Aradia is a name that is often connected with witchcraft. But who is Aradia? What does the Gospel of the Witches say about her? And how can you become an Aradian witch?
Who is Aradia?
Aradia, goddess of the witches, comes from Italian folklore. She is a powerful goddess who commands respect and is often invoked for help in times of need. Aradia is also known for her wisdom and for her ability to heal the wounded.
Aradia is a figure that appears in the Gospel of the Witches, which is a text found in Italy that dates back to the fifteenth century. Aradia is believed to be the daughter of Diana, the goddess of the hunt, and her consort Lucifer. She is seen as a figure who provides guidance to witches and teaches them how to use their magic for the benefit of all.
Aradia saw how Christianity had oppressed the lower classes in ancient times and so she came to earth and taught the peasants withcraft to have the power to stand up to their oppressors.
Aradia is sometimes known as the Queen of the Witches because of this. She was one of the reasons Wicca and witchcraft proliferated throughout the ancient world and survives to this day.
How to Pronounce Aradia
The name has its origins in Italian, so if you are a native English speaker this one should not be difficult. It is pronounces with a stress on the second syllable.
The first syllable is “uh.”
The second is “ray.”
The third is “dee.”
The fourth is “uh.”
This is probably already how you guessed it would be said: uh-RAY-dee-uh.
What Does the Gospel of the Witches Say About Aradia?
The Gospel of the Witches is an ancient book that is believed to have been written by a group of women who practiced witchcraft. In the gospel, the witches are portrayed as beings who are able to commune with the spirits of the earth and the sky. They are also believed to be able to cast spells and perform other magical rituals.
The gospel of the witches is not accepted by mainstream Christianity, but it is still studied by some scholars. Some people believe that the gospel of the witches provides a unique perspective on the practice of witchcraft.
For instance, the Roman Catholic Church bans mention of this important text. This is because they know Aradia is a Goddess that tried to overthrow the church. They cannot admit this because it goes against their theology.
What are the Benefits of Becoming an Aradian Witch?
There are many benefits to becoming an Aradian Witch.
First and foremost, becoming an Aradian Witch will allow you to tap into powerful magicks and spells that can help you achieve your goals and desires. Additionally, being an Aradian Witch will give you access to powerful allies and resources that can help you succeed in your endeavors.
Finally, becoming an Aradian Witch will enrich your life with knowledge and understanding of the magical world.
There are plenty of articles on this site about invoking Goddesses. All Wiccan practitioners should consider invoking a Goddess at some point to enhance an aspect of their practice that they most identify with.
Aradia is the perfect Goddess to invoke if none of the others speak to you. She is the Great Goddess that can enhance all aspects of your magick without a singular focus on any one type or element.
How Can You Become an Aradian Witch?
Becoming an Aradian Witch is not as difficult as one might think. There are a few things that one must do in order to be accepted into the Aradian community and to learn the ways of the witches.
1. You must be sincere in their desire to learn and follow the ways of the witches.
2. One must be willing to undergo a rigorous training program that will teach them the basics of witchcraft.
3. Once you have completed the training, you must prove yourself worthy by casting a spell or performing a ritual to invoke Aradia.
If you are serious in wanting to learn and follow the ways of the witches, then you must be sincere in their desire to do so. The first and most important thing you must do is believe in yourself and your ability to learn witchcraft. Secondly, be willing to put in the effort and time to learn. Finally, be willing to respect and follow the traditions of the witches.
Let’s move on to the part everyone has come here for. How to invoke Aradia.
Invoking the Goddess Aradia
There is no one definitive way to invoke Aradia, as the goddess is a complex and multifaceted figure. However, some common practices include invoking her through prayer or meditation, reciting her sacred texts, and honoring her with offerings of candles, flowers, and incense.
It is also important to remember that Aradia is a goddess of transformation, so be open to asking for her help in manifesting your desires and goals.
Our method will be to chant an invocation with her symbols on an altar under the moonlight.
Symbols of the Goddess Aradia
Here are the common symbols of Aradia:
- The Moon
- The Star Sapphire
- The Chalice
- The Pentacle
- The Trident
- The Rose Cross
Let’s discuss the two listed symbols you might not know about: star sappphire and the rose cross.
A star sapphire is a type of sapphire that has a star-like design on it. You can see it here:
It is a type of gemstone that is said to have magical properties. It is often used as an amulet to protect the wearer from harm, and is also said to bring good luck.
I highly recommend using a piece of star sapphire jewelry for this invocation so that you can keep the Goddess and her protections near to you at all times.
The rose cross is a symbol that has been used by witches for centuries. The rose cross is made up of a cross of the four elements and circles or actual roses. The circles represent the duality of the universe and the goddess Aradia.
Inside the cross is a pentagram:
Now that you have chosen the symbols that most resonate with you, it is time to perform the Invocation of Aradia.
Set the symbols on your altar and choose a clear night with a full moon. Take a few breaths to clear your mind and then say in a full voice.
I call to thee Aradia
From full moon
Bring your power
To help attune
I hold this stone
Sapphire of blue
Gifts from above
Invoked and true
Protect and enhance
I worship thee
Teach me of magick
Wide as the sea
Sit under the moon and bring the symbol to your heart. Close your eyes and wait for a sign that the invocation has worked. This is usual a warm feeling of love overwhelming you.
You have now invoked Aradia.
Queen of the Witches
Aradia is a powerful goddess who has a lot to offer those who are willing to learn from her. If you are interested in witchcraft, then Aradia is a good place to start.
Aradia is a figure who provides guidance and support to witches all over. Her teachings have helped many people find their way in the magical world. Aradia is a powerful witch, and she can help you to become powerful, too.
For more information, check out the comprehensive book by Charles Godfrey Leland, Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches: The Founding Book of Modern Witchcraft, Containing History, Traditions, Dianic Goddesses and Folklore of Wicca.