Raven Grimassi

 
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Raven Grimassi is a practicing Witch and an award-winning author of over 20 books on Witchcraft, Wicca, Magic, and Inner Mysteries Traditions. He brings to the table over 45 years of personal experience, study, and an in-depth understanding of these fields. Raven is a popular lecturer and workshop presenter all across the United States. It is his life’s work to preserve the roots of pre-Christian European spirituality and mystical themes. His published books include such classic works as The Witches’ Craft, Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition, Old World Witchcraft, The Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch, The Cauldron of Memory, and Communing with the Ancestors.

Raised by an Italian native mother, Raven’s early years were filled with the lore of Old Italy. In the summer of 1969 he discovered Wicca and spent many years involved with various groups and traditions. These included Celtic Traditionalist Wicca, Brittic Wicca, and the Pictish-Gaelic Tradition. Raven also studied under Lady Sara Cunningham in the 1970s. In the 1980s he created the Arician Tradition, which had roots in Italian Witchcraft. He left the Italian Path in 2004. He is now the co-director of the Ash, Birch and Willow Tradition, a non-cultural system of Old World Witchery. This system is rooted in the commonality of old European Traditions without a focus on any singular culture.

Features contributed to The Witches' Almanac:

The Cimaruta, The Witches’ Almanac 2014, p. 84

Bibliography:

Communing with the Ancestors: Your Spirit Guides, Bloodline Allies, and the Cycle of Reincarnation
Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch: Mastering the Five Arts of Old World Witchery
Old World Witchcraft
The Cauldron of Memory
Spirit of the Witch
Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition
The Witches Craft
The Book of the Holy Strega
Italian Witchcraft
Wiccan Mysteries
Wiccan Magick: Inner Teachings Of The Craft
The Book of Ways
Hereditary Witchcraft
The Witch's Familiar
Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
Crafting Wiccan Traditions
The Cimaruta and other Magical Charms from Old Italy