Noting Isaac Bonewits

The following is a reposting of Jason Pitzl-Waters most recent entry at his wonderful blog The Wild Hunt. Back in the mid or late 1980s I worked at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California. As a customer there he and I spoke a couple of times about the spiritual life. Once he invited me to a small party which I attended. That’s pretty much the short and long of my association with him. No great Pagan Buddhist dialogue. That said I found Isaac a very smart and interesting guy following an alternative spiritual path with great dedication. I wish him and Phaedra every good in this hard time, as well as fond hopes for the Pagan community which is losing one of its great lights…

Update on Isaac Bonewits

Yesterday, Phaedra Bonewits announced on Facebook that her husband, noted Pagan author and theologian Isaac Bonewits, was nearing the end of his battle with cancer.

Isaac and Phaedra Bonewits.
“Just wanted to address the rumors that Isaac is back in the hospital. He is at home as he had wished, but he is nearing the end. His brothers and sisters are on their way to say goodbye. Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.”
“Dearest Isaac, We shall all miss you so much, but as you take off on that Great Adventure may our love and affection for you act like fuel for your journey – riding the waves of compassion to the Isles of the Blest. Blessings blessings blessings, Awen, Awen, Awen” –Philip Carr-Gomm
“Every day I feel more and more blessed to know Isaac. His sense of humor will inspire me forever — and I will always be jealous of that great shock of hair. Ever-blessings.” – Ashleen O’Gaea
“Our candle is lit for the journey. Fritz and I shall keep vigil with you. Love and all blessings upon you both. May Brid guide his steps and may his ancestors come forth to welcome Isaac home.” – Wren Walker
And hundreds more from Pagans of all positions, faiths, and walks of life.
The Wild Hunt would like to deeply thank Isaac Bonewits for his incalculable contributions to modern Paganism, and wish him a good journey on this transition. My blessings to Isaac’s family and friends during this time. If you want to leave a message of support or blessing, now would be the moment.
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