Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick

Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick Tickets required! Please order online at our website. Displaying the tools and imagery of Witchcraft & Magick, while celebrating the First Amendment and the power of outsider art.
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Raymond Buckland started The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick in 1966. After visiting the late Gerald Gardner and his collection on the Isle of Man, Raymond was inspired to start a collection of his own. While working for British Airways, he was able to acquire many of the artifacts in this collection from all around the world. He initially displayed his museum on a few shelves in the basement of his Long Island, N.Y. home. However, over time, Raymond’s witchcraft collection rapidly grew to well over 500 artifacts, ranging from Ancient Egyptian ushabtis to documented artifacts from the Salem Witch trials. This was the first museum of its kind in the United States with an anthropological approach to the world of folklore and the supernatural. The museum was in existence for ten years in this New York location (1966-1976). During that time, it was featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and was the subject of a television documentary. The New York Times, New York Post, Newsday, Look Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Scholastic Voice, and many more, including foreign magazines, had featured articles about the museum. Raymond was also interviewed on a large number of radio stations and both national and international television. The Metropolitan Museum of Art requested and featured some of the pieces in one of its special exhibits. In 1976, Raymond Buckland moved to New Hampshire where he opened the museum from 1977 to 1980. Unfortunately, because of a rigorous writing and lecture schedule, he then had to place the museum collection into storage, where it remained for a number of years. The museum collection was briefly reestablished in New Orleans in 1999 where it passed through multiple hands before being salvaged by Rev. Velvet Reith. A bit damaged and somewhat reduced collection, Velvet was instrumental in preventing the collection from degrading further and being lost. In July of 2015, the museum collection was relocated to Ohio. Currently it is on display in the newly founded Buckland Gallery of Witchcraft & Magick, inside of A Separate Reality Records in Cleveland's historic Tremont neighborhood.

Operating as usual

We are very excited to announce our Summer/Fall Hours - we are now open 7 days a week (excluding major holidays, Memoria...
05/10/2021

We are very excited to announce our Summer/Fall Hours - we are now open 7 days a week (excluding major holidays, Memorial Day for example.) When we first opened 4 years ago we were just a few hours for a couple of days a week, so very excited to offer this opportunity to share our collection with our guests every day.

The card is a beautiful Japanese deck that's title is unknown to us, if you know it, please let us know.

Please order tix for Monday or any other day by visiting  https://bucklandmuseum.org/buckland-museum-tickets/

Masks still required, still socially distancing!

#BucklandMuseum #WitchesOfInstagram #WiccansOfInstagram #Witchcraft #TarotLife #TheChariot #thisisCLE #CLE #IntheCLE #Cleveland #ExploreOhio #OhioAdventures

We are very excited to announce our Summer/Fall Hours - we are now open 7 days a week (excluding major holidays, Memorial Day for example.) When we first opened 4 years ago we were just a few hours for a couple of days a week, so very excited to offer this opportunity to share our collection with our guests every day.

The card is a beautiful Japanese deck that's title is unknown to us, if you know it, please let us know.

Please order tix for Monday or any other day by visiting  https://bucklandmuseum.org/buckland-museum-tickets/

Masks still required, still socially distancing!

#BucklandMuseum #WitchesOfInstagram #WiccansOfInstagram #Witchcraft #TarotLife #TheChariot #thisisCLE #CLE #IntheCLE #Cleveland #ExploreOhio #OhioAdventures

It's May the 4th, here's a shout out to all you crazy old wizards that are devoted to that ancient religion!
05/04/2021

It's May the 4th, here's a shout out to all you crazy old wizards that are devoted to that ancient religion!

It's May the 4th, here's a shout out to all you crazy old wizards that are devoted to that ancient religion!

Beautiful mini-maypole by @cutewitch772.Blessed Beltane 🥳Shout out to our Southern Hemisphere friends,  enjoy your Samha...
05/02/2021

Beautiful mini-maypole by @cutewitch772.
Blessed Beltane 🥳
Shout out to our Southern Hemisphere friends, enjoy your Samhain 🎃

Beautiful mini-maypole by @cutewitch772.
Blessed Beltane 🥳
Shout out to our Southern Hemisphere friends, enjoy your Samhain 🎃

It has been 4 years and day since we first opened in a small room off the side of our friend's record shop. In this phot...
04/30/2021

It has been 4 years and day since we first opened in a small room off the side of our friend's record shop. In this photo taken that day you can see Ray was very happy his collection was back on display.
We've grown since then, we've greeted thousands of guests, we've hosted writers, artists, and witches from around the world. Thanks to all that have been a part of it! ❤❤❤ Looking forward to many more years of experiencing magic with all of you.

#walpurgisnacht #RaymondBuckland #BucklandMuseum #RayBuckland #beltane #ThisIsCle #Cleveland #OhioAdventures

It has been 4 years and day since we first opened in a small room off the side of our friend's record shop. In this photo taken that day you can see Ray was very happy his collection was back on display.
We've grown since then, we've greeted thousands of guests, we've hosted writers, artists, and witches from around the world. Thanks to all that have been a part of it! ❤❤❤ Looking forward to many more years of experiencing magic with all of you.

#walpurgisnacht #RaymondBuckland #BucklandMuseum #RayBuckland #beltane #ThisIsCle #Cleveland #OhioAdventures

One of the many highlights of the Apparitions show was the book “Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis”, Stephen Romano Gallery...
04/27/2021
Stephen Romano Gallery Presents 3D Exhibition On Faustian Grimoire

One of the many highlights of the Apparitions show was the book “Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis”, Stephen Romano Gallery has created a 3D immersive experience of it.
Behold this mighty work!
https://rue-morgue.com/stephen-romano-gallery-presents-3d-gallery-exhibition-on-faustian-grimoire

“Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis: or, Threefold Coercion of Hell, Last Testament and the Sigils of the Art" is an online digital exhibition for fans of folklore and esoterica.

This photo was taken by our pal Lisa two years ago at our grand opening in our current location! Two years here, and our...
04/27/2021

This photo was taken by our pal Lisa two years ago at our grand opening in our current location! Two years here, and our four years in Cleveland anniversary is just around the corner!

Thanks to all that have visited, it means the world to us to be able to share our history with our guests.

If you've visited us before, you should stop again for another spell, we always have new fun things to educated and delight at the Buckland Museum!

#BucklandMuseum #WitchMuseum #WitchesOfInstagram #WiccansOfInstagram #ThisisCLE #Cleveland #OhioTravel #TravelOhio

This photo was taken by our pal Lisa two years ago at our grand opening in our current location! Two years here, and our four years in Cleveland anniversary is just around the corner!

Thanks to all that have visited, it means the world to us to be able to share our history with our guests.

If you've visited us before, you should stop again for another spell, we always have new fun things to educated and delight at the Buckland Museum!

#BucklandMuseum #WitchMuseum #WitchesOfInstagram #WiccansOfInstagram #ThisisCLE #Cleveland #OhioTravel #TravelOhio

04/22/2021
Amy C. Wilson of Other Worldy Waxes | Candle Magick Livestream

We will be speaking with Amy C Wilson about candle magick, her shop Other Worldy Waxes, as well as her recent donation of oil and herb jars from the legendary NYC occult shop The Magickal Childe.
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Amy C Wilson is a celebrated Spiritual Medium, Psychometrist and practitioner of the Magickal Arts. She is a teacher of Witchcraft, gifted healer, psychic reader and long-time Witch. Amy is much sought-after for her Energy Work and has contributed her impressions in missing persons cases.

Amy has worked in various New York City occult stores for over 25 years, specializing in healing others through Candle Magick. She is presently the proprietress of Other Worldly Waxes, an online and brick-and-mortar magickal apothecary located in Beacon, New York, that features magickal oils and incenses for spell-work, and custom-dressed and ritually charged spell candles for both online customers and her private clientele.

Highly knowledgeable on myriad occult and mystical topics, Amy is a gifted teacher of the Magickal Arts and Witchcraft. She regularly holds live classes at her apothecary and lectures at local venues on topics such as Magick, Energy Work and the Spirit Realm.

Amy holds a Round Table discussion every month, delving into various life topics from a metaphysical perspective, the goal of which being the positive transmutation of personal energy.

She is the voice behind the Reluctant Spiritualist, that she created to help people become more conscious of harmful thought patterns which impede them from living to their fullest potential.

Most recently, she adds to her accomplishments the role of guest lecturer at the famed Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.

http://www.otherworldlywaxes.com

Happy birthday greetings to witch author Michael Herkes! We love his writings so much we invited him to be part of the c...
04/18/2021

Happy birthday greetings to witch author Michael Herkes! We love his writings so much we invited him to be part of the collection. He sent us this fabulous Lilith plaque which graced the cover of his book The Glam Witch. It depicts Lilith as Queen of the Night and was created by Dicle Uludağ.
Now on display in our Talismans, Charms, Jewelry section, come gaze upon it with many other wonders of the occult world!
#TheGlamWitch #Lilith #BucklandMuseum #MichaelHerkes #Witchcraft #WitchMuseum #AriesSeason #SeasonOfTheWitch

Happy birthday greetings to witch author Michael Herkes! We love his writings so much we invited him to be part of the collection. He sent us this fabulous Lilith plaque which graced the cover of his book The Glam Witch. It depicts Lilith as Queen of the Night and was created by Dicle Uludağ.
Now on display in our Talismans, Charms, Jewelry section, come gaze upon it with many other wonders of the occult world!
#TheGlamWitch #Lilith #BucklandMuseum #MichaelHerkes #Witchcraft #WitchMuseum #AriesSeason #SeasonOfTheWitch

We are sold out for all tours for Saturday April 17th and Sunday April 18th, but if you are in need of a witch fix come ...
04/17/2021

We are sold out for all tours for Saturday April 17th and Sunday April 18th, but if you are in need of a witch fix come hang out with us at the Gift of Light Expo in the Berea Fairgrounds!

@kellybowmangiftoflight
#BucklandMuseum #ThisisCLE #WitchesOfCleveland #Witchcraft #Cleveland #OccultAmerica

We are sold out for all tours for Saturday April 17th and Sunday April 18th, but if you are in need of a witch fix come hang out with us at the Gift of Light Expo in the Berea Fairgrounds!

@kellybowmangiftoflight
#BucklandMuseum #ThisisCLE #WitchesOfCleveland #Witchcraft #Cleveland #OccultAmerica

William Mortensen,  "HO HO OFF TO SABBATH", part of "Transmutations: Witches, Healers, Oracles", on loan from Stephen Ro...
04/15/2021

William Mortensen, "HO HO OFF TO SABBATH", part of "Transmutations: Witches, Healers, Oracles", on loan from Stephen Romano Gallery NYC until the end of May.
www.Transmutations.net

William Mortensen, "HO HO OFF TO SABBATH", part of "Transmutations: Witches, Healers, Oracles", on loan from Stephen Romano Gallery NYC until the end of May.
www.Transmutations.net

After a very intense Spring Break season it is great to have the gift shop restocked with more fun. #WiccansOfInstagram ...
04/13/2021

After a very intense Spring Break season it is great to have the gift shop restocked with more fun.

#WiccansOfInstagram #WitchTourism #witchesofohio

After a very intense Spring Break season it is great to have the gift shop restocked with more fun.

#WiccansOfInstagram #WitchTourism #witchesofohio

Retiring this guest book today,  just flipping through brings memories of thousands of the coolest visitors that come th...
04/11/2021

Retiring this guest book today, just flipping through brings memories of thousands of the coolest visitors that come through Cleveland. Guests from New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Michigan, Texas, Maryland, Wisconsin, France, Australia, Latvia...
Gap from Lisa from Oklahoma on March 28th 2020 to Brenda from Michigan on May 25th 2020...
Ticketed tours only! Social distancing and masks required!

#bucklandmuseum #WitchMuseum #ThisIsCle #OhioAdventures

Retiring this guest book today, just flipping through brings memories of thousands of the coolest visitors that come through Cleveland. Guests from New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Michigan, Texas, Maryland, Wisconsin, France, Australia, Latvia...
Gap from Lisa from Oklahoma on March 28th 2020 to Brenda from Michigan on May 25th 2020...
Ticketed tours only! Social distancing and masks required!

#bucklandmuseum #WitchMuseum #ThisIsCle #OhioAdventures

A little over 30 minutes from here is the perfect place for you to stay when you come to town to visit us at the Bucklan...
04/07/2021
Inspiration House: cozy haunted retreat

A little over 30 minutes from here is the perfect place for you to stay when you come to town to visit us at the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick.

Unforgettable trips start with Airbnb. Find adventures nearby or in faraway places and access unique homes, experiences, and places around the world.

03/28/2021
Transmutations: Witches, Healers, Oracles Artist Talk With Alexis Karl and Hannah Fierman

We will be speaking with exhibit curator Stephen Romano, artist Alexis Karl, as well as actor Hannah Fierman.

http://www.transmutations.net

Stephen Romano Gallery and The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick are pleased to announce their next collaborative curatorial effort "TRANSMUTATIONS.. Witches, Healers and Oracles" which will present the esoteric photographic works of Destiny Turner, Alexis Karl, Courtney Brooke, Lorena Torres Martell and Nahw Yg, with words by renowned author Kristen J. Sollee.

The exhibition features artists who have channeled their life experiences into their art making practice using the languages and aesthetics of the esoteric, witchcraft, shamanism, and other contexts which imply the conjuring and manipulation of forces outside of mundane sensory perception.

The exhibition will also feature vernacular and historical photographic works, including works from our collection of vintage lobby cards, as well as the early 20th century photography of William Mortensen, Walter Bird, John Everard, Roland Henricks, among many others.

Exhibition curator Stephen Romano, a collector and dealer in outsider and esoteric art in Brooklyn New York says "The title of the exhibition "Transmutations" came in conversation with the artist Destiny Turner, who is also a poetess, and suggests the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form.. either in actual form from matriarch to witch or shaman (and back again), from darkness to light, from mundane to supernatural.. the possibilities are endless and Kristien J. Sollee's texts best compliment how that applies to the works in this exhibition. The show features artists whom I call "authentic", as they have channeled their true life experiences directly into their art making practice. These artists use the language and claim the imagery of the esoteric, witchcraft and healing to perpetuate what is to me the noblest and highest ambition an artist can have, to use art as a social healing device.. the viewer, who enters the gallery threshold seeking a cathartic experience will not be disappointed as all of the works in the exhibition whether made by these altruistic contemporary artists or the supplemental material from our collection's archives will serve as affirmations to the receptive that the way of the witch, the esoteric, the left hand path, is the most rewarding and enriching for the quality of our lives, which after all is the grand purpose of art?"

www.BucklandMuseum.org
Stephen Romano Gallery
http://romanoart.com/

Alexis Karl
https://alexiskarlart.com/Bio

Hannah Fierman
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2689823/

Finest Quality Master Brand Spiritualist Incense container.We just received a care package from researcher Tony Kail, au...
03/24/2021

Finest Quality Master Brand Spiritualist Incense container.
We just received a care package from researcher Tony Kail, author of "A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers and Spirituals".
He has a long history with the Buckland collection, having often teamed up with its once caretaker Rev. Velvet Reith when it was located in New Orleans.

We will be doing a livestream with Tony Kail in the near future to discuss his generous donation to the Buckland Museum!

#Hoodoo #WitchMuseum #Conjure #MagicalArtifacts #BucklandMuseum #ThisIsCle #Cleveland #Ohio

Finest Quality Master Brand Spiritualist Incense container.
We just received a care package from researcher Tony Kail, author of "A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers and Spirituals".
He has a long history with the Buckland collection, having often teamed up with its once caretaker Rev. Velvet Reith when it was located in New Orleans.

We will be doing a livestream with Tony Kail in the near future to discuss his generous donation to the Buckland Museum!

#Hoodoo #WitchMuseum #Conjure #MagicalArtifacts #BucklandMuseum #ThisIsCle #Cleveland #Ohio

Happy Equinox to all! We are celebrating with the latest issue of our zine The Circlet! Featuring a reprint of Raymond B...
03/20/2021

Happy Equinox to all! We are celebrating with the latest issue of our zine The Circlet! Featuring a reprint of Raymond Buckland’s unpublished essay The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft Of Witchcraft & Magick from 1974, as well as updates on new artifacts, the Transmutation: Witches, Healers, Oracles show curated by Stephen Romano Gallery, also an essay by our director Steven Intermill.

https://bucklandmuseum.org/product/the-circlet-issue-2-vol-1/

If you are a member of the Buckland Museum these will be in your mailboxes soon!

#HappyEquinox #WitcheseOfInstagram #WiccansOfInstagram #RaymondBuckland #BucklandMuseum

Happy Equinox to all! We are celebrating with the latest issue of our zine The Circlet! Featuring a reprint of Raymond Buckland’s unpublished essay The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft Of Witchcraft & Magick from 1974, as well as updates on new artifacts, the Transmutation: Witches, Healers, Oracles show curated by Stephen Romano Gallery, also an essay by our director Steven Intermill.

https://bucklandmuseum.org/product/the-circlet-issue-2-vol-1/

If you are a member of the Buckland Museum these will be in your mailboxes soon!

#HappyEquinox #WitcheseOfInstagram #WiccansOfInstagram #RaymondBuckland #BucklandMuseum

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Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
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Great Interview!
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An interview i had with Dr Buckland before his Passing
Made the trip to visit the Museum yesterday and had a very enjoyable visit and we encourage everyone to make the trip. We made a donation of a " A Hero Denied" t-shirt to their collection. Rev. David Sassman & Gail------- Circle Sanctuary, (Indianapolis)
Thanks for the Tour......we had a great time!!
this was a photo I took on my boat in 2009 @ Lily Dale, NY.
Had such a great time yesterday at the Museum !