Rob McConnell Interviews – RAYMOND BUCKLAND – Apparitions, Spirits, Spectral Lights and Other Hauntings of History and Legend

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In 1962 Raymond Buckland came to the United States from England, where he had written comedy scripts and was personal scriptwriter for a popular British comedian Ted Lune. Interested in the occult for over sixty years, in the past forty years Raymond has had well over fifty books published (both fiction and non-fiction), with nearly two million copies in print and translated into seventeen foreign languages. 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, Vincent Price, and William Friedkin (director of The Exorcist). Of Romany (Gypsy) descent, he 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, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, New York Sunday News, National Observer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Look Magazine, Cosmopolitan, True, and many others. Raymond Buckland has appeared on numerous national radio and television talk shows such as The Virginia Graham Show, The Dick Cavett Show (appearing with Faye Dunaway), The Tom Snyder Tomorrow Show, Barbara Walters’ Not For Women Only, The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, and has been seen on BBC-TV, England, RAI-TV, Italy, 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. He is listed in a number of reference works including Contemporary Authors, Who’s Who In America, Men of Achievement, and International Authors’ and Writers’ Who’s Who. His most 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 was also recently released: Rebirth of the Old Religion. Also just 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. A prolific author, Raymond Buckland is currently working on his autobiography and two new novels. Just published is his Weiser’s Field Guide to Ghosts and early next year will see Buckland’s Book of Gypsy Magic. Today he lives on a small farm in north-central Ohio, with his wife Tara, a white chihuahua, two ponies and a sheep. – www.raymondbuckland.com

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