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Author, Golden Illuminati -- RAYMOND BUCKLAND
Author Raymond Buckland in Victorian dress.
Photograph copyright 2010 Gregory C. Ford

            In 1962 Raymond Buckland came to the United States from England, where he had written comedy scripts and was personal scriptwriter for popular British comedian Ted Lune. Raymond has had over sixty books published (both fiction and non-fiction) 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, Vincent Price, John Carradine, 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 has appeared on numerous national television and radio talk shows, including The Dick Cavett Show, The Tomorrow Show (with Tom Snyder), Not For Women Only (with Barbara Walters), The Virginia Graham  Show, The Dennis Wholey Show, The Sally Jessy Raphaël 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 a regular workshop presenter and speaker at Lily Dale, NY. 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 recent books include The Spirit Book (Visible Ink Press), Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communications (Llewellyn), The Weiser Field Guide to Ghosts (Red Wheel/Weiser), Buckland’s Book of Gypsy Magic (Red Wheel/Weiser), the Victorian mystery novel Golden Illuminati (Pendraig Publishing), and the first of a fantasy series, The Torque of Kernow (Galde Press). His much-sought after tarot deck Buckland Romani Tarot (deck and book) has been re-issued by Galde Press. A prolific author, Raymond Buckland is currently working on a series of Victorian mystery novels. Today he lives with his wife Tara, and their Chihuahuas Chico and Lupé, on a small farm in north-central Ohio.

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