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Raven Grimassi

Raven Grimassi Award-winning author Raven Grimassi is the author of seven books on Wicca and Witchcraft, including Wiccan Mysteries (awarded Best Book of the Year & Best Spirituality Book 1998 by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers), Wiccan Magick, Italian Witchcraft (previously titled Ways of the Strega), Hereditary Witchcraft, Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft (awarded Best Non-Fiction Book 2001 by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers), Beltane, and the forthcoming title The Witches' Craft (October 2002).

Raven Grimassi has been a teacher and practitioner of the Craft for nearly 30 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 Directing Elder of the Arician Ways. Raven considers it his life's work to ensure the survival of ancient witch lore and legend along with ancestral teachings of the Old Religion.

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).

Titles by Raven Grimassi:

  • Beltane
     
  • The Well Worn Path
     
  • Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe
     
  • The Wiccan Mysteries: Ancient Origins & Teachings
     
  • Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
     
  • The Witch's Familiar: Spiritual Partnerships for Successful Magic
     
  • The Witches' Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft & Magical Transformation
     
  • Hereditary Witchcraft: Secrets of the Old Religion
     
  • Wiccan Magick: Inner Teachings of the Craft
     
  • Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition
     
  • Spirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft
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The Witch's Familiar
Spiritual Partnership for Successful Magic

The Witch's Familiar focuses on the definition of a Familiar, its historical background, how to obtain a Familiar, what Familiar spirits can accomplish to aid the Witch, how to work with a Familiar, and how to release one when the time comes to part company. For the beginner this book will provide everything that is required in order to understand Familiar spirits and how to safely work with them. For the seasoned Witch this book will contain expansive and innovative techniques to further enhance their current practices.

Included in the book is a magical system for creating and using mystical seals that are designed to aid the Witch in evoking and working with Familiar spirits. This system presents seals and material that has never been published before, and is based upon Pagan elements instead of the Hebrew and Kabalistic seals that commonly appear in most currently available Grimoires and spell books. 

The Witch's Familiar is the first thorough, serious, and in-depth work on the subject to be produced for modern Witches and Pagans. It deals not only with how to obtain a Familiar and how to work with one, but also provides the reader with cautions and remedies concerning any problems that may occur in this magical partnership.

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