signed if you wish. 

​$24.99 + $4 S/H


Chapter 1: “A Sweeping Herstory:The Hidden Womb of Witchery”
Chapter 2: “Reclaiming Italy’s Witchery from Patriarchy’s Paganism”
Chapter 3:  “Categories of Italian Witches”
Chapter 4: “Women of the Mountains of the North West"​

Chapter 5: “Curing Traditions of the Ligurian Region’s Silver Valley”

Chapter 6: “The Good Witches of Emilia-Romagna of Central-North and Northeastern Italy”

Chapter 7: “Il Malocchio”
Chapter 8: "Le Stregone, Le Maghi, Le Guaritori" (The Sorcerers, The Wizards, the Healers)

Chapter 9: “Possession, Channeling, Ecstatic Trance, Exorcism”
Chapter 10: “Caccia Alle Streghe:” (The Witch Hunt )
Chapter 11: “Young  Witches in  Modern Italy”
Chapter 12: “The Region of Campania"
Chapter 13: “The Importance of the Color Black in Italy’s Witchery”
Chapter 14: “Carlo Napolitano’s Bewitched Triangle of Benevento"
​Chapter 15: "Goddesses in Italy”
Chapter 16: “ La Signora del Gioco”​

Chapter 17: “ “How the Goddess Became the Devil”
Chapter 18: “Benandanti:: “Guardians of the the Threshold”
Chapter 19: “Magic versus Mediumship”
​Chapter 20: “What’s In A name”
Chapter 21: “Conclusion"

THE BOOK, signed, plus a red vulva  hand-engraved stone, replica 6000 B.C., Yugoslavia, $45 + s/h

Karyn Crisis never had the chance to decide if the spirit world was real or imaginary. She has been able to sense the "unseen world of  passed-on relatives, angels, and ghosts since childhood.  Training as a Spiritualist Medium as an adult, she became a popular platform Medium and healer in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2009, she took a fateful trip to Italy’s Tuscany Region, which would have a lasting impact far beyond what she could have ever imagined:

 Goddesses from Italy's history suddenly began appearing to Karyn as clearly as other spirit people had,  and they began transmitting to her the information of a most interesting cultural melting pot in Italy that gave rise to its unique and complex spiritual landscape. Among the information shared was the knowledge  of Italy's own indigenous Lineage healing, a female shamanism hiding in-plain-sight that can be traced back to pre-pagan times.  One thing was clear: Mediumship was and is the cornerstone of all these traditions by advancing the quality of life through previously hidden knowledge from the spirit world handed down to earth. 

 Following the guidance of the Goddesses, Karyn returned to Italy where she embarked on a long and intensive research study. Taking cures from "streghe," meeting herbalists on mountain tops, experiencing a 6 hour ancestral fire ritual with secret shaman called Benandanti, having a past-life curse released through making "occhi," interviewing local authors and museum curators and archivists and folk lore experts, living among locals and walking on the remains of the Goddess Diana's 2,000 year old temple, Karyn found the historical evidence to support what the Goddesses had shown her in visions.

Italy’s Witches and Medicine Women Volume 1 not only documents the information Karyn gathered through the 23 people she interviewed, but it also provides a comprehensive spiritual history of the "Italian Witch" and reveals an important matrilineal living practice supplanted by the patriarchal invasions of  pre-pagan times, whose acts of repression still affect the world today. 

Along with documentation  of a  groundbreaking history of women, you will also find practical tips on how to prepare yourself to reconnect with this female Lineage. Between each chapters Karyn reveals her visionary journey to this evidential history in short stories called "Secrets," sure to bring understanding and illumination to your journey into the world of Spirit.

 Karyn has also developed "Italy's Witches and Medicine Women" into a Lecture Series with video interview footage, photos, and a brief overview of the enormous body of information her book contains.

Karyn Crisis trained as a platform Medium under an NSAC certified Spiritualist Minister, and she has become sought-after in the Bay Area for classes, workshops, private readings and public demonstrations. Her work has taken a turn towards historical recovery focused on reclaiming Ancient Wisdom received through the Old Ways. This feminine, receptive practice of devotional Mediumship offers empowerment in our modern times through connecting us to our still-living legacy of the Medicine Women, Wise Women, and “Witches” of the past, as well as to their Goddess Guides and Teachers. www.karyncrisisheals.com

Book cover design by Daniel Hamilton Jones, 2017.


THE BOOK, signed,  plus an engraved Owl bone, replica from Spain 3rd mill B.C.  These bones are from the ancestral Native American  land of artist Ben Larson. The animals have long since passed when he find the bones and thanks them for their offering. $95 + s/h

Ben Larson Artist Bio: Ben is the artisan who makes the engraved stones, conch shell gorget bowls and owl bones. He  lives on the land of his Native American ancestors and is an artist who lovingly recreates ancient traditional artifacts from nature’s remains on his land: discarded animal bones, conch shells, and river rocks. He creates his own dyes and paints naturally from pitch and ochres. He makes his own glue from pine pitch, beeswax, and wood ask from ceremonial fire. He also occasionally incorporates pieces of ancient pottery found on his lands from the Mississippian and Oneota cultures.

“I try to create these items using methods the prehistoric peoples would have, using other stone or copper tools, water, sand, and other larger stones for pecking and grinding. On occasion, modern tools are used to help create my works, but this is kept to a minimum. Both in materials, tools, and designs, there is a blend of old and new.” 

THE BOOK, signed, plus a pouch of  for loose incense from an Italian recipe to prevent and release "il malocchio" with instructions, $40. + s/h

"Italy's Witches and Medicine Women: Volume 1"  by Karyn Crisis is now available for PRE - ORDER!!!

Books ordered directly from my website will ship between October 25-27  upon my return from my New York book tour.

​This book will also be available at that time through Amazon.com. 

Shipping prices below are for the U.S. only: If you are ordering from outside the U.S. there will be additional postage.

This book will also be translated into Italian very soon!

ISBN: 978-0-692-96138-4

  Golden Bough Books

          339 pages



Karyn Crisis  |  Spirit Medium

THE BOOK, signed,  plus a black Goddess hand-engraved stone, replica Sicily, early 4th mill B.C. $45+ s/h

THE BOOK, signed, plus a black Goddess hand-engraved stone, mini handmade broom, bowl carved from conch shell,

​$145+ s/h

To see the VIDEO I made before my second research trip to ITALY, you can go to my Generosity page to view my original premise...