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Originally posted by Alexander Tau
What is not known by most is that the so-called 'Witch trials' ended when it was made illegal to confiscate the property of those accused. As long as there was a profit to be made there was no end of people to denounce. But once that motive was removed, quite rapidly the religious reasons became unimportant.
Not to derail this subject, but I had athought that the Church also wanted to lessen the powers many of these "witches" had. If you made these witches evil in the eyes of the Chruch, then their knowledge would be taboo and the Church could better control her members. Took a lot of the healing and paranormal talents of these practitioners and made them sinful.
Succubi and Incubi could very well be real. The church could have found out about them and then escalated their existence to their needs.