Williamson, Cecil H.
British occultist who claimed the power to conjure spirits by
ritual magic. He was a graduate of Malvern College and spent
some time as a tobacco planter in Rhodesia. During World War
II he was in the British Intelligence Service. An expert on
witchcraft, he is proprietor of a museum of magic and witchcraft
known as the Witches’ House, situated in the small Cornish
village of Bocastle, England, near Tintagel. The museum
was originally based at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswold
countryside, but closed about 1966. Williamson was formerly
an associate and friend of witchcraft revivalist Gerald B. Gardner,
who also ran a Museum of Magic and Witchcraft on the
Isle of Man.

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