West Sacramento, CA
"We are all ephemeral phenomena but we leave a wake through the energy fields of the lives of others.
One who blessed the world with wisdom and humor can never be said to have completely ceased to live
for their gifts carry forward for generations." ~ Penny Novack
Since records began Samhain has been a night of occult power, when the veil between the unseen world and ours is at its thinnest, a night when the spirits of our departed are free to roam. As such, Samhain has always been considered the best time to honor our ancestors and other departed souls. Oberon Zell and others in the Pagan community have been working together to construct a list of contemporary departed "Pagan Founders, Pioneers and Elders", those who have died over the past 100 years. These are the people whose dedication and inspiration has helped shape the foundation of our beliefs to-date. Please all light a candle this Samhain and let us remember them:
Charles Godfrey Leland (8/15/1824-3/20/1903)
"Old George" Pickingill (5/26/1816-1909)
S.L. MacGregor-Mathers (1/8/1854-11/20/1918)
William Butler Yeats (Golden Dawn) (6/13/1865-1/28/1939)
Died in 1940s:
Sir James George Frazer (The Golden Bough) (1/1/1854-5/7/1941)
Arthur Edward Waite (Rider-Waite Tarot) (10/2/1857-5/19/1942)
Ernests Brastis (founder of the Dievturi movement, 1926, the revival of ethnic Paganism in Latvia. Published Labietis (The Noble), (1931-1940)(1892-1942)
Dion Fortune (Violet Mary Firth Evans) (12/6/1890-1/8/1946)
Adriana Porter ("Rede of the Wiccae") (c.1850-1946)
Aleister Crowley ("The Great Beast") (10/12/1875-12/1/1947)
Rosamund Sabine (probable matriarch of group into which Gardner was initiated) (2/5/1865-5/6/1948)
Died in 1950:
Died in 1950s:
Old Dorothy Clutterbuck (significant member of group who initiated Gardner(1/19/1880–1/12/1951)
Pamela Colman-Smith (Pixie) (artist of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck)(2/16/1878-9/18/1951)
Jack Parsons (OTO, rocket scientist, founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory-JPL (10/2/19146/17/1952)
Lydia Becket (Aradian Temple of Diana; Lawrence Museum of Magic & Witchcraft) (5/31/1871-12/21/1953)
Austin Osman Spare (Occult artist) (12/30/1886-5/15/1956)
Franz Bardon (12/1/1909-7/10/1958)
Died in 1960s:
Donna Gardner (1895-1960)
Eric Neumann (author of The Great Mother (1/23/1905-11/5/1960)
Margaret Alice Murray (author of God of the Witches) (7/13/1863-11/13/1963)
Gerald Brousseau Gardner (Founder of Gardnerian Witchcraft) (6/13/1884-2/12/1964)
Robert Cochrane/Roy Bowers (Clan of Tubal Cain, 1734 Tradition) (1/26/1931-7/3/1966)
Ciarriadhe (Kerry Harvey) (Daughters of the Triple Goddess, Framingham, MA) (6/21/1899-6/21/1969)
Norman Lindsay (Australian Pagan artist) (2/22/1879-11/21/1969)
Gleb Evgenievich Botkin (Church of Aphrodite, founded 1938) (7/29/1900-12/27/1969)
Died in 1970s:
Barbara Vickers (Gerald Gardner’s first initiate) (7/13/1922-1973)
Arnold Crowther (10/7/1909-5/1/1974)
Edith Woodford-Grimes (Dafo) (12/18/1887-10/28/1975)
Phillip Peter Ross Nichols (6/28/1902-4/30/1975)
Bonnie Sherlock (Delphic Coven, Lander, WY) (d. 1976)
Charles Cardell (Rex Nemorensis / The Fish)(1892-1977)
Walter Ernest Butler (British occultist and esoteric author) (1898-1978)
Rosaleen Miriam Norton (Australian Pagan artist(10/2/1917-12/5/1979)
John Score (8/1914-12/30/1979)
Died in 1980s:
Grandma Julie Wilkinson (d. 1980)
Jack Bracelin (member of Bricket Wood coven, ran Fiveacres naturist club, co-author of biography Gerald Gardner Witch) (6/2/1926-7/28/1981)
Bill Mohs (the Mohsian Tradition) (??-1981)
Sybil Leek (author of Diary of a Witch) (2/22/1917-10/26/1982)
Monique Campbell Wilson (Olwen) (1923-1982)
Gwydion Pendderwen (the Faerie Shaman; Bard; CAW; Greenfield Ranch pioneer) (5/21/1946-11/9/1982)
Jane Roberts (author of Witches USA) (5/8/1929-9/5/1984)
George Elliot "Pat" Patterson III (Founder of Georgian Wicca Tradition, Bakersfield, CA) (11/18/1920-11/6/1984)
Francis Israel Regardie (11/17/1907-3/10/1985)
Theodore Sturgeon (Pagan sci-fi author, More Than Human, Venus Plus X) (2/26/1918-5/8/1985)
Grady Louis McMurtry (OTO, San Francisco) (10/18/1918-7/12/1985)
Robert Graves (author of The White Goddess) (7/24/1895-12/7/1985)
Lady Gwen Thomson (NECTW) (9/16/1928-5/22/1986)
Barney C. Taylor ("Grandmaster Eli") (Druidic Craft of the Wise (1/30/1916-1/24/1983)
Joseph John Campbell (The Power of Myth) (3/26/1904-10/30/1987)
Alex Sanders (Orrell Alexander Carter) (King of the Alexandrian Witches) (6/6/1926-4/30/1988)
Robert Anson Heinlein (sci-fi author, Stranger in a Strange Land) (7/7/1907-5/8/1988)
James Leland Moore, "Laughing Otter" (Radical Fairies, Witchcraft, Gay Liberation Movement; founded Lavender Magic contingent in the Gay Pride Parade, and after his mate Jim Luthi died of AIDS, the Seattle AIDS Vigil) (1/11/1955-10/15/1988)
Edmund "Eddie" Buczynski (Lord Hermes) (Minoan Brotherhood, NYC) (1/ 28/1947-3/16/1989)
Died in 1990s:
Manly Palmer Hall (author of Secret Teachings of All Ages (3/18/1901-8/29/1990)
Herman Slater (Govannon) (The Magickal Childe, NYC (2/1/1938-7/9/1992)
William G. Gray (1913-1992)
Fritz Lieber (Sci-fi author; member of Amaranth Energies coven (12/24/1910-9/5/1992)
Scott Cunningham (Author of Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner (6/27/1956-3/28/1993)
Marija Gimbutas (Archaeologist; author of Goddesess & Gods of Old Europe (1/23/1921-2/2/1994)
Robert Joseph Shea (co-author with Robert Anton Wilson of the Illuminatus! trilogy (2/14/1933-3/10/1994)
Lawrence Durdin-Robertson (Co-Founder of Fellowship of Isis, Ireland (5/6/1920-8/4/1994)
Margaret St Clair (Witch and author of Sign of the Labrys (2/17/1911-11/22/1995)
Rolla Nordic (Doris Murielle Baker(Witch, Tarot deck designer, author of Tarot Shows the Path (12/2/1898-9/14/1995)
Ted Lord Theo Mills (EarthSpirit, et al.) (1924-2/21/1996)
Raven Moonshadow (Leonard Joseph Broussard (early Reclaiming and WitchCamps (10/15/1960-3/26/1996)
Timothy Leary (Acid Guru & Pagan (10/22/1920-5/31/1996)
W. Holman Keith (Neo-Dianic Faith (6/11/1900-1996)
Peter D. Hoffer (one of the founders of New Moon New York (6/5/1953-7/30/1996)
Jo Steen of Compost Coven (fka Georgina (Jo) Mabel Steele) (A namesake of the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary; the Hekate shrine she designed was made by sculptor Medea Maquis (7/18/1930-10/21/1996)
Glenn Wildermuth (High Priest, Amaranth Energies, Beloved consort of Prudence Priest (3/12/1962-1/22/1997)
Vivian Godfrey (Melita Denning(Grand Master of the Order of Aurum Solis for 20 years (6/16/1905-3/23/1997)
Kerry Wendell Thornley (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst (Principia Discordia) (4/17/1938-11/28/1998)
Emmon M. Bodfish (Founder of independent RDNA newsletter, The Druid Missal-Any (4/20/1943-6/30/1999)
Doreen Valiente (Ameth (1/4/1922-9/1/1999)
Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Mists of Avalon; Darkover (6/3/1930-9/25/1999)
John Patrick McClimans ("Xib" (Priest No. 4, Church of All Worlds; co-founder of Fellowship of the Spiral Path (11/19/1947-11/10/1996)
Died in 2000:
Stewart Farrar (Alexandrian Wicca, Ireland (6/28/1916-2/7/2000)
Terence McKenna (magick mushrooms) (11/16/1946-4/3/2000>
Leo Louis Martello (Sicilian Strega, NYC) (9/26/1030-6/29/2000)
Gregory Hill (Malaclypse the Younger) (Principia Discordia (5/21/1941-7/20/2000)
Judy Foster (Calypso Iris) (NROOGD & Reclaiming) (11/2/1932-10/8/2000)
Died in 2001:
Victor Henry Anderson (Founder of Feri Trad) (5/21/1917-9/20/2001)
Eleanor Ray Bone (Artemis) (12/15/1911-9/21/2001)
Pauline Campanelli (1/251943-11/29/2001)
Died in 2002:
Jessie Wicker Bell (Lady Sheba) (author of Lady Sheba’s Book of Shadows (7/18/1920-3/20/2002)
Kay Gardner (Pagan feminist musician (2/8/40-8/28/2002)
Pattalee Glass Ford Koentop (Lady Phoenix(Grand Prairie, TX. High Priestess & Coven Founder (Isian, Dianic, Wiccan); Founding Member of Council of Magickal Arts (??-11/11/2002)
Donjon of MoonRose, HP (a Founder of the American Tradition of the Craft; Founding & Life Member of the Witching Well Research Center since 1972; Fellowship of Isis Member since 1978; Elder, Lone Star Council of the Covenant of the Goddess in 1979.(11/23/1933-12/23/2002)
Baba Raul Canizares (Oba, Santerían priest, author, artist, musician and professor of religion who founded the Orisha Consciousness Movement (9/24/1955-12/28/2002)
Died in 2003:
Babatunde Olatunji (African drummer (4/7/1927-4/6/2003)
Jeff Koslow (Pagan Photographer, Pagan Veteran member of Circle Sanctuary & Pagan Spirit Gathering, founding member of Wisteria (8/31/1947-6/18/2003)
Tim Maroney (Gnostic Priest; initiate of the Ordo Templi Orientis, Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, Golden Dawn. Author, The Book of Dzyan)
Nelson White (Editor of The White Light; Knights Templar; Grey Council member(10/29/1938-8/23/2003)
Ellen Cannon Reed (3/21/1943-10/7/2003)
Harry McBride (Belenus (founding board member Fellowship of the Spiral Path (3/7/1941-12/27/2003)
Died in 2004:
Donald D. Harrison (Church of Eternal Source (5/31/1931-1/7/2004)
Donna Cole Schultz (Pagan Way, Chicago, IL (5/15/1937-3/31/2004)
Lady Circe (Alliance of the Old Religion (9/8/1921-5/30/2004)
Alison Harlow (Covenant of the Goddess (8/29/1934-6/13/2004)
Joseph "Bearwalker" Wilson (brought 1734 Tradition to U.S.) (12/11/1942-8/4/2004)
Lady Serenity Namaste (Dorri Beyer (Wisconsin; trained in family tradition Wicca, she worked with many covens, and was a respected leader and mentor) (1940-12/8/2004)
Died in 2005:
Albert N. Webb, aka Lord Ur (Co-founder of Circle of the Winter Moon and beloved elder in the New Mexico Pagan Community (1/8/1947-1/7/2005)
Elizabeth Pepper Da Costa (The Witch’s Almanac (12/7/1923-7/14/2005)
Monica Sjöö (Swedish artist, Dianic Witch, writer and a radical anarcho/eco-feminist who was an early exponent of the Goddess movement. Author. The Great Cosmic Mother, Norse Goddess(12/31/1938-8/8/2005)
Died in 2006:
Lady Galadriel (Jodi Monogue (Founder of the Unicorn Tradition of Wicca; High Priestess Grove of the Unicorn, Atlanta, GA (1956-2/8/2006)
Rosemary Kooiman (Pioneered effort to get the VA to allow the pentagram on tombstones in Arlington Cemetery after death of her Wiccan husband in 2002 (1929-3/5/2006)
Leigh Ann Hussey "motogrrl" (musician, Annwfn; Elder Priestess NROOGD & OTO (7/31/1961-5/16/2006)
Died in 2007:
Robert Anton Wilson (author Illuminatus! Trilogy (1/18/1932-1/11/2007)
Lady Ariadne (High Priestess Unicorn Grove Chattanooga TN (8/16/1940-6/21/2007)
Shekinah Mountainwater (10/24/1939-8/11/2007)
Died in 2008:
Susan Falkenrath North, "Susan Oak" (Reclaiming, singer/songwriter; wrote "Spirits") (7/4/1954-1/12/2008)
Lady Phoenix (Mimi Rohwer (HPs & Nat’l Director 1st Celtic Wiccan Church, Inc. (6/21/1932-1/21/2008)
Cora Anderson (wife of Victor(Feri Trad(1/26/1915-5/1/2008)
Frederick MacLaren Adams (Feraferia (2/4/1928-8/9/2008)
Christopher Hyatt (Founder of Extreme Individual Institute (EII); president New Falcon Publications) (7/12/1943-2/9/2008)
Phoenix (Tom Kneitel (Long Island Gardnerian Coven in 1970s; husband of Theos (?/?/1933-8/22/2008)
John Lyon Burnside III (Founder of Radical Faeries (11/2/1916 to 9/14/2008)
Tara Webster (wife of Sam Webster, priestess of Hekate, member of the Death Crones, the Crescent Hellions, and the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn (1/8/1963-10/8/2008)
Sequoia Greenfield (Pat Torribio (Dianic, Earth First!, Greenfield Ranch pioneer (9/12/1944-10/10/2008)
Gloria Villanueva (Circle Sanctuary Minister, Mexican American Pagan Teacher, Curandera, Delegate to National Democratic Convention (3/26/1948-12/25/2008)
Died in 2009:
Eric Erickson (founding member of the Order of the Pentacle (11/27/1956-2/27/2009)
Joel D. Gainer (Wolfhawk (founding member of the Order of the Pentacle (12/26/1948-3/25/2009)
Hans Holzer (Paranormal researcher and author (1/26/1920-4/26/2009)
Marion Weinstein (author Positive Magic and Earth Magic (5/19/1939-7/1/2009)
Ted Andrews (author Animal Speak(7/16/1952-10/24/2009)
Died in 2010:
Susan Leigh Starr (Sociologist, Wings of Vanthi Coven)
Jean Dubois (noted French alchemist, esotericist, and nuclear physicist. Founder of "Les Philosopes de le Nature" (1919-4/6/2010)
Robin Goodfellow (Stephen Richard Edwards (NROOGD, CoG) (3/11/1945-5/1/2010)
Laura Janesdaughter (Laura Tackett(FOI-LA, festival organizer) Priestess of Isis in the Fellowship of Isis and Long Beach WomanSpirit (1941-5/27/2010)
Alexei Kondratiev (High Priest, Coven Mnemosynides, Queens, NY (2/15/1949-5/28/2010)
Bruce Parsons (Pagan Teacher, US Navy Veteran, member of Circle Sanctuary (5/10/1947-6/15/2010)
Harold Moss (Church of Eternal Source (1/30/1937-7/15/2010)
Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits (ADF) (10/1/1949-8/12/2010)
Lady Sintana (Candace Lehrman White(House of Ravenwood, Atlanta, GA (1937-9/17/2010)
Richard Lance Christie (co-founder: Association for the Tree of Life, Church of All Worlds, Earth First! OZ’s first water-brother(4/7/1944-10/28/2010)
Died in 2011:
Ardath Elizabeth "Beth" Saunders Stanford (Bone Blossom(Holy Terrors & Ouroboros Isis Gnosis; co-founder of Reclaiming Tradition Craft(12/21/1948-2/10/2011) /
Sharon Mitchell (Lady Bastet) (HPs Our Lady at the Shoreline, Gardnerian Witch Queen (3/1/1947-1/12/2011)
Kenneth Grant (Head of the Typhonian Order, operator of New Isis Lodge during the 1950's, and spiritual heir to Aleister Crowley (5/23/1924-1/15/2011)
Merlin Stone (author, When God was a Woman (9/27/1931-2/23/2011)
Steve Collins (Lord Senthor (Elder of Ravenwood Church, Atlanta, GA; headed Pagan band "Moonstruck")
Bronwen Forbes (Rhomylly) (author & co-founder, Free Spirit Alliance (2/2/1963-4/10/2011)
Gary Ball (Between the Worlds, Mendocino Environmental Center, Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center (12/14/1948-5/8/2011)
Lady Amythyst Avalon (Bobbie Osley (Avalon Isle, Highlands of Tennessee Samhain Gathering (2/2/1932-7/2/2011)
George Moyer (Dragonfest, Hole in the Stone (8/23/1952-8/25/2011)
Lord Merlin (Elder High Priest of the House of Ravenwood, and numerous covens (7/12/1935-9/23/2011)
Lady Judith Brownlee (Fortress Temple, Denver CO. In Who's Who of Religious Studies (4/28/1942-10/1/2011)
Joyce Siegrist (Lady Genevieve (Rosegate Coven, Witches' Anti-Defamation League, Rhode Island (2/5/1943-10/3/2011)
Lady Morganna (Co-founder of KAM (Keepers of the Ancient Mysteries) in the Baltimore area in the 1970s (??-12/27/2011)
Died in 2012:
DeAnna Alba (Wendy White(priestess, singer, author of The Cauldron of Change) (3/31/52-1/24/2012)
Lord Athanor (John Monogue (High Priest of the Grove of the Unicorn, Atlanta, GA (11/25/1956-2/13/2012)
Grey Cat (Manya Marshall (co-founder NorthWind Tradition of American Witchcraft, Tennessee (6/16/1940-3/30/2012)
Isis Rebecca Coble (11/10/1950-4/18/2012)
Moher Downing (Reclaiming, founding board member of WORLD & long-term advocate for the rights of HIV-positive women (6/11/1946-5/25/2012)
Julie Wichman (Pagan journalist, editor, writer; member of Circle Sanctuary & Pagan Spirit Gathering (12/27/1963-8/22/2012)
Anne Ross (Celtic historian, author of Pagan Celtic Britain and other influential books(1925-8/29/2012)
Mike Gleason (Pagan Elder, Alexandrian Wiccan High Priest, Pagan writer (3/14/1951-8/30/2012)
Richard Joel Ravish (Magister Azaradel Coven of Akhelarre, Temple of Nine Wells-ATC, Founder White Light Pentacles/Sacred Spirit Products Inc./Nu Aeon, Salem, MA (12/26/1952-9/15/2012)
Patricia Monaghan (poet, physicist, founder of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology & co-founder of the Black Earth Institute; author of Book of Goddesses & Heroines(2/15/1946-11/11/2012)
Herbert John DeGrasse (Fellowship of the Spiral Path) (9/22/1941-11/9/2012)
Died in 2013:
Thomas T. Clauser (Radagast the Bard) (2/18/1944-1/20/2013)
Madeleine McPherson (Founder of several covens including Sanctuary of the Crescent Moon, Rochester, NY (6/23/1965-2/13/2013)
Dennis Presser (Pagan Environmentalist, Drummer, Circle Sanctuary member, Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve Advisor, Founding member Order of the Pentacle, US Army & National Guard Veteran (11/10/1958-2/16/2013)
Kyril Oakwind (Gardnerian & CAW Priestess; board member Sweetwood Temenos; founder of Madison, Wisconsin area Pagan Tea & Talk; and publisher of Converging Paths Magazine (??/1951-3/9/2013)
Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson (author of One Witch's Way (5/1/1953-4/12/2013)
Stuart Wilde (author of over 20 books on Spirituality & Personal Development; considered one of the greatest metaphysicians who ever lived; founder of the Taos metaphysical tradition (9/24/1946-5/1/2013)
Antonia Lamb (Magickal Cauldron and Goddess Gather - Mendocino, CA. Astrologer, Priestess, Wisdom Keeper, singer, songwriter, radio personality KMUD (10/3/1943-9/9/2013)
Demian Allan Moonbloode Andraat (NROOGD, OTO—San Francisco (1/6/1947-9/14/2013)
Jim Ware (Morgyn (CAW, Chicago. President of Illinois Mycological Association (??-10/11/2013)
Nevill Drury (prominent Australian Pagan author of several books on Shamanism including Don Juan, Mescalito & Modern Magic (10/1/1947-10/15/2013)
Deborah Bourbon (Pathways New Age Books Music & Gifts, St Louis; OZ’s first Craft teacher in 1970 (8/26/1949-10/20/2013)
Layne Redmond (author of When the Drummers Were Women (1951-10/28/2013)
Lady Olivia Robertson (Co-Founder Fellowship of Isis (4/13/1917-11/14/2013)
Died in 2014:
Jonas Jaunius Trink?nas (Krivis (founder of Lithuania’s Pagan revival Romuva); ethnologist and folklorist; Vilnius, Lithuania (2/28/1939-1/20/2014)
Stanley Modryzk (Founder of Pan Pagan Festival, Chicago, & Witches International Craft Association [WICA] (8/15/1945-1/28/2014)
Donald Michael Kraig (Grey Council; author, Modern Magick & Modern Sex Magick (8/17/1951-3/17/2014)
Judy Harrow (Lady Cleindori (Gardnerian Elder; Proteus Coven; Cherry Hill Seminary) (4/3/1945-3/20/2014)
Morning Glory Zell (CAW Elder Priestess, Goddess historian, lifemate of Oberon (5/27/1948-5/13/2014)
Phyllis Patterson (Founder, NorCal Renaissance Faire; Dickens Faire (1/25/1932-5/18/2014)
Peter Bruner Soderburg (Sparky T. Rabbit (nationally-known Heathen bard); album "Lunacy” (2/3/1954-6/2/2014)
Loreon Vigne (Isis Oasis, Geyserville, CA; Fellowship of Isis (6/8/1932-7/15/2014)
Margot Adler (NPR New York; author Drawing Down the Moon (4/16/1946-7/28/2014)
Joe Bethancourt (SCA Bard & Arizona Folk Music Legend (8/8/1946-8/28/2014)
Jeff Rosenbaum (CEO Association for Consciousness Exploration; Starwood Festival (8/29/1955-8/31/2014)
Taliesin of Avalon Isle (David Osley(Highlands of Tennessee Samhain Gatherings (8/26/1960-8/31/2014)
Niklas Gander/Tom Johnson (Gardnerian and Anderson Feri (10/13/1959-10/5/2014)
Peter Paddon (Magister of Briar Rose and host of the popular Crooked Path podcast (1964-10/24/2014)
Tony Spurlock (Brian Dragon(Draconian Pictish-Elven Feri Trad Witchcraft); bard, artist, occult scholar; Bay Area (??-10/24/2014)
Pete "Pathfinder” aka Pierre Claveloux Davis (founder of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church and the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary, founding publisher of Panegyria, founder of Spiral Scouts (3/22/1937-10/31/2014)
Kris Jensen (CAW Priestess; coordinated Grow Closer for many years at Lothlorien; 2nd degree Alexandrian and cross-initiated Gardnerian (9/16/1953-11/21/2014)
Bob Heath (Candomble' Voodoun and Native American Path; Norse Practitioner; Kalachakra Tibetan Buddhism. He worked Security and First Aid for many Pagan events and festivals such as CraftWise, Ancient Ways, Phoenix Fires, Heartland, PSG, Autumn Meet and others ... (9/19/1946-12/16/2014)
Gundella the Green Witch (Marion Kuclo) (Ann Arbor, MI; well-known and respected among Michigan Pagans (d. 2014)
Died in 2015:
Mary Kay Lundmark (Gardnerian High Priestess, Twin Cities and greater Minnesota Pagan community) (11/26/1962-2/19/2015)
Patricia Kevena Fili (P.K.) Amethyst Moonwater (Pagan Alliance. A transgender activist, she served on the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's National Religious Leadership Roundtable since 2005, and the Diverse Spiritual Traditions Working Groups since 2011 .(3/1962-3/19/2015)
Dan Poland (a founder of the Phoenix Pagan Pride Day and several other Pagan organizations and events; Phoenix, AZ (??-4/6/2015)
James Bianchi (Gorsedd Master, OBOD Druid, House of Danu, Cherry Hill Seminary; SF Bay Area(1949-5/11/2015)
Paul J. Poole (Member of Spirit Weavers Nest. Lord of Misrule. Warrior for The Goddess (1/9/1967-7/29/2015)
Earil Wilson (Pagan bard, Shamanic Artisan, and "Low Priestess” of the Fire Circle community); Las Vegas (9/29/1954-7/3/2015)
Deborah Ann Light (Wiccan Elder, Interfaith worker, philanthropist; Reclaiming, Earthspirit, Circle, COG, & CUUPS(6/5/1935-7/21/2015)
Lady Moonfire/Brandie Gramling (Church of Iron Oak, Covens Lia Fal and Tropic Moon, Gardnerian, Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Florida Pagan Gathering (3/25/1957-9/18/2015)
Michael Howard (England; publisher of The Cauldron magazine since 1976(1948-9/24/2015)
Kim Saltmarsh Dietz (died in gun attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. She was defending against the attacker, trying to hold the door to a room he was approaching. She was Elsa Die Löwin’s sister-in-law, and daughter-in-law of sculptor Carolyn Whitehorn. (??-10/1/2015)
Bill "EagleRock” Kilborn (charter member of The Church of Iron Oak; webmaster of Summerland Monastery's numerous websites since 1993) (4/27/1937-10/16/2015)
Corby Ingold (Seattle area Pagan Elder (10/26/1949-10/26/2015)
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (president/owner of Llewellyn Publications in Minneapolis since 1961; created Gnosticons in 1970s (9/10/1930–11/7/2015)
Richard James Reidy (Kemetic Temple of Ra, author of Eternal Egypt (9/25/1944-11/22/2015)
Morgan McFarland (Co-founder with Mark Roberts of McFarland Dianic Craft in 1971 in Dallas, Texas) (1941-12/7/2015)
L. Daniel Kaufman (Pagan hero shot in San Bernardino terrorist massacre. His hometown dedicated a public garden in his name. (died 2015)
Died in 2016:
James Assad (significant member of CAW [Scion on BoD] and Green Egg during the 1990s (3/11/1964-2/16/2016)
A.J. Gooch (ADF Druid, ACE, Starwood(2/24/1968-2/28/2016)
Richard Trieb (Bors Northwind(husband of Erinna Northwind); "Virtuous Knight;” Salem, MA (8/10,1945-3/4/2016)
Lydia Lee Miller Ruyle (internationally recognized Pagan artist, scholar, educator, mentor, and community leader; best whose glorious goddess banners lined both sides of a huge corridor at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City (8/4/1935-3/26/2016)
Dr. Gale Lanning Fuller (Head of Psyche Dept., Westminster College, Fulton, MO. Early member of Atl, and significant mentor to OZ) (3/27/1927-3/31/2016)
Rev. Pamela Frey (High Priestess, Correllian Nativist Tradition (2/25/1974-3/26/2016)
Nikki Bado (Cherry Hill Seminary; prominent Pagan scholar, she helped build the Contemporary Pagan Studies Group and worked as a co-editor on the Pagan Studies book series for Equinox Publishing. She used to be in a coven in Ohio that Ian Corrigan and Liafal were also in (10/14/1954-4/22/2016)
Christine Poortenga (Valley UU Pagan, Wiccan prison ministry pioneer (12/23/1946-6/17/2016)
John Davey (Axis) (Circle Sanctuary Community, Pagan priest & hermetic magician of Silver Moon Farm in Wisconsin (12/4/1953-7/6/2016)
Storm Goranson (Sonoma County Pagan Network and North Bay Reclaiming) (1/4/1946-7/21/2016)
Gary ("HavenWood") van Houten (co-founder, original HP, and teacher of teaching coven Chrysalis Circle, Lakewood, CO (12/1952-6/7/2016)
Charles (Charlie) Joseph Murphy Jr (Songwriter and musician; co-founder Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE)
Rumors of the Big Wave, "The Burning Times" (7/4/53-8/6/2016)
Margarian Bridger (Covenant of Gaia Church of Alberta( (2/7/1957-8/6/2016)
Gavin Frost (Founded Church and School of Wicca with wife Yvonne in 1968) (11/20/1930-9/11/2016)
Amanda Riley (HPS and Founder, Southern Delta Church of Wicca-ATC) (1/31/1964-9/13/2016)
Bryan David Zell (Bran) (OZ’s son; the first child born into and raised up in a modern Pagan religion -- CAW (9/15/1963-10/18/2016)
Debbie McDonald (Lady Willow Hawk (Grove of the Goddess; The Mystic Door—Anderson), SC (1/13/1957-11/13/2016)
Nila Thompson (Wife of David Klaus, St. Louis. Member of AMER). Born-Again Reincarnationist. (9/3/1954-12/10/2016)
Sally Taylor (Binah) (Alexandrian Grand Witch Queen and Elder, Kent, England. Also Hereditary, 3rd° Gardnerian and Dianic Trads) (3/4/1943-12/11/2016)
Stephen Earl Wilhite (Drummer, CAWmunity, Starwood at Brushwood(9/25/1954-12/17/16)
Sandy Conley (SilverWheel) (Editor of HAM, CAW's children's magazine. Bonobo Nest, CAW, Toledo, OH (2/5/1963-12/17/2016)
Sara Cunningham Carter (co-founding Vice-President of Church of the Eternal Source (1967-1971); founder of First Temple of Tiphareth (1957-1980), in Pasadena, CA, 1970 (10/6/1935-12/18/2016)
David Babulski "Papa Bear" (Atlanta Pagan (1944-2016)
Nora Cedarwood Young (Pagan death midwife. Selena Fox knew her well) (1958-2016)
Michael Wiggins (Master of ConVocation, Michigan (d. 2016)
Died in 2017:
Dana Eilers (Lawyer, Witch, Pagan civil rights advocate; member of AREN (Alternative Religion Educational Network)
, Lady Liberty League, Circle Sanctuary; author of Practical Pagan (2002) and Pagans and the Law: Understanding Your Rights (2003) Cape Cod, MA (9/15/1956-2/18/2017) Father David Springer (Archdruid of The Way, Pastor and CEO of Congregation of the Oaks (4/30/1050-4/4/2017)
Cecilia Kuhn (Amaranth Energies, kickass drummer in all-female punk band Frightwig (11/22/1955-5/4/2017)
Dolores Stewart Riccio (Poet, mystic, and author of the rollicking but intelligent Cass Shipton mystery series, featuring a coven of talented sleuths(2/23/9131-5/21/2017)
Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche (1994-5/26/2017 (of Ashland, OR. A domestic terrorist slit his throat as he tried to defend two young women, one wearing a hijab, on a Portland train. A passenger who helped him reported his last words: "Tell everyone on this train I love them.”)
James Patrick Stidd (3rd° Grey Road Winding; American-Italian Witchcraft; also Coven of Danu, Mohsian (11/11/1951-6/14/2017)
Michele Janes (Momma Shelly/High Priestess Ember(Founder of Coven Fire Rose of Grand Prairie, TX; High Priestess of the European Celtic Tradition (6/8/1960-7/9/2017)
Maury White-Hereford (Fellowship of Isis, New Orleans. She helped in the transition and continuation of FOI after Olivia Robertson died, establishing the FOI Central website and newsletter (10/29/1947-8/21/2017)
Rev. Eric G. Canali, aka Earrach of Pittsburg (Senior Priest of ADF, Senior Druid of Sassafras Grove for many years (12/28/1952-8/31/2017)
Angela Magara (Vermont Reclaiming, writer, teacher, Witch, and mystic -- author of Earth Psalms, a rewrite of the Biblical psalms, but centered in the Goddess and the heart of Earth-based spirituality (11/22/19??-9/15/2017)
Raymond Buckland ("Robat”) (Initiated under Gerald Gardner in 1963, brought English Witchcraft to America. Opened Long Island Museum of Witchcraft & Magic in 1968. Founder of Seax-Wicca Trad. Grey Council member. Gentleman, scholar, author of dozens of books. (8/31/1934-9/28/2017)
Zephyr Starwater (Feri Elder, Gardnerian Elder, and Founding High Priest of Waxing Moon Circle (10/10/1964-9/26/2017)
Carol Lee Wiggins Olson Gainer (Lady Cybele( (Pagan elder and practitioner of Family Tradition Craft, Church of the Wiccan Rede, part of the Circle Sanctuary Community since it began in 1974(12/8/1942-11/26/2017)
Died in 2018:
Kathryn Ann Fernquist Hinds (Author and wife of Arthur Hinds from Emerald Rose; Pagan Elder, Welsh Wiccan Priestess, Author, Poet, Teacher, Bard, longtime member of Circle Sanctuary & Pagan Spirit Gathering Community (6/8/1962-1/30/2018)
Bonnie Englant (Artemis Aedhlynn) (Grey School faculty, Head of Winds Lodge (1/21/1962-2/26/2018)
Sandy "Artisfair" Kucyk (Pagan Teacher, Co-Coordinator of Crone Temple of Wisconsin at Pagan Spirit Gathering, Circle Sanctuary Community member (1-0/4/1948-3/12/2018)
Wayne Weeks (CAW NorCalifia (8/24/49-4/16/2018)
Mark "Ira" Framstad (Wiccan Priest, Hermetic Magician, Alchemist, member of Circle Sanctuary & Pagan Spirit Gathering Community(8/10/1952-4/25/2018)
Valerie (Freya) Pearl Langam Walker aka: Veedub (Founder of the Dustbunny line of the Feri Trad, holder of the Black Wand. (5/16/1938-6/7/2018)
Lady Circe/Jacquelyne En Aset (Everglades Moon Local Council of CoG (12/4/1952-6/23/2018)
Daniel "Oak Bear" Moeller (Pagan Teacher, Wiccan Priest, Druid, US Army Veteran, part of Circle Sanctuary Community, member of Deeply Rooted, & part of Pagan Spirit Gathering Community (9/23/1951-7/9/2018)
Bear Don Wilkinson (former CAW May King) (8/5/1962-7/15/2018)
Morwen Two Feathers (Sacred Drummer and Elder of Earthspirit Community, Concord, MA; wife of Jimi Two Feathers and co-founder with him of Earth Drum Council in 1990; died of brain cancer (8/1/1956-7/17/2018)
Blv. Lady Windy Lajoie (Arch Priestess and 1st Elder of Correllian Nativist Church; also Dean of Mentors and Dean of Students at WitchSchool.com; Head of the Correllian Membership Office, as well as the Shrine Keeper for the Shrine of the Hooded Crone, and Head of the Order of Web Weavers, Head of the Order of Recovering Correllians, and Head of the Order of the House of Survivors. (7/16/1947-8/1/2018)
Fakir Mustaf (Roland Loomis) (Performance artist and early proponent of the modern primitive movement. (8/10/1930-8/1/2018)
Hank "Merry Hankster" Knaepple (Pagan Elder, Teacher, Musician, member of Pagan Spirit Gathering, Sacred Harvest, & Starwood Festival Communities) (7/5/1961-8/11/2018)
Abby Willowroot (Willowroot Wands; artist, died of lung cancer (9/23/1945-8/3/2018)
Mair Coulson (ran a Gardnerian coven in Llanelli, Wales); died of complications due to cancer (??-10/9/2018)
Greg Stafford (founder of Chaosium Games in 1975; also founder of Shaman’s Drum magazine (2/9/1948-10/11/2018)
Dennis Leighton Hiller (CAW NorCalifia; buried on Annwfn (8/17/1952-11/13/2018)
Died in 2019:
Robin Beket Arnhold (Beket-Asar Edithsdatter(Pagan Elder, writer, editor, networker, merchant, astrologer, Weather Witch. Member of Circle Sanctuary Community since its founding in 1974, and founding member of Pagan Spirit Gathering, she wrote many articles for Circle publications. (12/13/1944-1/29/2019)
Deanna "D.J.” Conway (author of dozens of books on magic, Wicca, Druidry, Shamanism, metaphysics and occult, and three fantasy novels. She also designed Tarot cards. (1939-2/1/2019)
Andrei (Andrea) Johnson (gender non-conforming/transgender researcher, scholar, and eclectic priest of Chango and Ellegua in the Ifa tradition, also embracing Kabbalah, Buddhism, shamanism and ancient mysticism. Therapist devoted to guiding people into self-discovery and awakening. (12/3/1955-2/26/2019)
Raven Grimassi (Pagan Elder, Strega, author of more than 20 books on Stregheria, Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism. Co-director of the Ash, Birch and Willow tradition; member of the Grey Council. Died of pancreatic cancer (1/12/1951-3/10/2019)
David Palladini (author/artist of the Aquarian Tarot and the New Palladini Tarot. He also illustrated several children's books as well as other projects.(4/1/1946-3/13/2019)
Ralph Metzner (German-born American psychologist, writer and researcher, who participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert) (later named Ram Das)
. Professor Emeritus of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He wrote dozens of books on shamanic subjects.(5/18/1936-3/14/2019)
Edain McCoy (Carol Taylor(author of more than 20 books on metaphysical and occult topics, Edain was active in the Pagan community since her formal initiation into a large San Antonio coven in 1983. (8/11/1957-3/21/2019)
Nancy Maria Thomas Machin (UU Church, Hobart, IN. Pagan Summit 2001; also with Our Freedom: A Pagan Civil Rights Coalition. (5/2/1946-5/31/2019)
Teri (Theresa) Gurnell (Lady Dragonmagick(Pagan Teacher in New York & Vermont, Wiccan High Priestess, Pagan Spirit Gathering Community member (8/2/1962-5/2/2019)
Rev. Nora Cedarwind Young (Circle Sanctuary Minister, First Pagan Hospice Chaplain in Washington State, Death Midwife, Green Burial Educator, Pagan Elder, Circle Cemetery Advisor (5/31/1958-6/14/2019)
Sue Curewitz Arthen (EarthSpirit Community Elder, Pagan Teacher, International Interfaith Networker, Passage Rites Officiant (10/1/1951-7/26/2019)
Michael Thorn (fka Michael Harismedes) (Magus of Polyhymnia Coven; Former National First Officer of CoG)
Panthera Orbweaver (Amy Miller) (Reclaiming Priestess & Witch (3/12/1958-8/??/2019)
Rita Morgan (Pagan Elder, Hearth Holder, Witch Mother of Ced Tradition, Manager of Crone's Hollow Store in Salt Lake City (8/11/1947-9/23/2019)
Christel Szopieray Sparks (Pagan Networker who was part of Circle Sanctuary & other groups in Wisconsin Pagan Community (8/15/1953-9/28/2019)
Debi Guindon, a.k.a. Lilye Greenwitch (Master Herbalist, founder and co-owner of Green Witch Garden. She died after a lengthy, well-fought battle with brain cancer. Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, she lived in Cumberland City, TN at the time of her death. (1/2/1959-10/31/2018)
Robin (Beket) Arnhold (Circle) (1944-2019)
Nora Cedarwood Young (Death midwife), Circle(1958-2019)
Died in 2020:
Phyllis Serene Rawley (The Oracle of Vilcabamba, Ecuador; after having cancer four times. For more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYP38N7hmZZjP-cTy47qBAQ (12/17/1959-4/24/2020)
Frederick (Robert) Lamond (Gardnerian Witch, last living initiate of Gerald Gardner, from 1957; member of Grey Council, Church of All Worlds and Fellowship of Isis; attended the 1993, 1999, and 2004 Parliaments of World Religions; author of The Divine Struggle, Religion without Beliefs and Fifty Years of Wicca. (7/5/1931-5/24/2020)
David Wolff Filipello (Shasta Nostra SubRosa, NROOGD (5/15/1952-5/28/2020)
Serena Toxicat Kefira Leclerc (Priestess, Fellowship of Isis Priestess, Temple of Isis) (2/6/1968-6/2020)
Zanoni Silverknife/Jilaine Callison (founding Priestess of the Georgian Tradition (6/13/1946-6/4/2020)
Gregory Walter Harder (NROOGD) Witch and longtime documentarian of Covenant of the Goddess, Pagandom in general, and the interfaith movement (12/27/1951-6/17/2020)
Copper Anna (Molly Resnik(Mother, Healer, Priestess, and Witch; Reclaiming (9/22/1962-6/28/2020)
Dan Norman (member of Church of All Worlds since 1970s; lived at Eclectium community in Scotts Valley, CA (4/26/1935-7/5/2020)
Cairril "Adair” Lee Mills (Solitary Celtic Witch and lapsed Discordian. Vocalist, blogger, performing artist and at-large troublemaker. Founder of Our Freedom: A Coalition for Pagan Civil Rights. Co-founder of Pagan Educational Network (PEN) - the dictionary project. (12/3/967-7/8/2020)
Willowoak Istarwood (CAW Priestess, Prison Ministry, Peaceful Order of Earth Mother [POEM], midwife, helped incorporate CAW in CA in 1977. Cause of death was listed as cardiac and respiratory failure due to elder dementia. (3/21/1944-7/8/2020)
Marilyn (Wife of CAW’s former HPs Avilynn Pwyll (-7/11/2020)
Liz Fisher (Author of UU religious curriculum "Rise Up and Call Her Name,” Co-authored "A Guide to Women’s Human Rights,” Contributed to CUUPS Blog "Nature’s Sacred Journey” (10/15/1957-9/25/2020)
And the man who not only gave us black & white magic, but made mice cute:
Walt Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)
Oh, and an old SCA member (Yang the Nauseating)& author of humorous magical fantasy:
Robert Lynn Asprin (June 28, 1946 – May 22, 2008)
And the comic book writer who created Doctor Fate, Zatara and the original Sandman (also Hawkman, Flash, and others)
Gardner Fox (May 20, 1911 – December 24, 1986)
And so many others we have known whose lives and works made our Pagan world what it is today. But what is remembered, lives.
Please add whomever else you can think of, and let me know…
To: DeVos, Betsy
United States Secretary of Education
Cc: Trump, Donald J. or
Current Resident, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC. 20500 - 0004
In order to comply with your desire to open the schools nationwide for the 50.8 million students K – 12, we have added the additional cleaning staff that will be necessary in our district. Currently we are having difficulty obtaining some of the additional operating supplies that we have determined we will need based on the 1% to 2% acceptable mortality rate among our students as per the assessment of Dr. Oz the medical commentator for Fox News. Specifically I am having difficulties procuring body bags small enough for the 1st graders. One idea offered by our head of janitorial services was to cut the bags in half and use a Seal-A-Meal device, used in the cafeteria, to close them.
Additionally as these bags are not in our Schedule of Operational Supplies list we are going to use the 2AFB12-32-16B-4A Requisition Form, modifying it by crossing out the word ”Desks” and writing in the description “Body Bags”.
We would appreciate any insights or suggestions you, or your staff, have regarding how we should expense them as they are not approved items in our operational supplies budget for the rest of the school year.
Dr. Adolf J. Kickbacks III
Chief Administrative Officer of Procurements
Foggy Bottom Elementary
Houston Independent School District
4400 18th St.
Meanwhile, Dr. Trump recommended that ordinary people inject themselves with bleach or disinfectants; take unproven and bogus snake oil remedies; recommends using UV light, an anti-biological light that kills life, both internally and externally to "kill" a non- living virus all to reopen businesses and travel prematurely, all in the name of the sacred "Business as Usual" normality bias - until he has to back off when even he realizes that he sounds like a stupe. He wants to force elementary schools to open Oh, his remarks were misquoted, he was extemporaneously using sarcasm, he told a joke, or the MSM just made it all up? It's just more %$#@*$%& coming from a person that has [Malignant} Narcisstic Personality Disorder. He's a greedy, self-centered, ignorant, nepotistic, class ridden 'Resident, who is living in a gigantic delusional bubble of his own fantasies, and his inner circle of blind sycophants are leading him on into the proverbial ditch - time and again! BTW, Dr. Oz says that a 2% or 3% mortality rate is acceptable among our children in order to reopen "our" public schools. Meanwhile, Bill Gates is aiming for godhood as world dictator. I won't take a "vaccine" made by, influenced by, or funded by this man's shady, eugenic, population sterilizing Foundation, or his injectable monitoring devices - Bill and Melinda simply can't be trusted not to do a little eugenic social engineering on the side for 'everyone's' "safety". If I have to take it, then they can go first! 'We are NOT in this together!'....
Trump blasts protesters with tear gas to create a clear area for a photo op showing him holding up a Bible in front of a burned out church. He is a narcissistic bore that lives in a big perceptual, delusional bubble of his own making. He already knows what the "truth" is because he already knows everything and he can do everything better than anyone else. He doesn't pay attention in intelligence briefings because he knows what they'll say already, and deeply distrusts the "deep state" because they're out to get him. He's now permanently cut off from reality by his mental illness, and he doesn't lie. To lie you have to know the truth, and he doesn't. He believes everything that he says is true even it is objectively false. Biden is a poor, senile old man who's gotten into something that's way out of his depth. It is possible that one of these individuals will be the next president. Both of them need to be replaced by the VP as soon as the election is over.
FYI: The Corona Virus is not a germ!!. It isn't alive, so It. Can. Not. Be. Killed., only destroyed. It's only a piece of DNA wrapped in a protein shell. Disinfectant doesn't work against it, and the most common masks only protect you 95% of the time - that's what "N95" stands for! You wouldn't think it, but it's really amazing what an essentially paper mask can do to filter out virus sized contaminates. Disinfectants don't work at all against viruses - but bleach and Lysol do!, If you still get It, then Lysol breaks up that shell. Color safe bleach is NOT bleach. That doesn't mean you shouldn't have some disinfectant around - it still mostly takes care of germs. Alcohol wipes can be made by soaking at least 60 proof rubbing alcohol in a bag with rags or baby diapers. Wash your hands, of course; it does help...
BTW, INSTRUCTIONS for using bleach as a spray: You'll need a regular, standard size, spray bottle (It's approximately 1 quart). Fill the bottle with water leaving room for 1 cap of bleach. Put 1 Cap of Bleach in.DO NOT, under any circumstances whatsoever, mix anything with bleach except water!!!! DO NOT mix ammonia with it! Bleach reacts with just about everything. Mixing ammonia with it produces a deadly gas. DO NOT use fragrances to make it smell better! DO NOT bring acetone or something made of acetone in contact with it or you'll get a fire. GROK!?
In China, they're turning on the factory lights, but no one is working, and production is still idle, to fake Prosperity. Several countries have stopped air travel, many stores are closing, shopping malls are deserted in some areas, restaurants and other businesses are limiting the amount of customers, and companies are trying to get those that can to work from home. Meanwhile, the virus is still on the move and has been mutating into another, allegedly more aggressive strains. Trump has appointed 'Praying' Mike Pence as the head of the effort to combat the virus, but his experience consists of screwing up the last HIV outbreak by withholding the recommended needle exchange program that would have reduced infections and saved lives until he was forced to relent.. The infections spiked as predicted. He didn't like it because in his sees drug addicts, the homeless, and Gays as lowlife scum that aren't worth saving. His main assignment is to stifle both the MSM and the independent news by cutting off CDC information by bottle-necking it, and by withholding any real news. In crises politician know you're distracted ,and you aren't paying attention to what else they're doing: Watch for Their sneaky and underhanded schemes and furtive maneuvers while your attention is elsewhere.
There goes the Dow falling like a rock for over five days . It was at its highest point ever - it really had only one way to go eventually, and that is DOWN! Pity the poor fools that bought on the dip. (While Someone did a lot of short-selling and profit taking) "It's under control" means "It's NOT under control!" It's a smoke screen for the worsening economy and the bankruptcy of some large trucking companies. What's been happening is that this is going to be the favorite excuse for the store shelves being empty, spot shortages, quarantines, deserted shopping centers, and Draconian laws favoring Globalism and 'moar' Tyranny - which were in the cards even before the proto-pandemic started.
This crisis is going to have a major impact on festivals, gatherings, and face to face contacts. Things are starting to get crazy as Governors have started declaring "Emergencies" when it has barely just started to spread. We haven't seen anything yet! Register to "Vote by Mail - They keep on extending to time the virus will be around. This caught the Gov't flat footed, so they've passed on the panic to everybody. The "shortages" will continue until everyone "has done something. They may not be replaced.
Is 'Merca Doomed? The long term answer is "Yes", of course, but long term is nebulous term at best. Eventually all things come to an end and are replaced with something else. The next question is; will it come to an end fairly quickly because of massive manipulations of our rapidly deteriorating society by the politicos and the bankers? Or, can economic momentum slowly slide for a few decades? Can the economy be saved by the US Treasury and the Central Bank, and other, more shadowy figures, to forestall the end to another time in the future were everything will miraculously come to a "soft landing"? I'll answer those right now! The problems with the economy are far from over, merely hidden through massive injections of liquidity, and the progress we see in the "improving economy" only helps a select few, especially under President Trump! There's probably going to be a very hard landing, and it's going to hurt a lot. Some people will face issues like they've never faced before like homelessness for those in the middle class, real starvation, riots, an end to entitlements, an end to basic freedoms, and possibly a second "civil" war or 'revolution' if things get bad enough. The start of the economic collapse as begun and it will be very noticeable as early as early as 6 to 9 months from now depending on the elite's plans for the rest of the world for that's when the current credit inflation and its consequences will start hitting the 'Mercan consumer's wallet in a big way.
We're now in another election year, and the rudeness; the attacks on people's character; the "whistle blowers" and bimbos suddenly coming out of the woodwork again has just begun. Trump's impeachment, and the all the bias, dishonesty, and tattletale telling is both over and just getting started. It's clear that the Liberals and the Leftists aren't going to be "tolerant" In a country where "inclusion" has come to mean exclusion. "Fairness" has come to mean bias; and cartoon frogs, "OK" signs (which is the wrong hand gesture for OK - it's actually a 666 hand gesture), and Cancelling, has shown that the Politically Correct are eating their own already, and "We" have a long, long way to go until November.
All Empires rise and fall and 'Merca is no exception, regardless of what the 'Mercan Exceptionalists and the New World Order promoters loudly proclaim: 'Merca is the exception to the rule and that "We" can carve out "Our" own destiny and Empire, New World Order style, and never see a serious decline, even when we have already done a lot of things, and are doing alot of things, that have bankrupted and broken countries and empires before "Us" without fail long before the stage that "We're" in right now.
Why do great nations fall? The Ancient Greeks, the Roman Empire, the British Empire and soon to be the United States of America -- They all made the same mistakes, turning their backs on the principles that made them great. America tried to spend and tax itself out of a great recession. Enormous so-called "stimulus" spending, massive changes to health care, government takeovers of private industries, and crushing debt. The American Federal Empire will fall for the same reasons that many empires fall - it will go spectacularly and publically bankrupt.
"We" have been able to be a Consumer Society for the World because "Our" dollar is the World Reserve Currency for the world, and that will soon come to an end. Then 'Merca will be in a royal clusterfuck, and the "American Federal Empire" will start collapsing piece by piece, and the Chinese Yuan, the IMF's SDRs, or a basket of currencies may take over and that currency may become the new World Reserve Currency and then they will gain control of the NWO from the uber-wealthy white men who control it now. The massive foreclosures, lawsuits, the repossessions, and bankruptcies are still over the horizon - but they'll soon be hear in spades...
We are entering a time of financial stress in America. The federal government is broke. Most of our state and local governments are broke. Record numbers of Americans are going bankrupt. Record numbers of Americans are being kicked out of their homes. Record numbers of Americans are now living in poverty.
The debt-fueled prosperity of the last several decades came at a cost. We literally mortgaged the future. Now nothing will ever be the same again.
Many of the problems that 'Merca has and will have in the future were hatched over the last 40 to 80 years, and unless there is a radical about face, a turn-around - a repentance,. the end of our economy and our rapidly deteriorating society will arrive much sooner than it has to. It's easy to put the blame on the government, on the big banks, or on large international mega-corporations, but the main culprit is the face "We" see when "We" look into a collective mirror. "We the People" once had humility, grace, civility, honor and with a tremendous amount of respect for others, but now "We" have become lazy, uncivil, rude, violent, apathetic, gullible, ignorant, dumb, and complacent. "We" need a very loud wake-up call! NOW! - "We" need several loud wake-up calls to salvage what we can of what's left of the 'Merca of our forefathers! We need not become serfs in the land our forefathers fought for, created, and died for!! That wake-up call can be done easily now, or by the hard way through the College of Hard Knocks with a PhD Disaster...
Have you noticed that most Americans seem to know far more about American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Justin Bieber and their favorite sports teams than they do about world affairs? Most Americans cannot even find Iran or Syria on a map, and if you told them that, say, food riots are happening in those nations right now most of them would not even care anyway. We've become a very self-centered, self-involved and self-absorbed nation.
The first problem this nation, like may others, has is its money system has been largely debased over time by the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) to pay for what "prosperity" we have had during the "good years" at a hefty profit when there was a (sort of) common morality, "full employment" (jobs were considered to be plentiful), and homeowners had enough home equity appreciation on their homes to be able to borrow against it for frivolities like vinyl siding, boats, home 'makeovers', and new cars every year in some cases. There was a time (the Sixties) that $6,25/hr was an executive salary - now, it's well below the minimum wage! Things like unemployment have also changed radically, and its possible that they're long term, permanent changes - the problems will no longer just go away if we refuse to heed the warnings of the trends forecasters. I can hear it now ... 'Nah, nah, nah - I can't hear you - Nah Nah Nah! - I can't hear you!' However, the debasing of the value of the dollar has become noticeable even to the 'common citizen' by now - and it's been brought to you by your friendly Fed all along...
It is politically and mathematically impossible to repay what the government owes others. Even though the Fed just changed some accounting rules that will technically keep it going for much longer than it should, but it will be the lack of faith in the dollar by "Our" creditors that will bring it down. It's getting to the point where "we" can't even pay the interest on the debt! That's how bad it's become -- and no mere tinkering with the budget deficits will save "us". Negative interest rates will only work for some for a short term, and it ends in disaster..
The problems 'Merca faces are more than just economic ones, it's about the pervasive fraud, lying, cheating, immorality, and dishonesty in government, business, and in our personal lives. It has become pandemic, and it's showing 'Mercans that they too should lie, cheat and steal if they believe they won't get caught. Painting a false picture by massaging balance sheets of the financial health of big business and gov'mint is rapidly growing, especially in the financial sector in general and banking in particular. Both insolvent gov'mints and private institutions that are near bankruptcy are using creative accounting to hide their dire straits, hoping to push the Day of Reckoning to the far future, which to them is just a couple of years away or an election cycle away. Selected government and private entities have been propped up with bailout money from the US Treasury and the Fed because they've ben deemed too-big-to-fail or have political clout in Washington. They are walking zombies, dependent on handout loans to stay afloat.
These loans are about to come to an swift end as the US Government and other lesser 'gov'mintal entities, like states counties, cities and towns, hunts, scavenges, and canvasses the world for more 'Greater Fools' to buy their questionable junk bonds at whatever low interest rates they can still garner now, as interest rates will start becoming scarce in the near future, drying up what loans are still available to Main Street. The point may come where the gov'mint won't be able to pay the interest on the National Debt without issuing a great deal of naked funny money (Quantitative Easing = Inflation), and that will finally end when its creditors lose faith in their investments dollar's value because the situation will be so dire that even the 'Pollyanna' MSM won't be able to whistle up a cheery tune...
Most of the ideas that I've heard from these politicians about spending $billions for this or $trillions for that is because "We" can all have all this free stuff without actually paying for it because we're rich and powerful. "We" can just Charge It! on the National Credit Card! Sorry, that will be so OVER soon! "There is no such thing as a Free Lunch" - some nobody has already paid for it or will pay for it eventually - and it isn't the 1%!
These "Freebie" proposals miss and boldly ignore the stark fact that "We" literally can't afford it - it's too expensive. Being 'too expensive' means that the Illusion of the Fiat dollar being worth something between the time you earn it, and the time when you get paid and spend it will fade even faster. That's price inflation and it's caused by losing faith in the dollar's value because of monetary inflation. "We" can NEVER pay off the National Debt because "Our" currency is itself monetized National Debt! It's like a check made out to 'cash'. Even all the public and private hard assets like real estate, gold, and silver would only cover a minuscule fraction of it. When push comes to shove "We" will default on Everything, and there will be NO credit for anyone anymore.
Common purpose is AWOL in our politics lately because whatever terrain of the issues is not occupied by sheer lying is filled by cowardice and ignorance. We lie to ourselves incessantly about the nation's condition. We've suspended both the rules of accounting and the rule of law in banking matters (lying). We're too frightened to go into the vaults and find out exactly how much we've swindled ourselves (cowardice). And we aggressively misunderstand issues that will shape our future, such as how much oil is really in the ground - all of this prompting us to march off the edge of a political cliff where we hang today, the cartoon coyote of nations, undone by our ACME techno-fantasies.
One can watch the old "Jerry Springer Show", "Cheaters", or the "Maury Show" to get a sense of where this country is headed among the lower classes. The lack of manners, basic morality, dishonesty, and obstinate obsessions over sex and relationships, or the lack thereof, aren't that disturbing anymore - "we" have become used to it. Almost everyone knows this stuff was going on, but it took exploitative TV hosts to bring them into the national social notice. Their audiences need someone to look down upon, and there's no end to the string of guests that fulfill the yen of the audience to judge others less fortunate than themselves, yet in a few short years this lack of ethics has spread throughout the country from the bottom up - but also from the top down. The weird part is most of the guests on the "Jerry Springer Show" are from the Bible Belt. Their lack of basic morality and civility can be put at the doors of both the public school systems and the country's major religion's inability to instill it on its
subjects congregants sheep parishioners, (probably because the average preacher has little no clue about what morality is really about because it stems from Philosophy, not religion), or the Christian Church isn't that powerful anymore in 'Mercan society.
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." Joseph Goebbels
"Our" government lies to us. ! Surprise! Anyone who hasn't been comatose during most of their existence on this Earth realizes this eventually. In fact most of what comes out of government is a lie of one sort or another, or at least something less than the truth. It covers the gamut's from diplomatic cables to the 'classification' of secrets itself.. Let's say there's a weapon system being produced by our friendly neighborhood Military Industrial Complex and an evaluation is due to be released. The ranking of lies, er Classification Systems goes something like this:
One way to stave off the inevitable price increases for a while is to stock up on things like oil, food, and other commodities in advance, but that only works if you know the proper way to store them and have a place to store them. You can use them even if you haven't got an emergency on your hands over time. You may find out that when you're money isn't any good anymore that you can barter for stuff using your stash of goods. Then, again, there's always the threat of the government deciding that you're hoarding and they'll confiscate what you have. Buying seeds to plant assumes that you'll have a place to plant them. This also depends on the public's knowledge of and willingness to barter, and most people in the US haven't done this except for small amounts, or don't know how to do it, so you're again dependent on others to determine the value of your MREs. Sorry, the lone gunman and his hoard of supplies or a small nuclear family making it on their own is only a pipe dream - you'll need cooperation with others to survive.
When TSHTF you may be in a situation where you have to relocate, whether it's the situation itself, like an earthquake or flood, or the government (again) wants to evacuate the area you're in. You may even be somewhere other than home. Plans to have a stash of stuff outside your home sounds good, but it assumes that you will have a way to get to your stash in times of emergency and having a "safe" second place to stash it... or it could be confiscated by rogue cops. The "authorities" already know your secret paths you want to use - they'll be waiting for you.
You may have noticed that I don't have much hope in the System righting itself or being able to fix the Systemic problems we have in our country, much less our world. There just isn't the political will to do so - there will never be the political will to do so, no matter which DemoGrafts and Publicans we elect - even Trump can't slow the tide down. The US is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the international mega-corporations that feed the Beast at election time. Trump has deliberately put people from these companies, like Goldman Sachs, and the other banks in charge of the playground in Washington DC - the rot is too deep to reform it in any meaningful way- we're still headed for that 20 foot thick steel barrier at
100 120 140 160 180 200 mph with cliffs on both sides of the narrowing roadway.
"I think what should happen in the US is for the president to tell the US, you have to tighten your belts. 'We have to go through hard times for 5 years to repair the damage that was committed over 20-25 years by the Federal Reserve, by the Treasury, by the politicians, and somebody has to tell the truth. But the politicians keep on fueling the illusion that you can spend yourself out of the misery, and that by printing money you will improve the economy, which is not the case." Marc Faber
To Recap: Eventually, whether sooner or later, the wheels of "Our" economy will either slowly grind to a halt or hit a proverbial '24 feet thick brick wall' and conformity will become the new trend to watch. "We" already have a National Debt that is unpayable, and as it soon becomes clear that it will never be paid off, even if the Gov'mint takes everything we have. Even the interest YoY on this debt is becoming a huge burden, which is why interest rates for the wealthy is just above .05%. 'Merca will inevitably slide towards the Greater Depression and possibly into the "black ages. Those who don't conform will be labeled terrorists or worse, and will be rendered either to a foreign country for torture or kept right here at home in one of the many FEMA torture Camps ostensibly set up to contain illegal aliens. They're really for protesters and people who believe in the Constitution and those that still have Constitutional Rights. Some people are already labeling free speech as terrorism, so watch what you say, Loose Lips Sink Ships, because you can be sure of who's listening in. Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. It's only a matter of time to when the slightest deviation from political and spiritual correctness that will soon be foisted upon the citizenry will be excuse for draconian responses from the Government. The antidote to such thinking is Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous line, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"....
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07/13/20 Covid-19 looks like it has entered a 2nd wave in Florida, Arizona, and Kalifia, as well as other states. So the protection mandala will remain up until further notice. Let it be a constant reminder that you need to protect yourself when being around others at least in public!
06/21/20 Have a merry Litha and Summer Solstice. The Mandela for COVID-19 awareness and protection will remain as the lead image, possibly even through a possible 2nd wave.
06/04/20 Trump blasts protesters with tear gas to create a clear area for a photo op showing him holding up a Bible in front of a burned out church. The church didn't give him permission, while the police teargassed two Bishops while clearing the "battlespace" He is a narcissistic bore that lives in a big perceptual, delusional bubble of his own making. He already knows what the "truth" is because he already knows everything, and he can do everything better than anyone else. He doesn't pay attention in intelligence briefings because he knows what they'll say already, and deeply distrusts the "Deep State" because "everybody knows" that they're out to get him. He's now permanently cut off from any reality by his mental illness. Let's be perfectly clear: Trump doesn't lie. Again: Trump doesn't lie. To lie you have to first have to know what the truth is, and he doesn't have any inkling or conception of what truth means! He believes everything that he says is True even it is objectively False, and stubbornly holds on to his bubble until he is proven to be substantially Wrong.
Biden is a poor, senile old man who's gotten into something that's way out of his depth. They may have to replace him, but if they don't, It IS possible that one of these individuals will be the next president. Both of them need to be replaced by the VP as soon as the election is over.
04/01/20 is my birthday, but I don't feel at all prankish because of the covid-19 pandemic. I'm still an Old Fool though! All the Yahoo groups are now private members only, so, when I can, I'll post important messages from 'Phoenix' that need a wider audience. I'm dreaming here, but that's OK. The Spring Green Egg is out. I will say that the new Mer'can Reality is going to be something totally unrecognizable in just a few weeks from now. Batten down the hatches - this is the Calm before the Perfect Storm! It's coming and covid-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future..
06/04/20 My apologies for not fixing the errors in the script. The errors are now gone.
03/16/20: California Seniors, 65 YO and up, have been has strongly urged/told-to quarantine for two weeks. Since I am in that category I'm in quarantine. The quarantine has not yet been lifted in Califia.
01/26/20: Stranger In a Strange Land" Is an interesting take on Robert Heinlein's libertarianism and others.
01/10/20: What gives the Government the right to rule, and how much choice do you really get when voting?. The short answer is the Constitution. If it is ever suspended or replaced then you owe no loyalty to Them at all anymore. Their Federal judges will have no authority, and their new extra-constitutional decrees and laws will be voided, and the President will lose most of his legal authority, but that won't stop them! They will try to rule by force, and they will have no right to do so. Most likely we'll have a Republic in name only like we do now, except the titanium gloves will come off.
12/21/19: The House Kangaroo Court is now over, and the House is trying to make a deal with the Senate over how the trial will be conducted. If it's so urgent to get rid of the Pres. as quickly as possible then why are they stalling on naming the House Managers. After a partisan inquiry they want a "fair" (biased) trial and are willing to hold up things until the Senate caves. Oh Yeah -- Merrie Yule!
12/18/19: Tenative Events Calendar 2020-21
12/10/19: Government VS Liberty
09/27/19: It looks like a fake Presidential Impeachment Inquiry is underway, and the Dems have bet the farm on this next election cycle. By doing so, they're shown that they're willing to throw Joe Biden, the only 'moderate' in a crowd of Presidential Candidates, under the bus.
09/10/19: The FUTER hasn't been trimmed because I get so few readers that I think past posts should be left alone for awhile.
04/22/19: I'm against the rising violence in the world and I have no idea what will calm it down. This article hopefully makes a start in the process of trying to figure it out Oh yeah - Happy Earth Day...
04/17/19: The French police won't say what actually happened in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire because they're too afraid to go against their imposed political correctness of the gov'mint socialist traitors who use their power to stifle opinions they don't like (The US is trying to go that way as well, but there's a pesky roadblock called the 1st and 2nd Amendments standing in their way.). The French police decided to declare that it was an accident before the "investigation" even started! So, if a Ramadan worshiper did start it then there will be NO gov'mint or press information about it anywhere, and the evidence will be buried. It must have been done by the work-persons when they weren't on the site at the time. They wouldn't want to offend the Ramadan worshipers with a charge of ARSON even if they are allegedly vandalizing other churches all across that country almost on a daily basis. Christians have become the canary in the coal mine for hate speech and terrorism. If they go down, so do we. However there was, and still is, a lot of celebrating among the Ramadan worshipers and the Left after it happened. So, it looks like they have both motive and opportunity for ARSON. As an aside note: as much as Ramadan worshipers hate the Jews and Christians, they hate Pagans just as much if not even more...
Alleged Leftist Nazi, NYC Fuhrer-Mayor Bill "Adolf" de Blasio, wants to force Jewish Orthodox children to get vaccinations, mebbe he'll want to force them to take some showers next. He is allegedly owned lock, stock, and barrel (which he also wants to outlaw) by Big Pharma, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he wanted to do the same for all of NYC's children. No "Sieg Heil!" for Him!... :-O
04/10/19: Conservative Candace Owens made a speech in a House Democratic Show Trial that takes them to task for their racism throughout the past years going back from the Civil War to the Present.
04/04/19: My birthday was on the first -- Happy birthday to me! - Until I was in a car accident on the 2nd. It was about a 30 mph from behind while we were stopped at a yield sign - a. rear end collision and I got the worst of it, and I'll be sore for the next week, but I was only a passenger..
03/18/19: CNN gets the commie sign because of the hard ultra-left bias in their news reports and repression of indie news sites, and trying to scare away Fox's advertisers because they're jealous of their ratings. The only thing keeping CNN going is that they don't ever have to answer to their ever dwindling audience - they get paid because they're part of a bundle, not paid by ratings. Google on the other hand will get the nazi glasses because of they censor the news, bully independent news sites to conform or die, censor search results, and generally act like a fascist pig monopoly - using their monopoly on searches to mess around with search results. However they don't seem to have a prejudice against Israel yet. Other sites deserve to get their own images, but I don't have the patience to have to reload the BFR editor in every other sentence. There's very little difference between commies and Nazis when it comes to their methods. They're both Totalitarian, murder their perceived enemies, censor news, force the people they despise into concentration camps, and generally leave their "citizens" poor and starving. These two haven't yet reached that level of Evil, but they're trying! Youtube deserves their own meme...
03/02/19: It's Party Time in Brazil Just before Lent. Ignore the commentary and go straight to the movie!...
02/13/19: I've updated the Ishtar image because the first image didn't have the left arm changed (Ishtar and Inanna are similar)...
01/28/19: A communist know-nothing, Rep Ocasio-Cortez has made quite a splash in the House and in the Leftist MSM. It looks like Tyranny is becoming popular in the US among the elite in both parties, as Venezuala sinks into the ground of poverty and starvation due to their take on communist kleptocracy. Meanwhile, the US and other nations back another socialist to take Maduro's place. Can you say 'foreign meddling' and attempting to create a Civil War? Which We'll be in up to our eyebrows...
"Baby it's REALLY cold outside ( in the Midwest and New England..)."! Must be that 12 year GloBaal Warning crisis that Rep Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of... ;-D
Fox News goes uber-Fascist - says anti-vaxxers should be arrested. Probably has to due with their new owners - Verizon. I thought that freedom to have your own opinions and be able to express them to others is a Constitutional right -- has it been changed recently? Oh. its because these censorship tech companies are private? Well it's time to make them utilities... Has the Tech companies ascended to that kind of power just because they have a lot of money?... Sorry, no Seig Heil for you!!...
01/01/19: F*ck not offending Ramadan worshippers -- Jesus is the Son of God> Ha! So, there!...
12/21/18: "Baby it's cold outside..."!♫
12/03/18:. Oh yeah, It's OK to be White... This statement is not racist as it's also OK to be Black, Jewish, Asian, a Ramadan worshiper, etc. Any attempt to disparage white people and singling any other race out for discrimination is simple Racism - no matter who says it. See, a bigoted progressive or communist like CNN's racist Mr. Lemon doesn't get a free pass for being a bitter hard core racist just because he's black and a communist. Yes, believe it, minorities can be bigots too. Again, the SJW's can go f*ck themselves!
1/01/18: Muhammad, the Ramadan worshipers "Profit", was a pedophile. I guess It looks like won't be traveling to the EUistan any time soon... ;-Q
09/24/18:I just finished my second Lasik surgery today and I can already see very well out of both eyes. That doesn't seem like much, but I was functionally blind until it was done. Since I was so blind I couldn't do the 'Rap for several months. I wasn't getting any hits during these months and what ever small readership I had has disappeared. but I'll find some way to get readers.
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