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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Arqdia, it’s very short and I managed to read witchds in entirety yesterday. For example take the family that is poor and is in need of money.

Dec 29, DarkMiryam rated it liked it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I also seen that many people have complained about the threatening of the goddess and how that should never be done. Set up a giveaway.

Perfect for goddess worshipping pagans looking for some saints and Madonna references in with their cool old incantations. He also states that he had many sources and Magdalenna was not the only source.

But I don’t think anyone should read it just because “it’s a classic. May 08, Molly rated it really liked it. Entire chapters of Aradia are devoted to rituals and magic spells.

Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches

If one wants a fuller representation of the Italian witch faith then one can read further in the author’s other works such as “Etruscan Roman Remains” and “Legends of Florence” Aradia who is called the Queen of Witches was sent down to help the suffering people of Italy who were oppressed by the nobility and the clergy men. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in the history of witchcraft, or who might want to see possibilities beyond the Wiccan straitjacket.


Oct 17, Chrissy rated it it was amazing. The Etruscans lived in Tuscany, Italy.

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

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

Leland 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.

There aren’t a lot of historical books on magic and I know there’s a lot of debate about this being a historic book on magic, but that’s true of every historic book on magic that give you spells that are easy to do. Oct 20, Victoria Haf rated it liked it. 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.

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The same is done today by many moderns making new translations of ancient material. Witcjes 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. The Phoenix Edition contains another translation more modern and according to them corrected.

He differs from Leland in many ways, particularly in portraying her as a witch who lived and taught in 14th-century Iwtches, rather than a goddess.


I gopsel done what little it is really very little I could, to disinter something from the dead volcano of Italian sorcery. In Northern Italy there are Strega or Italian witches who still practice Etruscan magic and are expert in it’s ways. I think that it confused me more than helped me about the lore and which gods and goddesses are which, though.

Aradia, or, The Gospel of the witches

She’s a white, American woman. It was illegal in pagan Rome and a crime punishable by death. Gospel of the Witches by Charles Godfrey Leland. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The family becomes wealthy as a result. Still, I prefer to just enjoy it as a story, and not as a historical document, so it was a somewhat amusing product of the 19th century.

There are also included the very curious incantations or benedictions of the honey, meal, and salt, or cakes of the witch-supper, which is curiously gosel, and evidently a relic of the Roman Mysteries. It’s revered by ‘some’ witches, who find inspiration in it’s poetic tale.

In several places Leland provides the Italian he was translating. This book is considered important to modern Witchcraft from a historical standpoint. 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. She is or the goddess of witchcraft.

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