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During my research to connect to my ancestors (I put them in three categories ancestors of the blood, ancestors of the land and ancestors of the craft) i felt that it was important to take a closer look on the Swedish and Danish witch trails. Reading about these horrible and bizarre proceedings I felt that this was important in a way i couldn't put my finger on. I was looking for my fore goers in the craft...i suspected that most of the victims weren't witches but it became even more clear when you really try to study it. Since I couldn't get figure it out on my own I discussed it with a friend (ceremonial magician). When I brought it up he looked at me and said "1314" and then went to get more coffee to let me mull it over. When he came back he explained that when he tried to contact the dead (he didn't use the name ancestors but that was how he ment it) he always first contacted/worked through Jacques de Molay, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar, that innocently was burned at the stake 1314. According to my friends tradition de Molay was an magician and necromancer, and by becoming a victim burned at the stake for something he didn't do he became an important representant (in my friends path) for all people executed for witchcraft innocent and practitioners alike. This conversation stuck to me...I couldn't let it go. And the idea of de Molay as a kind of saint (can't find a better word for it) for all the witches, occultists and those innocently accused for such crafts...also stuck. And the thing i couldn't put my finger on solved itself. The persons that was accused, executed, died or survived in witch trails deserves and needs to be remembered by others that could end up in their situation if they lived during similar circumstances. They need to be remembered by us. So I thought I create this topic, where we can post the names of those witches, practitioners and innocent that suffered in witch trails. (Try to post Name, Year, Contry/location, Destiny. Example: Jacques de Molay (c. 1243-1314), Paris, France. burned at the stake March 18th).