Martha Gray, author of Grimalkyn: The Witch’s Cat, talks to prolific esoteric author, Melusine Draco, about Life, the Universe and Everything.
Having caught up with Melusine Draco in her mountain lair, it isn’t difficult to see why the spirit of the landscape has such an impact in her writing. As Michael Howard of The Cauldron wrote, she was an initiate of the late Bob Clay-Egerton’s traditional Coven of the Scales and has been a practicing occultist, magical teacher and writer on esoteric subjects for over twenty years. And as fellow esoteric author, Alan Richardson, observes: “Melusine Draco, as her name suggests, has long been plugged into the powerful currents of traditional witchcraft and ritual magic. She is one of the real ones ...”
Surprisingly, the lady herself is not the stereotypical High Priestess and is refreshingly down to earth, as the tone of her books reveals. “I can’t be doing with all the posing and posturing and it was something that Bob [Clay-Egerton] would have quickly knocked out of us if we’d tried to adopt it. He was a past-master at deflating monstrous egos and always went straight for the jugular if anyone showed signs of being precious.” In fact, speaking from experience, meet her at any pagan conference or workshop and you won’t find any outward or give-away traces of witchiness at all.