Michael Clarke a practising magician for over thirty years was raised in rural East Anglia. Later Michael attended Trinity College Cambridge. He then went on to a career in information management. As a boy he witnessed the last days of a rural economy based on man and horse power. In recent years he has researched and taught the old Folk Witchcraft and Magic of rural East Anglia.

Michael is an initiate of the Golden Dawn and other magical organisations. Michael’s s talk at the Pleasure Dome at Mogg Morgan’s suggestion, demonstrated that no stone should be left unturned in the pursuit of arcane knowledge – Michael didn’t disappoint- he talked on Toad Magic.