Cats in the Enlightenment (Part 8 – Katterfelto the Conjurer)

The evil mantle that the cat had procured through history from the Greeks and early Christians was exploited and manipulated into a source of individual profit for a Prussian magician, Katterfelto (1743-1799).  In order to entice crowds to his show, he used a “Famous Moroccan Black Cat” in his act, which he advertised as “evil”.  […]