A bit. Its another name for Italian Witchcraft (hence the name which is an old Italian word meaning Witchcraft).The modern awakening turned up in the mid 1970s. Its got quite similar roots to Wicca, echoing the idea of the Horned God and the Moon Goddess and pentacle usage is common. A group of Strega witches is called a “boschetto”. According to the website www.stregheria.com (an excellent resource on the subject) you do not have to be Italian to practise Stregheria and nor is it a solely hereditary tradition, so it is a path you can come to and not one that you must be born into. I believe the followers celebrate a lot of the old Roman holidays.
The founder is a chap called Raven Grimassi who has published several books including “Italian Witchcraft” and “Hereditary Witchcraft.” His workings are based on the idea that Witchcraft is linked to the ancient and Pagan religions and traditions predating Christiantity.
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