Mass of St. Secaire

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Mass of St. Secaire

A form of black mass originating in the Basque countryside, possibly in medieval times. It was a travesty of a Christian mass and was celebrated in a ruined church. The intention was not to worship the devil but to direct currents of malevolent spite against a victim. It may have had its origin in ancient folklore practices.

Sources:

Rhodes, H. T. F. The Satanic Mass. London, 1954. Reprint, London: Arrow, 1964.