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Raven Grimassi is the author of over seventeen books on Wicca and Witchcraft, including Wiccan Mysteries (awarded Best Book of the Year & Best Spirituality Book 1998 by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers),  Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft (awarded Best Non-Fiction Book 2001 by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers).

Raven Grimassi has been a teacher and practitioner of the Craft for nearly 45 years. He is trained in the Family tradition of Italian Witchcraft (also known as Stregheria), and is also an initiate of several Wiccan Traditions, including Brittic Wicca and the Pictish-Gaelic Tradition. He is currently the Co-Directing Elder of the Ash, Birch and Willow system of Witchcraft. Raven considers it his life's work to ensure the survival of ancient witch lore and legend along with ancestral teachings of the Old World Witchcraft.

Grimassi has worked as both a writer and editor for several magazines over the past decade, including The Shadow's Edge (a publication focusing on Italian Witchcraft) and Raven's Call (a journal of modern Wicca, Witchcraft and Magick).

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New release - 2014

Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch

Welcome to my website

I hope you will find it informative and of interest.

I first began writing Witchcraft and Wicca material for the public in 1979. At this time I was the editor and contributing writer for a magazine called The Shadow's Edge. Over the following two decades this magazine evolved into different magazines, one called Moon Shadows, and another called Raven's Call. Raven's Call magazine was discontinued in 2001.

In the early 1980s I produced two self-published books through Nemi Enterprises, titled the Book of the Holy Strega, and The Book of Ways (a two volume set), which all went out-of-print three years later. The Book of the Holy Strega is still out-of-print and unavailable. However, the Book of Ways is back in reprint, and the two volumes are now combined into one book.  It is available exclusively through Raven’s Loft store: Raven's Loft.

In the early 1990s I produced two booklets through Moon Dragon Publications, titled The Teachings of the Holy Strega, and Whispers; Teachings of the Old Religion of Italy. These works are also out-of-print and unavailable.

In 1994 Llewellyn Publications accepted my manuscript for Ways of the Strega, which was then published in 1995. The book was later re-titled Italian Witchcraft, and with a new chapter and expanded material throughout the book it was released in 2000. I wrote Ways of the Strega/Italian Witchcraft in order to fill a void. Prior to this book there were few books on Witchcraft and Wicca that contained material for people of non-Celtic lineage, or for those interested in southern European systems. While I seem to be best known for writing about Italian Witchcraft, this topic is represented in only two of the twelve books I have in print today. My other titles deal with the core commonality of Witchcraft and Wicca without any specific cultural representation..

I hope you will take some time and look around the website. Check back from time to time as things will be added and updated.