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Ghislain
12-03-2014, 09:36 PM
So called witches used to use hallucinogenic chemicals such as Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade), Hyoscyamus niger (henbane), Mandragora officinarum (mandrake), and Datura stramonium (jimsonweed) to create what was known as "witches brew", a powerful hallucinogen.

So how does the broom fit into this?

When consumed, those hallucinogens could would cause unpleasant side effects—such as nausea, vomiting, and skin irritation.

What they realized was that absorbing them through the skin would lead to hallucinations without the side effects, and the most receptive areas of the body for that absorption were the mucus membranes of the genitals.

So using drug-laden balms made with animal fats, "witch's brews" they would smear the balm over the handle of their broom... you can guess the rest.

Ghislain

Awani
12-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Interesting...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/Sex-on-Acid_zpshegixand.gif

:cool:

Ghislain
12-05-2014, 10:51 PM
Below are some illustrations of witches courtesy of whatreallyhappened.com.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WITCHES/images/SMALL_16500bayonnelarge.jpg
Early 1600's illustration of a French witch preparing to fly. This hangs in the Witchcraft Museum in Bayonne, France. (Note the black cat at her feet).

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WITCHES/images/goya1779.jpg
1799. Illustration by Goya of an old witch teaching a young novice how to fly.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WITCHES/w6.jpg
Illustration recording the first stage of what was thought to be demonic possession but what was most likely a bad drug experience.

Three illustrations by Hans Baldung Grien of witches anointing themselves with flying ointment.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WITCHES/images/prepare2.jpg
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WITCHES/images/hbg_art_03.jpg
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WITCHES/images/SMALL_Baldung_hexen_ca1514Three.jpg


http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WITCHES/images/w15.jpg
Reflecting the predominantly female practitioners of witchcraft, this humorous illustration from the 17th Century is of a female witch trying (without much success) to teach a male novice to fly.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WITCHES/witch1.gif
From the 17th century, a more conventional (and clothed) view of witches and broomsticks. Gone by this point are the original roots of the legend. The witches are now clothed, the brooms are far less phallic and far more aerodynamic.

Ghislain