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Saducismus triumphatus, or Full and plain evidence concerning witches and apparitions, …, 1681

English writer, philosopher, and clergyman Joseph Glanvill was a leading proponent of natural philosophy (defined now as pre-modern biology, physics, and hard science ), yet his investigation of witches, apparitions, and spirits argued for their bona fide existence. Published shortly after Glanvill's death, Saducismus triumphatus includes discussions of the conarion (the pituitary gland) as a possible location of the soul, anecdotes of witches from the British Isles, and well-known reports from Sweden's 1668-1676 witch trials.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Title page of a book.
  • Creator:

    Joseph Glanvill (1636–1680), Henry More (1614–1687)