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Neopagan Texts: Book of Veles, Tyr, Harvest, the Book of Blotar, Drawing Down the Moon, Green Egg, Pagan Dawn Books LLC

Neopagan Texts: Book of Veles, Tyr, Harvest, the Book of Blotar, Drawing Down the Moon, Green Egg, Pagan Dawn

Books LLC

Published July 8th 2011
ISBN : 9781157334323
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40 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Texts used in Wicca, Wiccan books, satr texts, Poetic Edda, Charge of the Goddess, Gesta Danorum,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Texts used in Wicca, Wiccan books, satr texts, Poetic Edda, Charge of the Goddess, Gesta Danorum, Prose Edda, The White Goddess, Book of Shadows, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, Sweep, Book of Veles, Tyr, Witchcraft: Its Power in the World Today, Harvest, Circle of Three, Witchcraft Today, Wiccan Laws, Eko Eko Azarak, The Spiral Dance, Drawing Down the Moon, What Witches Do, Green Egg, The Meaning of Witchcraft, A Witch Alone, Pagan Dawn. Excerpt: Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches is a book composed by the American folklorist Charles Leland that was published in 1899. It contains what he believed was the religious text of a group of pagan witches in Tuscany, Italy that documented their beliefs and rituals, although various historians and folklorists have disputed the existence of such a group. In the 20th century, the book was very influential in the development of the Neopagan religion of Wicca. The text is a composite. Some of it is Lelands translation into English of an original Italian manuscript, the Vangelo (gospel). Leland reported receiving the manuscript from his primary informant on Italian witchcraft beliefs, a woman Leland referred to as Maddalena and whom he called his witch informant in Italy. The rest of the material comes from Lelands research on Italian folklore and traditions, including other related material from Maddalena. Leland had been informed of the Vangelos existence in 1886, but it took Maddalena eleven years to provide him with a copy. After translating and editing the material, it took another two years for the book to be published. Its fifteen chapters portray the origins, beliefs, rituals, and spells of an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition. The central figure of that religion is the goddess Aradia, who came to Earth to teach the practice of witchcraft to peasants in ...