought to practice incest and cannibalism.
www.gendercide.org /case_witchhunts.html   (4183 words)

The whole idea of good Witches with white magic and bad Witches with fl magic is a huge misconception, just like the myth of the good guys with white hats and the bad guys with the fl hats.
It is more than a little insulting when your beloved accuses you of casting a spell to make him or her fall in love with you, as though your appearance and personality were so dreadful that you had to resort to magical coercion to find a mate.
Witch burnings, though a thing of the past, are still rather fresh in the Pagan memory.
www.angelfire.com /realm2/amethystbt/ffwitch.html   (1170 words)

 Salem Witch Trials
Because they believed that witches gained their power from the Devil it was decided to find the witches responsible and kill them.
Martha maintained her innocence in court but the girls fits of torment and anguish in court convinced the magiststes she was a witch.
During the course of the trial a Rev. Samual Willard was accused of being a witch.
www.paralumun.com /witchsalem.htm   (1471 words)

 Reclaiming: Witchcraft FAQ
Using the word "Witch," then, reflects admiration for the role that modern Witches believe these people of ancient times played in the life of their communities and a desire to be like them.
But most Witches would agree with this song: "It's the blood of the ancients that runs through our veins, and the forms pass, but the circle of life remains." We are all aware of our connections with our ancestors, and of the fact that, in some sense, we will live in our descendants.
Witches believe that such events were probably used as excuses to persecute and get rid of the powerful women in the villages.
www.reclaiming.org /about/witchfaq/faq.html   (2984 words)

 Witch Defined
Christian A witch is a person who practices the fl arts and possesses supernatural powers due to a pact with the devil -also known as Satan.
Modern A witch is a member of a particular spiritual construct often based on an amalgamation of different religious concepts and practices -and- who practices magic/sorcery within the scope of this faith.
Basically it is a mutually exclusive relationship that states: not all Pagans are witches and not all witches are Pagans.
www.agnosticwitch.catcara.com /witch-defined.htm   (810 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: The Salem Witch Trials
After initially maintaining her innocence, Tituba eventually confessed to being a witch and claimed that she, Good, and Osborne had all made pacts with the devil and had even flown through the air on poles.
Witches swore their allegiance to him rather than to the king.
The European witch hunts were deeply rooted in the fears Europeans had of women and the sexuality of women.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/salem.html   (2239 words)

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The Blair Witch is a fictional character that centralizes a series of films known as The Blair Witch Project.
In the films, a series of mishaps occur to various groups of young adults, alledgedly prompted by actions from the ghost of said Witch, who allegedly tortured and killed children in the woods of Maryland.
The first film was done on a very low budget, doctumentary-style, and as such many people believed that footage they watched (of the psychological torture and eventual deaths of three young adults trapped in the woods) was real.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/b/bl/blair_witch.html   (112 words)

 Review | Witch by Candace Savage
In fact, if my neighbor were to waltz up to me and tell me she was a witch, I'd likely say, "Neat" and think she was referring to some new age Wiccan-type Wednesday night group that she attends.
Savage's research for Witch: The Wild Ride From Wicked to Wicca was exhaustive and includes much of the modern work on the topic as well as all of the documentation that has survived the dark ages of witch burning: and there seems to have been rather a lot that has.
Witch is lavishly illustrated with relevant historical artwork and interestingly broken up with not only parts and chapters but illustrated sidebars that form cohesive asides.
www.januarymagazine.com /artcult/savagewitch.html   (523 words)

WITCH leaflets said "marriage is a dehumanizing institution--legal whoredom for women...
Because WITCH actions could be done with a small group and were both fun and political, they quickly spread around the country.
WITCHes at the University of Chicago prepare for a hex.
www.jofreeman.com /photos/witch.html   (465 words)

devil and infected with pagan errors, holds another person for a witch that eats human flesh, and therefore burns her, eats her flesh, or gives it to others to eat, shall be punished with death".
In a witch trial on a large scale carried on at Toulouse in 1334, out of sixty-three persons accused of offences of this kind, eight were handed over to the secular arm to be burned and the rest were imprisoned either for
Indirectly, however, by specifying the evil practices charged against the witches — for example their intercourse with incubi and succubi, their interference with the parturition of women and animals, the damage they did to cattle and the fruits of the earth, their power and malice in the infliction of pain and disease, the hindrance
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15674a.htm   (3794 words)

 Neverwinter Nights: Neverwinter Nights: Witch's Wake   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the module's opening scene, you awake on a raging battlefield to bear witness to your Prince's dying words: "Tell the King that she is dead." Those seven fateful words mark the start of a journey that will propel you from the edge of a dying world into its very heart.
Witch's Wake I was a huge hit among NWN community members, with over a million downloads since its release over a year and a half ago.
The remastered premium Neverwinter Nights: Witch's Wake module is now available at the BioWare Online Store, and we took a few moments to chat with the module's developer, Rob Bartel, to learn about the module's design and to see if we could pry some information from him about the future of the series.
nwn.bioware.com /premium/module_witchwake.html   (626 words)

 Straight Dope Staff Report: Why does water make the Wicked Witch of the West melt?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dorothy confronts the Wicked Witch of the West, throws a bucket of water on her, and the Witch melts into a puddle of scum.
The obvious response, it seems to me, is that the Witch was was so "dried up" that the contact with water disintegrated or dissolved her, much as a dried up parchment would crumble to ash if hit with a stream of water.
Water is associated with baptism, and thus the water of the river rejects the witch as satanic.
www.straightdope.com /mailbag/mwickedwitch.html   (1342 words)

The eponymous debut album from Witch is scheduled for release on Tee Pee Records March 7th, 2006.
Meanwhile, Kyle sings, plays lead guitar and writes the group's supernatural-oriented lyrics, exploring the juxtapositions between age and youth, the paradox of meeting yourself, and the dilemma of falling asleep on a mountaintop and waking up a hundred years year.
Its been a while since I hollered your way mighty Witch but I figured I'd let you folks do some band bonding before I commenced the good natured harassment campaign.
www.myspace.com /witchofficial   (856 words)

 Notable Women Ancestors - Witches
"Witch City Documentary" Filmmakers, Joe Cultrera and Bob Quinn have put together a film which takes issue with the commercialization of today's Salem, and reminds us that the Salem witchcraft hysteria which resulted in many deaths was a very tragic episode in our nation's history.
The Witching Hours A starting point for research into the European witch trials of the medieval and Renaissance periods.
DiscoverySchool Guest Expert Series - Salem Witch Trials Brought to you by the Discovery channel, teachers, students and their parents now have the opportunity to ask and get answers to questions on the Salem Witch Trials in order to understand more about this frightening time in history.
www.rootsweb.com /~nwa/witch.html   (825 words)

 Tee Pee Records
The group Witch was born from a marriage of apparently contradictory influences.
In Witch, Mascis returns to his first love, drums, playing with an unbridled passion that recalls his work with Deep Wound, his early 80's hardcore band.
Witch headed into the studio and recorded their debut album for Tee Pee Records with engineer John Agnello, immediately following an extensive Dinosaur Jr.
www.teepeerecords.com /bands/witch   (281 words)

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