Apox. around the time of Nero Christians were believed to be practicing witchcraft. some of the accusations were strikingly familiar including casting curses on crops and livestock, cannibalism, the abduction and mutilation of infants and practicing sinister rites in secret.The Romans viewed communion as an act of ritual cannibalism by consuming human flash and the drinking of human blood. I have read form many sources and Latin for Dummies that the phrase hocus pocus is a corruption of hoc est corpus (for this is (my) body) intended to insult the Christians religious practices there are also countless sources from Rome during the classic age to medieval Norway and Wales. It is clear to me that witchcraft is and will always be a scape-goat because of ignorance and misunderstanding. I always found it Ironically hypocritical that my now ex neighbor and real world counterpart to Mrs. Kravitz , who is a devout Catholic and on multiple occasions dismissed my work as hocus pocus to which I always reply with a mischievous grin.
Edited by Panis, 14 May 2012 - 07:43 AM.