A friend suggested that I should make an easily accessible list of the prominent members of our interconnected communities who have crossed the veil this year. That way, those of you who are involved in the ritual planning for upcoming ancestor-honoring festivals like Samhain, or Día de los Muertos, can prepare altars, litanies, or special celebrations. This has been a particularly heavy year for the Pagan community in terms of losses, so I thought it doubly appropriate to start this tradition now.
2010 Litany of our Honored Dead:
Bard, teacher, Shakta (Hindu Goddess worshiper), and Elder in the Protean Tradition of Witchcraft.
Activist, founder of the Ravenwood Church and Seminary of Wicca, Inc.
Pagan author, theologian, singer, Druid leader, and founder of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF).
Celtic scholar, linguist, and author.
Liturgist, co-founder of Feraferia.
Author and Associate Editor of The Witches’ Almanac.
Noted French alchemist, esotericist, and nuclear physicist. Founder of “Les Philosopes de le Nature” (LPN).
The above list is in reverse chronological order. Click on the links for obituaries.
Other Noted Personages Who Crossed the Veil:
You may also wish to honor the military and service personnel of your country, and all innocents who have died in military conflicts this past year.
I hope you find this list useful, and if there’s anyone you think I might have missed, please add them to the comments.