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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Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans. One last thing to relate is that this “Gospel” was given to the oppressed as a means to level the playing field between them and their oppressors. It is a vestige left over from the ancient Etruscan religion.

If this is truly an accurate representation of ancient practices and spells of witchcraft, it is very valuable. 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.

Worst of all, most of them can’t write worth a damn. Nov 17, Lodane rated it did not like it. Here, in the story of the goddess Aradia, who came to Earth to champion oppressed peasants in their off against their feudal overlords and the Catholic Church, are the chants, prayers, spells, and rituals that have become the centerpieces of contemporary pagan faiths.


Ok one more thing to relate. Nov 12, Eric Willeforde rated it liked it. The writing style certainly is easy and suitable for all reading levels. Gospel of the Witches. No, don’t think so.

Since writing the foregoing I have met with and read a very clever and entertaining work entitled Il Romanzo dei Settimani, G. The central figure of that religion is the goddess Aradiawho came to Earth to teach the practice of witchcraft to peasants in order for them to oppose their feudal oppressors and the Roman Catholic Church. The Norwegian classical composer Martin Romberg wrote a Mass for mixed choir in seven parts after a selection of poems from Leland’s text.

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Aradia was one of the products aradla Leland’s research. Has some beautiful ideas in it; though it is the gospel of the witches, don’t take everything in it as gospel.

The type that has been used throughout history and thro I’ve read alot of folks reviews before reading the book and after reading the work myself it just comes to tge that alot of people don’t really “read” it with a view to understand it.

She tries to persue him but he only succeeds in evading her. Leland explains its inclusion by a note that Diana, as portrayed in Aradiais worshipped by outlaws, and Laverna was the Roman goddess of thievery.

One of the things that seemed odd to me was that the poetry of these Italian devotees of Aradia and Diana was in English. Una storia che dobbiamo assolutamente custodire.

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Aug 17, Davin Raincloud rated it liked it. If this doesn’t describe you, look elsewhere. The Charge of the Goddessan important piece of liturgy used in Wiccan rituals, [28] was inspired by Aradia’s speech in the first chapter of the book.


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While Leland’s name is the one principally associated with Aradia arsdia, the 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 to as “Maddalena”. 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. For example take the family that is poor and is in need of money.

It would be nice to see it reformatted to be able to actually tne. This classic of neo-Paganism is one of the few books which witcyes to be an actual sacred text of traditional witchcraft, in particular that of the Tuscan region of Italy.

There is feasting on wine, moon cakes and their is ecstatic gathering and breaking of the overly strict laws of modesty.

A Gopel of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: I’ve read this several times and never seem to read every word. Each of these theories has pros and cons: Aradia’s students thus became the first witches, who would then continue the worship of Diana.