Preface[edit]. If the reader has ever met with the works of the learned folk-lorist G. Pitré, or the articles contributed by “Lady Vere De Vere” to the. Aradia: Gospel of the Witches. Charles G. Chapter 1 – How Diana Gave Birth To Aradia (Herodius); Chapter II – The Sabbat, Treguenda Or Witch-Meeting. Aradia has ratings and 61 reviews. Steve said: In Northern Italy there are vestiges of an ancient faith that maybe still practiced by the common pe.

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Archived from the original on Her role was to teach those poor individuals the art of Witchcraft in order to “set them free” from the inequities of the ruling class. There are also included the very curious incantations or benedictions of the honey, meal, and salt, or cakes of the witch-supper, which is curiously classical, and evidently a relic of the Roman Mysteries Hay una parte en la que habla que en los llamamientos antiguos se usa mucho el amenazar a la divinidad: What is certain is that this classic has become a foundational document of modern Wicca and neopaganism.

Like Sir Charles Coldstream, they have peeped into the crater of Vesuvius after it had ceased to “erupt,” and found “nothing in it. If this be the manner in which Italian witchcraft is treated by the most intelligent writer who has depicted it, it will not be deemed remarkable that there are few indeed who will care whether there is a veritable Gospel of Witches, apparently of extreme antiquity, embodying the belief in a strange counter-religion which has held its own from pre-historic time to the present day.

Throughout recorded history witchcraft has been an illegal practice. In Roman legend he is called Apollo. However, others disagree and believe these are true representations of “the old religion.

The stories are interesting and quite different from what we see in other mythology concerning witchcraft. Still, I prefer to just enjoy it as a story, and not as a historical document, so it was a somewhat amusing product of the 19th century. June 8, Sold by: View all 3 comments. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. You get out of it what you like. This ignorance was greatly witchss by the wizards themselves, in making a profound secret of all their traditions, urged thereto by fear of the priests.


It was illegal in pagan Rome and a crime punishable by thf.

It’s interesting that some of the problems with the Catholic church discussed in the book still exist today. The content, however, is anything but suitable for young readers or anybody who thinks witchcraft is all white light and pretty crystals.

Witchrs was only one of the problems with this, and one that could easily have been noticed by contemporary critics. Andrews to Folk-Lore [1]he will be aware that there are in Italy great numbers of strege, fortune-tellers or witches, who divine by cards, perform strange ceremonies in which spirits are supposed to be invoked, make and sell amulets, and, in fact, comport themselves generally as their reputed kind are wont to do, be they Black Voodoos in America or zradia anywhere.

It’s like, here’s a story, here’s some more random stories in no particular order, the end. Customers who bought this item also bought. If off not from Italy don’t understand why Christianity is mentioned so much, then I think you lack cultural understanding of the region, especially with Rome being right there.

She tries to persue him but he only succeeds in evading her. But people enjoy it as a bit of a heretical indulgence. It contains what he believed was the religious text of witchew group of pagan witches in TuscanyItaly that documented their beliefs and rituals, although various historians and folklorists have disputed the existence of such a group. Their Nature and Legacy. Another great work of scholarship of Leland, this one surrounding the well-known grimoire and the revival rhe modern witchcraft inspired by this and related works.

Leland wrote that he had “learned that there was in existence a manuscript setting forth the doctrines of Italian witchcraft” inand had urged Maddalena to find it. The trouble with the text is it’s not that long, and sradia author is not that good of a writer.

It seems suitable that this is one of those books that is consistently on the reading list for all modern witches.

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His goal was to make it readable, rhythmic, poetic, in other words he took a little poetic liberty. This book is at best a five-and-dime paperback with some incantations thrown in to spice things up.


I should, however, in witchess to those who do care to explore dark and bewildering paths, explain clearly that witch-lore is hidden with most scrupulous care from all save a very few in Italy, just as it is among the Chippeway Medas or the Black Voodoo. Perfect for goddess worshipping pagans looking for some saints and Madonna references in with their cool old incantations.

He differs from Leland in many ways, particularly in portraying her as a witch who lived and taught in 14th-century Italy, rather than a goddess.

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This informant, “Maddalena” supposedly assisted Leland in gathering secret writings, and incantations that had been used in “Stregheria” for hundreds, even thousands of years going back to the Etruscans of Tuscany.

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I wouldn’t consider this even an abstract of stregheria.

Oct 17, Chrissy rated it it was amazing. I learned a lot about Diana and her daughter. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The story focuses on the “witch cult” idea that was popular in the early to mid s and apparently the late s, as wellwhich tied ideas about witches sabbats common from folklore with the idea of witchcraft being a survival of pre-Christian religion, in this case, the worship of Diana. Perhaps Leland translated it, but I tend to doubt it.

I have done what little it is really very little I could, to disinter something from the dead volcano of Italian sorcery. The Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically. Has some beautiful ideas in it; though it is the gospel of the witches, don’t take everything in it as gospel. The writing style certainly is easy and suitable for all reading levels. Ma rimane importante, come testimonianza di un pensiero magico che si schiera dalla parte degli oppressi e del progresso sociale.

Stregheria annotated Kindle Edition.