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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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Who Would Make Your Pagan/Heathen Who’s Who List?
If you were compiling the Pagan/Heathen equivalent of the famous ‘Who’s Who’ list of influential people, which Pagan or Heathen names would make it on your list? Why did you choose these people?
Which non-Pagans, but still people who are/were influential in some way to issues important to Pagans, should be on the list?
What qualities or accomplishments did you consider to be the most important in making your choices?
Finally, which people of your own acquaintance would make your private ‘most influential people in my life’ list?
| Reponses: There are 91 responses posted to this question.
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| My Pagan/Heathen Who’s Who List? Top 10 Anyway... ||Jan 18th. at 2:55:00 pm EST|
|Tan yr Ddraig (Dothan,Alabama) ||Age: 31 - Email |
1}Scott Cunningham (For all the knowledge has has shared)
2}Ann Moura (Aoumiel) ( For all the green craft wisdom)
3}Kerr Cuhulain (a fellow warrior...that and I respect anyone who doesn't hide their faith from the world)
4}D.J. Conway (For all the Celtic & Norse wisdom shared)
5}Rev.RavenSilverPheonix (My Correllian Nativist Tradition first degree mentor. Had to plug my teacher and all. lol)
6}Raymond Buckland (for the big blue book that doesn't fit on the shelf)
7}Wyrd Pagan (a friend who was a support when one was needed)
8}Raven Grimassi (a author whom I tend to admire)
9}Wren (Ok I know this is a little like butt smooching, but I give credit where it is do and she gives great knowledge in her rantings.)
10}Robin Wood (for the tarot deck.)
| My List Of Pagan Whos Who ||Jan 18th. at 3:01:41 pm EST|
|Raven Spirit (Kansas City) ||Age: 32 - Email - Web|
Well lets see who would make my list of Whos Who....well here is a short list
First and formost my Wife. She is a Goddess all by herself.
My HP and HPS (Angel and Dreamweaver)
Shanem Falconfire, Bel'Mor and Hawk (My Elders)
M.R. Sellars a personal friend and family member (I love ya brother)
Patrick "A Really Nice Guy" Chambers. He shows what it means to give..and give..and give.
My coven family
And last but not least every Pagan, Witch, Wiccan, Asatru, etc that has come to KCPPD and made it the sucess that it is
| My Pagan Who's Who List ||Jan 18th. at 3:48:50 pm EST|
|Korelyia (Calgary) ||Age: 42 - Email |
1. Margarian Bridger Evergreen HPs and Steven Hergest Evergreen HP
2. Verne my Craft grandmother, she is wise, wonderful and supports you by letting you be you
3. Brigantia Stone my Graft Great Grandmother who writes wonderful thought provoking articles and make me think
4. Judy Harrow Proteus HPs who has written wonderful books, and with Brigantia writes wonderful articles on the Proteus website
6. Scott Cunningham
7. Vicki Noble for the Motherpeace tarot deck with Karen Vogel and for Shakti Woman
8. Karen Vogel for the Motherpeace tarot deck with Vicki Noble
9. Barbara Walker
10. Z Budapest
11. Llewellyn Books
An eclectic mix of personal and public people and one institution that have helped me and many others on their journeys.
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| My 'Top 10' ||Jan 18th. at 5:20:45 pm EST|
|Three Poles (Kansas City) ||Age: 46 - Email |
1. Robert Heinlein for making me see human nature outside religion.
2. Arthur C. Clarke for making me see what we *could* be, outside religion.
3. Scott Cunnighma for taking the fear of the word 'witch' out of me.
4. Stewart Fararr for, well, being dear Stewart. Gods I miss him.
5. Gavin Bone for his support of our own personal efforts for our pagan community
6. Don Waterhawk. Don spoke to me 10 years ago and changed my life. And he keeps doing it, dammit.
7. Lady Circe, for taking the hits we all don't have to take nowadays.
8. Lady Elspeth for her Virginia accent when she tells me about the goddess.
9. The infamous Shaggyman; my spiritual mentor and friend.
10. Shanem Falconfire, Elder and Friend, who has stood tall for Honor, respect, and hard work while others could not.
1 - Raven, brother in Honor and Faith.
2 - How could I know Alaric Terrason and not give mention?
3 - My own coven, who contain some of the first pagans in this area. Back before it was trendy or Safe.
4 - Mike Nichols, for his effort for our people.
| One More I Forgot ||Jan 18th. at 9:07:13 pm EST|
|Daven (Nashville, TN, USA) ||Age: 35 - Email - Web|
4nongoths of Why Wiccans Suck.
Four years ago, I was Wiccan. I found two things. One was AncientSites, where I picked
the character class of "Druid" because my knowledge of Wicca and Newage drek would help
me. So I started looking online for information, and that is where I found WWS. It was
a punch in the gut to me. I had written a few good articles in my time (like Path of
the Magician) but most of my site at that point was other people's work.
It woke me up, it showed me that while I was not quite as bad as some, I was a
fluffbunny. Over the next few months, I worked hard on studying Druidism, and as a
result of that, Wicca. I learned my own religion and what it actually was. A lot of
things suddenly gelled in my head and I knew that a lot of what I knew was already
there, but it was disjointed. So, I worked on orginizing all my knowledge and expanding
what I knew and filling in gaps. I STILL use WWS as a primary resource for some things,
mostly a way to guage my own fluffyness.
4nongoths is entirely responsible for Why Wiccans Suck and for Daven's Journal. Without that resource starting me and waking me up, my own site, Daven's Journal would not exist.
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| Doreen Valiente ||Jan 18th. at 9:18:28 pm EST|
|Sofia Turpin (Hampton VA) ||Age: 20 - Email |
I think this one should be obvious.
| The Early Ones ||Jan 19th. at 12:42:15 am EST|
|Twilight Rising (indiana) ||Age: 17 - Email |
I think the most important people were the first pagans. The druid that looked up into the sky and, for the first time, saw the face of Danu. The Greek, seeking out wisdom, who found Apollo. The first shaman to journey into the lower worlds. The first person to ever just stop, and listen, and feel the presence of something greater than they were. These are who makes my who's who list. Starhawk, Garderner, Crowley, Wren, they would not be the same if it wasn't for those who came before them. As Newton, who was both an astrologer and an alchemist, said "If I have seen so far, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants."
| Not Sure There Should Be A "whos Who" ||Jan 19th. at 9:44:37 am EST|
|Trish Telesco (western ny) ||Age: 42 - Email - Web|
Per say. There are a lot of wonderful people out there that are only known to a few doing the work that NEEDS to be done -- not for recognition or praise, but for simple love of their faith and an honest desire to see neopaganism move forward. It is these people, in any era or time, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. These souls are our foundations, or ever-sure cornerstones - they hold us firm in the storms and build us up in the sunshine.
Yes, there are many wonderful authors and artists who help educate the public about our beliefs, and I do not belittle their efforts. But IMO it's much tougher to be a "hero" when your efforts are unsung (and very frequently go without even so much as a thank you).
So I thank those people who have been behind the lines supporting, nurturing, and motivating us to be our best.
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