We are really pleased to announce that you can now buy Cecil Williamson's Book of Witchcraft: A Grimoire of the
of Witchcraft by Steve Patterson from the Museum Shop in Boscastle but also from our online shop for £27.
This is the first book to do justice to the remarkable role played by Cecil Williamson, founder of the
, in preserving our
magical traditions. It consists of the text of his magical notebook, together
with detailed notes and a biography of Cecil by Steve Patterson (whose long
relationship with the Museum and profound understanding of British magic make him
the ideal editor). Museum
In his Introduction, Steve writes, “Cecil Williamson’s ‘Witchcraft’ Manuscript falls roughly into two halves; the first two sections being a collection of folklore, witchcraft, spells and charms. The final two sections are quite different, seeking to link the magic of Ancient Egypt with the witch traditions…. One could well imagine the first part as being his record of the traditions imparted to him by his informants over the museum counter, whilst the latter part was the result of his musings and observations whilst wandering around the
.” British Museum
It is published by Troy Books to their usual high standard of book production, and illustrated with a wealth of black and white photographs of Cecil and the Museum in its various stages of development.