THE ROEBUCK IN THE THICKET
An Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition
(Capall Bann Publishing Ltd 2001)
Robert Cochrane (1931-1966) was one of the most fascinating, enigmatic and legendary figures in the modern witchcraft revival. He claimed to belong to a hereditary family tradition going back several centuries and knew and worked with several leading occutlists in the 1960s. These included the Cabbalistic magician William G. Gray and the Gardnerian witch Doreen Valiente. The book includes a biographical article on Robert Cochrane by Michael Howard, the articles Cochrane wrote for Pentagram, the newsletter of the Witchcraft Association, and the occult magazine New Dimensions edited by Gareth Knight. Much of the book consists of the series of articles written by Evan John Jones commissioned by Michael Howard for The Cauldron magazine. Jones was briefly a member of Cochrane’s Royal Windsor Cuveen in the 1960’s and the founder of the modern Clan of Tubal Cain. These articles were originally published in The Cauldron from 1995 to 2000 and are reprinted in this book in their complete and unedited form.