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There is so very little written down about the various faerie traditions of Sicily that I love when I come across an entry.  So much of it is close to the accounts of the faerie lore in other parts of the world and has the hallmarks of Traditional Witchcraft that it makes me wonder how modern Sicilians find it hard to believe that there really was an "old faith" or Witchcraft being practiced on the island.

Enjoy!

Benedizioni,

---Enzo
http://streghe.us/2015/08/24/the-sicilian-faerie-tradition/
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Please share a portion, of any size, from your harvest plate to support a friend.
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On July 14th, Keith received a devastating diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  This is a disease that has no known cure, and answers to many of his questions are hard to come by.   But there is one question that we as a community CAN answer and that is, "What can WE do?" Recently there has been an...
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Thanks, Vinnie, I appreciate it. 
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My gosh, how do I get the right hand "Suggestions" panel from showing up.  It drives me crazy the amount of real estate it takes up.
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OMG, I just figured it out.  The upper right "hangout" icon also controls the suggestions panel.
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I still don't have the hang of getting my hootsuite/FB posts to appear on both my personal G+ page and the store G+ page.  Sorry!

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The Feast of Demeter Malophoros
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Oh grrr.  Oh well.  :-)
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Very classic
 
The FAA contest - 'Goddess Imagery' - has concluded and with votes tallied the tie for Second place includes . . .
"Flora 1897" . . . A vintage poster of Flora, goddess of flowering plants. When Zephyrus (the West Wind) kissed the nymph Clovis she became 'Flora'. From an original 19th century (1897) lithograph by Alfons Mucha. All Rights Reserved © 2014 padre art . . . http://goo.gl/i3HyEh . . . http://goo.gl/HAbpTQ

All winning entries . . . http://fineartamerica.com/contests/goddess-imagery-only-winners-get-glory-box-presentation.html?tab=leaderboard

Explore our Vintage Posters gallery ~ featuring fascinating examples of the early graphic and advertising arts, lovingly restored and available now for your pleasure ~ at 'Padre Art Productions' . . . http://goo.gl/Bie8a

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Flora 1897 by Padre Art - Flora 1897 Photograph - Flora 1897 Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale
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My latest post.
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In case folks here are interested and they're in the Boston area, we're going to be starting to hold open classes...
 
Just a quick announcement - our little coven (Sicilian/Italian-American Craft) is going to be doing more regular open classes and rituals for folks in the Greater Boston area.

We are hosting a ritual drama for Yule (when my family came from Sicily, they moved the Feast of Befana to coincide with Yule so that is when we celebrate it rather than at Epiphany).

If you're in the area and are interested in attending classes and/or rituals in a branch of Sicilian-American Craft, send me a message to me at stregone@vinnierusso.com and let us know a little bit about yourself.

If you'd like to see the group bio, it's here:
http://www.witchvox.com/vn/vn_detail/dt_gr.html?a=usma&id=40454

Benedizioni,

---Vinnie
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Thanks Theresa!  I use to do public classes at events called "Coffee with the Strega" but it's time for the coven to do them under our own banner.  :-)
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Blessed Cornucopia! Happy Lammas! "Like a tide it comes in: wave after wave of foliage and fruit, the nurtured and the wild."
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Blessings to you, too, Vinnie!
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She was a woman of grace, honesty, and beauty.  She will be greatly missed.  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wildgarden/2015/07/deborah-ann-light-a-life-well-lived/
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DIONYSUS. The God who came from far away.
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Homeric Hymn 1 to Dionysus (trans. Evelyn-White)

"For some say, at Drakanon on windy Ikaros; and some, in Naxos, O [Dionysos] Insewn born of Zeus (eiraphiota dion genos); and others by the deep-eddying river Alpheios [Arkadian-Eleian river] that pregnant Semele bare you to Zeus the thunder-lover. And others yet, lord, say you were born in Thebes; but all these lie. The Father of men and gods [Zeus] gave you birth remote from men and secretly from white-armed Hera. There is a certain Nysa, a mountain most high and richly grown with woods, far off in Phoinike, near the streams of Aigyptos (lacuna) ... [Zeus announced the birth] ‘and men will lay up for her [Semele, the mother of Dionysos] many offerings in her shrines. And as these things are three, so shall mortals ever sacrifice perfect hecatombs to you at your feasts each three years.’
Kronion [Zeus] spoke and nodded with his dark brows. And the divine locks of the king flowed forward from his immortal head, and he made great Olympos reel. So spake wise Zeus and ordained it with a nod."
"He [Skyles an historical king of the Skythes who adopted Greek customs] conceived a desire to be...
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These are both hysterical and awesome. I'm glad they came to light.

(Ignore the Doreen pic -- it's radio audio-only of Patricia and Arnold Crowther, from the '70s -- SIX twenty-minute radio segments. But the Youtube still isn't coming up as an option for the photo selection.)

And my gods, that opening wail sounds like they're killing a goat. SLLLOWWWLLLLYYY. >:-)
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I have no words...
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That HAS to be a gag. No one is that stupid. Are they? :-)

If they are, they deserve whatever they get. :-/
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Rev. Vincent Russo
Owner and proprietor of Arsenic & Old Lace, one of the best known and oldest, continuous occult stores where folks can get reliable and honest information and advice. We offer quality supplies for the serious practitioner and curious explorer, alike. Through our main website we provide -
    * Tarot Consultations - (VinnieRusso.com),
    * Occult Supplies - (OneStopOccultShop.com),
    * Custom Magical Products - (StregaCrafts.com),
    * and Resources & Information - (Streghe.US)


Brief Personal Bio:
  • Stregone Mago in The Strega Tradition of Sicilian-American Witchcraft as taught to me by Dr. Leo Lewis Martello and Lori Bruno.
  • 3rd Degree Elder in the Chthonioi-Alexandrian Tradition of Wicca.
  • 3rd Degree Elder, Alexandrian Wicca.
  • Legally recognized minister (S.E.F.& Trinacrian Rose).
  • Over 20 years experience reading the Tarot.
  • Owner of Arsenic & Old Lace, OneStopOccultShop, StregaCrafts, and Streghe.US.
  • Past Reader at the annual Salem Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo and Certified by the Salem Police.

Sheaves of Demeter Coven:
I am the High Priest of the Sheaves of Demeter Coven practicing the Chthonioi-Alexandrian Tradition of Wicca and the Stregone Mago of the of Rosa d'Oro (a branch of The Strega Tradition of Sicilian-American Craft). I have had a number of amazing students.

Interfaith:
I have been honored to participate in a local and international interfaith venues including:
  • 1993 Council for a Parliament of World Religions (the Dalai Lama was the guest of honor).
  • Covenant of the Goddess (prior Board Mbr).
  • Society of Elder Faiths (prior Board Mbr, Clergy).
  • Our Lord and Lady of the Trinacrian Rose (Elder/Clergy).
  • Temple of Diana, Inc. (Mbr).

General/Personal Interests:
#Italian #cooking, #wine, #beer, #coffee, #Tarot, #Wicca, #Witchcraft, #Stregoneria, #Stregheria, #Ritual #Magic, #travel (especially to Europe and #Italy and #Sicily), #Star_Trek, #Babyon5, #Farscape, most #SF/F movies, reading (SF/F, speculative fiction, alternative history), #MMORPG (#City_of_Heroes, #World_of_Warcraft, #RIFT, #DCUO), #RPG (#Rolemaster, especially).
Bragging rights
Background: My family is originally from Italy and Sicily. That may be why I love to visit there. I grew up in Portland, CT and now live just north of Boston with my Husband (of 26+ years!), 2 cats, and 1 dog.
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  • Northeastern University
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