Update on Isaac Bonewits

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  August 10, 2010 — 13 Comments

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.”

Since then, tributes and blessings have been pouring in.

“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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  • Olwen Moondancer

    Goddess bless you Isaac and give comfort to your wife Phaedra! Blessed be!!!

  • Baurch Dreamstalker

    It was a privilege to meet Isaac and attend his workshop. Blessed be.

    • http://nitecaravan.blogspot.com/ Green Monk

      Deep Peace to you on this journey, Brother Isaac. May you know joy, light, and life in the hereafter.

      • Spaz

        Honored soul, don't wait for Samhain to come back. You're always welcome. May your transition be gentle and your loved ones be in peace.

  • Arachnis

    Isaac is a true Elder, sharing wisdom with mirth. Blessings on your journey, may you find love and peace. Thank you…..

  • http://www.thedreamingwood.com Cindy Westfall

    Hail to Isaac for what he has created. May it, and his memory, endure!

    • Sherry

      Blessings on your journey.

    • http://www.danielgolddragon.com Daniel Gold Dragon

      Isaac, I feel privileged to have crossed your path, though it happened but once and briefly. You spoke with a voice of truth and an aura of quiet strength, and it was a pleasure simply to be near you. Rest assured that the fire of your spirit has lit many others in this world. Be at peace, my friend.

      ~Daniel (Elennion), the Gold Dragon

    • Ruth

      Blessed be. Thank you for taking the academic approach to magic. Left brained pagans everywhere owe you a lot.

  • Rose Luckman

    Deepest blessings and grateful thanks for your book Real Magic.

  • blah

    blessings from this occultist, who deeply respected you for your work.

  • Gazelle

    Phaedra and Isaac, my thoughts are with you. Sending energy your way to ease your transition. Blessings

  • Kelyla na Fili

    May Cernunnos walk along side you, dear brother, as you pass through the Gates of the Otherworld. My blessings and prayers are shared with all. try not to chance to many of those nymphs at once, dear teacher.

    Blessings on your journey,
    Kelyla na Fili