|Aradia. The Gospel of the Witches. Charles G. Leland. Wicca. Witchcraft. Occult|
Charles G. Leland compiled the folklore contained in "Aradia: Gospel of the Witches" in the late 19th Century. Much of it focuses on tales and Mythology pertaining to the Goddess Diana. The book has been very influential on the practice modern occultism.
“Diana greatly loved her brother Lucifer, the god of the Sun and of the Moon, the god of Light, who was so proud of his beauty, and who for his pride was driven from Paradise. . . . She spun the lives of all men; all things were spun from the wheel of Diana. Lucifer turned the wheel.” Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, presented here with extensive commentary and elucidation by folklorist Charles G. Leland, is one of the most important documents extant on the subject of European witchcraft, and has been immensely influential on the practice of modern occultism. Aradia is a fascinating document of authentic Italian Witchcraft as practiced in the 19th century.