Friday, 19 February 2016

My Guest Post on Margaret Murray

This is just a quick note to point readers in the direction of  Dr. Kathleen Sheppard’s blog, “Adventures in History and Archaeology”, where I have been kindly invited to provide a guest post on the subject of “Margaret Murray: The Godmother of Wicca”. The post comes off the back of my own researches into Wicca and its thematic intersection with Sheppard’s research into Murray’s life, the latter of which resulted in the first full-length posthumous biography of this fascinating woman, available online. It is a book that I would definitely recommend for anyone interested in Murray’s career in Egyptology and archaeology -- those of you with institutional access or subscriptions can read my full review of it over at Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism here.


  1. Hello
    We would like to invite you to a preview evening at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle on Saturday March 19th from 7-9pm.
    We have had a busy couple of years at the Museum and a lot has changed. Last year, we re-developed our Images of Witchcraft and Persecution galleries. This year, we have refurbished our upstairs gallery.
    We also have a new exhibition for 2016 called Glitter and Gravedust: Halloween past and present.
    Please come along for some drinks and nibbles and a chance to explore our Museum. If you are unable to attend on the night, then please use the attached invitation (if you email the Museum then I can send it to you) at any time during 2016 to gain free entry to the Museum.
    Hope to see you on Saturday 19th March at 7-9pm.
    With all best wishes,
    Judith, Peter, Hannah and Joyce (the Museum Team).
    PS I hope you've spotted our forthcoming Halloween conference in October on our blog - we would love to see you there as well!

    1. Many thanks for the kind offer! I am a great fan of the Museum and have spent many happy hours there over the course of my life. I authored a review of the museum's "A Magical History" volume for The Pomegranate journal a number of years ago and have since had the good fortune to become acquainted with Simon Costin. Unfortunately, I live a little too far away from Cornwall to attend the preview evening, but I appreciate the invite.

      With all good wishes