Hella Raven (born in the Netherlands in 1970 and enjoying life fiercely since) has been a practicing Neo-Pagan for more than 25 years, active in both Druidry and Wicca. In daily life she works as a social worker in complex situations involving working with people suffering from drug abuse, homelessness, psychiatric problems and problems with the law as well as with political refugees. Through her work she came in touch with many different religious ideas and practices, leading up to her entering Leiden University where she received her MA in the Study of Religion (cum laude) in 2015. During her study she specialized in Modern Religious Movements and wrote a thesis on the Crystal Skull Movement to conclude her academic education.
Currently Hella Raven lives on the outskirts of Rotterdam where she shares her life with her husband, three cats, a snake and a pig.