The Carolingians evidently regarded such "conjurations" as "conspirations" dangerous to the state.
Now, as the conjurations were addressed to the deity, asipu, according to the definition given above, comes more reasonably under the category of priest.
potent weapon against Satan, and had a number of conjurations against "evil spirits."
Thou shalt also in the same operations duly repeat the appropriate conjurations, with all the solemnities marked in the respective Chapters.
As contrasted with the baru or soothsaying priest, as he is called by Zimmern, we have the asipu, who was the priestmagician who dealt in conjurations (siptu), whereby diseases were removed, spells broken, or in expiations whereby sins were expiated.