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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Magliocco calls Aradia “the first real text of the 20th gsopel Witchcraft revival”, [25] and it is repeatedly cited as being profoundly influential on the development of Wicca.

They need to remember that this is not modern wicca, this is real witchcraft. Aradi clarity and the option to use invocations in their original language I very much appreciate Leland giving them i I’ve read this several times and never seem to read every word. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Title page of the original edition.

Leland and the Witches of Italy: Among other strange relics, she succeeded, after many years, in obtaining the following “Gospel,” which I have in her handwriting. However, they die slowly, and even yet there are old people in the Romagna of the North who know the Etruscan names of the Twelve Gods, and invocations to Bacchus, Jupiter, and Venus, Mercury, and the Lares or ancestral spirits, and in the cities are women who prepare strange amulets, over which they mutter spells, all known in the old Roman time, and who can astonish even the learned by their legends of Latin gods, mingled with lore which may be found in Cato or Theocritus.


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Top Reviews Aradiz recent Top Reviews. Nov 12, Eric Willeforde rated it liked it. Do you think that a polite society can be created on paper gispel just in general and people will just do it?

Leland reported receiving the manuscript from his primary informant on Italian witchcraft beliefs, a woman Leland referred to as “Maddalena” and whom he called his “witch informant” in Italy.

And for those who do not believe in her as an actual person, how do they explain the handwritten letter of hers photocopied in the Phoenix edition of Aradia? And sacred too, and thus I speak the spell: The Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically. Only in this case the folklore is about witches. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches: Charles Leland: : Books

In his studies, Leland met a woman witch who allegedly became his confidant, and informant. Therefore it cannot effectively be used to discredit other writings or views on Italian witchcraft, nor is it a representative ethnographic foundation against which other writings or views “must” be compared. Finally while down on Earth she couples with him by disguising herself as a cat. 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.

Aradia, or, The Gospel of the witches

The main Goddess for the practitioners of this faith is the Goddess Diana. He based this book on material which he received from a woman named Maddelena, who had assisted him in collecting regional Italian folklore.

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. Like televangelists, and snake-oil salesman, these publishers prey on the The Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically. Leland understood it to be an authentic document [5] of the “Old Religion” of the witches, but explains that he did not know if the text came from written or oral sources.


All of these actions bespeak of ancient tradition living up to the present. This request spurred Nutt to accept the book, and it was published in July in a small print run.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 17, Lodane rated it did not like it. Published April 1st by Cosimo Classics first published Books by Charles Godfrey Leland.

Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches

Historically significant, as this is the first book in print that discusses ot pagan survivals. Leland wrote that “the witches even yet form a fragmentary secret society or sect, that they call it that of the Old Religion, and that there are in the Romagna entire villages in which the people are completely heathen”. The living Venn diagram of demographics for these books would look like this: Lo consiglio a chi crede che l’esoterismo si limiti a Evola.

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. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Archived from the original on Leland’s claim that the manuscript was genuine, and even his assertion that he received such a manuscript, have been called into question.