Interview - Alexander Cummins
Updated: Jul 30, 2018
Fortunately for me, a number of conference attendees were still around Boscastle on Monday, including Dr. Alexander Cummins who graciously agreed to do an interview with my in front of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic by their famed wishing well. Al and I mostly talked about the early modern history of ritual magic (including some great stories about John Dee), and it concluded with an eye-opening observation about the history of magic and the evolution of science and rationalism. He also has the essay 'Transatlantic Cunning: English Occult Practices in the British American Colonies' in they recently published book Prophecy and Eschatology in the Transatlantic World, 1550 - 1800 which I’m stoked to read. Being a Yankee in Cornwall… these things loom large over the mind.