Raymond Buckland was actively involved in metaphysics and the
occult for fifty years.
He was the author of more than sixty books, including such best-selling titles as Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, Gypsy Dream Dictionary, Practical Candleburning Rituals, and Witchcraft from the Inside. Ray lectured and presented workshops across the United States, and appeared on major television and radio shows nationally and internationally. He also wrote screen plays, was a technical advisor for films, and appeared in films and videos.
Ray came from an English Romany (Gypsy) family and resided with his wife Tara on a small farm in central Ohio. Beyond writing, Ray's other passion was homebuilt airplanes.
"Ever since its initial publication, Practical Candleburning Rituals has been the first book that one consults and the standard against which all other books must be judged. This book was the first of its kind...and in my mind, it is still the very best."--Ed Fitch, author of Magical Rites from the Crystal Well
"Ray Buckland's Practical Candleburning Rituals is as well researched and authoritative as his other numerous works. It is certainly a source to recommend."--Professor Hans Holzer, author of Life Beyond Life