Justified & Ancient
- Apr 12, 2005
Leitão finds the answer to this mystery in the seventeenth-century records of the Lisbon Inquisition, in which variants of the same prayer are found regarding a a procedure of hydromancy, scrying with a virgin present, in which the main component is a repurposed chamber pot. (Don’t worry if you heard a loud thud near you; it’s just every ceremonial magician reading this post falling over.) Likewise, he draws parallels with another ritual based around the magician using fava beans and an assortment of objects to find answers for their client.