ochanilele (ochanilele) wrote,

PAGAN ALERT! Rolling Thunder Ritual for Issac Bonewits

 This just arrived in my email box. Isaac Bonewits' book, Real Magic, was one of the first books I read in the 80s when I was immersing myself in the world of magic and the occult, just before I found the orishas (or, they found me!). What I always found most interesting about the man was this: he received a B.A. in Magick from UCLA in the 80s (I "think" it was UCLA -- I have to check). It blew my little brain away -- a man actually spent 4 years of his academic career studying magick! 

So for all those who are magically inclined, please, tomorrow night spend a few moments sending him your thoughts, prayers, and, yes, healing spells. He's one of the people I always wanted to meet but never had the pleasure to meet, and it's sad his light might soon be extinguished from the world.

Ochani Lele


Please forward!

Please join us!


Phaedra Bonewits has put out a healing request for her husband, Isaac Bonewits (teacher, elder and author of many Craft classics, including Real Magic). Isaac has been fighting colon cancer for quite some time now, and has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy.

Unfortunately, he has progressed to the point where he is just not strong enough to survive another round of chemo. His doctor has told them that Isaac needs a miracle.

Therefore, Phaedra would like the magical community to kick in the magic and do a "rolling thunder" healing ritual on the night of the Full Moon, May 27th at 9pm.

A "rolling thunder" ritual, for those who have not ever participated in one, creates an effect like a global rolling thunderstorm. The basic idea is simply that you do the ritual based on your own magickal traditions at 9 pm, in your own local time zone.

Therefore, the East coast does it at 9 o'clock Eastern; central does it at 9 Central; 9 for those in the Mountain time zone; and yes, 9 o'clock local time for those in the Pacific time zone. The energies roll from one time zone to another.

As for what healing and magical techniques are used, Phaedra does not care. Her only other request, outside of it being done at 9 pm local time is that you use the following chant to link the energies raised: "Isaac's tumors fade away. Thirty more years with Phae."

WHEN: On the night of the Full Moon, May 27, 2010, at 9:00P.M. in your time zone

HOW: Create a healing ritual within your tradition and that is joined with the rising energies with this chant:

"Isaac's tumors fade away. Thirty more years with Phae."

THEN: It will comfort Isaac and Phaedra to know when your ritual is done. Let them know: phaedra@neopagan. net

Isaac Bonewits is one of North America's leading experts on ancient and modern Druidism, Witchcraft and the rapidly growing Earth Religions movement.

A practicing Neopagan priest, scholar, teacher, bard, and polytheologian for over 35 years, he has coined much of the vocabulary and articulated many of the issues that have shaped the rapidly growing Neopagan community in the United States and Canada, with opinions both playful and controversial.

As the author of several books including Real Magic, Authentic Thaumaturgy, Witchcraft, Neopagan Rites, and The Pagan Man, numerous articles, reviews and essays, many songs and albums, and "spellbinding" lectures, he has educated, enlightened and entertained two generations of modern Goddess worshippers, nature mystics, and followers of other minority belief systems, and has explained these movements to journalists, law enforcement officers, college students, and academic researchers.

Isaac is the Founder and Archdruid Emeritus of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (the best known Neopagan Druid organization based in North America), a 3° Druid within the United Ancient Order of Druids (the best known Mesopagan Druid order), a retired High Priest in both the Gardnerian ("British Orthodox") and the N.R.O.O.G.D. ("California Heterodox") traditions of Wicca (Neopagan Witchcraft), an initiate of Santeria (Afro-Cuban Mesopaganism) and the "Caliphate Line" of the Ordo Templi Orientis (Aleister Crowley's Mesopagan magical tradition), as well as a member of other Neopagan and Mesopagan Druid orders.

He has been a member of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) for three years. Having survived four previous spouses (and vice versa), on July 23, 2004 he was handfasted to CUUPS co-founder, tarot expert, writer, and Wiccan Priestess, Phaedra Heyman Bonewits (hope springs eternal).

Articulate, witty, yet scholarly, Isaac is currently writing books on Druidism, Witchcraft, Neopaganism, dualism, and polytheology.

Isaac wishes it officially known that he is not "A Pagan Spiritual Leader," but merely one of the Neopagan movement's better-known Unindicted Co-conspirators.

Folks, Isaac has given much to magickal communities the world over. We can certainly give this gift back to him. Please forward this to your tribes and Circles.

May the Goddess weave this miracle on his behalf.
- Beth Owl's Daughter
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