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Ros an Bucca (Cornish – Circle of the Bucca) is a small traditionalist witch circle and kord (clan) working in the countryside of Cornwall’s West Penwith region. The kord operates within the ‘Pellar Current’; home to the old artes of the ‘double ways’ witch and Wise-woman/Cunning-man, drawing upon the streams of gnosis arising from the preserved corpus of witch-lore, and folk-ceremonial magical traditions of Cornwall and the West Country. The Old Craft of the Pellar employs a rich and varied methodology inclusive of ‘simple’ folk-magical practice to ‘higher’ ceremonial occultism. The working focus of the kord is at once ‘operative’ or ‘results based’ and spiritual in nature. The workings, be they for any such needs as healing, good fortune, vision, or, when the need is great, to work against those who do wrong, is achieved via the aid of spirits, the virtues of place and union with the Old One; and such union or oneness is where the old path of the witch leads, and has its old symbols in such things as the fire at the centre of the circle and the candle fixed between the horns.
‘Old Master Bucca’, the tutelary deity of the kord is a West Country name for the Old Horned One of opposing twin aspects/selves – the ‘black spirit’, Bucca Dhu who, for the witch, presides over the dark of the year, and the ‘white spirit’, Bucca Gwidder; presiding over the light of the year. The Bucca is a deity much misunderstood and surrounded in great mystery and multiple theories. To many within the Pellar Current, The Bucca has been revealed as a deity of the seasonal tides, and of the forces of the weather - revealing the true reason for The Bucca’s traditional importance to both fishermen and farmers in Cornwall and the West Country. As a deity also of balance and an embodiment and resolver of all opposites, The Bucca is for the witch the vessel of the life and death tides of the land, and the very initiator of the Pellar Way. Both the black and white aspects of The Bucca are seen to possess mischievous qualities, this is unsurprising given the associations The Bucca has with the weather – foul or fair; the weather in Cornwall always has surprises to throw up when least expected! To the double ways witch of the West Country, The Bucca reveals the wisdom that arises from the resolving of opposites, thus The Bucca is often lovingly depicted or represented in rites by the candle affixed between the horns, representing the light of wisdom that arises at the meeting of the horns, or pillars, of oppose; at the point of true equipoise – ‘all is one’.
The old deities change and evolve, and The Bucca is a particularly mysterious and difficult to define deity who’s spirit, like other old deities, may manifest in different ways, to different peoples at different times; this is part of The Bucca’s magic.