Aradia is focused on Diana or Tana, her daughter Aradia and Lucifer. This wonderful book describes the creation according to Italian witch-lore. We also read about the witch-meeting or sabbath (treguenda) and it contains many original magical recipes, like spells for love and good fortune. Diana is further connected to the Moon and the fairy world.
Etruscan Magic & Occult Remedies by Charles Godfrey Leland was first published as Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition, in 1892. Part One of the book offers a complete and detailed insight in the Etruscan and Roman rooted pantheon of the Tuscan Streghe (witches). Part Two describes many of their spells, incantations, sorcery and several lost divination methods.
Sorceress (the English translation of La Sorcière) by Jules Michelet is still one of the most vivid, dark and confronting studies on witchcraft ever produced. Starting in the 13th century the book moves on towards belladonna, the Sabbath and pacts with Satan, into the hells of the Burning Times – social contexts, church intrigues and mass hysteria always included. Via Basque witches, the Black Masses and demoniacal possessions we enter the satanic decadence of 17th century France, and finally the end of the witch burning era in 18th century, with the trial of Charlotte Cadière.
In Ancient Rome ‘Mana’ was the term used for a mysterious force, which could be helpful or harmful. When harmful it was called Taboo. Just like the Chinese Qi, Mana could empower both the positive and the negative. This study of Eli Edward Burriss offers a still unique insight into the magical elements, beliefs, methods and rites of Rome in ancient days.
The Witches of New York portraits a series of psychics, astrologers, and fortunetellers operating within 19th century New York City, written from the perspective of the popular American humourist Doesticks. The author went from one New York City “witch” (psychic, astrologer, clairvoyant, etc.) to another, to prove how inaccurate they were in their predictions.
Witch, Warlock and Magician is divided into two parts. The first part of the book gives an overview of the progress of magic and alchemy in England and Scotland as well as an account of the lives of the most notable historical figures in this field, including Rosicrucians. The second part is devoted to an historical review of witchcraft in Britain and some of the most important witch-trials.