Published on Apr 20, 2012
Known as "The Father of American Wicca," Ray 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 over 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.
A prolific author, Raymond Buckland is currently working on his autobiography and three new Victorian mystery novels. Recently published is his Weiser's Field Guide to Ghosts, which has won the First Annual Occult Detective Award for Best Paranormal Release of 2010. Also from Weiser is Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic. The new Solitary Seance (Llewellyn) is now available and Pendraig Publishing has produced Ray's Buckland's Domino Divination and reprinted his Buckland's Practical Color Magick. Pendraig Publishing also offers Ray's exciting new Victorian mystery-thriller that involves the Order of the Golden Dawn together with the Illuminati. It's called Golden Illuminati. This is available not only in book form but also on Amazon's Kindle. Today Ray lives on a small farm in north-central Ohio, with his wife Tara, a Chihuahua named Chico and a Chihuahua mix named Lupe'.