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One of the first things Isaac said to me when he came to work at Llewellyn was to explain that his name, Bone – wits, meant “smart bones”—that he was smart.
In many ways I think he set out to live a smart life no matter what profession or subject he was interested in. When he was allowed to major in “Magic” at UC-Berkeley, he went about the streets of Berkeley wearing a ceremonial sword knowing he would be attract attention and many opportunities to explain what a magic ceremonial sword was.
Today we mark the passing of a keen wit and prolific author, Isaac Bonewits. It is very sad and hard to lose a talent like his, but luckily his words will live on through the many books that he published, serving as a great asset to future generations.
Here is the full obituary that his wife, Phaedra Bonewits, published:
Philip Emmons Isaac Bonewits, founder and Archdruid Emeritus of of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, one of North America's leading experts on ancient and modern Druidism, Witchcraft, magic and the occult, and the rapidly growing Earth Religions movement, died today after a short struggle with cancer.
Mr. Bonewits first came into the public eye when he
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Adelina St. Clair, author of The Path of a Christian Witch.
I spent the last four years steeped in the writing of The Path of a Christian Witch. Writing has become such an essential part of my life and it gives me great pleasure to contribute to this blog today.
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I took up writing about Christian Witchcraft for two main reasons. First of all, there is very little literature on Christian Paganism, and when I say very little, I am being generous. The second reason for writing this book was an ever-present
Woo-hoo! Another new book has hit the Llewellyn warehouse and my desk! It’s a new and super-useful book chock full of spells (and cats) by Deborah Blake, Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook: Wonderfully Witchy Blessings, Charms & Spells. As indicated by the title, spells are arranged alphabetically and cover the gamut from Abstinence to Zzzzz’s. (Interesting how both of those are about sleeping through the night… hee hee.)
I thought I’d share a spell with you today, so I chose the spell for flying, since I’ll be flying to St. Louis tomorrow to attend the St. Louis Pagan Picnic with another wonderful author, Ellen Dugan. (More on her in just a bit.) Check out who’s presenting!