DatC #066 – Communing with the Ancestors with Raven Grimassi
Hello and thank you once again for joining me down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight we meet with beloved author, witch, and teacher Raven Grimassi to discuss his recent DVD Ever Ancient, Ever New, Witchcraft by the Hearthside and his recent book Communing with the Ancestors available from Weiser books. Raven and I have a great discussion about his work, the making of the DVD and his thoughts pertaining to life, witchcraft, and the ancestors. Raven even shares his plans for a future book that he has been working on for over 30 years which is one text that will surely be sought-after by anyone interested in the history of 19th century witchcraft and that’s all I’m going to say about it because I’d like for Raven himself to have the honor of announcing this to all of you.
In his latest book, Communing with the Ancestors: Your Spirit Guides, Bloodline Allies, and the Cycle of Reincarnation, Raven Grimassi demonstrates how to communicate and make contact with ancestral spirits, including practical methods for seeking guidance from them.
Join Raven as he explores the realm of the ancestors and the role of reincarnation in the soul’s relationship to its ancestral lineage. He explains the interactions between ancestors, the living, and the dead and examines how communication with the ancestors is strengthened through various techniques and ritual practices.
True to Raven’s style, the book includes folklore, legends, and superstitions surrounding the topic. Shrines, altars, and offerings are discussed in detail. Ancient practices related to communing with the ancestors are revived and new rituals are provided through guided imagery. Sacred sites, power places, special portals to the ancients, reincarnation, and the “restless dead who are still bound to the earth realm”– Raven covers it all. – House of Grimassi
- ”Mr.Raven” by MC Lars
- “Sea Song” by The Owl Service
- “On My Way To Somewhere” by Eivør
- “Baba Yaga” by The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
- “Rootless” by S.J. Tucker
- “Ravens in the Library” by S.J. Tucker
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