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Raven Grimassi's Biography

Member Info

Springfield
Married to author Stephanie Taylor since October of 2005
Jun 2008

Raven Grimassi is an award-winning author of over twelve books on Witchcraft and Wicca. He has been a student and practitioner of "The Old Religion" for over 40 years. His background includes initiation into Italian Witchcraft, Brittic Wicca, traditional Celtic Wicca, and the Pictish-Gaelic tradition. Grimassi also studied the Kabbalah under Lady Sara Cunningham in the 1970s and is also a student of ceremonial magic.

Raven is a popular guest speaker at conventions and festivals across the U.S. and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. His book titles include Old World Witchcraft, The Cauldron of Memory, Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft, Spirit of the Witch, The Witches' Craft, Beltane, and Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition. WIth his wife, Stephanie Taylor, Raven produced two oracle decks titled The Well Worn Path, and The Hidden Path.

Influences

My writings have been inspired by many folkloric works and field studies of the 19th century. One particular influence has been the writings of Charles Godfrey Leland.

Upcoming Works

I am working on a book that is a compilation of the works of Charles Leland on Italian witchcraft (with my commentaries).  I am also working on a esoteric work titled Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch.

Recommended Links

Publishers

Red Wheel Weiser

Llewelyn Worldwide Ltd

Interests & Hobbies

Collecting folklore as well as folk magic items.