Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches (Classic Reprint)

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However, they die slowly, and even yet there are old people in the Romagna of the North who know the Etruscan names of the Twelve Gods, and invocations to Bacchus, jupiter, and Venus, Mercury, and the Lares or ancestral spirits, and in the cities are women who prepare strange amulets, over which they mutter spells, all known in the old Roman time, and who can astonish even the learned by their legends of Latin gods, mingled with lore which may be found in cato or theocritus. With one of these I became ia timately acquainted in 1886, and have ever since employed her specially to collect among her sisters of the hidden spell in many places all the traditions of the olden time known to them. It is true that I have drawn from other sources, but this woman by long practice has perfectly learned what few understand, or just what I want, and how to extract it from those of her kind.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Charles Leland

Hardback

Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780331631791

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm

Page Count - 149

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