The Social Network for the Occult Community

All Beliefs are Welcome Here!

Stregheria- The Old Religion


Stregheria- The Old Religion

This group is for all following the path of Stregheria. New and old practitioners alike. A place to share information, spells, teachings, learnings and anything else you may want to talk about......

Members: 153
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2018

Discussion Forum


Started by Sarahelisebeth Brenham Jul 4, 2017. 0 Replies


Started by Spider Witch. Last reply by Spider Witch May 29, 2015. 2 Replies

Italian words used by Westerners

Started by Arsenic & Old Lace, Vinnie Russo. Last reply by Dave Pellani Feb 28, 2014. 8 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Stregheria- The Old Religion to add comments!

Comment by Jamie Okulam (Amethyst CrowMoon) on February 27, 2014 at 9:20pm


I know we may be in different cities but I believer in networking with our community, locally and all over the world.

I am spending the day telling our community about PaganFaire2014. It’s going to be a great event. Starting at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, there will be Hawaiian food from Ohana’s; a all day talent stage (belly dancers, Celtic music, etc.); Pagan/Wiccan artisans, and a wonderful Spring Equinox Ritual at the end of the day, 7:00 pm.


“Diana’s Silver Daughter: Aradia in the 21st. Century!”


If you are in the Portland Oregon area (or you know someone who will be) come to PaganFaire2014 and connect, or reconnect, with your community. This is a wonderful way to show support and practice our spirituality.


The more we go to these fairs and buy from our folks, the more we can avoid being or supporting the corporate world!  


If you would like to vend at the fair: 


Please help spread the word about PaganFaire2014! No matter where you live, post this and share it with everyone.


Blessed be, Jamie Okulam 


PS When you visit the fair, come up and introduce yourself to me so I can say Hi!



Comment by Vivian Dickinson on January 11, 2014 at 8:58am
That does sound really cool ima defiantly check it out!
Comment by Arsenic & Old Lace, Vinnie Russo on January 11, 2014 at 8:42am

Welcome to the group, Vivian!  I just posted a new entry "Italian words used by Westerners" that folks might find interesting.  I've been so busy that I have to remember to check in here.  I've been doing a lot on G+, FB, and trying to get our own Italic Craft social site off the ground.

Comment by Vivian Dickinson on January 10, 2014 at 11:06pm
Hi my name is Vivian, I'm neapolitan Italian and I remember when I was little my Gigi teaching me things about herbs and home remedies and about Italy when I was little but by the time I was 6 I never saw that side of my family again really. I want to ask my Gigi if our ancestors and other family stregheria cuz I'm so drawn to it I can feel it in my bones, I know I was born stregha! But any way I would love more then anything it I could fing a real stregha to take me under her wing (or his) and show me the ways of La Vecchia Religione. And if I do I would show them how important this is to me and how dedicated I am to working my way into initiation!
Comment by Arsenic & Old Lace, Vinnie Russo on September 30, 2013 at 12:23pm

They vary quite a bit from Etruscan based to Italio-Greco based. My own practice centers on the Sicilian practices with their strong Greek influence. They almost all have ancestor reverence as part of the core of their practices along with the idea of living from a "magical world view". Do you have specific questions? I'm in Sicily at the moment so I can't promise that my response will be quick.  ;-)

Comment by Stephanie Dickinson on September 30, 2013 at 11:36am
What exactly are the stregheria beliefs
Comment by NWA Herne on September 15, 2013 at 11:28am

Hi, I'm new to PaganSpace. I am not an initiate of Stregheria, but Tana and Aradia are central to my spiritual practice. Most of what I've learned of value in the Craft seems to have originated in Italy; so, I continue to draw on the Italian Craft for my personal development. I am interested in learning all I can, and in meeting others -- especially in NW Arkansas, where I live -- who share my love for the Goddess and her messenger.

Comment by miyoko alane canter on May 23, 2013 at 2:53pm


Comment by miyoko alane canter on December 10, 2012 at 4:29pm

will check the website out.

Comment by Arsenic & Old Lace, Vinnie Russo on December 10, 2012 at 9:55am

Hey everyone, I'm participating in this event. I hope you can attend!

A Befana Yule Celebration by the Society of Elder Faiths

Sunday December 16
Brigham Hill Community Farm
37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton
Doors open at 3 PM, Orientation at 4 PM
Admission (Suggested Donation) $5 Members / $10 non-members / under 18 free!

A Yule Celebration for All Ages! This year we will be presenting a ”Befana Yule” ritual. Befana is the Italian “good witch” who brings gifts of the season to the children. She represents the Goddess of the Hearth who gives renewal to the Sun. She is also the old crone who connects us to our Ancestors and the cycle of life, growth, and renewal.

All attendees are requested to bring a fully-cooked and prepared hearty dish to be shared at the post-ritual feast, along with serving utensils. We’ll supply cups, plates, eating utensils, and oven space to warm food. We do not sell or provide alcohol, but you may bring some for your own moderate consumption. Parents must stay with their kids.

Full details:

     Personal note from Vinnie:

A bit of history about “A Befana Yule Celebration”

In Italy, Befana is often referred to as "The Good Witch".  In secular and Christian Italy, Her feast day falls in January on the celebration of Epiphany. However, as Pagans, we celebrate Her as the connection between the past and the future. She is the representation of both our ancestors and our descendants - she is the center point. Befana is the manifestation in ourselves of the Crone and Great Mother and through her Mysteries we find understanding of the dying and reborn year as manifested in her Son, the Sun. Some hold to the native Italian custom of holding Her Feast in January while others have incorporated her Feast into celebrations of the Winter Solstice and reborn Sun.

In the late 1800's and early 1900's, many Italians immigrated to the USA. Once here, they found that many of Befana's outward characteristics (protector of children, gift giving, flying through the air, etc.) were quite similar to those of the American Santa Clause/St. Nicholas.  Many of these immigrant families blended their older customs with those of their new homeland.

The Befana Yule ritual similarly blends old and new customs. It is a celebration of community through ritual story telling as well as the magic and Mystery of the Sun's rebirth by the Great Mother.

---Vinnie Russo
Proprietor, Arsenic & Old Lace


Members (153)


© 2019       Powered by

Badges | Privacy Policy  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service