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Okay, so odds are everyone belonging to this community already knows about this. Just in case this isn't the case though, I thought it might be of interest. It isn't dealing with a Victorian theme specifically, but is a theme for those interested in the history concerning reactions to 'witchcraft' or witchcraft.

The Theory: That the witch-crazed trials of Salem could be traced to a form of food poisoning which effects the system as does LSD, causing such reactions as hysteria, paranoia and halucinations. I won't give away all the goods, I'll let everyone see for themselves.

The article: http://web.utk.edu/~kstclair/221/ergotism.html
Secrets of the Dead: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/case_salem/index.html

These resources found courtesy of: http://www.1st-hand-history.com/SalemW/album1.html
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From:egregore
Date:November 26th, 2004 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. I saw a documentary about that on the Discovery channel. That toxin is some kind of nerve drug that also causes violent seizures. The same phenomena is documented in the parts of Europe where more witches were burned.

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