Isaac Bonewits was a well-respected, influential and sometimes controversial leader in the present day Pagan movement in American. A pagan, priest, author, . Isaac Bonewits (Born October 1, in Royal Oak, MI, Died August 12th, in Pomona, NY) was an influential member of the America Pagan community. Isaac and Phaedra Bonewits, Ashland, Oregon. K likes. Isaac and Phaedra were partners in life as occult writers and teachers. Isaac’s Real Magic is a.

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On October 25,Bonewits was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer, [11] for which he underwent treatment. A Druid Fellowship and the Aquarian Anti-Defamation League, which was devoted to boenwits the interests of members of minority religions.

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. One of his notable contributions to our community is the Advanced Bonewits Cult Danger Evaluation Frame which is an invaluable tool for new Pagans, witches and occultists when considering new or continuing membership to questionable organizations within and without the community.

The principles and methods of magic are drawn from his comparative study of world traditions and are supplemented by his own theory of how it all works. Very highly recommend for magical practitioners of all kinds.

Their elation was short lived however. Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca.

Longtime Paganism Leader And Lecturer Dies

Lilith Dorsey rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Bonewits has plenty of ego, but his approach to life and magic is refreshingly free of woo and frippery. He is a singer-songwriter with two-and-a-half albums to his credit. Aware of his own imminent departure, and in consultation with his wife Phaedra, all h is scholarly papers will be donated to the American Religions Collection, which is held by the Santa Barbara library at the University of California.


A songwriter, singer, and recording artist, he produced two CDs of pagan music and numerous recorded lectures and panel discussions, produced and distributed by the Association for Consciousness Exploration. His way of thinking about magic and energy appeals to me a great deal, as it strokes the scientific side of my nature and makes it easier for me to get into the magical mindset.

Heard on All Things Considered. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat If you wish to use copyrighted material from this website for purposes of your own then you must obtain permission from the relevant copyright owner yourself. Keep up the Good Work and practice the Good Life wherever you are. He also reproduces his diploma from Berkley on the back jacket, showing that Ronald Reagan signed off on his degree in magic. He understood that groups can easily turn into cults, and after the Jim Jones Peoples Temple massacre in he created a way to measure cult dangers: Bonewit 13, 3: Bonewits was a long time proponent of the establishment of official Pagan seminaries and full time paid Pagan clergy.

Two words that are commonly repeated throughout the text One of the most invaluable texts that anyone interested in magic and the occult should read. Really enjoyed reading isaqc.

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An absolute essential read for anyone that is honestly interested in Wicca, Magic, Neopaganism, or whatever else it goes by. As a ‘spellbinding’ speaker, 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.

Later that same year he and Sally married before relocating to New York City. No Mirror Spells, Please! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Books by Isaac Bonewits.

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He also had a sardonic wit. The lecture proved so successful, he was asked to repeat it a number of times. This is his first book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Still isawc after all these years.

It bonewjts a scale of to evaluate any group. In fact even Bonewits himself urges any readers to collect their own data for themselves and form their own conclusions one of the clearest signs an author is binewits full of BS. At the same time after an intense study of the structure of ritual through books, and observing rituals performed in various churches, Bonewits began practicing magic and devising his own rituals.

I’m also using many of Bonewits’s theories for my own fantasy novel.

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