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Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe

Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe

Italian Witchcraft (previously titled Ways of the Strega) by respected author Raven Grimassi is more than just a book about Witchcraft. It is a complete Book of Shadows. In it you will find the history of this ancient tradition, its legends and myths, as well as the rituals and rites that you can do today. You can be a Strega!

The book includes a full set of rituals that you can do. You'll find rituals for all of the Italian Witchcraft holidays including Shadow Fest, Lupercus, Tana's Day and more. You'll also find rituals for the Full Moon, births, funerals.

There is a practical side to this book, too. It is filled with instructions so that you can cast spells and work with the powers of incense, oils, herbs, and candles. You'll learn to work with the magick of the Moon and Stars. You'll be able to do protection rituals and learn how to cure someone who has received the "Malocchio" (Evil Eye).

Many of the mysteries revealed here have never been published before. You'll learn secret gestures of power and secret symbols. And you can use them all! Also revealed are the secrets of the tools of the Italian Witch. You'll learn how to prepare the "Spirit Blade" and the ritual wand. You'll learn how to make the Spirit Bowl and use to consecrate other tools and talismans.

If you're looking to discover real Witchcraft, or if you're already a Witch but are thinking about other traditions, this is the book for you.

Introduction

Part 1: An Overview

Chapter 1. Beliefs of the Strega

Chapter 2. Italian Witchcraft

Chapter 3. Testivals of the Seasons

Chapter 4. Tuscan Witchcraft

Chapter 5. The Moon and Witchcraft

Chapter 6. Catholicism and the Craft

Chapter 7. The Watchers

Chapter 8. The Powers of Light and Darkness

Chapter 9. Leland, Gardner, and Frazer

Part 2: The Workbook

Chapter 10. The Tools and Symbols of Stregheria

Chapter 11. Raising and Drawing Power

Chapter 12. The Aridian Rituals

Chapter 13. The Rites of Community

Chapter 14. The Art of Magick

Chapter 15. The Art of Casting Spells

Chapter 16. Moon Magick

Chapter 17. Herbs and Witchcraft

Chapter 18. Starlore and Magick

Chapter 19. Shadow Magick

Part 3: Aradia and the Teachings

Chapter 20. The Strega’s Story

Chapter 21. The Teachings of the Holy Strega

Chapter 22. Conclusion

Part 4: Appendices

Appendix A. Comparison of Wiccan Aspects with Leland's Italian Witchcraft

Appendix B. Charles Leland

Appendix C. Befana

Appendix D. The Myth of Diana

Appendix E. The Mythos

Appendix F. The Gifts of Aradia and Tenets of Belief

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