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Aradia Or the Gospel of the Witches

Aradia Or the Gospel of the Witches

Charles G. Leland

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 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…

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The Book of Hallowe’en

The Book of Hallowe'en

Ruth Edna Kelley

This book looks into the customs of that most scary of nights – Halloween. From the Preface: ‘THIS book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe’en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,–such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections…

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The Four Ancient Books of Wales

The Four Ancient Books of Wales

William F. Skene

This is William Skene’s anthology of dark-age Welsh Bardic poetry. Often cited, but difficult to obtain, this book contains every remaining piece of Bardic poetry known. The poems are translated from four manuscripts: the Black Book of Caermarthen, the Red Book of Hergest (which is also the source of the Mabinogion), the Book of…

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The Gardnerian Book of Shadows

The Gardnerian Book of Shadows

Gerald B. Gardner

In one sense, this is the central sacred text of the Wicca religion. However, it is important to point out that there is no ‘official’ Book of Shadows. Typically each coven has a hand-written copy of a Book of Shadows, sometimes in cypher or code, which reflects its own practices and knowledge. This particular text is derived from a file…

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The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal

The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal

Arthur Edward Waite

A. E. Waite gets to the core of the Grail legend, an interwoven mass of narratives which started with seeds of pagan folklore and grew into a massive allegorical Christian epic. This 700 page book will satisfy both the academic reader who wants a survey of the Grail literature, and the more mystically inclined who seek the Grail itself. Waite examines…

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Julian, Philosopher and Emporer and the Last Struggle of Paganism Against Christianity

Julian, Philosopher and Emporer and the Last Struggle of Paganism Against Christianity

Alice Gardner

Chapters include: The Roman World Under Constantine: Parentage of Julian, His Birth and Childhood, Career and End of His Brother Gallus; Julian’s Academic Education; Julian’s Elevation to the Caesarship; Julian’s Caesarship in Gaul; Military Movements in East and West, Julian Becomes Emperor; Death of Constantius, and the Beginning…

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