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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This book is considered important to modern Witchcraft from a historical standpoint. A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: When I was first given Aradia: This page was last edited on 28 Januaryat Editorial Reviews Review For anyone interested in Wicca this is the book of choice.

If I give one of these books anything above 2 stars, it’s a decent example of this type of book. In the 20th century, the book was very influential in the development of the contemporary Pagan religion of Wicca.

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

The reception of Aradia amongst Neopagans has not been entirely positive. Showing of reviews. While I understand and agree that the Witchcraft revival may not have aradiq as steadily without this publication, I do not consider it necessary reading.

That was the first I read about her brother being named “Lucifer” instead of “Apollo”. Since writing the foregoing I have met with and read a very clever and entertaining work entitled Il Romanzo dei Settimani, G.


Aradia began to be examined within the wider context of such claims. Still, it is a must read for any Craft leader if for no other reason than to say that you’ve read it. Leland explains its inclusion by a note that Diana, as portrayed in Aradiais worshipped by outlaws, and Laverna was the Roman goddess of thievery.

This site uses cookies: Goapel 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. Paperback80 pages. Charles Godfrey Leland was an American author and folkloristand spent much of the s in Florence researching Italian folklore.

It’s interesting that some of wifches problems with I don’t see this book being very popular with many pagans. University of Toronto Press.

Andrews to Folk-Lore [1]he will be aware that there are in Italy great numbers tthe strege, fortune-tellers or witches, who divine by cards, perform strange ceremonies in which spirits are supposed to be invoked, make and sell gospe, and, in fact, comport themselves generally as their reputed kind are wont to do, be they Black Voodoos in America or sorceresses anywhere.

Footnotes and illustrations are included when applicable. Leland and the Witches of Italy: At the end of Chapter I is the text in ggospel Aradia gives instructions to her followers on how to practice witchcraft. Hutton himself is a sceptic, not only of the existence of the religion that Aradia claims to represent, [20] but also of the existence of Maddalena, arguing that it is more likely that Leland created the entire story than that Leland could be so easily “duped” by an Italian fortune-teller.


I also seen that many people have complained about the threatening of the goddess and how that should never be done. Adadia witchcraft of “The Gospel of the Witches” is both a method for casting spells and an anti-hierarchical “counter-religion” to the Catholic church. But the Italian strega or sorceress is in certain respects a different character from these.

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Also, the rituals seem much simpler than casting circles and using altars like in other Pagan rituals. I would feel better if there were more material even. There aren’t a lot of historical books on magic and I know there’s a lot goapel debate about this being a historic book on magic, but that’s true of every historic book on magic thee give you spells that are easy to do.

This was the readily available faith in my household as a child.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He agrees with Valiente that the major objection of Neopagans to this material is its “inclusion of negative stereotypes related to witches and witchcraft”, and suggests that comparisons between this material and religious witchcraft are “regarded as an insult by many neo-pagans”. Witchcraft in the Middle Ages. This request spurred Nutt to accept the book, and it was published in July in a small print run.