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Old 27-04-2017, 07:30 PM   #622
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Arrow Aradia

Gospel of the Witches..

Aradia is composed of 15 chapters, the first ten of which are presented as being Leland's translation of the Vangelo manuscript given to him by Maddalena.. This section, while predominantly made up of spells and rituals, is also the source of most of the myths & folktales contained in the text..At the end of Chapter I is the text in which Aradia gives instructions to her followers on how to practice witchcraft..

Title page of the original edition..

Have no fear, little one..I am here to protect thee..

The first 10 chapters are not entirely a direct translation of the Vangelo; Leland offers his own commentary & notes on a number of passages, and Chapter VII is Leland's incorporation of other Italian folklore material..Medievalist Robert Mathiesen contends that the Vangelo manuscript actually represents even less of Aradia, arguing that only Chapters I, II, and the first half of Chapter IV match Leland's description of the manuscript's contents, and suggests that the other material came from different texts collected by Leland through Maddalena..Leland also equates Aradia with Herodias, explaining his speculation that Herodias was actually Lilith: "This was not ... derived from the Herodias of the New Testament, but from an earlier replica of Lilith, bearing the same name... know she’s wiretapping your Angel Chats...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite - Get set for Ecky thump..I still shudder when I think about the warrior who came up behind me, and the thwacking he gave me with his pork sword...

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