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. Legare, the binding and paralysing human faculties by means of witchcraft.] ARADIA, or the Gospel of the Witches. CHAPTER I. How Diana Gave Birth to Aradia. 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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Gospel of the Witches. I enjoyed the stories and the spells. It was gathered from local sources and he was helped by a young female. Ouija boards—also called spirit boards or talking boards—have been part of various cultures long before the introduction of the “game” in the 19 th century.

Magliocco identified Aradia with the legendary witch figure – who is probably a supernatural legend known in the Sardinian tradition as ”sa Rejusta”. Do not Underestimate the Etruscans: Leland claimed that the book he wrote was based on very good resources and stories repeated by centuries of people who were interested in witchcraft.

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. Diana sends her daughter Aradia to them to teach these former serfs witchcraft, the power of which they can use to “destroy the evil race of oppressors “.

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.

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

Interestingly, two of the modern defenders of Aradia cited by Clifton speak of discovering and being inspired by the book as teenagers. These wutches household sprites that attach themselves to oor family and serve as their guardian. Archived from the original on Return to Book Page. This tye the account of the discovery of a skull that has the potential to change what we know about human evolution, and a suppression and cover-up which followed.

The Phoenix Edition contains another translation more modern and according to them corrected. The Pazzaglinis who re-translated the Italian portion of Leland’s text are a mother and son with Northern Italian roots. Un “must have” per chi si interessa di stregheria. Secrets of the Old Religion. As folk stories and mythology, This book is clearly important to the history of modern paganism. The story focuses on the “witch cult” idea that was popular in the early to mid s and witchew the late s, as wellwhich tied ideas about witches sabbats common from folklore with the idea of witchcraft being a survival of pre-Christian religion, in this case, the worship of Diana.


Mario Pazzaglini and Dina Pazzaglini. No trivia or quizzes yet. The book has very little witchs do with Aradia, female savior of the Italian Witches, and seems to be a Christianized version of the history of the Streghe.

Magliocco writes that Aradia “may represent a 19th-century version of [the legend of the Cult of Herodias] that te later materials influenced by medieval diabolism: His bias is basically shoveled into the work. If deep discontent and chafing under the strictures of authority are common among those drawn to such material as found in this book, its rituals and chants seem to promise a remedy.

Leland’s work remained obscure until the s, when other theories about, and claims of, “pagan witchcraft” survivals began to be widely discussed. The Pazzaglinis’ resurrection of the text attempts to correct errors made in the original translation, and with the help of essays by contributors who also have examined the original manuscript and other documents relating to its author and to the practice of witchcraft, to place the significance of Aradia.

The revolutionary invention of the wheel. Also one can also look into “Arcana Mundi” by Georg Luck in the introduction and find examples of statues of the gods being whipped in order to get them to do the bidding of the people. I just have a problem with the complete lack of continuity, or even correspondence between even the same god or goddess.

I’d recommend it to anyone interested in the history of witchcraft, or who might want to see possibilities beyond the Wiccan straitjacket. Aradia is often presented as an important deity and her character appears in many books. This account of Aradia is said to be created from ancient Etruscan mythology.

After separating from Lucifer Diana suddenly has a longing for him. That was only one of the problems with this, and one that could easily have been noticed by arada critics. Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans. The content, however, is anything but suitable for young readers or anybody who thinks witchcraft is all white light and pretty yhe. Andrews to Folk-Lore [1]he will be aware that there are in Italy great numbers of strege, fortune-tellers or witches, who divine by cards, perform strange ceremonies in which spirits are supposed to be invoked, make and sell amulets, and, in fact, comport themselves generally as their reputed kind are wont to do, be they Black Voodoos in America or sorceresses anywhere.


For a dangerously curious person like me such changes seem like mysteries that can never be unraveled. Dec 29, DarkMiryam rated it liked it. Leland had been gosoel of the Vangelo ‘ s existence inbut it took Maddalena eleven years to provide him with a copy. The arasia Aradia witces other subjects, available at: May 08, Molly rated it really liked it. Having worked in this field, including sales of these exact books, I can tell you If I give one of these books anything above 2 stars, it’s a decent example of this type of book.

Published by David Nutt, London, It is uncertain whether Maddelena drew from written texts, or transcribed oral material herself, though the latter seems more probable. Did a style change also become an emphasis change, as Leland himself laments between traditional witch charms and the classical poetry made after them? For example take the family that is poor and is in need of money.

The world becomes plastic, malleable to the most personal wishes of the practitioner, so that the self becomes enthroned. It seems suitable that this is one of those books that is consistently on the reading list for all modern witches. A convicted double murderer has won the right to a retrial on the basis that four of the jury had used a Ouija board the night before finding him guilty.

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

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. Replies to my comment. To quote Holden from Chasing Amy, “Over- or underweight [people] who don’t get laid – they’re our bread and butter.