To begin, throughout the book Salem Possessed by Boyer and Nissenbaum, it is clear that the accused witches were experiencing some sort of spiritual possession that caused the people of the Salem Village to believe that they were, in fact, possessed. There were three women...
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....74) This is true within Salem possessed due to the fact that without the social context and turmoil that was occurring during the witch trials, things could have possibly been handled differently. Overall, it is clear that both cases, including Salem Possessed and Evans-Pritchard’s account of the Azande both contain similarities in regards to the type of spirits that are both explicitly present.
Overall, throughout the examination of Salem Possessed, it is clear that the Salem witch trials were a very important part of religious history stemming from 1692. The spirits in which caused the possessions were in fact of an evil nature, which resulted in many extraordinary actions and behaviours taking place. This phenomenon has set the precedent for many other forms of black magic and witchcraft, transcending throughout the years and throughout many parts of the world.
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