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Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches (Unabridged Start Publishing LLC)

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Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches (Unabridged Start Publishing LLC)

Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches (Unabridged Start Publishing LLC) by Charles G. Leland
English | July 1st, 2013 | ISBN: 1727064178, 1515430928 | 102 pages | EPUB | 0.16 MB

The text is a composite. Some of it is Leland's 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 Leland's research on Italian folklore and traditions, including other related material from Maddalena. Leland had been informed of the Vangelo's existence in 1886, but it took Maddalena eleven years to provide him with a copy.