Thursday, April 22, 2010

Farewell Iain Steele

It was with great sadness we recently learnt of the passing to spirit of Iain Steele, a man well know in witch circles especially in Wales. Iain was a true gentleman and was recently involved in promoting the art of the pagan world with his Ludlow Conference for the Society of Pagan Arts. We have lit a candle in our shrine for him. He will be sadly missed. Merry meet & merry part & merry meet again.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Reply to Anna

Anna posted a comment with a query about Brownie Pate

here is Graham's reply

Hi Anna
Yes our Brownie is your Brownie!
Sadly she passed away in 2006 - Graham attended the funeral.
We have quite a lot of her 'witchy' note books etc in the archive.
Here is a photo of her in the museum library.

Magical Sign

Steve Patterson has carved a fabulous sign for the new Christian Magic display. Here he is looking suitably serious holding the sign. Steve is well known for his one off carvings, copper & bone athames, dark scrying mirrors & tarot boxes. His work is available at the museum and we will soon be making pieces available on The Occult Art Company website.

Wicked Enchantments Launch

Hoorah ! Joyce Froome's book 'Wicked Enchantments' is to be launched ,at the Pendle Heritage Centre, Pendle Lancashire next Saturday April 17th from 2:00 till 4:00PM. There will be tea and cake! & Joyce will be doing a short talk - "without my glamorous assistant, alas!!" She'll also be taking along some magical objects (wand, scrying mirror etc.). There are more details on the publishers' website The book will soon be available through the museum and The Occult Art Company online.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Handsome Folk Attend to Robes

Craig & Spencer did a fab job attending to some of our ritual robes before opening this week - with a bit of hoovering thrown in.