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Is there any historical documentation about witches using windows for divination?

Is there any historical documentation about witches using windows for divination? I have seen some rabbinic scholars (like Alshich, Albo, Abarbanel, and Saba) ntrepret the Biblical passages concerning ...
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What is the story of Madonna Oriente?

I stumbled upon the Wikipedia article on Madonna Oriente, a mysterious religious figure of 14th century Milan: Madonna Oriente or Signora Oriente (Lady of the East), also known as La Signora del ...
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Parallels between Hecate and the Devil?

Hecate was associated with crossroads, just as the devil was. Do the similarities end there? Could Hecate qualify as a devil figure?
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Tales of bats as witches' familiars?

One of the superstitions in the article 13 Halloween Superstitions & Traditions Explained is about bats: Medieval folklore also described bats as witches' familiars, and seeing a bat on ...