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
For those of you interested in the current health situation of Isaac, here is the word from his wife, Phaedra, as of June 11, 2010:
"He is not well. He was in the hospital for about 10 days & came home Monday. They gave him an ostomy to relieve stress on his anal tumors, but for the tumors themselves, there really isn't much more they can do.
"He's too weak to go back on chemo. If he fattens up and strengthens, they'll consider one more round with some new meds. But it would be very hard on him.
"This morning we had a visit from the local hospice. Much to my relief, they will do a tremendous amount for us, including managing pain meds, ostomy supplies, visits from a nurse and a
I have the sad news to report that Isaac Bonewits—author, Druid, and a leader of the occult community for decades—is reportedly in the hospital and not doing well. My best wishes to him, all of his loved ones, those who care about him, and all who have learned from him. Please add him to your prayers and rituals.
We still have more than a month to go, but before you know it Yule will be upon us again. While we sit at home sipping hot cocoa around the fire, shoveling the snow or snuggling into a down comforter, remember on this Veteran’s Day that many of our troops will be stationed in much hotter and much more dangerous places during the Yuletide. Instead of a quiet, dark time for reflection, they are faced with challenges many of us couldn’t imagine.
There are plenty of civilian and religious organizations that support American troops by sending them care packages and cards, or donating food for their struggling families, throughout the year. Today I’m going to highlight one such group