Membership was contractual, that is, a
member signed an actual contract which limited her
obligations to the cult to a specific number of years,
at the end of which she was free to terminate allegiance.
Most often the Devil “promised her Mony, and that she
would live gallantly and have the pleasure of the
World… ” The neophyte’s debts probably were paid
and she no doubt also learned the secrets of medicine,
drugs, telepathy, and simple sanitation, which would
have considerably improved all aspects of her earthly
existence.

Andrea Dworkin

Oh god the chapter on the “old religion” is SO fucking funny, “tiny neolithic people” “secrets of telepathy”

Oh my god.

The socioreligious organization of the fairy culture
was matriarchal and probably polyandrous. The fairy
culture was still extant in England as late as the 17th
century when even the pagan beliefs of the early witches
had degenerated into the Christian parody which we
associate with Satanism. The Christians rightly recognized
the fairies as ancient, original sorcerers, but
the Witches wrongly saw their whole culture as an expression o f the
demonic. There was communication between the fairies
and the pagan women, and any evidence that a woman
had visited the fairies was considered sure proof that
she was a witch.

Andrea Dworkin 

Oh my god.  Oh my god.  Oh my god.  Is she fucking serious?  

Is she writing a sociological treatise on a fucking fantasy novel?  This is like bad fanfic about history.

Oh my god.