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Raymond Buckland (born 31 August 1934, died 27 September 2017) was the founder of Seax-Wica, the American branch of Wicca. Unlike many other offshoots of Wicca, Buckland was initiated by Wicca-founder Gerald Gardner. He later founded Seax-Wica as a variation, allowing for self-initiation (although still considered non-preferable), and making nudity in rituals optional. Unlike many founders of various branches of Wicca who engaged in some well-publicized rivalries (...we're looking at you, Alex "King of the Witches" Sanders), Buckland did not let his ego get COMPLETELY out of control, and tried to generally be open to other forms of Wicca and paganism, with a general attitude of "whatever works for you." In fact, when writing The Complete Book of Witchcraft (often called "The big blue book" by those in the Craft) he sent a request to the leaders of various branches of Wicca to send him information on their practices, so he could include a brief description of each "path" in the Appendices.
Also, it should be noted that Buckland suffered from no delusions that supernatural healing was a substitute for doctors. He gave disclaimers that he was not a physician when giving advice on herbalism, and specifically instructed his readers to keep their health-insurance.
Raymond Buckland's books include The Magick of Chant-O-Matics (Parker, 1978 hardcover; Prentice-Hall, 2002 softcover), which suggests that chanting the following will make you richDo You Believe That?:
- "Need need need / money money money / me me me / money money money / now now now / money money money"