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2003 Library:
Celtic Astrology: How the Mystical Power of the Druid Tree Signs Can Transform Your Life
by Phyllis Vega

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
by Raven Grimassi

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Hawaiian Magic & Spirituality
by Scott Cunningham

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Pagans and the Law: Understand Your Rights
by Dana D. Eilers

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Time Travel: A New Perspective
by J. H. Brennan

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Never Say Goodbye: A Medium's Stories of Connecting With Your Loved Ones
by Patrick Mathews

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Spirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft
by Raven Grimassi

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

How to Communicate With Spirits
by Elizabeth Owens

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

How to Be a Ghost Hunter
by Richard Southall

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents
by Carl F. Neal

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

My Proof of Survival: Personal Accounts of Contact With the Hereafter
by Andrew Honigman

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Overshadows: An Investigation into a Terrifying Modern Canadian Haunting
by Richard Palmisano

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Future Prospects of The World According to the Bible Code
by Joseph Noah

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

New Daughters of the Oracle: The Return of Female Prophetic Power in Our Time
by Virginia Adair

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Conversations With Eternity: The Forgotten Masterpiece of Victor Hugo
by Victor Hugo, John Chambers, and Martin Ebon

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Dunwich's Guide to Gemstone Sorcery: Using Stones for Spells, Amulets, Rituals, and Divination
by Gerina Dunwich

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Song That Never Ended: A Jazz Musician's Journey to a Love Beyond Life
by John Novello

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Wicca for Life: The Way of the Craft-From Birth to Summerland
by Raymond Buckland

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Origins of Modern Witchcraft: The Evolution of a World Religion
by Ann Moura

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

The Ghosthunter's Guide Book
by Troy Taylor

Author interview.  

Our Haunted Planet
by John A. Keel

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Crop Circles: Signs of Contact
by Colin Andrews with Stephen J. Spignesi

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca and Neo-Paganism
by Raymond Buckland

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Hans Holzer's the Supernatural: Explaining the Unexplained
by Hans Holzer

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Coast to Coast Ghosts: True Stories of Hauntings Across America
by Leslie Rule

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Ghost: Investigating the Other Side
by Katherine Ramsland


The Holy Grail Mystery Solved
by Frank C. Tribbe

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True Tales of the Paranormal
by Kimberly Molto

Official Ghostvillage.com review  

Investigating the Paranormal
by Tony Cornell


The Forgotten
by Tamara Thorne

Author interview.  





October 30, 2003

Spirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary WitchcraftSpirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft
By Raven Grimassi
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 2003)
Pages: 288 - Price: $12.95

Review by Lee Prosser - leep@ghostvillage.com
Ghostvillage.com review

What better moment than the season of Halloween to read the newly published Spirit of the Witch by award-winning author and Witch, Raven Grimassi. The book gives an honest, straight-forward approach to what Witchcraft is.

Essentially, this well-written book is about religion and spirituality in contemporary Witchcraft. An informative introduction is followed by 12 detailed chapters which cover different aspects of Witchcraft.

Chapter 1 covers the old ways followed by chapters on in search of a Witch, Witchcraft as a religion (this chapter should be of great interest to readers of the paranormal), becoming a Witch, the Witch in moonlight and the Witch in daylight, the tools of Witchcraft, analysis as to what is the magical craft, the three great mysteries, an in-depth and sensitive look at deities and spirits (another chapter of great interest to readers of the paranormal), rituals, and some parting words by the author.

Appendix 1 contains information on training exercises, appendix 2 covers construction of the Witches' altars, and appendix three covers suggested course reading which shares invaluable information. A helpful glossary, bibliography, and index conclude the book.

Raven Grimassi has written many works over the past thirty years, including such books as Beltane, Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft, the popular Wiccan Mysteries, among others. He writes in a clear style, and his writings are always enjoyable as well as educational. Grimassi is co-owner of Raven's Loft, an Internet store which specializes in Witchcraft items, located at www.ravensloft.biz. His former students include Scott Cunningham and Donald Michael Kraig.

Spirit of the Witch also concerns the Witch's abilities to call forth spirits, to bless and consecrate, and to understand the voice of the wind as a dedicated steward of nature. In a sense, the Witch can be viewed as a keeper of the doorway between worlds.

Highly recommended reading for those interested in the paranormal and supernatural, and Witchcraft as a personal religion, Spirit of the Witch takes its rightful place as a sound guide and reference for those who wish to understand the secret life of a Witch. Of special interest is the author's logical approach to the literary, cultural, anthropological, sociological, and historical roots of Witchcraft, and this compact, detail information is worth its weight in gold to have together in one book.

Raven Grimassi, who lives in California, is to be congratulated on an accurate, honest explanation of Witchcraft in contemporary times. A modern classic of Witchcraft, this book is sure to be a popular guide and reading experience.

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Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

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