Explores the roots of witchcraft while providing an integrated magical system to serve the modern witch
Raven Grimassi is among the pioneering authors of the modern witchcraft renaissance. In What We Knew in the Night, he presents a cohesive and complete system of witchcraft based on traditional sources. The author’s premise is that, beginning in the 1980s, with the rise of modern metaphysical publishing, authors began presenting very personal witchcraft practices. In the process, traditional and formerly well-established practices fell into obscurity, which potentially lead to confusion.
What We Knew in the Night uncovers and clarifies those buried gems for a new generation, assembling and integrating key components of witchcraft, past and present. Grimassi lays out key mystical and practical foundations of witchcraft and restores their important role.
Sharing lessons and advice from his own almost 50 years of personal study and practice, Grimassi explores what he describes as the “heart of the old rites.” He also offers practical instructions and a clear 5-step process of empowerment—one chapter for each step —for anyone who wants to walk the path of witchcraft:
- Virtue of the Moon
- The Wafting
- The Witch’s Blade
- The Clay Pentacle
- The Witch’s Ring
Having accomplished these steps, the reader will possess the “quintessence of witchery” and be firmly grounded in the arcane art of witchcraft.
Raven Grimassi was a neo-pagan scholar and award-winning author of numerous books on witchcraft, Wicca, and neo-paganism. He was a member of the American Folklore Society and was a cofounder and codirector of the Crossroads Fellowship, a modern Mystery School tradition.