“It was a general belief that the witch was naked when, at night, during the so-called Witch Sabbath, she danced with the devils.
Women who wanted to participate in the ‘Sabbath’ sneaked away to the sorcerer where they could have their backs smeared with ‘witch ointment’. The witchcraft of the ointment would allow them to fly through the air.
The Witch Sabbath was a secret satanic rite to which thousands of women asserted their participation.
During the witchcraft era it was dangerous to be old and ugly, but it was not safe to be young and pretty either.
In the arc of a few centuries, over 8 million women, men and children were burnt as witches.”