A History of Witchcraft Persecutions. Outbreaks of witchcraft hysteria, with subsequent mass executions, began to appear in the early 1500s.
Authorities in Geneva, Switzerland burned 500 acccused witches at the stake in 1515. Nine years later in Como, Italy, a spreading spiral of witchcraft charges led to as many as 1000 executions. Free tarot readings, IChing, daily horoscopes, and more. Calendars Through The Ages. Astrology Aromatherapy Tarot Occult Metaphysics.