Pam Grossman is a writer, curator, and host of The Witch Wave podcast.





Conjure an image of a witch in your mind’s eye, and you’ll find s/he can take many different shapes.  Evil, beautiful, hideous, holy, a sinner who just might save us all – this multifaceted archetype is a dark layer-cake of legends and associations.  Written by Phantasmaphile’s Pam Grossman and artwork by Canada’s occult sweethearts, Tin Can Forest, What Is A Witch is an illuminated incantation, a crystalline invocation, a lovingly-crafted celebration of the world’s most magical icon.

"What is a Witch feels like a captured dream to me, one in which the author and artists dutifully recorded what they experienced and shared the results with us. And those results definitely feel touched by magic." - Boing Boing

"What Is A Witch's lyrical language of night-song and half-rhymes, when given voice, becomes a wild, witty, wondrous invocation, threaded throughout with fanciful visions, whimsical allegory, and magical truths." - Dirge Magazine

"It's GORGEOUS" - Neko Case

4.72 on Goodreads

Other Writing


Le Tarot de L'étoile Cachée Guidebook (Sabat Magazine, 2018)
Literary Witches by Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan - Forward (Seal/Hachette, 2017)
Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen Sollee - "Art Witch" Chapter Contribution (ThreeL Media, 2017)
Earth Magic, Rik Garrett artist monograph - Introduction (Fulgur Esoterica, 2014)


Ring Around the Rebel, Ravenous
Advice From A Witch, Woolly
The Year of the WitchHuffington Post
Three Times a Lady: Tales with Triple Witches, Huffington Post
10 Ways to Celebrate Witches’ Night This Weekend, Medium
Wonder Woman: A Feel Piece, Medium
Bittersweetie, Sabat Magazine Issue 1
Other MotherSabat Magazine Issue 2
Crowning the CroneSabat Magazine Issue 3
Earth, Sabat Magazine Issue 4
Pam Grossman, In Wild Air
Interview with Jesse Bransford, Abraxas Vol 3
Basement Vodou: Shannon Taggart, Abraxas Vol 4 
Gifts for the Romantic, Etsy
An Old World Sense of Wonder,
Scent Guide,
SamhainSciences Occultes Magazine Issue 1 (page 102)
Midwinter RitualsSciences Occultes Magazine Issue 2 (page 66)
Solar RitualsSciences Occultes Magazine Issue 3 (page 76)
Various interviews on Phantasmaphile


Ms. Mystery: Susan Jamison’s Secret Garden catalog essay for her Super Natural exhibition at The Longwood Center for Visual Arts
Álvaro Barrios: The Hierophant of Barranquilla catalog essay for his Portrait of the Artist as a Medium show at Henrique Faria New York
El Gato Chimney’s Bewilderbeasts catalog essay for his solo show at Stephen Romano Gallery