Evil Incarnate (hardcover). In the ‘s, America was gripped by widespread panics about Satanic cults. Conspiracy theories abounded about groups who. Pris: kr. Häftad, Skickas inom vardagar. Köp Evil Incarnate av David Frankfurter på Title: Frankfurter, David (). Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Ritual Abuse in History. Author: Novotný, František. Source document: Sacra.
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The perverted rituals and monstrous ceremonies attributed to agents of demonic conspiracies are, quite clearly, the inverse of established religious and social rituals. Direct mimesis entails individuals asserting that they have been participants in the supposed conspiracy—those who confess, either before or after judicial torture, that they are witches, or who claim to have been members of satanic ritual abuse cults, for example.
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