Dr. Raymond Buckland’s ‘Wide World of Spirit
Raymond Buckland first came to prominence in the 1960s as a spokesperson for the modern Witchcraft movement, but he had other metaphysical influences as well. Inspired by his uncle George, Buckland was a student of Spiritualism, acquiring his first spirit board at a young age and continuing his fascination throughout his life. The director of Cleveland’s Buckland Museum, Steven Intermill, will explore Buckland’s interest in Spiritualism and his summers spent in Lily Dale during his last years. This presentation will also introduce prominent occultists whose interest in Spiritualism overlapped with Buckland, including Austin Osman Spare, Gerald Gardner, and Leo Martello.
Steven Intermill is the Director of the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick, which operates out of Cleveland, Ohio. He spends his free time with his spouse Jillian, three cats Robat, Berti, and Lil Ricky, as well as his modular synthesizer. He’s always trying to find the sine wave that opens up the Trans-Yuggothian gateways.
Toni Rotonda is the High Priestess of the Temple of Sacrifice Coven in Columbus, Ohio and is the owner of the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick. Her dedication to the craft led her to the restoration and preservation of Raymond Buckland’s collection of witchcraft & occult items. Along with her spiritual pursuits, Toni restores Victorian homes and works with rescue animals.
Curated and Hosted by
Shannon Taggart is an artist and author exploring the intersection between Spiritualism, photography, and the representation of belief. Her work has been exhibited and featured internationally, including within the publications TIME, New York Times Magazine, Discover, and Newsweek. Taggart’s monograph, SÉANCE (Fulgur Press, 2019), was named one of TIME’s ‘Best Photobooks of 2019.’ https://www.shannontaggart.com/
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Selections from the annual event on supernatural mystery and strange cultural history, curated by Shannon Taggart and hosted in Lily Dale, NY, USA—the town home to the world’s largest Spiritualist community.