Aradia: The Gospel of the Witches
This first edition reprint tells how the author met a woman in Italy in the 1800s. She revealed to him Strega, or the Old Religion, which had its roots in religions that pre-dated Christianity. An important book for modern Wiccans, with a great impact upon its beliefs. Gives anyone with an interest in religions what some of the more ancient beliefs may have been in earlier times. Also one of the standard texts for Wiccans. An important document often used called the Charge of the Goddess was taken from this book, although not named so here. A must read for those studying pagan or Wiccan traditions.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lkrough2 - LibraryThing
The story of Aradia and the information that she supposedly passed on to Charles Leland. I think that this has since been discredited, but it is a good book to read for refernce to the origins of modern witchcraft both from the Wiccan and Stregheria perspective. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tole_lege - LibraryThing
The edition I would recommend is: Leland (1998). Aradia or the Gospel of the witches: A new translation by Mario Pazzaglini and Dina Pazzaglini. Washington, Phoenix Publishing. I'm not sure about the ... Read full review