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The time of transition for wiccan’s and believers of the old faith to submit and merge with the Roman Catholic Church. A good image based on the Salem witch trials and their personal stories.

In Remembrance of all the men and women who were persecuted and executed during the hysteria of the Salem Witch trials. Here are some to name a few:

Bridget Bishop / John Proctor
George Burroughs / Alice Parker
Ann Pudeator / Sarah Wildes
Wilmott Redd / John Willard
Margaret Scott / Martha Corey
Samuel Wardwell / Martha Carrier
Mary Easty / Rebecca Nurse
Sarah Good / George Jacobs, Sr.
Elizabeth Howe / Susannah Martin

The Salem witch hunt began in January of 1692.The first two “afflicted” persons were Parris’ daughter and neice, nine-year-old Elizabeth “Betty” Parris and eleven-year-old Abigail Williams. After days of displaying characteristics of aberrant behavior including claims of sharp pain, paralyzation, choking, crawling under furniture, staring-into-space, making non-sensical noises and crying out, they were prayed over by Reverend Parris and several local ministers. When this failed to cure them, the local physician, Dr. William Griggs was called in to examine the girls. His diagnosis was that their malady was of a spiritual nature. They were under the “evil hand” of witchcraft.

Ultimately the group of “afflicted” would grow to include many more children. All of these would claim to be “tortured, wasted, pined and consumed” by the spells and invisible specters of local residents who were witches. Altogether, the “afflicted children” would accuse over two hundred individuals, most of whom would escape prosecution. Nearly fifty would save their lives by confessing to the crime of witchcraft, and begging the community’s forgiveness.(This group would be asked to turn “state’s evidence” and help the court ferret out more suspects.) Twenty would lose their lives through the actions of Salem’s Court of Oyer and Terminer, nineteen by hanging and one (Giles Corey) by the torture of pressing.

There was a movie created called THE CRUICIBLE that depicts the salem witch trials.

A second image about the same subject can be found here Black Magic – The Beginning of the end

Resources:
Model by Marcus. J. Ranum
Background Found here!
and here
The drapery is from lockstock

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All artworks contained herein have been created in Photoshop CS3 or Photographed, by Adara Rosalie, and are all original artworks.
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Jayde, also known as Adara Rosalie, is a self taught digital artist living in the Sydney Region of NSW. Her works bring forth the beauty in the dark, strange and Gothic. Her images are beautifully rendered, with a blend of photo manipulation and digital painting, showing a natural talent for creating new and fantastic visual artworks that are original in concept.

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Comments

  • navybrat
    navybratover 5 years ago

    gorgeous composition!

  • Thank you so much navybrat, It is always a pleasure to hear your lovely comments!! Thank you again and I hope that you have a really wonderful week ahead of you!!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image:)

  • Thank you Marsbub, you are an inspiration with all the lovely comments you have been leaving me! I am really happy that you like this image. Thank you again, I hope your week is full of magic!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    Very Beautiful!

  • Hi RavenSoul! Thank you again for such a wonderful comment! I really appreciate you taking the time to share them with me! I wish you a happy week ahead full of mystery and magic!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    Thank you sweet lady! May your week be wonderful as well = ) Hugs Vonne

  • Awe, thank you! :)

    – Adara Rosalie

  • TheArtistMario
    TheArtistMarioover 5 years ago

    You put this all together so very well… spectacular

  • Mario, you are a Gem! I am so glad that you like this.

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Donna Ingham
    Donna Inghamover 5 years ago

    Stunning image!

  • Thank you so much Donna!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muirover 5 years ago

    Many congrats


  • WOW! Thank you so much for this honour!! I am speachless!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Rodney Trenchard
    Rodney Trenchardover 5 years ago

    Wow amazing work …well done

  • Thank you so much Rodney, it is awesome to recieve such wonderful feedback. I really appreciate it!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • NickMilton
    NickMiltonover 5 years ago

    fantastic stuff. love the lighting.

  • It is lovely to hear that you enjoy this piece and I really appreciate you taking the time to share it with me! I hope you have an incredible week ahead!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Michiel de Lange
    Michiel de Langeover 5 years ago

    Very dramatic, and impressive patience to put something like this together.

  • Awe, such lovely feedback, I am honoured. I am greatful for you taking the time to let me know and I hope that you have a wonderful week ahead filled with lots of adventures!

    – Adara Rosalie

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