Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Raymond Buckland

The Father of American Wicca

Buckland was born in London, England, on the 31st August 1934. Buckland was introduced to Spiritualism by his uncle when twelve years old. He emigrated from England to the United States in February 1962 and was responsible for the introduction of contemporary witchcraft into the United States.

Gerald Gardner was a big influence on his witchcraft/wiccan journey. Gardner’s books went out of print, so Buckland wrote Witchcraft From the Inside to try to replace them.

He has written over 60 books mostly non fiction - his most popular being the Big Blue - Complete book of Witchcraft. A list of all his books can be found at

Buckland has a website at



  1. It's nice to meet you too! I look forward to following your blog :) Thank you for stopping by mine :)

    Raymond's Book was my 1st *Official* Witchcraft book I bought back when I was 18~

  2. OOh soo thrilling I dropped Raymond Buckland an email sharing I am studying famous Witches and that I had blogged him.

    Yippie he answered......

    Many thanks, Annie. Nicely done. I also liked your pieces on Dame Alice and on Mother Shipton. A very nice site. Congratulations.
    In love and light,

    So many books; so little time!
    Check out for my new fantasy novels