Blagraves astrological practice of physick discovering the true way to cure all kinds of diseases and infirmities ... being performed by such herbs and plants which grow within our own nation ... : also a discovery of some notable phylosophical secrets worthy our knowledge, relating to a discovery of all kinds of evils, whether natural or ... from sorcery or witchcraft, or by being possessed of an evil spirit, directing how to cast forth the said evil spirit out of any one which is possessed, with sundry examples thereof
Blagrave, Joseph, 1610-1682.
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The true way to Cure both Witchcraft and Sorcery, according unto the Authors experience and Pra∣ctice.

THe curing of such who are bewitched, is not done only by such, who are called white Witches, (as many foolish do imagine) for the white Witch and the black Witch are all one, as I have elsewhere expressed, they are but confederate Witches, the one Witch by thorn, pin, or needle pricks into the Image through the subtilty of the Devil causeth the infirmity, pain, or lameness; the other Witch giveth forth, that she can cure, and so when the friends of the bewitched cometh unto the white Witch, or cunning wo∣man (they divide the gain) and the cure is quickly done, its but pulling forth, the thorn, pin or needle, and the Pati∣ent is cured, and I have been credibly informed by some who have gon to these cunning women, or white Witches; that their Cattle, or the Patient afflicted have been perfectly well before they have gotten home: but as I have already declared, after either man or beast have been bewitched above moneth, they cannot cure them, especially, if the pain con∣tinue in one place all that time but sometimes they will move the thorn, pin, or needle into some other part of the body, that so they may have remedy when they come unto them; for after the pain or infirmity have been of above a moneth standing, the grief will get into the flesh, blood and vital parts, and then the pulling forth of the thorn, and the rest will do the Patient but little good, and cannot possibly help them, wherefore in this condition the Patients friends must of necessity repair unto such who are well skilled in Astrological and Philosophical way of cure as I shall declare in order hereunto, but before we proceed unto the way of cure, it will be necessary to shew, how to afflict the Witch, that so she may be discouraged to act any further in her mischief: for notwithstanding their witchcraft by image, as aforesaid, yet I seldom find, especially where the Patient hath been a∣bove a moneth bewitched, but that Sorcery is wrought so well as Witchcraft, upon the Patient; and sometimes immediate∣ly together with the Witchcraft, especially, where there are no confederate Witches, for the white Witches cannot help, where Sorcery hath been wrought upon the Patient, by reason it breaketh forth immediately into some Poysonous or in∣fectious inward grief or infirmity, which can no way be cured (except by accident) but by the Astrological, Philosophical way of Physick.