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Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« on: October 31, 2013, 03:34:03 pm »
Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 11:03:05 am »
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Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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The only thing I can think of (just off the top of my head) would be Aradia, the Gospel of Witches. Here's the summary from sacred texts.com:

"This classic of neo-Paganism is one of the few books which purports to be an actual sacred text of traditional witchcraft, in particular that of the Tuscan region of Italy. Charles Leland was an American expatriate journalist, folklorist, and author. He based this book on material which he received from a woman named Maddelena, who had assisted him in collecting regional Italian folklore. On New Years day, 1897 she handed over to him a document in her own handwriting, the Vangel, which is the core of this book. Maddelena then reportedly went missing, and never contacted Leland again.

The authenticity of Aradia has always been in question. Ronald Hutton, in his scholarly study of the roots of neo-Paganism, The Triumph of the Moon (Oxford University Press, 1999), presents three divergent theories about Aradia: first, that is a genuine text of an underground Italian Goddess religion, second, that Maddelena wrote it based on her family tradition, or third, that Charles Leland forged it based on his extensive knowledge of folklore. Each of these theories has pros and cons: it may be that the second and third are closest to the truth.

Whatever the source of this material, it has had a profound impact on the emergence of neo-Paganism, and is required reading for anyone interested in the subject.

This version of the etext, originally scanned early in 2001, was proofread a second time in July of 2002 and upgraded to current coding standards of sacred-texts."
 
If you're interested, here's the link: http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/aradia/index.htm

I apologize that I don't know much about Northern Italy's folklore/occult. I hope this was helpful!

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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 04:37:28 am »
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If you're interested, here's the link: http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/aradia/index.htm


Thank-you, Lauren.  I didn't expect a response as it was a pretty obscure question. That's great.

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Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 10:58:42 am »
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Thank-you, Lauren.  I didn't expect a response as it was a pretty obscure question. That's great.


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No problem! I'm glad you liked it. I apologize that Aradia's sources are so screwy, and it has less to do with folklore and the occult than witchcraft and neo-wicca, but I hope it was still useful.

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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 02:08:15 am »
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Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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Found this site some time ago http://www.fabrisia.com/

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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 03:51:34 am »
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Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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Hi I actually just came across this page the other day, it's a little old but has a lot of links

http://rueskitchen.squarespace.com

It also has a small Facebook group
(I just clicked to join so I'm not sure how active it is)

I'm also looking into Italian magic as my grandfather recently told me his grandmother was a 'herb woman' which I found fascinating as I recently started a degree in naturopathy, but back to Italian magics, I'm just looking into it for fun & to see if there is anything that resonates with me that I can incorporate into my own practices.

I also have Aradia - the gospel of the witches in my 'to read' list :)

Cheers
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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 08:12:55 am »
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Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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Found this page the other day and thought of your post- hope it helps!

http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/err/index.htm

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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 05:59:32 am »
Quote from: Seven;127757
Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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Hello Steven !

As far as i know, there is a Path called "Stregheria" (Italian Witchcraft).

I have not many material on it, but maybe it will help you.
This is not "exclusively" northern italy stuff, i hope that this is not a problem.


English Sources:

1.) http://www.stregheria.com/

2.) http://www.fabrisia.com/festivals.htm

3.) http://tribalpaganism.livejournal.com/10321.html

4.) https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/traditional_stregheria/info (yahoo group)
 

Italian Sources: (If you can speak/read italian)

1.) http://eshop.aradia-edizioni.com/store/libri-stregoneria-c-129.html

(practical magical books of the "Stegheria" Path)


I am sure, that there are even some more....but as i said before....it is not my specialty.



Thank you !



Greetings,
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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014, 05:41:11 pm »
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Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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Just a word of warning, Seven, Raven Grimassi (who has several books on Italian "witchcraft") is not a reliable source.

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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 02:31:40 pm »
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Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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I can help a bit with the Piceni people of North Eastern Italy.

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Re: Sources of info relating to Northern Italy.
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2014, 11:08:19 am »
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Hi and thanks for looking at my thread. This is my first post @ The Cauldron.

I am looking for links to anything informative relating to the history of folklore, magic and the occult in Northern Italy. I am particularly interested in the region of Veneto but anything related that might be of interest or a useful direction to try would be very much appreciated.

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Hi, this is my first post on this forum; I am from Veneto and I have done some researching on the topic; some things of interest might be the museum of Este, where important sanctuaries of old paganism were found :

http://www.atestino.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/30/itinerario-archeologico-di-este

As ancient Italy was a patchwork of peoples, also religions where different and peculiar; In Veneto temples dedicated to Reitia goddess were found, along with other gods (e.g. "Terminos")

It seems that a feminine mark of the religion survived for long, the doge ( sovrains of Venice) where crowned by nuns ( but I must double check this information) with a hat they made that was similar to that of Mithra;

Other places of interest are the museums of Vicenza ( a temple and a staue probably of Reitia found there ) and Feltre ; the latter place might share stem with etruscan Velletri;

Please let me know if you want some of these notes  more in detail;

Sincerely,

Paolo

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