Aradia è il manoscritto contenente le dottrine della Stregheria italiana.I temi salienti che costituiscono la trama o il nucleo centrale di questo Vangelo, cioè, che. addressed to Diana and Aradia, the exorcism of Cain, and the spells of the holy- stone, . This is the Gospel (Vangelo) of the Witches: Regina delle streghe. : Aradia o il vangelo delle streghe () by Charles Godfrey Leland and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible.

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Aradia began to be examined within the wider context of such claims.

The History and Development of a Legend. The History and Development of a Legendin Pomegranate: They adored forbidden deities strsghe practised forbidden deeds, inspired as much by rebellion against Society as by their own passions. Aradia was stteghe of the products of Leland’s research. Leland was struck by this cosmogony: This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Maddelena then reportedly went missing, and never contacted Leland again.

Leland’s claim that the manuscript was genuine, and even his assertion that he received such a manuscript, have been called into question.

Leland dice di aver incontrato Maddalena nel e che per diversi anni essa divenne la sua principale fonte per quanto riguardava il folklore italiano. This request spurred Nutt to accept the book, and it was published in July in a small print run. La storica Ruth Martin afferma che era pratica comune restare ” nude con i capelli sciolti sulle spalle ” mentre recitavano gli incantesimi.

Clifton writes that Aradia was especially influential for leaders of the Wiccan religious movement in the s and s, but that the book no longer appears on the “reading lists” given by members to newcomers, nor is it extensively cited in more recent Neopagan books. After translating and editing the material, it took another two years for the book to be published. The History and Development of a Legend”. Saggi del Saggi in inglese Wicca Magia. Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches is a book composed by the American folklorist Charles Godfrey Leland that was published in It contains what he believed was the religious text of a group of pagan witches in TuscanyItaly that documented their beliefs and rituals, although various historians and folklorists have disputed the existence of such a group.


The rest of the material comes from Leland’s research on Italian folklore and traditions, including other related material from Maddalena. The Norwegian classical composer Martin Romberg wrote a Mass for mixed choir in seven parts after a selection of poems from Leland’s text.

Historian Ruth Martin states that it was a common practice for witches of Italy to be “naked with their hair loose around their shoulders” while reciting conjurations.

He differs from Leland in many ways, particularly in portraying her as a witch who lived and taught in 14th-century Italy, rather dellla a goddess. La Valiente quindi decise di riscrivere il passaggio sia in prosa che in versi, mantenendo comunque la metrica tradizionale di Aradia. Clifton suggests that modern claims of revealing an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition, for example those of Leo Martello and Raven Grimassimust be “match[ed] against”, and compared with the claims in Aradia.

Aradia, o il Vangelo delle Streghe

Il testo ha una struttura mista. Leland fu colpito da questa cosmogonia: Mathiesen also dismisses this “option three”, arguing that while Leland’s English drafts for the book were heavily edited and revised in the process of writing, the Italian sections, in contrast, were almost untouched except for corrections of “precisely the sort that a proofreader would make as he compared his copy to the original”. It was largely what he was expecting, with the exception that he did not predict passages in “prose-poetry”.


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”. Medievalist Robert Mathiesen contends that the Vangelo manuscript actually represents even less of Aradiaarguing that only Chapters I, II, and the first half of Chapter IV match Leland’s description of the manuscript’s contents, and suggests that the other material came from different texts collected by Leland through Maddalena.

Parti del discorso comparvero in una delle prime versioni del rituale della Wicca gardneriana. 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.

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Copertina della prima edizione del The Origin of Aradia”. Leland reports meeting Maddalena inand she became the primary source for his Italian folklore collecting for several years.

Charles Leland was an American expatriate journalist, folklorist, and author. Leland scrisse che aveva ” capito che esisteva un manoscritto che fissava i principi della dottrina della stregoneria italiana ” nel e aveva pregato Maddalena di trovarlo.

Il capitolo XV, ad esempio, presenta un incantesimo per evocare Laverna per mezzo dell’utilizzo di un mazzo di carte da gioco. Charles Godfrey Leland era uno scrittore e studioso del folklore statunitense vangwlo trascorse vari anni a Firenze compiendo studi e ricerche sul folklore italiano.