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Posted: April 12th. 2011 1:08:03 AM
Note: This is not poetry, but it is Important.
by Niko Ravencraft
Age Group: Adult
Im sorry, but WVOX wont allow me to post this, because it is too short, but I think its long enough, at least to know the truth without over exaderating.
To some, most I should say, Gerald Gardner is the father of Wicca, one branch of Neo-Paganism. However, evidence of his "so called folk traditions of old Europe" can actually be found about 100 years or so before his first book, bringing Wicca to the United States.
Charles Godfrey Leland is actually technically the father of modern day witchcraft because he published his book on Aradia, "Aradia: The Gospel of Witches", maping out Stregheria (Italian Withcraft) , and one of the oldest forms of Paganism, thus bringing a "revived" practices to the United States. It wasn't until years latter that Raven Grimassi actually sent a pulse of life through the United States bring Stregheria into the open eye in his book "Ways of the Strega", but before him it wasn't Gardner who brought witchcraft back, it was in fact Leland. Note: In Wicca, most traditions and practices come from Stregheria, including the tools, the Huntress, and the Sun and horned god aspects.
Honestly, (this may offend some of the neophyte fluffies) , Gardner simply Plagiarized Leland's book and took from the old religion of Italy, along with the old Sumerian Pagans, to help form his own little "sect" off of the new pagan movement. More evidence of this can be found in both "Ways of the Strega" and "Hereditary Witchcraft" by Raven Grimassi.
Yes this is shocking, and some may even think I'm lying or that I am wrong, but how is it that Gardner can claim that he brought Wicca and Witchcraft to the United States first, when Leland had already done so in the 1800's? Seems a little fishy to me.
Read up on it, your in for a real surprise, most of us came to the craft under the label "Wiccan", honestly I'm a little ashamed to say that I ever called myself one, simply because I feel, as Gardner should feel (if he were alive) , a fraud.
Author's Notes: Im sorry, but WVOX wont allow me to post this, because it is too short, but I think its long enough, at least to know the truth without over exaderating.
Author's Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
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