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Pam Grossman is a writer, curator, and teacher of magical practice and history. She is the author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power (Gallery Books, June 2019) and the illuminated manifesto, What Is A Witch (Tin Can Forest Press). Her writings about witches, occulture, and art have appeared in numerous mediums, including Sabat, Ravenous, Abraxas Journal, Sciences Occultes, Huffington Post, MSN, Film Comment, and Etsy.

She is a frequent lecturer on the occult history of Modern art and the representation of witchcraft in visual culture. She is also the creator of Phantasmaphile, a blog that specializes in esoteric and fantastical art, which she has maintained since 2005.

Pam’s group art shows and projects, including the critically-acclaimed exhibition Language of the Birds: Occult and Art, have been featured by such outlets as Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Art in America. She is the Associate Editor of Fulgur Esoterica and the co-organizer of the Occult Humanities Conference at NYU.

In April 2017, Pam launched WitchEmoji, a witch-themed sticker pack for iMessage that became the #1 seller in the App Store.

A resident of Brooklyn, she lives with her playwright husband, Matthew Freeman, and their two feline familiars, Albee and Remedios “Remy” Varo.