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Italian Witchcraft
Italian Witchcraft
The Old Religion of Southern Europe

By: Raven Grimassi
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9781567182590
English  |  336 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
7 1/2 x 9 1/8 , 336 pp illus. , appendices , bibliog. , glossary , index
Pub Date: February 2000
Price: $19.99 US,  $22.95 CAN
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Religion has always been an important part of life in Italy. When Christianity became dominant, the Pagan faiths that had once abounded went underground and became the tradition known as Stregheria. This ancient faith is now revealed in Italian Witchcraft (previously titled Ways of the Strega) by respected author Raven Grimassi whose personal students have included Scott Cunningham and Donald Michael Kraig.
In these pages you will discover the ancient secrets of the Italian Witches, many of which have never before been published. You'll find the secret hand gestures of power and the seasonal festivals. You'll discover the secret of the Spirit Bowl and how it is used to consecrate tools and talismans. The book also discusses the home shrine known as the Lare House, a small shrine which is a must for the home of every Strega (Italian Witch).
For the first time you will find over 40 previously secret symbols and sigils used in Italian Witchcraft. You will also learn the secrets of raising power and cleansing the aura.
Italian Witchcraft is based on the teachings of Aradia. Thus, it is also known as Aridian Witchcraft. Here, Grimassi shares the methods and rituals of this system for the Full Moon, seasonal holidays, and community transitions such as weddings and funerals. And of course there is the magic! You'll learn how to cast spells and work with candles, oils, incense, herbs, and more. You'll learn spells for protection and how to work with the Moon. Also included is the magick of the stars and the secret of Shadow Magick.
This book also includes the ancient legends of Aradia and her previously secret teachings. Put this all together and you will find that Italian Witchcraft is a complete grimoire, a Book of Shadows from a legitimately ancient tradition. And most importantly, it's a tradition that you can practice today.
That's right - Italian Witchcraft is ancient, but it is also modern and alive. This book shows you how you can practice this tradition and bring the magic and power of real Witchcraft into your life. In the 14th century, Aradia taught that if you practiced the "Old Ways" you would receive many gifts or powers including the ability to bring success in love, to bless and consecrate, to speak with spirits, to posses the knowledge of divination, to cure disease, and to have influence over wild beasts. If you follow the path of the Strega, you may receive these gifts, too.
If you want to discover how wonderful your life can be, if you want to learn how you can be in harmony with the God and Goddess, this book can show the way. It shares a complete system of Witchcraft that is ancient yet fully applicable to the issues of today. The one book you need to complete your knowledge of Witchcraft is the one that also fills you with secret knowledge. Get Italian Witchcraft, today!

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