Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe

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9781567182590: Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe

Italian Witchcraft (previously titled Ways of the Strega) by respected author Raven Grimassi is more than just a book about Witchcraft. It is a complete Book of Shadows. In it you will find the history of this ancient tradition, its legends and myths, as well as the rituals and rites that you can do today. You can be a Strega!

The book includes a full set of rituals that you can do. You'll find rituals for all of the Italian Witchcraft holidays including Shadow Fest, Lupercus, Tana's Day and more. You'll also find rituals for the Full Moon, births, funerals.

There is a practical side to this book, too. It is filled with instructions so that you can cast spells and work with the powers of incense, oils, herbs, and candles. You'll learn to work with the magick of the Moon and Stars. You'll be able to do protection rituals and learn how to cure someone who has received the "Malocchio" (Evil Eye).

Many of the mysteries revealed here have never been published before. You'll learn secret gestures of power and secret symbols. And you can use them all! Also revealed are the secrets of the tools of the Italian Witch. You'll learn how to prepare the "Spirit Blade" and the ritual wand. You'll learn how to make the Spirit Bowl and use to consecrate other tools and talismans.

If you're looking to discover real Witchcraft, or if you're already a Witch but are thinking about other traditions, this is the book for you.

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From the Publisher:

         Italian Witchcraft (previously titled Ways of the Strega) by Raven Grimassi is really an achievement. This outstanding  book about Stregheria examines the history of the tradition, showing its antiquity through a variety of sources. It also has the complete myth of Aradia and the teachings of the Holy Strega. Finally, it contains a workbook with all of the rituals for the holidays as well as many of the magical techniques. In short, it is a complete Book of Shadows! And most importantly, you can use it to make the changes you need in your life.
In the chapter titled "The Art of Casting Spells," the magical methods of the Strega are revealed. Raven writes that "The art of spell casting incorporates many different aspects. Most spells include the use of various types of candles, herbs, charms, oils and so on. Also common to most spells is the verse or incantation." He then goes on to reveal all of the methods, including different types of verses to use and herbs for different magical purposes. You'll learn that you should use white candles for rituals of protection, pink ones for friendship and green ones for success. You'll also learn the Protective Pentagram Spell, the Spell of the Witches' Pentagram, the Spell of St. Anthony (to win or reclaim a lover), and much more.
I think you'll find that this will be one of the most valuable books you can have. Whether you are looking for historical information or practical techniques, this book will satisfy you. Always interesting and intriguing, you'll find yourself studying the histories, honoring the myths and practicing the magick.
The path of the Strega may be the path that leads you to greater success and happiness. You owe it to yourself to find out.

From the Back Cover:

AWAKEN TO THE OLD WAYS

The legacy of Italian Witchcraft, handed down for generations, is now yours. Author Raven Grimassi reclaims the Pagan spirituality of southern Europe and traces its roots from the pre-Christian era to the fourteenth-century Holy Strega and the modern Legend of Aradia. Italian Witchcraft imparts knowledge once known only to secret initiates and gives you a solid introduction to Strega traditions. You will learn how to:
-- cast and break spells
-- create a Spirit Flame
-- invoke the power of a Watcher
-- cast shadows
-- make Stregherian magickal tools
-- perform beautiful Aridian marriage, birth, and death rites
-- make offerings to Diana and the Full Moon
-- cleanse and repair the aura
-- tap into lunar energy by Drawing Down the Moon

If you're an aspiring Witch or Magician, Italian Witchcraft offers you a complete magickal and folkloric tradition. If you're an experienced practitioner, you can use the not-widely-known magick in Italian Wichcraft to enhance your rituals. The Ways of the Strega had a profound influence upon the works of Aleister Crowley and Gerald Gardner -- they will influence you, too.

Come, be part of an ancient tradition.

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