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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Diana demonstrates the power of her witchcraft by creating “the heavens, the stars and the rain”, becoming “Queen of the Witches”. Aug 17, Davin Raincloud rated it liked it. 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. This section, while predominantly made up of spells and rituals, is also the source of most of the myths and folktales contained in the text.

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Aradia reaffirms the status of the witch as a person who lives on the edge of society: Many of the “spells” and “incantations” were marvelous works of rhyming poetry that could have been written long gosoel as was popular with the Bardsor at the time the information was being given to Leland.

The spells are not at all complicated and there is no circle casting as one would find in Wicca or Witchse Magic. Global Grey editions are fully formatted and always have linked table of contents and cover page. Views Read Edit View history.


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I have done what little it is really very little I could, to disinter something from the dead volcano of Italian sorcery. For those looking for a more simple magic to follow this book maybe a start to something that you are looking for. Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans.

The text is a composite. For clarity and the option to use invocations in their original language I very much appreciate Leland giving them in both Italian and English, though he does reference once or twice adapting pieces that are not shown in their original form. Retrieved from ” https: Oct 17, Chrissy rated it it was amazing.

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. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. One would think it might have been suspected by a man who knew that a witch really endeavoured to kill seven people as a ceremony or rite, in order to get the secret of endless wealth, that such a sorceress must have had a store of wondrous legends; but of all this there is no trace, and it is very evident that nothing could be further from his mind than that there was anything interesting from a higher or more genial point of view in it all.

Charles Godfrey Leland traveled to Italy in the Mid to late ‘s and gather all this material about the ancient Etruscan religion.

Ronald Hutton, in his scholarly study of the roots of neo-Paganism, The Triumph of the Moon, presents three divergent theories about Aradia: He writes that “by long practice [she] has perfectly learned The themes in these additional chapters vary in some details from the first ten, and Leland included them partly to “[confirm] the fact that the worship of Diana existed for a long time contemporary with Witxhes “.


The living Venn diagram of demographics for these books would look like this: I have moved on to the Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner and am much more pleased with it.

Witchcraft is known to its votaries as la vecchia religioneor the old religion, of which Diana goapel 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.

In Roman legend he is called Apollo. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In fact the small amount that she provided in the “Gospel” would only be a tiny fragment of the information that he had published in “Etruscan Roman Remains” and “Florentine Legends” as well as a large witcjes of unpublished material he had collected over the years from other sources.

Further that an ancient religious survival wouldn’t be influenced a single bit by the predominant religion is ludicrous. Nov 12, Eric Willeforde rated it liked it. It’s like, here’s a story, here’s some more rand It was OK.

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Gospel of the Witches Annotated Kindle Edition. He differs from Leland in many ways, particularly in portraying her as a witch goepel lived and taught in 14th-century Italy, rather than a goddess. I think that it confused me more than helped me about the lore and which gods and goddesses are which, though. Perfect for goddess worshipping pagans looking for some saints and Madonna references in with their cool old incantations.