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A Weekend at PUF; Help Heal Isaac

This post was written by Donald Michael Kraig
on May 18, 2010 | Comments (6)

Well, I’m back after spending a wonderful weekend at the Pagan Unity Festival with about 300+ other people. A great time was had by all. Being a boy from L.A. I wasn’t used to the humidity, but when it rained it cut that out and was a pleasant relief. The lightning made a great show, too.

I’d like to thank the wonderful people who put on PUF and would certainly encourage people to attend in coming years. They put this great sign on my cabin door:

My only disappointment was that Raven and Stephanie Grimassi didn’t make it. Apparently there was mechanical problems with three planes. I gave workshops on the evocation of spirits and psychic self-defence. I also volunteered to stand in for Raven and Stephanie and gave an extra workshop entitled “Tantra: It’s Not What You Think,” where I discussed Tantra as a complete spiritual system.

There were also some great workshops by Edain McCoy, Dorothy Morrison and M.R. Sellars. We “VIPs” (Very Important Pagans?) got to spend some time together and swap stories.

To me, that’s the important thing. Although magickal people are ever more connected via the internet, I believe we still need personal contact. Sure, people loved the workshops, the vendors, the music, the food, and everything else. But for me, most importantly, we got to have time to talk, in person, with each other. We changed from being internet friends to being part of a true family by choice.

Summer and the festival season is almost upon us. I strongly urge you to attend at least one festival this year. Have you had any great experiences at festivals? If so, share them here.

Healing Request

I have been very fortunate to call Isaac Bonewits my friend. He is the author of a classic of magick, Real Magic, and was a driving force behind the modern popularization of Druidism. Unfortunately, he has developed colon cancer. His wife, Phaedra, has reported that he has not responded well to chemotherapy and that nothing short of a miracle will cure him.

To that end, she is asking for our help. On the full moon of May 27, at 9:00 p.m. (your local time—she wants this to be a rolling ritual), please do some form of magick for Isaac. Include repeating this chant several times:

Isaac’s tumors fade away.
Thirty more years with Phae.

Thank you for your healing help. Let’s do whatever the gods allow us to do.

Reader Comments

Written By Kyle
on May 18th, 2010 @ 9:33 am

Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn’t it be more appropriate to do the magick at the *new* moon, to cast the illness away?

Written By Brandi Palechek
on May 18th, 2010 @ 10:07 am

You can always adjust a spell or ritual to match the timing of the moon’s phases. For example, right now the moon is waxing so we can work with the energy to ask for increasing health for Isaac. At the waning moon we can do work for removing his illness. Of course, it is always more powerful when we all work together and the full moon contains the most potent energy. Together we can ask for Isaac’s complete health and vitality and removal of all illness.

Written By Donald Michael Kraig
on May 18th, 2010 @ 11:03 am

I think you’re both correct. I was passing on a request.

Written By Stefan
on May 19th, 2010 @ 6:15 am

I have not contact with this author, but if you Don can tell him about 2 reasons for people that have cancer.

1. First is controling other people / or loud talker on public shows-remember politics and priests have cancer. / stop controling other people-wife, children, friends.

2. Second is a person does not forgives other people hurted him/her. Forgiveness is a fundamental for healing I think. It’s helps me a lot.
-Close your eyes.
-Imagine you are into your perfect place- a garden, forest, tropical ireland
-Imagine the person that hutred you before you.
– See that person smiling, happy eating some great meal.
– Forgive him/her honestly with your attention on your heart chakra.
-Keep the focus for a minute and with words like this forgive him/her: I forgive you for all negative that you done for me. The hint here is to be honest and really wanting to forgive that person.

With love and light Stefan.

Written By Phaedra Bonewits
on May 24th, 2010 @ 12:05 am

Don, thanks for passing this along. The ritual was actually conceived and organized not by myself but by a friend from CUUPS.

To Stefan: I’ll tell you why Isaac has cancer. He has a rare cancer that is associated with auto-immune disorders. He acquired his disorder from tainted L-tryptophan which poisoned him back in 1989. So you might want to add “chemical poisoning” to your “reasons people get cancer.” Sheesh.

Written By Stefan
on May 25th, 2010 @ 6:03 am

I tried only to help….

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