Raymond Buckland was a significant figure in Wicca history. A high priest in the Seax-Wica and Gardnerian traditions, he was a prominent writer on the occult. His works were often quoted by other practitioners. In addition to being a prolific writer, Buckland was also a highly regarded teacher. He is renowned for his numerous books on Wicca. These works can be found in a number of libraries, including the Library of America.
Buckland also wrote a series of books. The first book, “The Spirit of Witchcraft“, is an excellent introduction. The second, “Witchcraft: A Companion to Voodoo and Witchcraft,” was a classic among his genre. Although he officially retired from Witchcraft, he continued to write and inspire others. He appeared in the film, “No One Dies in Lily Dale,” which featured members of the spiritualist community.
In the early 1970s, Buckland’s life began to change. He and his wife divorced, and he and his family moved from Long Island to Virginia. He was able to continue working on his autobiography, and was happy to keep an active lifestyle. As he struggled with his health, he was unable to attend his own memorial service. In a public message to his followers, he thanked the pagan community for its love and support.
During his life, Buckland was a gentleman, patient, and tolerant. He treated people who felt uncomfortable with him and tried to make them feel comfortable. His memorial service will be private, but his family has publicly thanked his friends and the Pagan community for their support. There is no public memorial, but his wife has published a tribute to her husband. They both expressed their gratitude for everyone’s efforts in keeping Ray’s memory alive.
After a divorce, Buckland remarried Rosemary. He and Rosemary had two sons and lived in New Hampshire. In 1974, they separated and moved to Virginia. In the 1990s, they started a new spiritual life, and formed the band Seax-Wica. A correspondence course was released in their honor that attracted more than 1,000 followers. They eventually divorced. This book was the last thing Ray had planned for his life.
As a Pagan, Buckland was the author of many books and taught courses on witchcraft. His life was filled with a variety of spiritual practices, including the use of candles, rituals, and meditation. Despite being a popular teacher, he also worked as a consultant and scriptwriter. His work on witchcraft continues to inspire and he also appeared in a documentary film called No One Dies in Lily Dale.
In his last years, Buckland’s life took a turn for the worse. He and Rosemary split up in 1970 and Buckland founded the Long Island Coven, which became the first American line of Gardnerian witchcraft. He remarried Rosemary in 1977 and remained a pagan for the rest of his life. In addition to his books, Buckland’s wife Tara has publicly thanked the Pagan community and others for their support and friendship.
During the 1970s, Buckland and Rosemary separated, leaving the Long Island coven behind. Afterward, Buckland married Joan Helen Taylor, and the two were married. In 1977, they moved to North Central Ohio. While they had a daughter named Tara, they separated. In 1978, they divorced, and in 1973, they were separated. After this, they both moved to North Central Ohio. After separating, the couple moved to Virginia.
In the late 1970s, Buckland divorced Rosemary, leaving the coven on Long Island and his wife alone. He then began a new spiritual path. He founded the Pagan community in Virginia and launched a correspondence course on Saxon witchcraft. The books he published were a testament to his faith and philosophy. However, he later turned to pagan religion, and embraced it. He also endorsed a museum and library.
Despite being a gentle giant, Buckland was still famous for his infectious smile and charisma. He was a fixture of Lynn’s sports teams, and was often a popular figure at his son’s baseball games. In Lynn, he was also known as a “gentle giant.” His father, Tony Nicosia, Jr., said that he was a giant of the community and a beloved friend.