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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In diversi punti Leland lascia il testo italiano che stava traducendo. Charles Godfrey Leland was an American author and folkloristand spent much of the s in Florence researching Italian folklore. He organised the material to aradi included into fifteen chapters, and added a brief preface and an appendix. This request spurred Nutt to accept the book, and it was published in July in a small print run. La maggior parte del testo di Aradia si compone di incantesimi, benedizioni e formule rituali, ma comprende anche racconti e miti che suggeriscono vi sia un’influenza sia dell’antica mitologia romana che del cattolicesimo.

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.

Aradia o il vangelo delle streghe : Leland Charles Godfrey :

La parte narrativa occupa la minoranza del testo e si compone di brevi racconti e leggende sulla nascita della religione kl streghe e sulle gesta dei loro dei. Secrets of the Old Religion.

Aradia ddlla one of the products of Leland’s research. This lack of cohesion, or “inconsistency”, is an argument for the text’s authenticity, according to religious scholar Chas S.

They adored forbidden deities and practised forbidden deeds, inspired as much by rebellion against Society as by their own passions. The History and Development of a Legend. Two years passed, until Leland wrote requesting the return of aradoa manuscript in order to submit it to a different publishing house. Sorcerers, Heretics and PagansThames and Hudson,p.

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 stteghe people are completely heathen”.

He further streyhe that a lack of comfort with Aradia may be due to an “insecurity” within Neopaganism about the movement’s claim to authenticity as a religious revival.


After the eleven-year search, Leland writes that he was unsurprised by the contents of the Vangelo. Leland wrote that he had “learned that there was in existence a manuscript setting forth the doctrines of Italian witchcraft” inand had urged Maddalena to find it.

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. Maddalena, nella corrispondenza con Leland, si firmava “Maddalena Talenti”. Leland understood it to be an authentic vngelo [5] of the “Old Religion” of the witches, but explains that he did not know if the text came from written or oral sources. Its fifteen chapters portray the origins, beliefs, rituals, and spells of an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition.

Views Read Edit View history. Il risultato finale del lavoro di Leland fu un volume di piccole dimensioni. Chapter I presents the original witches as slaves that escaped from their masters, beginning new lives as “thieves and evil folk”. Leland’s translation and editing was completed in early and strfghe to David Nutt for publication.

Aradia, o il Vangelo delle Streghe

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat The text apparently corroborates the thesis of Margaret Murray that early modern and Renaissance witchcraft represented a survival of ancient pagan beliefs, and after Gerald Gardner ‘s claim to have encountered religious witchcraft in 20th-century England, [26] the works of Michelet, Murray, and Leland helped support at least the possibility that such a survival could exist.

Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches. Entire chapters of Aradia are devoted to rituals and magic spells.

Leland describes her as belonging to a vanishing tradition of sorcery. Archived from the original on Tale mancanza di coesione, questa “inconsistenza” secondo lo studioso delle religioni Chas S.

The Aradia material is, unfortunately, a disputed text with problems of its own when compared to the usually accepted folklore, folk traditions, and folk magic practices of Italy. Retrieved from ” https: Some of it is Leland’s translation into English of an original Italian manuscriptthe Vangelo gospel.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Leland reports meeting Maddalena inand she became the primary source for his Italian folklore collecting for several years.


Hutton himself is a sceptic, not only of the existence of the religion that Aradia claims to represent, [20] but also of the existence of Maddalena, arguing that it is more likely that Leland created the entire story than that Leland could be so easily “duped” by vantelo Italian fortune-teller.

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”.

Saggi del Saggi in inglese Wicca Magia. After translating and editing the material, it took another two years for the book to be published. Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches Title page of the original edition.

Leland summarises the mythic material in the book in its appendix, writing “Diana is Queen of the Witches; an associate of Herodias Aradia in her relations to sorcery; that she bore a child to her brother the Sun here Lucifer ; that as a moon-goddess she is in some relation to Cain, strgehe dwells as prisoner in the moon, and that the witches of old were people oppressed by feudal lands, the former revenging themselves in every way, and holding orgies to Diana which the Church represented as being the worship of Satan “.

Leland riferisce di averlo ricevuto dalla sua principale fonte di informazioni sulle tradizioni della stregoneria italiana, una donna che lo scrittore chiama Maddalena. Their Nature and Legacy. Scholars are divided, vangel some dismissing Leland’s assertion regarding the origins of the manuscript, and others arguing for its authenticity as a unique documentation of folk beliefs.

The Old Religion of Southern Europe.

Anche Mathiesen rifiuta la terza ipotesi, sostenendo che mentre i brani del libro scritti in inglese erano stati profondamente revisionati durante il processo di scrittura, le parti in italiano, al contrario, quasi non erano state toccate, tranne piccoli ritocchi ” esattamente del tipo che avrebbe fatto un correttore di bozze confrontando la propria copia con l’originale “.