Let’s start by saying I can’t believe I’m writing another remembrance on this blog. I’ve lost too many authors in the 10 years I’ve worked for Llewellyn, and now I’ve lost my boss Carl Llewellyn Weschcke. We all have lost a very special person – not just his family, not just the Llewellyn family, but all of the Wiccans, Witches, Pagans, and magicians that I acquire books for, under his mighty imprint. So this is not going to be short.
Carl was a natural-born leader, the kind of person with so much enthusiasm for an idea or a project that others got caught up in it, too. He was a kind, intelligent person who was always looking to expand other people’s minds, by starting
Today we sadly mark the passing of pioneering priestess Morning Glory Zell on Tuesday, just two weeks short of her 66th birthday. She leaves behind a bereaved community of friends, lovers, and followers; several goddess-children and step-children; a granddaughter, daughter, and son-in-law, and her grieving husband and soul-mate, Oberon Zell, who posted the following message yesterday:
My beloved has passed beyond the veil. She drew her final breath at 5:42 yesterday afternoon. Her handmaidens, students and priestesses prepared her body and dressed her in her beautiful Sea Priestess robes. She is now lying in grace in the Temple for a few days until we take her body to its final resting
Today we sadly mark the passing of a storyteller, priestess, consultant, reader, and author, Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson, who left this world on April 12, 2013. From her Witchvox obituary:
Bronwynn was a passionate writer and story-teller. She authored several books, including One Witches Way and Cookie Cutter Magic, as well as myriad other articles, short stories, and poems, many of which also saw publication. She was an active member of the Pagan community, an exulted and revered Priestess, a respected consultant and reader -- and a tenacious friend and ally. Bronwynn loved nature, and was at peace while hiking a forest, or any coast touched by an ocean. She loved entertaining and playing
It is with great sadness that I write these words… author Bronwen Forbes died on the night of April 10th, 2011 from a heart attack. She was undergoing chemotherapy for inflammatory breast cancer and it is believed that the chemo drugs were a major contributing factor in her death. She was only 48 and left behind her husband Alex and their kindergarten-aged daughter Rose.
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Alex tells me she was an extrovert and loved what she did and loved the Pagan community. These words will ring true for anyone who knew her or corresponded with her. She wrote articles for Circle Magazine and WitchVox