Wednesday

March 1st, Esoterically Speaking.

On this day in 1692, in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, an Indian slave from Barbados, are charged with the illegal practice of witchcraft. Later that day, Tituba, possibly under coercion, confessed to the crime, encouraging the authorities to seek out more Salem witches.

Interesting that also on this day in the year 1888, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (an influential Western occult order and secret society) was established.  It offered teachings on ceremonial magic, divination, Kabbalah, and other occult oriented sciences.  Many of its rituals are still in use by modern-day practitioners of High Magic.  Aleister Crowley (one of the Golden Dawn's most famous members) was initiated into the Order in the year 1898 but was later expelled.

The only thing missing is a human sacrifice, wait, there was one: on this day in 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr., the twenty-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, was kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey.  For those of you who don't know, Lindbergh had become famous around the world five years earlier when he flew The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic.  Unfortunately, the kidnappers had dropped the twenty-month old son off the ladder making their escape and he died immediately.  




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