Craft Elder and author Raven Grimassi has revised and expanded his indispensable reference work, the award-winning Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft. The first book of its kind to be written by a practicing Witch, this guide presents Wicca/Witchcraft as a spiritual path, connecting religious concepts and spirituality to both a historical background and modern practice.
With a wealth of information on European folklore and Western Occultism, and material relevant to any tradition, you can use this book to research any aspect of the Craft, including:
- Theology: Pantheons, Wiccan Rede, Three-Fold Law
- History: Craft roots and influence
- Places: Historical and sacred sites
- Verses, rites, and invocations
- Ritual objects and tools
- Influential Witches: Past and present
The Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft also contains a glossary of terminology; book references; Craft web sites, organizations, and magazines; magickal alphabets, runes, correspondences, symbols; and 300 illustrations.
Raven Grimassi was a Neo-Pagan scholar and award-winning author of more than eighteen books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism. He was devoted to the study and practice of witchcraft for over forty years, and was co-founder and co-director of the Ash, Birch, and Willow tradition.
Grimassi’s background included training in old forms of witchcraft as well as Brittic Wicca, the Pictish-Gaelic tradition, Italian Witchcraft, and Celtic Traditionalist Witchcraft. Raven was also a member of the Rosicrucian Order, and studied the Kabbalah through the First Temple of Tifareth under Lady Sara Cunningham.
Raven lived in New England with his wife and co-author Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi. Together, they directed The Fellowship of the Pentacle, a modern Mystery School devoted to preserving pre-Christian European spirituality.