Conscience in the Salem Witch Trials.
March 24th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Cotton Mather.
I did agonize at a certain point over the witchcraft trials. You just read that I had rationalized them. Once I had come to believe in witchcraft, I thought my conscience was clear; what I encountered on this side of life was quite different.
It was before I came to this idea that I meditated very carefully, since I knew that lives were at stake. I tried my best to do the right thing in God’s eyes, but this could not prevent the suffering that overtook me in the spirit world.