A Modern Guide to Charles Godfrey Leland's Gospel of the Witches
First published in 1899, Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches is a fascinating record of Charles Godfrey Leland's view of Italian folk magic as told to him by hereditary Italian witches. Craig Spencer's Aradia is a new translation of the original Italian text and includes a full reprint of Leland's own words as well as notes, analysis, and commentary to help you better understand the classic manuscript and the magical practices within its pages. Aradia also includes hands-on instructions for a unique magical practice based on Leland's remarkable glimpse of 19th-century craft lore. This magical guide is designed to help you develop, expand, and enhance your current craft practices. With exercises and rituals inspired by the original manuscript, this book shares a wholly unique approach to witchcraft that harkens back to authentic practices of an earlier era.