A time line on the persecution and history of cannabis Witchcraft.
approx 3100 B.C.E. Probable date of the writing of the original of the famous Ebers Papyrus, which discusses Cannabis Witchcraft.
approx 2000 B.C.E. Earliest surviving written documentation of cannabis use in Witchcraft. Discusses using cannabis for treating sore eyes and cataracts.
approx 1700 B.C.E. Cannabis Witchcraft mentioned in the Ramesseum III Papyrus medical text.
approx 1600 B.C.E. Cannabis Witchcraft mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus medical text. The Ebers Papyrus is the oldest known complete medical textbook in existence. Most scholars believe that it is copy of a much earlier text, probably from around 3100 B.C.E.
1574 B.C.E. Pharaoh Seqnenre-Taa IIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1546 B.C.E. Pharaoh Amosiss mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1524 B.C.E. Pharaoh Amenhotep Is mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1518 B.C.E. Pharaoh Tuthmosis Is mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1504 B.C.E. Pharaoh Tuthmosis IIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1491 B.C.E. Hebrew priests write Exodus 22:18 in their Torah, requiring the death penalty for all Witches. Jewish death penalty for Witchcraft.
1450 B.C.E. Pharaoh Tuthmosis IIIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen. Pharaoh Tuthmosis III calls Seshat Sefkhet-Abwy or She of the seven points. Spell 10 of the Coffin text states Seshat opens the door of heaven for you.
1419 B.C.E. Pharaoh Amenhotep IIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1386 B.C.E. Pharaoh Tuthmosis IVs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1349 B.C.E. Pharaoh Amenhotep IIIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1334 B.C.E. Amenophis IV buried with three ply hemp cord in the hole of a stone and a large mat bound with hemp cords.
1325 B.C.E. Pharaoh Tutankhamens mummy buried with cannabis pollen. This is the famous King Tut.
approx 1300 B.C.E. Cannabis Witchcraft mentioned in the Berlin Papyrus medical text.
approx 1300 B.C.E. Cannabis Witchcraft mentioned in the Chester Beatty VI Papyrus medical text.
1294 B.C.E. Pharaoh Ramesses Is mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1279 B.C.E. Pharaoh Seti Is mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1213 B.C.E. Pharaoh Ramesses IIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen. This is Ramses the Great.
1202 B.C.E. Pharaoh Merenptahs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1193 B.C.E. Pharaoh Seti IIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1151 B.C.E. Pharaoh Ramesses IIIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1145 B.C.E. Pharaoh Ramsesses IVs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1141 B.C.E. Pharaoh Ramesses Vs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1133 B.C.E. Pharaoh Ramesses VIs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1108 B.C.E. Pharaoh Ramesses IXs mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
1032 B.C.E. Pharaoh Pinudjem Is mummy buried with cannabis pollen.
approx 50 B.C.E. Diodorus Siculus (Sicilian Greek historian) reports that Egyptian women use cannabis witchcraft to relieve sorrow and bring good cheer.
270-275 Roman emperor Aurelian imposed a tax on Egyptian cannabis.
383 Priscillian of Avila executed for witchcraft. Burned to death.
550 Byzantine emperor Justinian sends an army to Philae to murder the worshippers at the Great Temple of isis. Christian soldiers destroy statues and deface reliefs with Christian crosses. Bishop Theodorus leaves an inscription taking credit for this good work. Centuries later Muslims deface Chrsitian artwork at the site.
906 Canon Eposcopi, a collection of church laws, declared that belief in Witchcraft is heresy.
1233 Pope Gregory IX authorizes the Roman Catholic Inquisition.
1320 Pope John XXII officially declares Witchcraft and the Old religion of the Pagans as a heretical movement and a hostile threat to Christianity.
1324 Petronilla de Meath flogged, excommunicated, and burned at the stake for Witchcraft at Kilkenny, Ireland, the first Witch murdered in Ireland.
1484 Pope Innocent VIII issued an edict entitled Summis desiderantes affectibus alleging that many men and women were in collusion with the Devil. All Christians were required to assist the two Dominican monks, Jacob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer, placed in charge of handling this supposed Witchcraft problem.
1486 Dominican monks Jacob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer publish Malleus Maleficarum or the Witchs Hammer, codifying the charges, interrogation procedures, and judicial resolutions for Witchcraft trials.
25 August 1538 Martin Luther calls for the murder of all Witches.
1541 Witchcraft made illegal in England.
1563-1603 At least 17,000 Witches killed in Scotland.
1573-1700 At least 70,000 Witches killed in England.
1600-1680 At least 40,000 Witches killed in Great Britain.
1604 England passes law decreeing capital punishment for Witches and Pagans.
1610-1840 At least 22,000 Witches killed in Bamberg, Germany.
1644 New England colonies made death the penalty for suspicion of Witchcraft.
1970 U.S. Congress passes the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, outlawing cannabis witchcraft and establishing Christianity as the official U.S. religion.
1986-1996 At least 300 Witches killed in South Africa.
1998 At least 100 Witches killed in Indonesia.
the Pope in Angola
2009 On March 21, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI gave a speech at the São Paulo Church in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, Africa, condemning Witchcraft, the fastest growing religion in Africa, and called on Christians to stop tolerating Witches. The Pope, who was an active member of the Hitler Youth as a young man in nazi Germany, said that Africans are living in fear of spirits, of malign and threatening powers. In their bewilderment, they even get to the point of condemning street children and even the elderly as alleged sorcerers, they say that they are witches. He called on Christians to proclaim that Christ has triumphed over death and all those occult powers.
The Pope continued Someone may object: Why not leave them in peace? They have their truth, and we have ours, If we are convinced that, without Christ, life lacks something, that something real indeed, the most real thing of all is missing, we must also be convinced that we do no injustice to anyone if we present Christ to them. Indeed, we must do this. It is our duty to offer everyone this possibility of attaining eternal life. Who can go to them to proclaim that Christ has triumphed over death and all those occult powers?
The 2009 U.S. State Department report on human rights in Angola states children accused of Witchcraft suffer abuses such as the denial of food and water, or ritualistic cuttings and the placing of various caustic oils or peppers on their eyes or ears.
Thousands of children accused of Witchcraft in Angola, Congo, and the Congo Republic are cast out of their homes and often blinded or murdered.
Children in Angola who suffer from malaria and AIDS are often murdered as Witches. In 2006, a three-year-old HIV-positive child in Angola was suspected of cursing his parents and was abandoned in a chicken coop where the chickens pecked out one of his eyes.
In 2007, an elderly woman in Nigeria was beheaded after being accused of placing a curse on a member of another tribe. Her murder led to a series of inter-ethnic killings that left 80 dead.
In 2007, an 81-year-old man was beaten to death by a gang of villagers after being accused of using Witchcraft to kill three of his grandsons.
In February 2007, the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, held a three-day symposium on Witchcraft. The Catholics accused Witchcraft of destroying the Catholic Church in Africa.
Michael Katola, a lecturer in pastoral theology, stated It is important for the Church to understand the fears of the people, and not to attribute them to superstition. Witchcraft is a reality; it is not a superstition. Many communities know these powers exist. Many of our Christians seek deliverance, healing and exorcism from other denominations because priests do not realize they have redemptive powers. If we dont believe in the existence of witchcraft as Satanism, then we cannot deal with it.
Sr. Bibiana Munini Ngundo stated Since Christ in the gospels encountered the devil, it is proper for Christians to accept the reality of witchcraft