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Anna Riva (1923—2005) was the pen name of Dorothy Spencer, who was a well-known American occult author and manufacturer of hoodoo spiritual supplies. According to Catherine Yronwode, "Anna Riva" was a nom de plume that this author used only in her writing and business; Anna was her mother's name and Riva was her daughter's name.

In Spiritual Merchants, Carolyn Morro Long described how the "1970s and 1980s saw the publication of a new crop of spell books" for products available from the same companies selling the books. "The best-known of these writers is the extremely prolific Dorothy Spencer, who writes under the name 'Anna Riva.'"

When Spencer retired in the late 1990s, her company, International Imports of Los Angeles, was purchased by Indio Products. The owner of Indio Products, Marty Meyer, stated that the woman known as Anna Riva was suffering from Alzheimer's disease in 2000. In Spiritual Merchants (2001), Carolyn Long wrote "Dorothy Spencer is now quite elderly and, unfortunately, suffers from Alzheimer's disease, so I was unable to interview her."

Anna Riva's magical oils, incenses and powders are sold by numerous occult suppliers, along with her books.

According to Craft Magick, Dorothy Spencer was born in 1923 and began writing as Anna Riva in the 1960s. She died in 2005.

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Total Books: 15
Power of the Psalms
2015 - Power of the Psalms (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781943138609
ISBN-10: 1943138605
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2006 - Domination (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832234
ISBN-10: 0943832233
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Black  White Magic
1994 - Black White Magic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832227
ISBN-10: 0943832225
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

Your Lucky Numbers Forever
1992 - Your Lucky Numbers Forever (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832173
ISBN-10: 0943832179

Golden Secrets of Mystic Oils
1990 - Golden Secrets of Mystic Oils (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832166
ISBN-10: 0943832160
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Devotions to the Saints
1982 - Devotions to the Saints (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832081
ISBN-10: 094383208X

Powers of the Psalms
1982 - Powers of the Psalms [Occult Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832074
ISBN-10: 0943832071
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Candle Burning Magic A Spellbook of Rituals for Good and Evil
1980 - Candle Burning Magic a Spellbook of Rituals for Good and Evil (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832067
ISBN-10: 0943832063
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

Golden Secrets of Mystic Oils
1978 - Golden Secrets of Mystic Oils (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780943832050
ISBN-10: 0943832055
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Spellcraft Hexcraft and Witchcraft
1977 - Spellcraft Hexcraft and Witchcraft (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832005
ISBN-10: 0943832004
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Secrets of Magical Seals A Modern Grimoire of Amulets Charms Symbols and Talismans
1975 - Secrets of Magical Seals a Modern Grimoire of Amulets Charms Symbols and Talismans (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832043
ISBN-10: 0943832047
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

Voodoo Handbook of Cult Secrets
1974 - Voodoo Handbook of Cult Secrets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832012
ISBN-10: 0943832012
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Modern Witchcraft Spellbook
1972 - The Modern Witchcraft Spellbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832029
ISBN-10: 0943832020
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

How to Conduct a Seance
How to Conduct a Seance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943832203
ISBN-10: 0943832209
Genre: Religion & Spirituality