Synopses & Reviews
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.
Discover the rich legacy of magick and ritual handed down by Italian witches through the generations. Trace the roots of the Italian Pagan tradition as it survives the coming of Christianity. Italian Witchcraft also gives you the practical how-tos of modern Strega traditions, including making tools, casting and breaking spells, seasonal and community rites, and much more.
Traces the roots of the Italian Pagan tradition through the ages, confronted by Christianity, revived in the 14th century by the Holy Strega and passed on as the legend of Aradia. Readers will learn the gospel of Aradia and the powerful practice of "casting shadows", an ancient tradition.
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.