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Remembered at Samhain

Since records began Samhain has been considered 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 honour our ancestors and other departed souls. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, George Knowles, Angie Buchanan and many others in the Pagan community have been working together to construct a list of contemporary departed “Pagan Founders, Pioneers, Elders and Others”, people who have passed over during the last century and whose dedication and inspiration has helped to shape the foundations of our beliefs to-date.  Please all light a candle this Samhain and let us remember them.

Departed Pagan Pioneers, Founders, Elders and Others

(listed in chronological order of death by decade)


Departed in 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)


 Departed in the 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 Gerald B. Gardner was initiated) (2/5/1865-5/6/1948)


Departed in the 1950s:

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

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

Jack Parsons (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 (12/30/1886-5/15/1956)

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


Departed in the 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) (7/29/1900-12/27/1969)

Departed in the 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 an hereditary Witch in the group who initiated Gerald Gardner (9/1/1885-2/26/1979)

  Susie Mason (hereditary Witch in group who initiated Gardner, sister of

Monica English a 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)


Departed in the 1980s:

  Jack Bracelin a 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) (5/8/1929-9/5/1984)

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) (1/30/1916-1/24/1983)

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

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


Departed in the 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)

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

Adam Walks-Between-Worlds Rostoker (CAW Bard) (??-2/20/1996)

Lord Theodore Parker Mills, Jr. (Craft Elder, Pagan veteran) (11/19/24-2/21/96)

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

Lord Theodore Mills (d. 1996)

John Patrick McClimans (Priest No. 3 of CAW) (11/19/1947-11/10/1996)

Vivian Godfrey (Melita Denning) (Grand Master of the Order of Aurum Solis) (6/16/1905-3/23/1997)

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)

Emmon M. Bodfish (Founder of the independent RDNA newsletter, the DRUID MISSAL-ANY) (4/20/1943-6/30/1999)

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)


Departed 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)

Departed in 2001:

Joyce Rasmussen (Lady Tara) (High Tor Gardnerian Lineage) (??-3/21/2001

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)


Departed 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)


Departed 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)


Departed 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)


Departed 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)


Departed in 2006:

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

Leigh Ann Hussey “motogrrl” (musician, Annwfn; Elder Priestess NROOGD & OTO) (7/31/1961-5/16/2006)


Departed 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)


Departed in 2008:

Susan Grace Falkenrath (aka: Susan North, Susan Green, Susan Wolf, Susan Oak), a 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); and president of 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 of San Francisco) (1962?? - 10/9/2008)

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

Gloria Gonzales Villanueva (Circle Sanctuary priestess, curandera) (3/26/48-12/25/08)


Departed 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)

Laura Thompson (Rasmussen—daughter of Joyce & Quentin) (High Tor Gardnerian Lineage) (4/4/2009)

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)

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)


Departed 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)


Departed 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 and the New Isis Lodge during the 1950's, considered the 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)

Lady Judith Brownlee (Fortress Temple, Denver CO. In Who's Who of Religious Studies) (4/28/1942-10/1/2011)

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) (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)


Departed in 2012:

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

DeAnna Alba (Wendy White) (priestess, singer, author of The Cauldron of Change). (3/31/52-1/24/2012)

Gordon Pepin (Circle Sanctuary, Pagan Spirit Gathering Community) (9/20/51-2/10/2012)

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

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 other influential books) (1925 - 8/29/2012)

Mike Gleason (Alexandrian High Priest, 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, Winged Scarab/Unicorn Tradition, Acworth, GA) (1/5/1946-10/3/2012)

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

Herbert John DeGrasse (Fellowship of the Spiral Path) (9/22/1941-11/9/2012)


Departed in 2013:

Thomas T. Clauser (Radagast the Bard) (2/18/1944-1/20/2013)

Deena Celesta Butta (Fellowship of Isis priestess) (6/1/1950-1/27/2013)

Captain Dennis Presser (Circle Sanctuary environmentalist, foundering member Order of the Pentacle) (11/10/58-2/16/13)

Kyril Oakwind (CAW Priestess) (1951-3/9/2013)

Quentin Rasmussen (High Tor Gardnerian Lineage & various other Covens) 3/30/2013)

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)

Laura Jansdaughter (ArchPriestess, Temple of Isis Pelagia) (??-5/25/2013)

Dal Burns (Gypsy Stargiver) (Gwydion’s partner on Annwfn 1980-’82) (7/2/1951-6/5/2013)

Craig Pierce (Elder, Iron Web Coven of Austin, TX) (1957-6/20/2013)

Tom Davis (Elder, Gaia Tradition of Austin, TX) (7/18/1945-6/27/2013)

Demian Allan Moonbloode (NROOGD, OTO) (1/6/1947-9/14/2013)

Stephany Lyn Rasmussen (Joyce & Quentin Rasmussen’s last child; all were instrumental in the 1970s working and teaching with Gardnerian covens & groups) (4/10/1960-10/10/2013)

Deborah Bourbon (Pathways New Age Books Music & Gifts, St Louis; OZ’s first Craft teacher) (8/26/1949-10/20/2013)

Audrey Harvey (Countess Audrey de Straet von Kollman and Dame of the Ancient Order of Sarkany Rend 1408) wife of Ralph Harvey the Wiccan author (died 02nd December 2013.

Departed in 2014:

Donald Michael Kraig 1951 – 2014
Donald Michael Kraig 1951 – 2014
Donald Michael Kraig 1951 – 2014

  Donald Michael Kraig - Author, lecturer, and magician (1951 – 2014)

Let those remembered never be forgotten, for we shall not see their like again.

There are of course many other names we may not have credited, those who have dedicated their lives and works to making our Pagan world what it is today.  So please, if you know of someone missing and think they should be added, please let me know their details.


Best wishes and Blessed Be


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About me:

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Wicca & Witchcraft


Wicca/Witchcraft /  What is Wicca What is Magick


Traditional Writings:


The Wiccan Rede Charge of the Goddess Charge of the God  /  The Three-Fold Law (includes The Law of Power and The Four Powers of the Magus) /  The Witches Chant The Witches Creed Descent of the Goddess Drawing Down the Moon The Great Rite Invocation Invocation of the Horned GodThe 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief /  The Witches Rede of Chivalry A Pledge to Pagan Spirituality


Correspondence Tables:


IncenseCandlesColours Magickal Days Stones and Gems Elements and Elementals




Traditions Part 1  -  Alexandrian Wicca /  Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC) /  Ár Ndraíocht Féin (ADF) /  Blue Star Wicca /  British Traditional (Druidic Witchcraft) /  Celtic Wicca /  Ceremonial Magic /  Chaos Magic /  Church and School of Wicca /  Circle Sanctuary /  Covenant of the Goddess (COG) /  Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) /  Cyber Wicca /  Dianic Wicca /  Eclectic Wicca /  Feri Wicca /


Traditions Part 2 Gardnerian Wicca /  Georgian Tradition /  Henge of Keltria /  Hereditary Witchcraft /  Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (H.O.G.D.) /  Kitchen Witch (Hedge Witch) /  Minoan Brotherhood and Minoan Sisterhood Tradition /  Nordic Paganism /  Pagan Federation /  Pectic-Wita /  Seax-Wica /  Shamanism /  Solitary /  Strega /  Sylvan Tradition /  Vodoun or Voodoo /  Witches League of Public Awareness (WLPA) /


Other things of interest:


Gods and Goddesses (Greek Mythology) /  Esbats & Full Moons Links to Personal Friends & Resources Wicca/Witchcraft Resources What's a spell? Circle Casting and Sacred Space  Pentagram - Pentacle Marks of a Witch The Witches Power The Witches Hat An esoteric guide to visiting London SatanismPow-wowThe Unitarian Universalist Association /  Numerology:  Part 1  Part 2  /  Part 3A history of the Malleus Maleficarum:  includes:  Pope Innocent VIII  /  The papal Bull  /   The Malleus Maleficarum  /  An extract from the Malleus Maleficarum  /  The letter of approbation  /  Johann Nider’s Formicarius  /  Jacob Sprenger  /  Heinrich Kramer  /  Stefano Infessura  /  Montague Summers  /  The Waldenses  /  The Albigenses  /  The Hussites /  The Native American Sun DanceShielding (Occult and Psychic Protection)  The History of ThanksgivingAuras  - Part 1 and Part 2 Doreen Valiente Witch” (A Book Review) /   


Sabbats and Festivals:


The Sabbats in History and Mythology /  Samhain (October 31st)  /  Yule (December 21st)  /  Imbolc (February 2nd)  /  Ostara (March 21st)  /  Beltane (April 30th)  /  Litha (June 21st)  /  Lammas/Lughnasadh (August 1st)  /  Mabon (September 21st)


Rituals contributed by Crone:


Samhain / Yule Imbolc Ostara /  Beltane Litha Lammas Mabon




Tools of a Witch  /  The Besom (Broom) /  Poppets and DollsPendulums / Cauldron Magick Mirror Gazing




Animals in Witchcraft (The Witches Familiar and Totem Animals) /  AntelopeBatsCrow Fox Frog and Toads Goat / HoneybeeKangarooLion OwlPhoenix Rabbits and HaresRaven Robin RedbreastSheep Spider SquirrelSwansUnicornWild Boar Wolf /  Serpent /  Pig /  Stag /  Horse /  Mouse /  Cat /  Rats /  Unicorn




In Worship of Trees - Myths, Lore and the Celtic Tree Calendar.  For descriptions and correspondences of the thirteen sacred trees of Wicca/Witchcraft see the following:  Birch /  Rowan / Ash /  Alder /  Willow Hawthorn /  Oak /  Holly /  Hazel /  Vine /  Ivy /  Reed /  Elder


Sacred Sites:


Mystical Sacred Sites  -  Stonehenge /  Glastonbury Tor /  Malta - The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni /  Avebury /  Cerne Abbas - The Chalk Giant /  Ireland - Newgrange /


Rocks and Stones:


Stones - History, Myths and Lore


Articles contributed by Patricia Jean Martin:


Apophyllite  / Amber Amethyst Aquamarine Aragonite Aventurine Black Tourmaline Bloodstone Calcite Carnelian Celestite Citrine Chrysanthemum StoneDiamond  /  Emerald / Fluorite Garnet /  Hematite Herkimer Diamond Labradorite Lapis Lazuli Malachite Moonstone Obsidian Opal Pyrite Quartz (Rock Crystal) Rose Quartz Ruby Selenite Seraphinite  /  Silver and GoldSmoky QuartzSodalite Sunstone ThundereggTree AgateZebra Marble


Wisdom and Inspiration:


Knowledge vs Wisdom by Ardriana Cahill I Talk to the TreesAwakening The Witch in YouA Tale of the Woods I have a Dream by Martin Luther King /


Articles and Stories about Witchcraft:


Murdered by Witchcraft The Fairy Witch of Clonmel A Battleship, U-boat, and a Witch The Troll-Tear (A story for Children) /  Goody Hawkins - The Wise Goodwife /  The Story of Jack-O-Lantern The Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost Josephine Gray (The Infamous Black Widow) /  The Two Brothers - Light and Dark


Old Masters of Academia:


Pliny the ElderHesiodPythagoras





A "Who's Who" of Witches, Pagans and other associated People

(Ancient, Past and Present)


Remembered at Samhain

(Departed Pagan Pioneers, Founders, Elders and Others)


Pagan Pioneers:  Founders, Elders, Leaders and Others


Abramelin the Mage /  Agrippa Aidan A KellyAlbertus Magnus - “Albert the Great” Aleister Crowley - “The Great Beast” /  Alex Sanders - “King of the Witches” /  Alison Harlow /   Allan Bennett - the Ven. Ananda MetteyyaAllan Kardec (Spiritism) /  Alphonsus de SpinaAmber KAnn Moura /  Anna FranklinAnodea JudithAnton Szandor LaVey /  Arnold CrowtherArthur Edward Waite /  Austin Osman SpareBalthasar Bekker /  Biddy EarlyBarbara Vickers /  Bridget Cleary - The Fairy Witch of Clonmel /  Carl " Llewellyn" Weschcke Cecil Hugh WilliamsonCharles Godfrey Leland /   Charles WaltonChristopher PenczakChristina Oakley Harrington Cornelius Loos /  Damh the Bard - "Dave Smith" /  Dion Fortune /  Dolores Aschroft-NowickiDonald Michael Kraig Doreen ValienteDorothy MorrisonDr. John Dee & Edward Kelly /  Dr. Leo Louis Martello /  Edain McCoy /  Edward FitchEleanor Ray Bone - “Matriarch of British Witchcraft” Eliphas Levi /  Ernest Thompson Seton /  Ernest Westlake /  Fiona Horne /   Frederick McLaren Adams - Feraferia Friedrich von Spee /  Francis Barrett /  Gavin and Yvonne Frost and the School and Church of Wicca /  Gerald B. Gardner - The father of contemporary Witchcraft /  Gwydion Pendderwen Hans HolzerHelen Duncan /   Herman Slater - Horrible Herman /  Heinrich KramerIsaac Bonewits Israel RegardieIvo Domínguez Jr. /  Jack Whiteside Parsons - Rocket Science and Magick /  James "Cunning" Murrell - The Master of Witches /  Janet Farrar and Gavin BoneJean Bodin Jessie Wicker Bell - “Lady Sheba” / Johann Weyer  / Johannes Junius - "The Burgomaster of Bamberg" /   Johann Georg Fuchs von Dornheim  -  the “Hexenbrenner” (witch burner) /  John Belham-Payne John George Hohman - "Pow-wow" /  John Gerard /  John Gordon Hargrave and the Kibbo Kith Kindred /  John Michael Greer /  John Score /  Joseph “Bearwalker” Wilson /  Joseph John Campbell /  Karl von Eckartshausen Lady Gwen Thompson - and "The Rede of the Wiccae" /   Laurie Cabot  - "the Official Witch of Salem" /  Lewis SpenceLodovico Maria Sinistrari Ludwig LavaterMadeline Montalban and the Order of the Morning Star /  Margaret Alice MurrayMargot AdlerMichael Howard and the UK "Cauldron Magazine" /  Margaret St. Clair - the “Sign of the Labrys” /  Marie Laveau - " the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans" /  Marion WeinsteinMartin Antoine Del Rio Matthew Hopkins - “The Witch-Finder General” /   Max Ehrmann and the "Desiderata" /  Michael A. Aquino - and The Temple of Set /  Monique WilsonMontague Summers /  Nicholas CulpeperNicholas RemyM. R. SellarsMrs. Maud Grieve - "A Modern Herbal" /  Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Morning GloryOld Dorothy Clutterbuck /  Old George PickingillOlivia Durdin-Robertson - co-founder of the Fellowship of Isis /  Paddy SladePamela Colman-SmithParacelsus /  Patricia CrowtherPatricia Monaghan /  Patricia “Trish” TelescoPaul Foster Case and the “Builders of the Adytum” mystery school /  Peter Binsfeld /  Philip HeseltonRaven GrimassiRaymond Buckland /  Reginald Scot /  Richard BaxterRobert CochraneRobert ‘von Ranke’ Graves and the "The White Goddess" /  Rosaleen Norton - “The Witch of Kings Cross” /  Rossell Hope Robbins /   Ross Nichols and the " Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids" (OBOD) /  Rudolf SteinerSabrina Underwood - "The Ink Witch" /  Scott CunninghamSelena Fox - founder of "Circle Sanctuary" /  Silver RavenwolfSir Francis Dashwood /  Sir James George Frazer and the " The Golden Bough"S.L. MacGregor Mathers and the “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” /  Starhawk /  Stewart Farrar /  Sybil LeekTed Andrews The Mather Family - (includes:  Richard Mather, Increase Mather and Cotton Mather ) /   Thomas AdyT. Thorn CoyleVera ChapmanVictor & Cora Anderson and the " Feri Tradition" /  Vivianne CrowleyWalter Brown GibsonWalter Ernest ButlerWilliam Butler YeatsZsuzsanna Budapest /  



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