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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Further that an ancient religious survival wouldn’t be influenced a single bit by the predominant religion is ludicrous. Do you think that a polite society can be created on paper or just in general and people will just do it? I’d recommend it to anyone interested in the history of witchcraft, or who might want to see possibilities beyond the Wiccan straitjacket. The History and Development of a Legend”.

It may be a dubious work of scholarship, but from the moment I read this book years ago I was utterly charmed by it.

See all customer images. As folk stories and mythology, This book is clearly important to the history of modern paganism.

Aradia, or, The Gospel of the witches

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It’s like, here’s a story, here’s some more random stories in no particular order, the end. The family becomes wealthy as a result. Some of it is Thr translation into English of an original Italian manuscriptthe Vangelo gospel.

If people 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.

You get out of it what you like. Refresh and try again.

I thank thee for the happy find, Also the spirit who upon this road Hath given it to me; And may it prove to be for my true good And my good fortune I I rise in the morning by the earliest dawn, And I go forth to walk through pleasant vales.


In most cases she comes of a family in which her calling or art has been practised for many generations. But only because the characters in the stories are important in the tradition. A certain amount of fear of reprisal for one’s actions is necessary in order to create a “polite society” or at least a tolerable and less repressed one. In Northern Italy there are Strega or Italian witches who still practice Etruscan magic and are expert in it’s ways.

This is a book I witchess been meaning to read for some time. The main Goddess for aradi practitioners of this faith is the Goddess Diana.

Much of the Moon Goddess’s worship is the same ideology using various names depending upon the time and culture that worshiped her. When I was first given Aradia: Ok one more thing to relate. Lists with This Book. I do not know definitely whether my informant derived a part of these traditions from written sources or oral narration, but believe it was chiefly the latter.

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

Yospel claimed his “witch informant,” a fortune-teller named Maddalena, supplied him with the secret writings that he translated and combined with his research on Italian pagan tradition to create a gospel of pagan belief and practice. Aug 04, Emily rated it did not like it Shelves: The cadence and phrasing of the poetry presented here is replicated in many places that I have encountered. For witcges dangerously curious person like me such changes seem like mysteries that can never be unraveled.

Each of these theories has pros and cons: Feb 21, Johnn Escobar rated it really liked it. The living Venn diagram of demographics for these books would look like this: But whatever my gospe opinion of its contents and though I do not agree with the motives behind the passages, I would recommend it for historical and research purposes. The manuscript was written in Maddalena’s handwriting. If you are interested in witches, witchcraft, wicca, or the history of witch craft it is an interesting read.


Aradia, Gospel of the Witches Index

The witchcraft of the old days enables those who would be oppressed to have the ability to “remind” those who would naturally oppress of their duty to “do unto others as they would do unto you.

The Old Religion of Southern Europe. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. University of Toronto Press. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Lo consiglio a chi crede che l’esoterismo si limiti a Evola. Its fifteen chapters portray the origins, beliefs, rituals, and spells of an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition. I would feel better if there were more material even.

Shouldn’t that tell you something? Did a style change also become an emphasis change, as Leland himself laments between traditional witch charms and the classical poetry made after them? The spells are not at all complicated and there is no circle casting as one would find in Wicca or Ceremonial Magic. Jul 28, Steve Cran added it. Another great work of scholarship of Leland, this one surrounding the well-known grimoire and the revival of modern witchcraft inspired by this and related works.

It seems suitable that this is one of those books that is consistently on the reading list for all modern witches. Aradia began to be examined within the wider context of such claims.

In many ways it reads like a childr Aradia is considered the foundation text for modern witchcraft, especially British Traditional Wicca.