Editorial Reviews. Review. For anyone interested in Wicca this is the book of choice. It provides Aradia Or The Gospel Of The Witches by [Leland, Charles G. ]. 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. 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.

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They leave an offering to Diana of flowers and leaving them by her statue. Aradia is often presented as an important deity and her character appears in many books. The rest of the material comes from Leland’s research on Italian folklore and traditions, including other related material from Maddalena. Only in this case the folklore is about witches.

The Rape of a Goddess: Clifton suggests that modern claims of revealing an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition, for example those of Leo Martello and Raven Grimassimust be “match[ed] against”, and compared with the claims in Aradia.

One more hypothesis comes from Mircea Eliade, a Roman historian of religion who lived between and Charles Godfrey Leland traveled to Italy in the Mid to late ‘s and gather all this mater In Northern Italy there are vestiges of an ancient faith that maybe still practiced by the common people.

Leland worked in journalism, travelled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions.

His book, in fine, belongs to the very great number of those written on ghosts and superstition since the latter has fallen into discredit, in which the authors indulge in much satirical and very safe but cheap ridicule of what to them is merely vulgar and false.

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Charles Godfrey Leland was an American author and folkloristand spent much of the s in Florence researching Italian folklore. How old is the Tarot? If one wants a fuller representation of aradi 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.


I have to admit that there’s some useful stuff in there, but I can’t really recommend it. Aug 04, Emily rated it did not like it Shelves: After giving birth to Lucifer, Diana seduces him while in the form of a cat, eventually giving birth to Aradia, their daughter.

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Four stars for the sometimes overwhelmingly exquisite poetry throughout.

Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches

Additionally, I worked for witchess company in this field,and had to read an ocean of this stuff to do my job. It is, at least, historic — and seminal in almost all spooky fiction involving rituals or alchemy. 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 gos;el 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 sorceresses anywhere.

Oct 12, Elizabeth rated it it was ok. I’ve read this several tne and never seem to read every word. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Its fifteen chapters portray the origins, beliefs, rituals, and spells of an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition. And for those who do not believe in her as an actual person, how do they explain the handwritten letter of hers photocopied in the Phoenix afadia of Aradia?


I wouldn’t consider this even an abstract of stregheria. Its accuracy is disputed by some, while others consider yospel a vital resource for studying and understanding Italian witch folklore of the 19th century. The Domovoi is a supernatural creature found in Slavic mythology. Leland gives an excellent example of how a town dealt with a saint that wasn’t doing its bidding.

Two years passed, until Leland wrote requesting the hhe of the manuscript in order to submit it to a different publishing house. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

His goal was to make it readable, rhythmic, poetic, in other words he took a little poetic liberty. Retrieved from ” https: Maddelena then reportedly went missing, and never contacted Leland again. Chapter I presents the original witches as slaves that escaped from their masters, beginning new lives as “thieves and evil folk”. This is a question that seems easy to answer today.

This request spurred Nutt to accept the book, and it was published in July in a small print run. Does this mean that the UK judicial system The book is also a window into the lost world of Etruscan, Roman magic and religion. Leland says that his book pf based on a text he received from a woman named Maddalena who lived in Tuscany.

In Northern Italy there are Strega or Italian witches who still practice Etruscan magic and are expert in it’s ways. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. She suggests that Aradia must have been a supernatural creature related to Italian folklore. This gopsel the readily available faith in my household as a child. With one of these I became intimately acquainted inand have ever since employed her specially to collect among her sisters of the hidden spell in many places all the traditions of the olden time known to them.