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    Compiled by many different people, what follows are some books that are considered “suggested reading” for people interested in learning more about the ways of the Streghe and Italian Culture both in Italy and in the U.S.A.

    Streghe Book List

    *Aradia, Gospel of the Witches by Charles G. Leland – translated by Mario Pazzaglini

    Introduction to Magic by Julius Evola and the UR Group (different essays from Italian magicians)

    Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino

    *Italian-American Folklore by Frances M. Malpezzi and William M. Clements (a look at the traditions of Italian-Americans)

    *From the Ashes of Angels by Andrew Collins (a different perspective on the Watchers).

    *The Kybalion by Three Initiates (A look at Hermetics and the meta-physics of the universe)

    *Masks of Misrule by Nigel Jackson (a look at the different phases of the God)

    “The Evil Eye” by Elworthy

    “The Western Way” by Caitlin and John Matthews (Gives information on both the Shamanic traditions and the Hermetic traditions)

    “The Training and Work of an Initiate” by Dion Fortune (The title explains the book)

    *“The Hiram Key” by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas (Although it is mainly about Masonry, it is packed with esoteric information about initiation and the true history of religion)

    *The Essene Book of Creation and From Enoch to the Dead Sea Scrolls by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (excellent look at how the ancient’s perceived creation and also goes into angelology)

    *Genesis of the Grail Kings” by Laurence Gardner (a look at the symbolism of bloodlines from the very beginning and gives a wonderful look at the symbolism of the sacred marriage (great rite).

    “Realm of the Ring Lords” by Laurence Gardner (this book is all about the symbolism of fairy tales and their relationship to the Craft)

    * = very good

    Also read what you can on Ancient Italy and the Italian cultures.

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