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

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Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
by Raven Grimassi

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Hawaiian Magic & Spirituality
by Scott Cunningham

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

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

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

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

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How to Communicate With Spirits
by Elizabeth Owens

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How to Be a Ghost Hunter
by Richard Southall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Ghosthunter's Guide Book
by Troy Taylor

Author interview.  

Our Haunted Planet
by John A. Keel

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

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

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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

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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

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Investigating the Paranormal
by Tony Cornell


The Forgotten
by Tamara Thorne

Author interview.  





December 11, 2003

Encyclopedia of Wicca & WitchcraftEncyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
By Raven Grimassi
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (2003)
Second edition revised and expanded.
Pages: 552 - Price: $24.95

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

A fascinating reference tool for those interested in the paranormal, this large book has much to offer. Well-written, well-documented, this book gives information that is hard to find in other books. Raven Grimassi is a fine writer, and he deserves much praise for his research and putting this excellent reference together.

As each entry unfolds, the reader will be pleased with the concise manner in which the book is arranged. As to theology, the pantheons, Wiccan Rede, Three-Fold Law, as well as the roots of Witchcraft and influences are detailed. Historical and sacred sites are covered. Ritual objects and tools, and verses, rites, and invocations are covered.

A nice presentation of influential Witches and people in the Craft are covered, both past and present. Unfortunately, this edition does not entry A. E. Waite or the Order of the Golden Dawn, but it certainly makes up for that absence with equally interesting persons. Each biographical entry is concise and educational. When available, a photograph is included with each biographical entry.

Among the many Witches covered are Sybil Leek and Gerina Dunwich. These entries are detailed and well-referenced. Other Witches covered include Arynn K. Azrael, Lori Bruno, Raymond Buckland, Z. Budapest, Aleister Crowley, Scott Cunningham, Dorothy Clutterbuck, Gerald Gardner, Ed Fitch, Francesca DeGrandis, Ly De Angeles, Anna Franklin, Selena Fox, Leo Martello, Kisma Stepanich, Doreen Valiente, Robin Wood, and many, many others.

This is one fine book to have on your home reference shelf, for it will give you hours upon hours of entertainment, education, and enjoyment. There are appendices covering publications, organizations, and related interests.

This is a book to have and relish. Congratulations to Raven Grimassi on a first class reference work that is precisely that! Raven Grimassi has been a teacher, writer and practitioner of magickal systems for over 25 years.



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