Learn to Stand with Feet Rooted in Shadow and Hands Stretched to the Stars
“In your hands is Raven Grimassi’s most personal and powerful work to date. In it he shares profound Craft teachings that will transform your relationship with magick, and your work as a Witch. I wish I’d had access to this treasure earlier on my path.”—Christopher Penczak, co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and author of the Plant Spirit Familiar
For the first time in more than a decade, Grimassi introduces readers to a new system of witchcraft, one that draws upon the old ways and the old days. Rich with spells, rituals, and detailed illustrations of plant spirits, Grimassi dares readers to take the path that leads deep into the darkened woods—to traverse upon the Thorned Path.
Meet the entities that dwell within the organic memory of the earth, the devas, the deities, the magical life force that lies within the wooded glen. Learn to work with these spirits, and use their wisdom to transform your life and your practice.
Welcome to the HouseofGrimassi.com, which is not only a new and more functional design, but is actually a new approach to interactivity and the sharing of knowledge related to the subjects of my work over the last 40 years. I am also delighted to join with Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi, through this our partnership website, as we bring together the various facets of our ongoing work through the House of Grimassi. Within this site you will find resources for exploring the history of witchcraft and wicca, blog posts on related subject matters, links for purchasing our books and products, articles and interviews, current updated lists of our latest appearances and much more.
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Old World Witchcraft explores totally new territory and presents elements of witchcraft unseen in popular witchcraft books to date. In essence, this book is about “an enchanted worldview,” one that has not necessarily been inherited from the beliefs and practices of any particular region and one which is available to us today.
The “Old World” in the title is actually about a magical view of the Plant Kingdom and the spirits attached to it. While earlier Grimassi books discuss the cultural expressions and commonality of witchcraft beliefs and practices in general, this book penetrates much deeper.
Old World Witchcraft reveals rarely discussed topics such as the concept of Shadow as the organic memory of the earth. Readers will learn rooted techniques that possess power because these ways have always been connected to it. They will learn methods of interfacing with the ancestral current and with the organic memory of the earth. Through these they can connect with the timeless arts and learn methods of empowerment directly from the ancient source.
Totally new information about familiar tools is presented. For example, the mortar and pestle is a tool for spell casting, a device that creates interfacing with plant spirits and with shadow, and a focal point for veneration of the Plant Kingdom. Grimassi also presents the art of using plant ashes for magical sigil work.
This book is for people who have had their fill of books that say the same things over and over, who want to take the next step, and who are eager for the more rooted ways that have remained largely hidden.