Monday, April 14, 2014
Simon recently paid a visit to an old friend, Ralph Harvey to discuss some donations to the museum. Ralph's purple ceremonial robe, Book of Shadows and 'Great Rite Belt' are just some of his things already on display in the Modern Witchcraft section of the museum. One interesting item is the original oil painting by Tom Paddle, which was rejected by Ralph's US publishers as being, 'too racey' for the cover of his book, 'The Last Bastion: The Suppression and Re-emergence of Witchcraft - The Old Religion'. We are delighted that Ralph has passed on this piece of social history. Ralph has a fine collection of magical objects and working tools, so expect to see some interesting thing added to the collection in 2015.