Raymond Buckland





Raymond Buckland


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in London, The United Kingdom
August 31, 1934

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Known as "The Father of American Wicca," Raymond Buckland was responsible for introducing Wicca to the United States. He was the author of the first American book on the Old Religion written by a witch - WITCHCRAFT FROM THE INSIDE - and has since written nearly sixty others, including the classic BUCKLAND'S COMPLETE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT and the three encyclopedias: THE WITCH BOOK, THE FORTUNETELLING BOOK and THE SPIRIT BOOK.

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Buckland's Complete Book of...

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Practical Candleburning Rit...

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Advanced Candle Magick: Mor...

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Scottish Witchcraft: The Hi...

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The Witch Book: The Encyclo...

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Buckland's Book for Spirit ...

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Gypsy Witchcraft and Magic

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“I could understand how such stories of horror can spread, like a wild fire. Such was the nature of rumor. People seemed to love to be frightened especially when, in their heart of hearts, they knew that they were safe. How many truly believed in vampires, I pondered? How many truly believed that they were risking their life by sitting up in the gods to watch a stage performance?”
Raymond Buckland, A Mistake Through the Heart

“Complete destruction,” agreed the inspector. “And all because of some hothead – appropriate term, we’re thinking – getting hysterical and setting fire to just one house in the street.” “At least it has allayed your reports of vampires,” said Stoker. The inspector snorted. “Vampires! We knew there was no such thing right from the start.” “And yet you were not prepared to enter the house and prove it,” I said.”
Raymond Buckland, A Mistake Through the Heart

“Mead Dissolve four pounds of honey in a gallon of water, and add an ounce of hops, half an ounce of root ginger, and the pared rind of two lemons. Boil this for threequarters of an hour, pour it into a cask to the brim, and when it is still lukewarm add an ounce of yeast. Leave the mead to ferment, and when this has ended, put in a quarter of an ounce of isinglass and bung the cask tightly. In six months it should be bottled.”
Raymond Buckland, Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraft

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