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| Author: WitchVox Posted: 10/20/2002 ||
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|Bardic Circle Featuring Alchemy VII...
(by Gina, Sue, Steve, Carl, & Marshall: Alchemy VII)
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I work as a Tarot reader at a shoppe in Minneapols called Enlightenment Inc. (Formerly The Shoppe of Enlightenment.) The owner, Becky, was doing some ordering. I saw a book on hereditary Witchcraft and it kind of jumped out at me. So I had Becky order it. It was about Italian Witchcraft and I have always been curious about my heritage being half Italian. I brought the book home and skimmed through it and put it downstairs where the band practices. I was trying to write a new song and went down to work on something. My hand brushed the keyboard and I hit an interesting couple of chords so there was a tune forming but I could not come up with a subject.
Well the book fell off the shelf and opened to a page about Aradia an Italian Witch who was a heroine to the people of Italy during the burning times. So I sat down and put her story into lyrics as I felt she deserved a song and also felt very guided by her. The song fell together that night at rehersal, the band just took the idea and ran with it. I believe we took it into the studio a few weeks later. It is one of my favorites. I can not help but wonder if Aradia was a great, great, great, great, great......Grandmother...
Recorded: Jan. 2001 OarFin Studios Minneapolis
Guests/Players: Lead vocals Gina Citoli, Back up vocals Sue Birch and Sarah Montgomery. Keyboards Marshall Davis. Guitar Steve Lundberg. Bass Sue Birch. Drums Carl Wergyn.
Technical Notes: Keyboards, bass, drums, guitar.
Artist Profile: Alchemy VII is a six piece rock group promoting, environmental, spiritual and magicakal awareness. The music includes strong female vocals, killer guitar and intricate drumming. On our site you can check out music, lyrics and reviews of our CD and our demo. One includes a reveiw on the Pagan Rock site by Scott Morgan. http:www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Balcony/2570/review.htm#magick This site also includes some outstanding graphics by Sue and Jay Birch, our bass player and her son, as well as photograpy by our drummer.
LINK to the mp3 File: Click HERE
(words & music by Gina, Sue, Steve, Carl, & Marshall: Alchemy VII)
ARADIA LA BELLA PELEGRINA (Means beautiful pilgrim.)
ARADIA BEAUTIFUL, WISE,
QUEEN OF THE WITCH
HEROINE OF THE PEOPLE
BORN INTO A NEW TRADITION
BUT SHE WAS RAISED BY THE OLD RELIGION
HER FAMILY DID NOT UNDERSTAND
SO THEY LOCKED HER IN A TOWER
AND THREW AWAY THE KEY
SHE WAS NOT THE KIND OF DAUGHTER
THEY WANTED HER TO BE
ESCAPED INTO THE COUNTRYSIDE
SPREADING HER GIFTS FAR AND WIDE
WEARING A PILGRIMS GARB
SHE HID WITHIN THE SHADOWS
AND SPREAD THE WORD
CALLING IN THE SPIRITS
AND THE VOICE OF THE WIND
SHE SPOKE OF LOVE
SHE SPOKE OF OLDEN DAYS
TAUGHT THE WAYS OF TRANSFORMATION
WHEN THE DARK DAYS CAME
SHE LED THE PEOPLE UNDERGROUND
SHE TAUGHT THE SECRET SIGNS
TO SURVIVE THE BURNING TIMES
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