Dina Manzo Reveals She's a White Witch
White Wiccan groups, or Traditions, perform some or all of their rituals skyclad. Whilst nudity and the practice of witchcraft have long been associated in the visual arts, this contemporary ritual nudity is typically attributed to either the influence of Gerald Gardner or to a passage from Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witchesand as such is mainly attributed to the Gardnerian and Aradian covens.
Gardner's Witchcraft Today was published in The book claimed to report on the contemporary practice of Pagan religious witchcraft in England, which had supposedly survived as an underground religion for centuries. Ritual nudity was included as a regular part of Wiccan practice, but in modern day is mainly done by AlexandrianGeorgianand Blue Star Wiccans.
The " Charge of the Goddess ", a part of Naked ritual liturgy, does instruct Wiccans to practice ritual in the nude. Gardner spent several years in India, and may have picked up the concept from the Digambara Whitea religious sect in which the monks may not wear witch. The origins of this instruction have been traced to Charles Godfrey Leland 's book, Aradia, or the Witch of the Witches.
And as the sign that ye are truly free, Ye shall be naked in your rites, both men And women also: Doreen Porntube megan jonesone of Gardner's priestesses, recalls Gardner's surprise at Naked recognition of material from Aradia in the original version of the "Charge" that she was given. Valiente's version was then widely circulated and reprinted.