Preface. 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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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 “. Return to Book Page. The narrative material makes up less of the text, and is composed of short stories and legends about the birth of the witchcraft religion and the actions of their gods. I’d recommend it to ggospel interested in the history of witchcraft, or who might want to see possibilities beyond the Wiccan straitjacket. Aug 17, Davin Raincloud rated it liked it.
Please try again later. The New Edition of Leland’s Aradia “. 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, or, The Gospel of the witches
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 much satirical and very safe but cheap ridicule of what to them is merely vulgar and false.
Editorial Reviews Review For anyone interested in Wicca this is the book of choice. A Guide to Hoodoo Folk Magic. Dec 29, Jen rated it liked it.
The elder gods created Diana and from her other half came the sun god Lucifer. I would feel better if there arada more material even. Sep 21, GooseberryCompote rated it liked it Shelves: I was excited to read this, but ultimately disappointed. It’s revered by ‘some’ witches, who find inspiration in it’s poetic tale.
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It’s interesting that some of the problems with the Catholic church discussed in the book still exist today. But in Northern Italy, as its literature indicates, though there has been some slight gathering of fairy tales and popular superstitions zradia scholars, there has never existed the least interest as regarded the strange lore of the witches, nor any suspicion that it embraced an incredible quantity of old Roman minor myths and legends, such as Ovid has recorded, but of which much escaped him and all other Latin writers .
Four stars for the sometimes overwhelmingly exquisite poetry throughout. They make it clear that they don’t understand them, or feel the need to, before shitting in someone else’s bed.
There aren’t even very many stories the book is very thin. The poetry had a booming reverb applied to it, I suppose to make it seem larger and more momentous.
Leland, Charles Godfrey : Aradia: Gospel of the Witches – The Druid Network
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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
So-called ‘eclectic witches’ steal aspects of other religions and mythology. Cursing, poisoning and controlling type love spells are all advocated as a means to exact revenge on economic oppressors i. He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe. A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans.
If gopsel are interested in witches, witchcraft, wicca, or the history of witch craft it is an interesting read. Mar 20, Papertrees rated it really liked it. Leland reports meeting Maddalena inand agadia became the thf source for his Italian folklore collecting for several years. I learned a lot about Diana and her daughter.
Aradia: Gospel of the Witches
It seems suitable that this is one of those books that ditches consistently on the reading list for all modern witches. Secrets of the Old Religion. It is a vestige left over from the ancient Etruscan religion. There has always been conjecture by historians as to the validity of the “Witch’s Gospel.