Witchcraft Foretells Science

Utrechtse Boekenbar Westerkade 2, Utrecht, Netherlands

Before the Enlightenment, magic was deeply intertwined with daily life. The use of charms, divination, and healing was commonplace. People didn't perceive a division between matter and spirit and envisioned the cosmos as a living organism, inhabited by occult forces. This magical worldview, supported by both the Church and the State, was eventually supplanted [...]