Raven Digitalis (Missoula, MT) is the author of Shadow Magick Compendium, Planetary Spells and Rituals, and Goth Craft. He is a Neopagan Priest and cofounder of an Eastern Hellenistic nonprofit multicultural temple called Opus Aima Obscura (OAO). Also trained in Eastern philosophies and Georgian Witchcraft, Raven has been an earth-based practitioner since 1999, a Priest since 2003, a Freemason since 2012, and an empath all of his life.
"Going straight to the heart of the mystery of love, divine and human, this is a work from one of the most truly original thinkers of our time."--Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Low Magick and Homemade Magick
"I admire Raven Digitalis...His books are well written and reflect long observation and reflection on any particular subject. Esoteric Empathy is no exception. It promises to become the classic work on empathy...A very worthwhile volume."--Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft and Buckland's Book of Spirit Communications
"This book is a must for anyone who finds themselves confused by their sensitivity to others but cannot find answers...Esoteric Empathy makes this journey unique and insightful."--Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, authors of A Witches' Bible and Progressive Witchcraft
"Bravo, Raven, for Esoteric Empathy! It should be on the bookshelf and on the required reading list of every occultist, witch, shaman, healer, magic- and spirit-worker, as well as anyone else I missed, who engages and is engaged by the subtle levels of human and non-human experience. (Oh goodness, that's every human alive isn't it?)...Through "magical empathy," our consciousness can merge and mingle with the light, life, and love-force that connect us all."--Orion Foxwood, author of The Faery Teachings and The Candle & the Crossroads
"Meaning in the world arises from the heart. In times as challenging as these, the work of mending the world is best understood by those who feel deeply. Those sensitive souls who feel the beat of other hearts as if they were their own are a treasure of equal parts strength and tenderness. Esoteric Empathy is a book that can be a sanctuary and a training ground for those spiritual people who want to embrace their gift of empathy."--Ivo Dominguez Jr., author of Spirit Speak and Practical Astrology for Witches & Pagans
"Raven Digitalis gives us a comprehensive and clear-eyed look at what it means to be an empath, with great ideas for turning what can be a challenge into an advantage. This book is a must-read for any empath. I wish it had been around when I was in my teens and twenties!"--Deborah Blake, author of Everyday Witchcraft and the Baba Yaga novels
"Digitalis, a Freemason and neopagan Priest, consolidates lessons on the powers of empathy to improve oneself and help others in this balanced handbook for fellow empaths--those who 'experience others' emotions as if they were their own.'"--Publishers Weekly