Born August 31st 1934, London, Raymond was 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 fron the Inside - and has since written over sixty others, including the classic Bucklands Complete Book of Witchcraft.
In was in 1962 that Raymond Buckland went to the United States from England, where he had written comedy scripts and was personal scriptwriter for a popular British comedian Ted Lune. In the past forty years Raymond has had over fifty books published (both fiction and non-fiction) He has received awards for his work and his books are featured in several national book clubs. He has served as Technical Director for movies, working with Orson Wells, John Carradine and Vincent Price.
Of Romany (Gypsy) descent, Raymond is an authority on Gypsies and has written several books on that subject. Raymond has lectured at colleges and universities across the country and has been the subject of articles in such newspapers and magazines as The New York Times and Los Angeles Times to name but a few.
Raymond Buckland has also appeared on numerous national radio and television talk shows such as The Virginia Graham Show, Barbara Walters' The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, and has been seen on BBC-TV and CBC-TV, Canada. He has appeared extensively on stage in England and played small character parts in movies in America. He has taught courses at colleges and universities and been a featured speaker at conferences and workshops. Recent works include The Spirit Book, Buckland´s Book of Spirit Communications, Wicca For One, and The Buckland Spirit Board. A DVD version of his Wicca video is now two hours in length: Rebirth of the Old Religion. Re-released is the popular Buckland Romani Tarot book and deck, now published by Galde Press - who also bring you Ray's new fantasy novel The Torque of Kernow.
Raymond lived on a small farm in north-central Ohio, with his wife Tara, a Chihuahua named Chico and a Chihuahua mix named Lupe'. Raymond passed from this life September 27th 2017. He will be missed by those who knew him, knew his work and followed the ways of the Craft in which he taught.
Books by Raymond Buckland
A Pocket guide to the Supernatural, Practical Candle Burning Rituals, Witchcraft Ancient and Modern, Witchcraft from the Inside, Mu Revealed, Amazing Secrets of teh Psychic World, The Tree – Complete, Book of Saxon Witchcraft, Here is the Occult, Anatomy of the Occult, The Magick of Chant-o-Matics, Practical Colour Magick, Colour Magick, Bucklands Complete Book of Witchcraft, Secrets of Gypsy Fortune Telling, Bucklands Fortune Telling Deck, Gypsy Fortune telling Layout Sheet, Secrets of Gypsy Love Magick, Secrets of Gypsy Dream Reading, Scottish Witchcraft, The Book of African Divination, Doors to Other Worlds, The Truth about Spirit Communication, LaVerdad Sobre La Communication Con Los Espiritus, The Committee, Cardinals Sin, Ray Bucklands Magic Cauldron, Rituales Precticos Con Velas, Buckland Gypsies Domino Divination Cards, Advanced Candle Magic, Witchcraft Yesterday & Today, Gypsy Fortune Telling Tarot Kit, Gypsy Witchcraft and Magic, Gypsy Dream Dictionary, Coin Divination, Bucklands Romani Tarot Deck & Book, Wicca for Life, The Witch Book, Wicca -Practicas Y Principios De La Brujeria, Ellenguaje De La Monedas, The Fortune Telling Book, Signs, Symbols and Omens, Cards of Alchemy, Wicca for One, Bucklands Book of Spirit Communications, The Spirit Book, DVD - Witchcraft, Rebirth of the Old Religion, Mediumship and Spirit Communication, Face to face with God? Ouija - Yes, Yes, Death, where is thy Sting? Dragons, Shamans and Spiritualists, Bucklands Doorway to Candle Magic, The Torque of Kernow, Bucklands, Romani Tarot Deck & Book, Weisers Field Guide to Ghosts, Bucklands Book of Gypsy Magic, Golden Illuminati, Bucklands Domino Divination, Bucklands Practical Color Magic, The Liberty Squadron, Churchills Secret Spy, Atomic Sunrise, Solitary Séance.