Your browser does not support script
TWV Presents...



Pagan Passages

[Show all]


Views: 1,586,000


Passages A-Z ...

Adam Dylan Schleimer

Adam Walks Between Worlds

Aeron

Alicia Sky

Aliena and Panron Elevated to Second Degree

Alison Harlow

Allanna Ruth Linville

Alyson aka AlyKat

Angela L. Dayley

Angus

Asphodel Long

Audrey Leone Birkhimer

Avery Kathleen

Belladonna Nadia

Ben

BlackMagicalCat of Rock Hill, SC

Brisingamen

Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson

Bubbles

Cerridwen Kwan Yin, and Erin Righ, 2nd

Chas V. Smith

Chris Hayes

Church of the Blessed Moon's Amie and Rich

Cian

Colemond Todd Constable

Conner Logan Patrick

Conner Trey Hartman

Coping with Grief

Cora Ann Anderson

Denise and Ron

Diana Rayne

Dominic Gabriel Bryans

Donald D. Harrison

Elapeth ("Bubba")

Eleanor Bone

Elisabeth Rudy

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Katerina

Ellen Cannon Reed

Ellen Cannon Reed 2

Ernest C Baker

Felicitas Goodman

Finnegan Barwick

Fred Tuttle

Gabriel of Bloodrose

Gail Loose

Gillan / Lynn Perry

Gregory Geising

Griffin

Harry McBride

Heidi Couture and Peter Wood

The Hobbit Draken

In Memoriam - Patricia Monaghan 1946-2012

In Memory of Monica Sjoo

In Memory of Roger Tier (Myrddin)

In Memory of Rosemary Kooiman

Isaac Bonewits

Isaac Bonewits (1949 - 2010) : A Tribute

It is with Great Honour and Pleasure...

J. P. Slota - by Peg

J. P. Slota - by Waterhawk

Jack Armstrong

James and Jennifer Zimmers

Jarek Reilly

Jim Gillette

John Andrew Cramer Jr

Joseph 'Bearwalker' Wilson

Joyce Rasmussen

Judy Carusone

Kay Gardner

Krivis Jonas Trinkunas

Kyrja Sister Warrior (Handfasting)

Lady Bastet

Lady Diavanii Patros Aryia

Lady Heather

Lady Lydia

Lady Morganna Davies

Lady Rohana

Lady Sable And Erin Righ

Lady Sable Aradia (Diane Morrison)


NOTE: For a complete list of articles related to this chapter... Visit the Main Index FOR this section.










J. P. Slota - by Waterhawk
Type of Passage: Death
Date of Passage: March 13th. 2003

Author: Don Waterhawk [a WitchVox Sponsor]
Posted: March 13th. 2003
Times Viewed: 10,800

UPDATE 3/16/2003

A few days ago Witchvox posted some of my words involving a friend, JP, who was dying. It was posted on the day that he did cross-over. The e-mails that I have received in light of that article, has been, for me, overwhelming. But a good overwhelming. But its interesting that here was a man, a beautiful spirit, that very few of the community of Witchvox knows. Wish they did know him, but most did not.

Was he in the Pagan community for 20-30 years?... No... he came into the community just when he should have.

Was he a big time Pagan author?... .No... .although I think I did see him write down a tasteless joke once.

Did he do wondrous rituals and ceremonies for the community?....not really, unless you count him getting ready for the showers with his leopard print bathrobe and leather shaving kit and fuzzy slippers, and that was a ritual all unto itself( and yes, he did hold the focus of people when he did that).

Did he hold workshops and councils for the community?....no... unless you count sitting in his space during Starwood in the morning watching people walk by and guessing which had sex the night before and what category to place them in. (oh, now the secrets out).

Did he have Mother Teresa aspects for the people... well....not really, although he cared for the community unlike most did, so maybe he did and I didn't recognize him for he would have been the best dressed nun I would have ever seen. So did he lead rites of passages for the younger ones....not in the sense we look at, but he did steal a pair of pants from a young man during his loss of virginity, and place them on a pole for all to see... and to be there to video tape those most embarrassing moments that we sometimes have during festival times (does anyone know where those tapes are by chance?). I guess that's a rite of passage.

So if he wasn't a big nosed pagan, then why all the brouhaha about him to the hundreds of thousands of pagans that are going to read about him... .. Wellllllll...I'm, real glad you are asking that, 'cause I'm gonna tell you... ..the big deal about JP was.

HE WAS REAL

I don't mean kinda, sort of, maybe, a bit, pseudo, getting there, just about, the best he could, a little, I think so, probably, if you say so,....real... .I mean R...E...A...L. He walked with a pride of being a part of the "ALL", and he did it without false Passion, false Intentions, false spirit. If you ask him a question, his answer would be real. All the time. You could count on it, just as you can count on the Sun coming up each day. If he said you were beautiful...then you knew you were. If he said you were an assh*le, then you had better practice puckering up. He was the type of friend that made you feel secure in knowing he was on this planet, in knowing that he would be there, without question...and not just to me and a few, JP touched many, and gave this security to those many. I trust that "Grandfather" will allow me just 10% of the being that this man was, before I go Shining. He taught us how we could be, without saying we should be...! When you were around him you could laugh, without looking around first. (think about that). If there was something you needed, some how, he would find it, know where to find it, or send you on your way to find it....and I'm talking about anything. Now we all have a friend(s) that have some of these aspects, but I am talking about a person who has many. We seek so many like him, but find so few. Thus he was a teacher... a healer....a shaman... .a magician... but was a real one... .really!

But he is gone from his humanness now. He has flown with the Great Heron to the other side. He and "Grandfather", will make a good team, as they now look together at our circles. His 33 years on this planet was good. Simply put... .it was good. It was so good, that memories of that 33 year old man, will last far more than 33 years. JP has earned the right to have these things said about him. He has earned the right to walk in this brightness of our memories with not only the people that he knew and those that knew him, but he has earned the right to stand in the brightness in all the world. And to be talked about amongst the tribe of "ALL".

So I ask, each person reading this, to think about JP, and even if you didn't know him, think about the "JP's" that you know, have known, or are going to meet. Do not wait till they have gone shining to give them Honor, Respect and Gratitude. Give it to them now, because I want all of us to grow up and be just a little bit, if not a lot, like the rest of the JP's in the world. I want us to be REAL

I am proud to be a part of the JP's around the world... ..Nyeh Weh!

In the Realm of the Sacred Circle,
Ama Wodi (WaterHawk)
waterhawk@mindspring.com



On Thursday, 13 March 2003, JP (age 33) passed over to the other side. Yesterday Peg Aloi and Berta Daniels drove to New Jersey to visit with JP. They did get to spend some time with him yesterday and again this morning... JP passed on early this afternoon. Wren received the sad news from Peg via cell phone a few hours later. Peg and others will offer their remembrances in the next couple of days. We will bring you more details as they come in.

The following is from a post by Don Waterhawk that was sent out to JP's many friends the day before he passed (3/12/2003).

I have a friend... a good friend... a good person... no, a wonderful person. One of those people that if they were sitting with a plate on their lap eating dinner, and happened to see you wondering where to put up a pavilion at a fest, would stop eating and ask if they could help. The type of friend, who if at anytime was unsure of your feelings, would ask how you are doing, and would want to truly know. The type of friend that would always have what you needed, even if it was a type of tent peg only meant for sandy areas, this friend would have it. The type of friend, that no matter what, no matter where, would be there for you, all you would have to do is call.. The type of friend, that could always make you smile, even in your most depressed mood. The type of friend that you know that no matter what, you could always depend on. We all have at least one of these types of friends, and if we don't, we wish we could have. Well... I have one of these friends... ..and he is dying....right now, as I type. And unless a miracle happens, he will be gone.

He is one of a hundred million, and I do not expect him to be replaced by someone else, nor do I want him to be. I have prayed for him, I have worked my magic for him, and have talked to Grandfather about him... and I guess I have not done enough. A few weeks ago I kayaked down the Orange River with him when he was visiting. At one point we were surrounded by Manatees circling our kayaks, playing with us. It was so much fun to see the expression of joy on my friends face... I see it now. I will always see that smile now...I will cherish it forever. He was dying then, he just didn't tell anyone, maybe he just didn't know the extent of what was happening, I don't know. But today he is lying inside a hospital, in an intensive care unit, and it does not look good for him... my friend... my memory vision of that wonderful smile friend. He wanted no one to know, but a handful of friends, he didn't want to burden anyone... he didn't want anyone to go out of their way to help him... like he would have if anyone was in need.

So today, and tomorrow, and the next... I am not going to think about the crappy war that our little boy king wants to have, I'm not going to think about the people that may be killed, the worlds problems, the political mess our so called leaders have given us, I'm not going to think about my personal troubles and the bullsh*t in my life that hinders my path. No..I am going to think about my FRIEND... because he deserves it... he earned it... and I am going to open my heart, my Medicine, my Magic, and give it all to him... because its important to know that he feels it.

So if you have one of these Friends... you call him or her right now. And you pour out your heart to them of your feelings for them... because I'll tell you all, sh*t happens...and time runs out... and then its too late... I know... I have a friend...

I gotta go now, I can't see the computer screen anymore....I am crying to much... .it hurts!

I love you JP

In the Realm of the Sacred Circle,
Ama Wodi (WaterHawk)
waterhawk@mindspring.com

Dozens of Photos: Jason has a incredible memorial up over at www.firetribe.com with some wonderful pictures and an option for you to leave your thoughts. - thanks Jason.




Article Specs

Article ID: 6204

VoxAcct: 13651

Section: passages

Age Group: Adult

Days Up: 4,057

Times Read: 10,800

ABOUT...

Don Waterhawk


Location: Fort Myers, Florida

Website: http://www.waterhawkcreations.com




Other Articles: Don Waterhawk has posted 35 additional articles- View them?

Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE




Email Don Waterhawk... (No, I have NOT opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please do NOT send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.)

To send a private message to Don Waterhawk ...



Pagan Essays
1996-2014





Pagan Web
8,000 Links





Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.





Pagan/Witch
80,000 Profiles














Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops



Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Witches, Pagans
of The World




Search Articles
1996-2014










 Current Topic
 Editorial Guide


NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.

The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.

All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).