ITALIAN-WITCHCRAFT
ITALIAN-WITCHCRAFT

                                           ITALIAN WITCHCRAFT:

 

The presence of the blue fire speaks to the nearness of Eternality, inside the custom setting. The utilization of flame as a holy image is a standout amongst the most ancient of practices. This ceremonial has been safeguarded among the Inherited Families, is as yet a part of every single custom social occasion. It is the most seasoned of our “laws” that nothing might be expelled from the Lessons, so regardless we keep the Old Ways alive (we can add to our material, however we can’t evacuate anything). In Italy, Strega Liquore has been utilized as the Soul Fire fluid, since it was first refined in 1873. Initially the formula was sold to the Alberti family, by some Strega (Italian for witch), except for one certain fixing. Prior to this, a fluid produced using a blend of refined grape wine, and refined grain, was the reason for the Soul Fire fluid. It was very like Cognac, which was first refined around 100 AD.

Scenes indicating aging show up on ceramics made in Mesopotamia as ahead of schedule as 4200 BC The most punctual types of Soul Fire Fluid would have been a matured substance, pursued later by ones which were refined.

 

The Walnut Witches

In Italy, there is a legend of Witch social affairs in the town of Benevento, at the site of an old walnut tree. Original copies from old witch preliminaries in Italy, discuss this tree which (it was said) had dependably been there, and was in leaf throughout the entire year. The nuts of this tree, were said to have been of pyramid-like frame. A significant number of these walnuts were sold as charms and special necklaces. The tree was so immense, and its branches so thick with leaves, that its shade was said to resemble night itself. It was viewed as hallowed to Proserpine, Nox, Diana, and all Cthonic gods. The walnut witches were said to have been a ground-breaking society of witches. It was through their commitment that the Old Religion endure intact, amid the Investigation (and subsequently). In 662 AD Romuald, Duke of Benevento, lived in Benevento and was said to have participated in these festivals at the walnut tree. In Benevento there additionally carried on a man named Barbato. He was a Christian, and later turned into a Diocesan (in the long run he was even sainted). Tough occasions happened to Benevento, and the armed force of the Byzantine Head Constans II, was compromising to attack. Barbato approached the town accusing every one of the inconveniences of Benevento, on the witches and their religion. Subsequent to relating with Constans, Barbato moved toward Romuald, and said that he (Barbato) would play out a supernatural occurrence and spare Benevento, whenever offered expert to “wash down” the town of its “pagan sins”. In urgency, Romuald concurred, and beyond any doubt enough Benevento was not conquered (but rather it was assaulted).

 

Barbato had the Walnut tree cut down, and converted Romuald to Christianity. One story is told that Barbato had a church built upon the site of the old tree, and another that the tree was seeded in a different place, and still another that the tree grew again in the same spot. Whatever the case, tales say that a walnut tree still stands in Benevento, in the Stretto di Barba, near the river. Witches still gather there today in secret. Benevento has long been associated with Witchcraft, and was once the sanctuary of the followers of Aradia, in the 14th Century.

 

The Watchers

In the early stellar cults, there were four “royal” stars (known as lords) which were called the Watchers. Each one of these stars “ruled” over one of the four cardinal points. The star Aldebaran, when it marked the Vernal Equinox, held the position of Watcher of the East. Regulus, marking the Summer Solstice, was Watcher of the south. Antares, marking the Autumn Equinox, was the Watcher of the west. Fomalhaut, marking the Winter Solstice, was Watcher of the north. Towers were constructed, bearing the symbols of these Watchers, for the purpose of evocation. During the “rites of calling” symbolic gestures were given and the names of the Watchers were called out. In the stellar mythos, the Watchers themselves were deities who guard the Heavens and the Earth. Their nature (and “rank”) was altered by the successive Lunar and Solar cults, which replaced the Stellar Cults. Eventually the Greeks reduced them to Gods of the four winds, and the Christians made them principalities of the air. Their connection with the stars was vaguely preserved among the populace, in the concept of Angels.

 

In Aridian legend, the Watchers protect our circle and watch over us. They help us in our profound development, and “escort” us to the following domain, when we cross from real life. We recognize them as Gatekeepers of the passageways and exists, to and from the universes which associate with the physical plane. We additionally know them as the Managers of the Old Intelligence, and gatekeepers of the Craftsmanship. They are Family Watchman spirits, known as The Old Ones. They are likewise pre-Christian and pre-Gardnerian.

 

The Lare

In the Old Religion of Italy there are sure spirits called the Lare (articulated Lar-ray), who are the two defenders and preservers. In Roman folklore, they were house spirits/family spirits. Upon the home’s hearth, a little Lare “house” (or sanctuary) was put. Every one had a container for contributions, which comprised of wine, nectar, drain and flowers (or grain). The point of convergence of a Family is their home, and in time long past occasions the point of convergence of the house was the hearth (the Latin word “center”, implies hearth). The hearth held the fire which gave warmth, and served to cook the dinners. A supplication was said to the Lare each morning, and exceptional contributions were made at family festivities. These spirits were initially divine forces of the developed fields and were venerated at the junction. In early Etruscan times, they were called Lasa. In Tuscany today, the word lasa alludes to spirits. The Lare faction keeps up a solid family association, and is to a great extent in charge of the presence of inherited Italian witch families. Many generations has recollected and respected the past ones, passing on the ancient customs of the Old Religion. This is the reason we can follow our legacy back, and review the family lines. Today, Aridians still place a Lare house in their home, and give contributions. At birthday events, candles are lit on the altar for the relative, and furthermore when they kick the bucket. At certain occasional rituals, the family names are reviewed, withdraw the family lines. Stories are retol