September 07, 1930
|Died||November 03, 2005 (age 75) |
Tony Raven (September 7, 1930 - November 3, 2005) born Bob Lynn, was a magician, psychic entertainer and escape artist from the 1940s until the 1980s. Raven was also was one of the early promoters of Bizarre Magick.
His dad built magic props for him and by the age of 12, Bob was working professionally as "One of the World's Youngest Magician's". In high school, he formed an illusion show that toured Warner Brother's Theaters in New Jersey as "Blackstar The Magician" and later as "Blackwood's House Of Mystery".
Raven, also known as Anthony Raven and Bob Raven, co-founded the Psychic Entertainers Association in 1978 and was the president 1978-1983.
As "Tony Raven" published-edited the periodicals: The Blue Sheet (six issues, 1962-1963), Private Journal (1972-1973) Invocation (1974-1978), Raven Report (1977-1979, four issues) and New Invocation (1979-1981).
Raven's grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee from Eastern Tennessee and taught him many things regarding her American Indian traditions. In 1995, he moved to North Carolina and set up the business “Cherokee Way” to teach the Indian Traditions and History to the public.
- The Necromantic Grimoire of Augustus Rapp (1974).
- Imagination In Magic with Bob Lynn (1971)
- "Psychikos" journal for the Psychic Entertainer's Association,
- Psychic Entertainer's News & Information Service (the official publication for the P.E.A.)
- First five years of "Vibrations" (official publication of the P.E.A.)