Charles Leland

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Charles Leland AKA Charles Godfrey Leland

America 1824 - 1903


Comments: Folklore ; Wicca; Neopaganism; Folklore; The Witches Reede; Pagan; Stregheria; the Roma or Gypsies;


Teachers: Rabelais; Villon; "Maddalena" from Italy AKA "Maddalena Talenti or Taluti." ;

Students: Gerald Gardner; Alexander Sanders; Leo Martello; Doreen Valiente; Stewart Farrar; Janet Farrar; Gavin Bone; Scott Cunningham; Raven Grimassi; Raymond Buckland; Margaret Murray; Chas Clifton

Friends: David MacRitchie; John S. Stuart Glennie; Laurence Waddell; Alfred Cort Haddon; Laurence Gomme; Roma Lister; David Nutt, publisher;

Enemies:

Organizations:

Author/ translator: Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, 1899 on Tuscan witchcraft ; Hans Breitmann’s Ballads; Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition, Legends of Florence Collected From the People, 1893 which includes both "Gods and Goblins" and "Incantations, Divination, Medicine, and Amulets" ; Vangelo; Fusang or the Discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century, 1875; The Mystic Will; Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling, 1891; English Gipsies (SP) and Their Language, 1874; The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York, 2011;


Resources:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Leland; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aradia,_or_the_Gospel_of_the_Witches; http://archive.org/details/aradiaorgospelw00lelagoog ; read him here - http://darkbooks.org/collection/Charles-Godfrey-Leland.html ; read him here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/earth/fu/index.htm and here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/gsft/index.htm ; listen to The Mystic Will here - http://librivox.org/the-mystic-will-by-charles-godfrey-leland/ ; http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/roma/egl/index.htm; http://news.discovery.com/human/evolution/black-death-likely-altered-european-genes-140203.htm ;