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Michael Howard


A Sad Loss

Michael Howard

Today, the news has broken of the sad passing of Michael Howard. Michael was the editor and owner of “The Cauldron” magazine since 1976 and published some of the most wonderful articles on magic and folklore. I remember the early ones; A4 papers stapled together! Nonetheless, they were the beginnings of some of the most informative articles that ever appeared and the magazine became the UK’s foremost journal on folklore, magic, witchcraft and paganism.

He was also intimately involved in the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle and helped to add and preserve some of the most treasured artefacts that are now housed there.

Michael also wrote many wonderful books including The Witches Herbal, West Country Witches and Pillars of Tubal Cain; just some of the many he authored, each one a labour of love and scrupulously researched. In total, he wrote over thirty books.

Michael was also a great friend of Andrew Chumbley and had strong links to the Cultus Sabbati.

He passed in Devonshire surrounded by family and friends after a short illness.

He will be greatly missed

within the magical community

and without.