Devil on the New Hampshire Coast: The "Lithobolia" Incident of 1682 with Marc Callis
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During our conversation, we will explore this fascinating, yet little-known incident that took place a full decade before the more famous Salem Witchcraft Hysteria in Massachusetts Bay. We will look into the underlying belief system that led people to dismiss the notion that it had to be humans throwing the rocks, and entertain explanations more ethereal in nature.
We will explore a community rocked by growing pains, as more and more Europeans crowded the frontier, American Indians began to assert themselves, and, perhaps most importantly, a majority-Anglican community that tolerated other Christian belief systems came under pressure from Puritan settlers who relocated to the colony from Massachusetts Bay–and attempted both to incorporate their new home into Massachusetts Bay politically and force Puritan theological and religious norms onto their new neighbors.
Trained as a historian and archaeologist, Marc has worked at history museums and community colleges all over the US. His historical interests, which have led him to author numerous historical articles, academic and popular, for publications in the US and Europe, range from architectural history, to the Spanish Empire, to Mesoamerica and the pre-Hispanic North American Southwest. His current historical project is a book about the Presidio (i.e., old Spanish fort) San Agustin del Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. Additionally, Marc likes to shoot photographs, paint, build models, and write cosmicist fantasy in the tradition of HP Lovecraft. In 2017 he published his first collection of stories and novellas entitled "The Esoteric Order of Dagon."
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
The presentation was well organized. It presented little known information in a very fascinating manner.