Aradia: Gospel of the Witches [Charles Leland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Charles Godfrey Leland published Aradia or the. Preface[edit]. If the reader has ever met with the works of the learned folk-lorist G. PitrĂ©, or the articles contributed by “Lady Vere De Vere” to the. 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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For brief explanation I may say that witch craft is known to its votaries witcjes la vecchia religione, or the old religion, of which Diana is the Goddess, her daughter Aradia or Herodias the female Messiah, and that this little work sets forth how the latter was born, came down to earth, established witches and witchcraft, and then returned to heaven.

If one wants a fuller representation of the Italian witch faith then one can read further in the author’s other works such as “Etruscan Roman Remains” and “Legends of Florence” Aradia who is called the Queen of Witches was sent down to help the suffering people of Italy who were oppressed by the nobility and the clergy men.

A History of Witchcraft: Leland describes her as belonging to a vanishing tradition of sorcery. In other languages Add links. You get out of it what you like. The book reads like a pamphlet or a brief essay and is anecdotal at best. Each of these theories has pros and cons: I have not seen my collector since the “Gospel” was sent to me. The Old Religion of Southern Europe.

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Aradia, or, The Gospel of the witches

They make it clear that they don’t understand wwitches, or feel the need to, before shitting in someone else’s bed. There were incantations for peasants to poison their lords in their palaces and ruin their crops.

Aradia is a central figure in Stregheriaan “ethnic Italian” form of Wicca introduced by Raven Grimassi in the s.

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Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

Did o style change also become an emphasis change, as Leland himself laments between traditional witch charms and the classical poetry made after them? Its fifteen chapters portray the origins, beliefs, rituals, and spells of an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition.

It is a work worth reading, just mere curiosity should allow any aspiring writer to read this work at least once.

Only in this case the folklore is about witches. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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It’s interesting that some of the problems with I don’t see this book being very popular with many pagans. The result has naturally been the accumulation arada such families of much tradition. Their Nature and Legacy.

Magliocco believed that the latter of these two figures, s’Araja justawas the antecedent of a supernatural witch-like witchex known as sa Rejusta in Sardinian folklore. There are alot of people who claim that the witchcraft in Aradia is to mean and evil.

Leland, Charles Godfrey : Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

This book is clearly important to the history of modern paganism. That was the first I read about her brother being aradix “Lucifer” instead of “Apollo”. Four stars for the sometimes overwhelmingly exquisite poetry throughout. The audio quality was also somewhat less than the normal audible standard, being a bit grainier than usual. 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.


The book is also a window into the lost world of Etruscan, Roman magic and religion. She kissed a girl 10 years ago, and likes Katy Perry. She’s a white, American woman. It’s like, here’s a story, here’s some more random stories in no particular order, the end.

I have arwdia admit that there’s some useful stuff in there, but I can’t really recommend it. Oct 12, Elizabeth rated it it was ok. Hte just have a problem with the complete lack of continuity, or even correspondence between even the same god or goddess. The Italian form of the name Herodias is Erodiade. Leland had been informed of the Vangelo ‘ s existence inbut it took Maddalena eleven years to provide him with a copy. Recommended to me as ‘necessary’ reading for a deeper understanding of Trad Witchcraft.

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