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Never Forgotten


What is Remembered, Lives…

When the cold of winter comes, starless night will cover day, in the veiling of the sun, we will walk in bitter rain. But in dreams I can hear your name, and in dreams, we will meet again. When the seas and mountains fall, and we come to end of days, in the dark I hear a call, calling me there, I will go there, and back again --- Edward Ross




Departed Pagan Pioneers, Founders, and Elders
listings in chronological order of death

Gone but not forgotten


 

Died 1900 - 1940:

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

 



Died in 1940s:

Arthur Edward Waite 10/2/1857- 5/19/1942

Dion Fortune (Violet Mary Firth Evans) 12/6/1890 - 1/8/1946





Adriana Porter (“Rede of the Wiccae”) c. 1850-1946


Aleister Crowley

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 1950s:

Old Dorothy Clutterbuck (1/19/1880–1/12/1951)

Pamela Colman-Smith (Pixie) (2/16/1878-9/18/1951)

Lydia Becket (Aradian Temple of Diana; Lawrence Museum of Magic & Witchcraft) (5/31/1871-12/21/1953)

Austin Osman Spare (12/30/1886-5/15/1956)

Franz Bardon (12/1/1909-7/10/1958)

 

Died in 1960s:


      Donna Gardner (1895-1960)

Katherine Oldmeadow (best friend of Dorothy Clutterbuck and probably a member of the group who initiated Gardner) (6/10/1878-7/8/1963)

Margaret Alice Murray (God of the Witches) (7/13/1863-11/13/1963)

Gerald Brousseau Gardner (6/13/1884-2/12/1964)

Robert Cochrane/Roy Bowers (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—1930s) (7/29/1900-12/1969)

 

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)

Charles Cardell (Rex Nemorensis / The Fish) (1892-1977)

Bonnie Sherlock (Delphic Coven, Lander, WY) (d. late ‘70s)

Walter Ernest Butler (British occultist and esoteric author) (1898-1978)

Ernie Mason (hereditary Witch in the group who initiated Gardner) (9/1/1885-2/26/1979)

Susie Mason (hereditary Witch in group who initiated Gardner, sister of Ernie Mason) (8/22/1882-3/30/1979)

Monica English (traditional Witch from East Anglia and member of Bricket Wood coven) (1/8/1920-9/30/1979)

Rosaleen Miriam Norton (Australia) (10/2/1917-12/5/1979)

John Score (8/1914-12/30/1979)


Died in 1980s:

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 (Diary of a Witch) (2/22/1917-10/26/1982)

Monique Campbell Wilson (Olwen) (1923-1982)

Gwydion Pendderwen (the Faerie Shaman) (5/21/1946-11/9/1982)

Jane Roberts (Witches USA) (5/8/1929/5/1984)

George “Pat” Patterson (Georgian Wicca, Bakersfield, CA) (d. 1984)

Mary Cardell (1912-1984)

Francis Israel Regardie (11/17/1907-3/10/1985)

Grady Louis McMurtry (OTO, San Francisco) (10/18/1918-7/12/1985)

Lady Gwen Thomson (NECTW) (9/16/1928-5/22/1986)

“Grandmaster Eli” (Barney C. Taylor) (Druidic Craft of the Wise) (9/22/1917-11/15/1987)

Alex Sanders (Orrell Alexander Carter) (King of the Alexandrian Witches) (6/6/1926-4/30/1988)

Edmund “Eddie” Buczynski (Lord Hermes) (Minoan Brotherhood, NYC) (1/ 28/1947-3/16/1989)

 

Died in 1990s:

Simon Goodman (9/16/1951-9/23/1991)

Herman Slater (Govannon) (The Magickal Childe, NYC) (2/1/1938-7/9/1002)

William G. Gray (1913-1992)

Scott Cunningham (6/27/1956-3/28/1993)

Marija Gimbutas (1/23/1921-2/2/1994)

Lawrence Durdin-Robertson (Co-Founder of Fellowship of Isis, Ireland) (5/6/1920-8/4/1994)

Margaret St Clair (Sign of the Labrys) (2/17/1911-11/22/1995)

W. Holman Keith (Neo-Dianic Faith) (6/11/1900-1996)

Lord Theodore Mills (d. 1996)

Kerry Wendell Thornley (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst) (Principia Discordia) (4/17/1938-11/28/1998)

Ayeisha (KAM, Baltimore-DC area) (d. 1998)

Annette Hinshaw (PEN, ESBAT, WPPA) (d. 2/22/1999)

Sandy Kopf (Covenant of the Goddess) (d. 7/11/1999)

Doreen Valiente (Ameth) (1/4/1922-9/1/1999)

Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Mists of Avalon) (6/3/1930-9/25/1999)

Grechon Leigh (founder of SageTree in Michigan) (d. 7/18/1999)

Cecil Hugh Williamson (9/18/1909-12/9/1999)

 

Died in 2000:

Stewart Farrar (Alexandrian Wicca, Ireland) (6/28/1916-2/7/2000)

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) (11/2/1932-10/8/2000)

 

Died in 2001:

Victor Henry Anderson (Feri) (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:

Marilee (Starwhite *) Lewis (Minister CAW, Gold Mountain Nest, Berkeley) (7/27/1938-1/6/2002)

Jessie Wicker Bell “Lady Sheba” (7/18/1920-3/20/2002)

Charles Clark (4/26/1930-8/17/2002)

Kay Gardner (Pagan feminist musician) (2/8/40-8/28/2002)

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:

Jeffrey John Koslow (longtime member of Circle Sanctuary and Pagan Spirit Gathering) (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) (10/28/1961-7/3/2003)

Nelson White (The White Light) (10/29/1938-8/23/2003)

Ellen Cannon Reed (3/21/1943-10/7/2003)

Patalee Glass-Koetep (Lady Phoenix) (10/27/1943-11/11/2003)

Evan John Jones (1936-2003)

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)

Andrew Chumbley (past Magister of Cultus Sabbati) (9/15/1967-1/15/2004)

Donna Cole Schultz (Pagan Way, Chicago, IL) (5/15/1937-3/31/2004)

Lady Circe (Alliance of the Old Religion) (9/8/1921-5/29/2004)

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)

Robert Larson (co-founder and Arch-Druid of Berkeley Grove of RDNA) (9/31/1943-8/6/2004)

Judy Carusone (Isian, HP of Lady of the Sacred Flame) (d. 9/21/2004)

 

Died in 2005:

Albert N. Webb (aka Ur) (West Coast Eclectic Elder) (1/8/1947-1/7/2005)

Elizabeth Pepper Ca Costa (The Witch’s Almanac) (12/7/1923-7/14/2005)

 

Died in 2006:

Lady Galadriel (Jodi Monogue) (Grove of the Unicorn, Atlanta, GA) (1956-2/8/2006)

Lee Ann Hussey “motogrrl” (musician, Annwfn) (7/31/1961-5/16/2006)

 

Died in 2007:

Robert Anton Wilson (Illuminatus!) (1/18/1932-1/11/2007)

Lady Ariadne (High Priestess Unicorn Grove Chattanooga TN) (8/16/1940-6/21/2007)

Shekhinah Mountainwater (10/24/1939-8/11/2007)


 

Died in 2008:

Susan Grace Falkenrath (aka: Susan North, Susan Green, Susan Wolf, Susan Oak ) (long-time member of the Reclaiming community) (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) (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 (founder of the Death Crones coven, inspiration of comic strip; wife of Sam Webster) (??-10/9/2008)

Sequoia Greenfield (Dianic, Earth First!) (9/12/1944-10/10/2008)

Gloria Gonzales Villanueva (member of Circle Sanctuary since 1983, minister and Wiccan priestess since 1993) (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)

Marion Weinstein (Positive Magic and Earth Magic) (5/19/1939-7/1/2009)

Ted Andrews (Animal Speak) (7/16/1952-10/24/2009)

Norman Nelson (Reformed Druids of North America) (d. 4/2009)

Shay Lee (SCPN, Santa Rosa, CA) (3/24/1945-10/16/2009)

Thomas Eddie Hufford (aka Balu, Lord Patrick O'Reilly the Tall) (HP of Wes Tran Alpha Coven, Wash., DC; SCA) (12/2119/47 to 11/29/2009)


Died in 2010:

Pam Kolozsy (Illinois. Co-Founder, PSG Crone Temple of Wisdom) (1948-1/31/2010)

Roy ‘Cuchulainn’ Moorman (11/18/1957-3/1/2010)

Susan Leigh Star (d. 3/24/2010)

Hummy Byron (1947-4/24/2010)

T.J. Collins (Ohio. LGBTQ activist; Co-Director, PSG Rainbow Center) (12/4/1978-4/26/2010)

Robin Goodfellow (Stephen Richard Edwards) (3/11/1945-5/1/2010)

Alexei Kondratiev (High Priest, Coven Mnemosynides , Queens, NY) (2/15/1949-5/28/2010)

Svetlana Butyrin (wife of Fred Adams) (Feraferia) (11/2/1934-5/6/2010)

Bruce Kirk Parsons (Wisconsin. Wiccan priest & teacher) (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)

Len Rosenberg (Black Lotus) (partner of Alexei Kondratiev) (1951-10/15/2010) 

Richard Lance Christie (co-founder of ATL, Church of All Worlds, Earth First!) (4/7/1944-10/28/2010)

Jehanah Wedgwood (OBOD groves: Manannan Mac Lir, House of Danu) (1/28/1941-11/15/2010)

Trudy Herring (Mama Dragon) (co-founder of Summerland Grove, Memphis, TN) (??-12/18/2010)

 

Died in 2011:

Ardath Elizabeth "Beth" Saunders Stanford (Bone Blossom) (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)

Tammy Breckenridge (Tzaddia Morningstar) (Summerland Grove minster) (7/4/1971-1/20/2011)

Merlin Stone (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”) (1956-3/14/2011)

DenaJoy Peacemaker (Texas CMA, CAW Fred Nest) (1/24/1967-3/9/2011)

Bronwen Forbes (co-founder, Free Spirit Alliance) (?/?/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)

Tania Levy (Greenfield Ranch pioneer) (1/7/1946-9/1/2011)

Lord Merlin (Elder High Priest of the House of Ravenwood, and numerous covens) (7/12/1935-9/23/2011)

Carl Henry Dietz (Los Angeles, CAW Live the Dream) (1/9/1937-10/2/2011)

Joyce Siegrist (Lady Genevieve) (Rosegate Coven, Witches' Anti-Defamation League, Rhode Island) (1943 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:

Bran Starbuck (Greenfield Rancher, Mohsian Craft) (11/30/1940-1/22/2012)

DeAnna Alba (aka Wendy White) (Pagan priestess, writer, singer, author of The Cauldron of Change). (??- 1/24/2012)

(De-Anna Alba, author, singer, priestess and wine entrepreneur, died on January 24, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California from complications due to breast cancer diagnosed December 23, 2010. She is survived by her cherished son Ian Robert White and her beloved life partner, Lea Pierce of Santa Rosa, California.)

Gordon Pepin (Circle Sanctuary, Spirit Gathering Community) (1951-2/10/2012)


Lord Athanor (John Mongue) High Priest of the Grove of the Unicorn, Atlanta, Ga. (11/25/1956 - 2/13/2012

Lily O'Hearn (Circle Sanctuary Community) (??-3/4/2012)

Grey Cat (NorthWind Tradition of American Wicca, Tennessee) (6/16/1940-3/30/2012)

Julie Ann Wichman (Circle Sanctuary) (12/27/1963-8/22/2012)

Anne Ross (Celtic historian, author of Pagan Celtic Britain and many other influential books) (1925 - 8/29/2012)

Mike Gleason (Alexandrian High Priest known throughout New England) (3/14/51-8/30/2012)

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)

Lady Amber (Amber Maeve Szymanski) (High Priestess of the Winged Scarab/Unicorn Tradition, Acworth, GA) (1/5/1946-10/3/2012)

Patricia Monaghan (Book of Goddesses & Heroines) (2/15/1946-11/11/2012)

 

Dates of birth and/or death needed:

 

Lawrence Edward Lawrence (Lawrence Museum of Magic & Witchcraft) (8/13/1941-)

Bill & Helen Mohs (the Mohsian Tradition)

Grandma Julie Tower (Tower Family)

 

Dates of birth and/or death needed:


Lawrence Edward Lawrence (Lawrence Museum of Magic & Witchcraft) (8/13/1941-)

Grandma Julie Tower (Tower Family)


Others who have significantly influenced our modern Pagan world over the past century, and have now left us:


L. Frank Baum (The Wizard of Oz) (5/15/1856-5/6/1919)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) (5/22/1859-7/7/1930)

Annie Besant (Theosophist) (10/1/1847-9/20/1933)

H.P. Lovecraft (Cthulhu) (8/20/1890-3/15/1937)

Sir James Matthew Barrie (Peter Pan) (5/9/1860-6/19/1937)

William Butler Yeats (6/13/1865-1/28/1939)

Sir James George Frazer (The Golden Bough) (1/1/1854-5/7/1941)

Edgar Cayce (the Dreaming Prophet) (3/18/1877-1/3/1945)

Ernest Thompson Seton (Boy Scouts) (8/14/1860-10/23/1946)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan & John Carter of Mars) (9/1/1875-3/19/1950)

Eric Neumann (1/23/1905-11/5/1960)

Clive Staples Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) (11/29/1898-11/22/1963)

Aldous Huxley (Brave New World; Island; Doors of Perception) (7/26/1894-11/22/1963)

Abraham Maslow (self-actualization) (4/1/1908-6/8/1970)

Jim Morrison (The Doors) (12/8/1943-7/3/1971)

J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) (1/3/1892-9/2/1973)

Gershom Scholem (Founder of modern academic study of Kabbalah) (12/5/1897-2/21/1982)

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (futurist) (7/12/1895-7/1/1983)

Theodore Sturgeon (2/26/1918-5/8/1985)

Robert Graves (The White Goddess) 7/24/1895-12/7/1985)

Joseph John Campbell (The Power of Myth) (3/26/1904-10/30/1987)

Robert Anson Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land) (7/7/1907-5/8/1988)

Manly Palmer Hall (Secret Teachings of All Ages) (3/18/1901-8/29/1990)

Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek) (8/19/1921-10/24/1991)

Roger Joseph Zelazny (Chronicles of Amber) (5/13/1937-6/14/1995)

Timothy Leary (Acid Guru) (10/22/1920-5/31/1996)

Idries Shah (6/16/1924-11/23/1996)

Carlos Castañeda (Teachings of Don Juan) 12/25/1925-4/27/1998)

Terence McKenna (magick mushrooms) (11/16/1946-4/3/2000)

Albert Hoffman (discovered LSD) (1/11/1906-4/29/2008)

Dr. Cornelius Railey Lyle II (aka “Bud” (6/24/1921-1/25/2009)

Philip José Farmer (Image of the Beast; Flesh; Riverworld) (1/216/1918-2/25/2009)

Leonard Shlain (The Alphabet vs. the Goddess) (8/28/1937-5/11/2009)

Jean Dubuis (noted French alchemist, esotericist, and nuclear physicist. Founder of “Les Philosopes de le Nature”) (1919-4/6/2010)

Theodore Roszak (The Making of a Counter Culture) (11/15/1933-7/5/2011)

Lynn Margulis (Gaian scientist, co-author with Lovelock) (3/5/1938-11/22/2011)


More Significant Others:


H. H. Munro (AKA Saki) (18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916)
E. Nesbit (15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924)
Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett) (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957)
Edward McMaken Eager (June 20, 1911 – October 23, 1964)
Robert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994)
William S.  Burroughs (A Naked Lunch) February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997)
Madeleine L'Engle (A Wrinkle in Time) (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007)
Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)


Here's the rest of the Lovecraft Circle (besides H.P. himself and Robert Bloch)

Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian) (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)
Henry Kuttner (April 7, 1915 – February 4, 1958)
Clark Ashton Smith (13 January 1893 – 14 August 1961)
Fritz Lieber (December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992)
Frank Belknap Long (April 27, 1901 - January 3, 1994)


And the man who not only gave us black & white magic, but made rats 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…

Blessed Be!

-Oberon Zell


Gratitude to Oberon for our list of departed elders

Posted by: "Alisa Starkweather" alisastar@aol.com   alisastarkweather

Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:18 am (PDT)

Thank you Oberon for giving us all this list of elders to remember. I am going to save this in my files and of course in my heart. This is an opportunity for us to thank these ancestors. It is a gift to place this memory of names into our hands and for us to reflect on their legacy. What is in our hands now because they lived? I asked Lady Circe before she died about my work with Priestess Path. I told her that it repeatedly had come to me in vision and was asked of me to bring into form. I denied this request for three years though I was praying to serve the Goddess. I didn't feel that I had any training or right to bring forward the work on the archetype of the priestess and that some how it would be disrespectful to long lineages. She lovingly blessed me to go forward with my work because I was being asked to and said, "Where do you think it all began?" Thirteen years later I continue to be blessed at what meets us there and the beauty that has come in from that door. I tell women each time that this is not about training them to vocationally be priestess but accessing her from her bones and psyche where she lives in us all. I thank her for the blessing into any place that doubted. She kissed my fierce loving to be in this world. Our elders ask us, "What is our legacy while we live?"

Oberon, though I hope we have years upon years, when your time comes at this portal we will remember you for all you have given to us as well. Blessings all and good Samhain (summer's end) to you, ALisa Starkweather who is thinking of Holly Almgren's line on one of her songs Daring to Feel Everything.

"Isn't it funny with mortality how you get fooled into thinking you're Immortal? So many moments come and go till suddenly you're at the portal."



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