Here is another one of those fascinated characters from history. 17th century Scotland had one the highest cases of witchcraft & witch-hunts in Europe.
Probably the most famous of all the Scottish witches was one named Isobel Gowdie.
She even appears in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
*I shall go into hare, with sorrow & sych & meickle care, and I shall go in the devil’s name , ay while I come home again”
Isobel Gowdie,d chant to shape-shift to hare..do not try this chant at home…lol..
The four confessions of Isobel Gowdie are considered the most graphic descriptions of witchcraft in the 17th century.
It was in 1662 when she gave her 1st confession. In her testimonies, she tells of animal shape-shifting ,cursing her enemies , her rise to Queen of coven, & orgnistic meetings with the 😈.
She is the 1st witch to tell of a coven being 13.
Further reading on this highly controversial & fascinating woman of the time can be found in the following works.
“The confessions of Isobel Gowdie” 1990) by James McMillan.
“The devil’s Mistress” (1915)..a novel by John Brodie- Innes.
“The drowning pond” (2005) Catherine Forde.
“The witch of Auldearn” (2007) John Lawson.
Love & blessings GG