Isaac Bonewits Died of Cancer
It’s official, the ArchDruid Emeritus Isaac Bonewits has died this morning. The official obituary is here. Bonewits was one of our American elders. He studied, wrote about, stood up for, classified, created and served the Neo-Pagan community since the early 1970’s. He pretty much founded the druid movement in America. He’s written a number of books, all of them very good, particularly Real Magic. He also added a lot to the polyamory movement, having lived the lifestyle for many years.
He was scholarly, witty, adventurous and tough. He worked hard to live his life by his beliefs, and to share what he’d learned with others. We are fortunate that he has left us so much writing to enjoy, both as books easily found online, and his miscellaneous found on his website. He wasn’t universally loved, but who is these days? Still, his service to the community, in his own way, is undeniable, and he will be missed.
Rest in Peace.