The Ways of the Holy Strega and Alternative Healing Arts
Modern Day Women/Ancient Day Healers
Community Meetings begin Oct. 2018
The Ways of the Holy Strega, a tribe of women from Ancient Italy, came to me in Spirit one night in 2006. I was asked to speak at a bookshop called, "Crazy Wisdom" in Ann Arbor, Michigan for an event called, "Witches Night Out". While getting ready before the event, I was putting on my makeup and as I was looking in the mirror I heard an old woman's raspy voice whisper in my right ear, "Shtreaagahhhh". The voice was so loud and clear that I stopped everything and ran down to the computer to search what that word meant. Lo and behold I discovered that the Holy Strega were a tribe of witches in ancient Italy who were highly skilled in the arts of seership, herbs, and healing.
The next day I called my mother to ask her if we had Italian ancestry in our family. She told me that we had German ancestors who came over from Italy. This began a six year journey of research covering anything and everything I could find about The Holy Strega. I am incredibly grateful for the female ancestor who whispered in my ear that night from the world of Spirit, to reclaim me as her family.
The Story of Diana the Moon Goddess, Aradia, and The Holy Strega
It all began with the ancient story of Diana the Moon Goddess who gave birth to a daughter on the 13th day of August in the year 1313 in Volterra Italy. She named her Aradia. Once grown, Aradia followed her mother's call to travel through villages far and wide to share her knowledge of healing and how to live naturally according to the seasons and stars. The villagers would gather under the Full Moon each month to listen to Aradia speak about the ways of magic, healing, and her mother Diana, the Moon Goddess. Aradia was known for healing the sick, feeding the poor, and giving all she could to each town she visited. Ancient Italy was were Aradia spent more time, thus forming the tribe of The Holy Strega.
Unfortunately, the beauty and blessings that were associated with Aradia, The Holy Strega, and being a Witch or Wise Woman have been covered up in today's society and masked over by dogmatic teachings. Women who were the true healers in our history are now commonly reduced to being viscous, ugly, wart nosed villains who cast spells on others to harm them.
Much evidence is finally resurfacing about the ancient ways of healing through the return of herbal medicine, alternative healing modalities, and through the natural curiosity of us as a culture wanting to dig deeper than western medicine for answers.
Humanity is undergoing a waking up from the blatant control of modern medicine, the pharmaceutical companies, closed-minded religions, and discrimination in general. Herbal medicine and alternative healing modalities have made their way back into today's world of healing and we have our ancestors to thank for guiding us back to the Old Ways.
The ancient ways remain alive in our spirit and alive in our hearts and cellular body that yearn to be opened and used to help others. This is our freedom and natural birthright we now reclaim as healers today.