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. ]. 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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In many ways it reads like a childr Aradia is considered the foundation text for modern witchcraft, especially British Traditional Wicca. Each of these theories has pros and cons: It seems suitable that this is one of those books that is consistently on the reading list for all modern witches. This request spurred Nutt to accept the book, arsdia it was published in July in a small print run. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Return to Book Page. The book reads like a pamphlet or a brief essay and is anecdotal at best. I own a paperwhite and the formatting causes text to be in columns of just one letter.


Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

Leland summarises the mythic material in the book in its appendix, writing “Diana is Queen of the Witches; an associate of Herodias Aradia in her relations to sorcery; that she bore a child to her brother the Sun here Lucifer ; that as a moon-goddess she is in some relation to Cain, who dwells as prisoner in the moon, and that the witches of old were people oppressed by feudal lands, the former revenging themselves in every way, and holding orgies to Diana which the Church represented as being the worship of Satan “.

Additionally, I worked for a company in this field,and had to read an ocean of this stuff to do my job. Also, the rituals seem much simpler than casting circles and using altars like in other Pagan rituals.

The stories are interesting and quite different from what we see in other mythology concerning witchcraft. Aradia is composed of fifteen chapters, the first ten of which are presented as being Leland’s translation of the Vangelo manuscript given to him by Maddalena.

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Aradia, or, The Gospel of the witches

The Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically. Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches is a book aradiia by the American folklorist Charles Godfrey Leland that was published in She is the Goddess of the moon, queen of the fairies and protector of the down trodden.

So my friend the late M. Worst of all, most of them can’t write worth a damn. Attached are pictures of what I mean by poor formatting.

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This informant, “Maddalena” supposedly assisted Leland in gathering secret writings, and incantations that had been used in “Stregheria” for hundreds, even thousands of years going back to the Etruscans of Tuscany.

There are alot of people who claim that the witchcraft in Aradia is to mean and evil. While Leland’s name is the one principally associated with Aradiathe manuscript that makes up the bulk of it is attributed to the research of an Italian woman whom Leland and Leland’s biographer, his niece Elizabeth Robins Pennellreferred araeia as “Maddalena”.

The writing style certainly is easy and suitable for all reading levels. The Witches gather together monthly on the full moon, their celebration a sabbat.

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches by Charles Godfrey Leland

Finally while down on Earth she couples with him by disguising herself as a cat. For example o the family that is poor and is in need of money. He based this book on material which he received from a woman named Maddelena, who had assisted him in collecting regional Italian folklore. With one of these Ot 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.

As it was written quite a while ago I suppose that would explain it. Leland describes her as belonging to a vanishing tradition of sorcery. I’ve read alot of folks reviews before reading the book and after reading the work myself it just comes to me that alot of people don’t really “read” it with a view to understand it. At the end of Chapter I is the text in which Aradia gives instructions to her followers on how to practice witchcraft.

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The poetry had a booming reverb applied to it, I suppose to ggospel it seem larger and more momentous. You get out of it what you like. I also seen that many people have complained about the threatening of the goddess and how that should glspel be done. 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 aradja satirical and very safe but cheap ridicule of what to them is merely vulgar and false.

Aug 04, Emily rated it did not like it Shelves: This page was last edited on 28 Januaryat However, others disagree and believe these are true representations of “the old religion. 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.

Thankfully, it’s very short and I managed to read it in entirety yesterday. It contains what he believed was the religious text of a group of pagan witches in TuscanyItaly that documented their beliefs and rituals, although various historians and folklorists have disputed the existence of such a group.

In Northern Italy there are Strega or Italian witches who still practice Etruscan magic and are expert in it’s ways. The remaining five chapters are clearly identified in the text as representing other material Leland believed to be relevant to the Vangeloacquired during his research into Italian witchcraft, and especially while working on his Etruscan Roman Remains and Legends of Florence. The elder gods created Diana and from her other half came the sun god Lucifer.

Una storia che dobbiamo assolutamente custodire. The wtiches quality was also somewhat less than the normal arzdia standard, being a bit grainier than usual. Charles Godfrey Leland was an American author and folkloristand spent much of the s in Florence researching Italian folklore.

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