Calendar of Events at San Diego's Tree of Life


Thursday July 27

The Cord of the Greenwood Magic & Working with Plant Spirits with Authors Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor


Come and learn about the ways of Witchcraft that are Ever Ancient and Ever New!

The lore about witches has long included tales of secret knowledge related to the plants of witchcraft.

Join authors Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor for a workshop on Plant Spirits as you journey to the Cavern of Old Magic. Learn what Plant Spirits are, how to connect with them, and how they aid in ritual and magical work.

Included in this workshop is the construction and use of 'The Cord of Greenwood Magic' - a shamanic tool for tapping into the Greenwood Realm and the Organic Memory of the Earth. Each person will work with the art of knotting cords, a magical process for connecting to the Realm of Plant Spirits. Attendees of the workshop will be given a cord to work with and take home.

Raven Grimassi

Raven is an internationally recognized scholar and published author with 20 titles in print on witchcraft and Wicca. He is currently the co-director of the Ash, Birch and Willow tradition of Old World Witchcraft. Raven is a practitioner and teacher of the Craft with over 35 years of experience.

Having been born on the festival day of the goddess Ceres (Patroness of the Mysteries) Raven is devoted to preserving and teaching the Mystery Tradition of pre-Christian Europe.

Stephany Taylor

Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi is passionate and dedicated to guiding and teaching those who seek the Old Ways of pre-Christian spirituality. Nature has always been an extremely important teacher and part of Stephanie's life experience. She felt the magic and nurturing of Nature around her all of her life. Stephanie is a 3rd degree initiate of a Celtic Traditionalist system of Wicca, and a 3rd degree initiate of Italian Witchcraft (the Arician Tradition). She is a legally ordained clergy. Stephanie has studied, taught, and used the Arts as tools of transformation throughout her life. She is also a Tarot reader and teacher with many years of experience. Together with Raven, they are also the founding and directing elders of the initiatory training system of the Ash, Birch and Willow Tradition.