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Gemma Gary

Gemma Gary is a British ‘Old Craft’ initiate living and working as a writer and artist in the far West of Cornwall. She is a traditional ‘Guise’ performer in Penzance’s midwinter customs and a trustee of ‘Friends of the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft’. Her written work explores witchcraft and folk magical traditions, often with a focus upon these traditions as found in Devonshire and Cornwall.

Vessels of Spirit

Folk magic and historical witchcraft have left behind an array of fascinating and often bizarre artefacts to be found in museum collections, most notably in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle. For many, the most visually intriguing and perhaps puzzling of these artefacts make use of once living remains, either animal or human. In this talk we will explore the use and meaning of some of these items from the popular magic and witchcraft of the past, as well as the use of such artefacts within modern traditional witchcraft.