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Raven Grimassi

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Occupation  Author
Nationality  American

Name  Raven Grimassi
Role  Author
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Born  1951 USA (1951)
Genre  Occultism, Stregheria, Neopaganism, Wicca
Notable works  Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition
Books  The Wiccan mysteries, Italian Witchcraft, Old World Witchcraft: Ancient, Hereditary witchcraft, Encyclopedia Of Wicca & Witchcraft

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Raven Grimassi (born 1951) is an Italian-American author of over 20 books, and is a Pagan scholar with over 40 years of research and study in the genre of Wicca, Stregheria, Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism. Under the pen name of "Grimassi" he popularized Stregheria, the religious practice of witchcraft with roots in Italy. Grimassi presented this material as a Neo-Pagan version through his books. Raven has been a practitioner of Witchcraft for over 45 years and is the current co-director of the Ash, Birch and Willow tradition.

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Raven Grimassi The Golden Dawn Blog Rebuttal to Lewellyn author Raven

Salem interviews raven grimassi and stephanie taylor


Wicca

Raven Grimassi Raven Grimassi Author and Lecturer

Grimassi became involved with Wicca in 1969. He created his own system of witchcraft known as the "Aridian Tradition" ten years later, publishing it in print beginning in 1981. He is currently the co-directing elder of the Ash, Birch and Willow tradition. In 1994, the new age publisher Llewellyn Publications accepted his manuscript for Ways of the Strega, which was reprinted the following year as Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe .

Stregheria

Raven Grimassi Bird39s Eye View

Reports that Grimassi claims to belong to a "family tradition" of religious witchcraft has opened him to criticism[1].

Raven Grimassi Raven Grimassi Aradia An Introduction to the Holy Strega

Professor Sabina Magliocco, a critic of some of Grimassi's claims, however points out that "Grimassi never claims to be reproducing exactly what was practiced by Italian immigrants to North America; he admits Italian-American immigrants "have adapted a few Wiccan elements into their ways"[2]. After personally meeting Grimassi, Professor Magliocco writes in her letter to the Pomegranate Reader's Forum:

Raven Grimassi Raven Grimassi talks about The Cauldron of Memory

I had the pleasure of meeting Raven Grimassi during the summer of 2001, unfortunately after the final draft of my article had already been submitted to The Pom. He was very gracious and helpful to me. From information he revealed during our interview, I can say with reasonable certainty that I believe him to have been initiated into a domestic tradition of folk magic and healing such as I describe in my article.[3]

Awards

Raven Grimassi Raven Grimassi Author and Lecturer

Grimassi won "Book of the Year" and "First Place - Spirituality Book" from the Coalition of Visionary Retailers in 1998 for his book The Wiccan Mysteries, and his book the Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft was also awarded "Best Non-Fiction".

Raven Grimassi The Golden Dawn Blog Rebuttal to Lewellyn author Raven Grimassis

His publisher Weiser Books, produced the author's biography, Horns of Honor.

References

Raven Grimassi Wikipedia


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