Further reading

Grey School of Wizardry Web site. Available online. URL:

http://www.greyschool.com. Accessed June 4, 2008.

Grimassi, Raven (1951- ) American witch with a heritage and expertise in Italian Witchcraft. Raven Gri-massi is the author of several books on the Craft, including the Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft.

Grimassi's mother came to the United States in 1946. Grimassi says one of his ancestors is a Neapolitan witch, Calenda Tavani, and that Italian Witchcraft absorbed elements of Catholicism in order to survive. He was raised Catholic, but at age 13 stopped attending services and turned his interest to Witchcraft.

In 1969, he was initiated into Gardnerian/Alexandri-an Wicca by Lady Heather and studied under Lady Sara Cunningham. In 1975, he was initiated into Brittic Wicca, a blend of Basque Witchcraft and English Wicca. He also joined the Rosicrucians and First Temple of Tipareth. In 1983, he was initiated into the Pictish-Gaelic tradition.

Grimassi began his writing career in 1981, writing and editing The Shadow's Edge, a publication about Italian Witchcraft. He has contributed to the magazines Moon Shadow and Raven's Call. Booklets and books include The Book of the Holy Strega (1981), The Book of Ways (1981), The Wiccan Mysteries (1998), Italian Witchcraft (2000), Hereditary Witchcraft (1999), Beltane (2001), and Wiccan Magick (1998). The Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft was published in 2000.

Grimassi lives on Crow Haven Ranch in southern California.

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