In the 1600s this country was gripped by the paranoia that acts of witchcraft were becoming a commonplace of daily life. If a child fell sick, if livestock died, even an occurance as mundane as a pale of butter that wouldn't churn, lead many to assume that a bewitching had taken place. And it is an indisputable fact that there were those within communities who were using plants in magical rituals with the intent of having a malevolent effect on others. However, the identity of those performing this magic may come as a surprise. Come to this lecture if you are open to having your preconceptions confounded.