Wednesday, May 23, 2007

What's next? Trial by Comfy Chair?

Daniel Mitsui has been posting some interesting Mediaeval instructions and ritual prayers to be said at different trials by ordeal. Many of the ordeals are quite scary such as the Ordeal by Hot Iron. The most recent one though - Ordeal by Barley Bread - verges on the Pythonesque.

Still, always great content from Mr. Mitsui.

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Blogger ArchAngel's Advocate said...

I wonder if this is another case where poisoning by Ergot (a fungus which grows on Barley and is one of the chemical precursors to LSD). Ergot is suggested as a possible cause of the "bewitchings" in Salem.

9/05/2007 02:42:00 PM  

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