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Stewart Farrar: Testimonials 03
Type of Passage: Death
Date of Passage: February 7th. 2000

Author: Pagan Communities
Posted: February 12th. 2000
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Thank you.
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 07:29:29 (EST)

My thoughts are with Janet Farrar, Gavin Bone, and all whose lives have been touched by this magickal man. Thank you, Stewart Farrar, for all that you did.


Arlington, VA

a flood of tears from the northern of Portugal
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 06:40:40 (EST)

Stewart Farrar was the more important fountain of wiccan inspiration for who, like me, that are very isolated in Portugal and very far away from the social circle of practice and research of the Old Religion, with his books unpretentious and full of clearness.All we so far away lost a bright beacon of inspiration and knowledge for guidance of our own steps in the old path.

Gilberto Lascariz
Porto - Portugal

Of The Blood
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 06:01:42 (EST)

Heartfelt condolences to Janet Farrer and Gavin Bone on the passing of a great man.
His swift return is eagerly awaited.
The rosemary will burn brightly this Samhain.

Blessed Be

Walthamstow born nomad.....

Life has changed, not ended
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 05:55:30 (EST)

I never got the chance in this life to meet Stewart, but I know he touched many peoples lives. The craft and Wicca are stronger for his efforts, and many will be grateful to him for a long time.

"We will remember for a long time, and when there is no-one left to remember, we will all be together again"

Laura (White Falcon) Murphy
Kildare, Ireland

Thank you
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 05:55:08 (EST)

No words can really express my gratitude for Janet and Stewarts work, how they touched my life, and as I see the lives of so many others. So from the bottom of my heart thank you.


R. Ellenbecker
St. Augustine, FL

Monday, February 14, 2000 at 05:14:48 (EST)

The first laybook I was drawn to was "What Witches Do" and reading the feelings of a new witch made me feel less apprehensive about my own study of The Craft. Stewart you truly were a wonderful man and a talented writer. Merry Part.


Remembrance, of a mentor.
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 04:31:19 (EST)

Stewart, I shall miss you, Merry Part until we Marry Meet Again in Summerland.
My friend, you accomplished more for our people simply by breathing, than most ever accomplish if they try. Fare ye well my friend, and may your rest be all that you deserve it to be.

R. Mikkal (Falconfyre) Bowers, Jr,
Canton, Ohio

To be remembered with love is not to have died at all
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 04:12:45 (EST)

The end of an era.
My thoughts are with you all.

Best wishes

Aoife Gaffney

Gwr Doeth
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 03:14:31 (EST)

The sage in his
wisdom sleeps. He thought it best
that he get some rest.

You've more than earned a good rest, friend. Enjoy it and grow strong once again. This world still needs you. Until next time, farewell and Goddess-speed.

Janet and Gavin, thank you. My love and compassion go out to you.

Blaidd Siencyn
Minot, North Dakota

Hail and Fairwell, you will be missed!
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 02:19:48 (EST)

To a wonderful man that has brought modern witchcraft and wicca into the light of everyone, he is one of the true "fathers". You will be missed but the Goddess and God are with us all and we shall all meet again!

Morrigan SilverWind
Mobile, AL

We'll miss you
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 01:35:59 (EST)

To the embrace of our Goddess you go. To rest and be reborn anew and remember...Till then, you will be missed.

Blessed Be Stewart

Bruce Lang

From another "rookie" witch.
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 01:28:09 (EST)

My deepest sympathy for his loved ones. I can tell he had a strong impact to the Pagen community, his family, his friends and all to who loved him and he loved. I hope appreciation for his works will live on from all Pagans.

Redondo Beach, CA

Hail and Farewell Stewart
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 01:02:26 (EST)

We were fortunate to meet Stewart, Janet and Gavin some years ago whilst on our quest to find our roots in Wales and Ireland. We knocked on their door one morning, unannounced, and said, "G'day, we're from Australia". We were ushered in, made a cuppa and talked for hours. We'll never forget that day. We were very fortunate to have met and known Stewart. As a result, we are both 3rd Degrees and through Stewart's writings, are teaching the Craft to those who seek us out. His work 'What Witches Do' was and still is mandatory reading for all those wishing to study the Craft prior to attending our formal training course. Stewart was a great man and will be missed by all he touched.
Our thoughts are with Janet and Gavin.
Bright Blessings

Colleen and Michael Tharme
Canberra, Australia

From a Beginning Witch
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 00:43:54 (EST)

I am what some may call a Beginning Witch, but from what I gather, and from the browsing of the books of the Farrars, I am quite sure that the contribution that Stewart Farrar made on the NeoPagan movement and community is one that will stand the test of time. Thank You Stewart for the way you have touched our community !May you walk the Summerlands watching over all those you have influenced. Blessed be!

Chickasha, OK

Goodbye Stewart and Thank You.
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 00:22:34 (EST)

Stewart was a kind and gentle person, though I never knew him, but I'm sure he was the type of person that a child would love to have as a grandfather, an adult would love to have as a father, and a friend would love to have as a friend. He gave everything he had to make sure others would have the opportunity to understand, learn, and love what he loved. His heart was one of the few that would welcome any stranger in and keep them warm with hospitality and love, perhaps offering them a cup of tea and some tea biscuits. A truly good man, a truly good person, and a truly good friend. Thank you, Stewart, for living your life and glowing radiantly as you allowed your knowledge, love, and hope to embrace everyone. Thank you and goodbye.

Ceo Moontear

Michael Kopanski (Ceo Moontear)

Farewell Old Darling
Monday, February 14, 2000 at 00:19:53 (EST)

Back to the Summerland you return, man of flesh to be born anew. Antlers gone, strength faded, back to the welcoming arms of the Mother who will wash away your weariness with love and songs.
Thank you for being among us, Stewart Farrar. Thank you for taking the risks that you did, speaking your voice and clearing the path so the rest of us may walk a little easier.
My heartfelt sorrows to Janet and Gavin. He was a grand man, a gentle soul, and a friend to many he never knew.

Red Earth Bear
Concord, CA

Rest, then start again.
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 23:51:03 (EST)

I have several fo the books Stewart helpped right and even one of his novels. He has had an long life and much illness toward the end. So he well deserves his rest in the Summerlands. But once rested, there will be need for him to begin the trip again for we will always have need for our teachers. Enjoy your vacation Stewart, but don't stay away too long.

Meanwhile may Janet and Galvin have the privacy they need till the greiving is past the point where that privacy is needed. Take you time for you have more to do and it can only be done well after you have began to heal.

Blessed Be,

Christopher Blackwell
New Mexico, United States

deepest sympathies to janet and gavin
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 23:47:14 (EST)

may we all remember him and at next samhain too

Chicago Ill

The Circle Ends and Begins Again
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 23:35:40 (EST)

To Janet and Gavin, though we have never met in person, we send you our love and prayers to strengthen you as you enter this new phase in your lives. To Stewart, we send you our love and blessings for enriching our lives more than you will ever know. The Circle Ends and Begins Again....Always and Evermore.


Zardoz and Renzaryk
Northern California

-I'm not one for titles-
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 22:52:07 (EST)

Farewell... Stewart Farrar is home now...

He co-authored some of my most treasured books. I love the Witches' God. (The Witches' Goddess is good, too.) They are an essential pair to any witches' library, since they list just about every God and Goddess you can think of!

I offer my condolances to all who knew him... and to Janet... I can't imagine what I would do...

Heartfelt blessings,

Lisa Ann Johnson

Lisa Ann Johnson
Austin, TX USA

Goddess Embrace
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 22:25:34 (EST)

May the Goddess and God embrace and welcome Mr. Farrar and he enjoy his well deserved time in the Summerland. I only hope that he dance the spiral of life with us all thoughts to you... ~ Megara


I saw a new star
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 22:22:23 (EST)

As I was walking home from work the evening of the eighth I saw a new star in the sky and I felt a peace. I knew it could only be our friend shining that bright!
I sadly never had the chance to meet him, but I like so many others have read his books and found a better way because of them.
Hail and Farewell my unknown friend! Our world will be sadder without you, but there is comfort in knowing that we shall get to meet in the next world.
Hugs and peace to you Janet.

With love and hope for peace



Let us celebrate the life of a great man
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 22:13:23 (EST)

When I began my journey into Wicca, the first few books that I read were by Stewart and Janet Farrar. I based the beginnings of my learning on their teachings. I am eternally grateful for that. I first met Stewart in 1993 at a lecture and we shared a "fag" together. We chatted for awhile, not about any deep religious discussion, just simple daily life stuff. He was a very sweet man. I then had the opportunity to meet him again while visiting Ireland with a large group during Samhain 1999. He was quite a bit different because his health had deteriorated so. But he was still that sweet dear man I remembered. Stewart, you are an inspiration to so many. You deserve to be remembered so and for your spirit to live on in celebration and happiness. Paz y luz.

Liz Guerra
New Milford, CT

Thank you so much!
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 22:09:35 (EST)

Besides the books, there was one encounter of sorts, in cyberspace. When The Grove Union consisted of a network of dial-up BBS's but the Internet was growing, it seemed to me a good idea to set up some sort of web site. Of course, it included a page of links, one of them being to the Farrars' page.

Having been told that it is good courtesy to do so, I sent them a note letting them know that I was setting up a ling from my site to theirs. You can imagine how surprised and thrilled I was when I get a response so quickly that it was almost real-time. And in it, they complimented me on my site, and let me know that there would soon be a link from their site to mine!

Something that any Pagan webmaster can relate to: no matter how much recognition eventually comes your way, the first recognition of consequence is most special. And for me, that came from Stewart and Janet. So of course that makes him special in my heart, beyond the books. I don't know if he would even remember, but I will never forget.

So thank you, Stewart! A little encouragement went a long way!

Until we Merry meet again!
Aidan Odinson

Aidan Odinson
Springfield, OR

Hail and Farewell!
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 21:56:46 (EST)

To a fellow brother, and Arch Priest of the ATC, who has inspired millions of Seekers worldwide. May you be resting in the hands of our Lady, and always close to Her heart. Doreen guide and show him the Summerland.
Your memory will live on forever by your writing and the love of the Craft.
Archpriestess ATC Australia
Lady Tamara Von Forslun

Lady Tamara Von Forslun
Perth, Western Australia

A New Star Shines in the Heavens
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 21:50:10 (EST)

Stewart's first book on Wicca, "What Witches Do", was one of the most influential books in my life. I was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the annual Gathering of the Tribes, Atlanta, GA, in 1991 when Janet & Stewart made their first large tour of the United States. Our birthdays fall within 2 weeks of each other, so Rhuddlwm Gawr and Lady Cerridwen of Y Twlyth Teg hosted and impromptu birthday celebration at their home. The following month, Stewart & Janet were in Los Angeles where I was again delighted to spend a day with them and gift them with a hand carved ritual item from our tradition.

Stewart was truly an Elder of great wisdom, generosity, and love for the Craft. May we each carry his legacy into the future.

Hail and Farewell, my Brother of the Art!

Marsha Smith
West Hills, California

Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 21:48:17 (EST)

"A Witches Bible" was the book that first convinced me that Witchcraft could indeed be a religion of depth, dignity, historical continuity and original thinking all at once. I was swept up by the enthusiasm and honesty of Stewart's writing, and I have never looked back. Thank you, Stewart. Travel well.

Andre "Altair" Alessi
Auckland, New Zealand

Hail and Farewell!
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 21:46:22 (EST)

To a fellow brother, and Arch Priest of the ATC, who has inspired millions of Seekers worldwide. May you be resting in the hands of our Lady, and always close to Her heart. Doreen guide and show him the Summerland.
Your memory will live on forever by your writing and the love of the Craft.
Archpriestess ATC Australia
Lady Tamara Von Forslun

Lady Tamara Von Forslun
Perth, Western Australia

Hail and Farewell
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 21:06:55 (EST)

Though I never met Stewart Farrar personally, he has influenced my path as much as any close friend or relative. I have always viewed him as being one of our greatest teachers, and I am deeply grateful to him for the knowledge he has shared - and all he has done for our community. May he rest well in the arms of the Great Goddess - as his spirit runs with the Great God! We shall never forget him... Stewart, rest now knowing that we are thankful for the time that you have shared with us... and we shall celebrate your life - always... Blessed Be!

Vincent J. Pia (Tyrnen)
Danbury, CT - USA

A great loss.
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 21:04:25 (EST)

Your passing will be a great loss for the whole of Paganism world wide. Until we meet again honored one!

Linda Hazen HPS for the Gnostic Oracle Coven
Land O' Lakes, Fl

Stewart Farrar, Novelist
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 21:03:31 (EST)

Most people will remember Stewart Farrar as the author of books on Witches, but I will always remember him as a novelist. His novel "Omega" was a powerful piece of political science fiction. In a high tech Britain, when natural disasters are pending, the government covers up the coming catastrophes by distracting the public with a Witch hunt. Can such things happen again? Stewart Farrar seemed to think so, and he painted a variety of characters determined to survive against all oppression. Whenever I find copies of "Omega" at used bookstores, I snap them up at once and save them as gifts for my Wiccan friends. As an entertaining and thought-provoking book, "Omega" is a must read for Wiccans as the best Wiccan novel since "High Magic's Aid."

Tom Canfield
Durham, NH

Thank you for all your wisdom & all your wonderful books.
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 20:57:04 (EST)

We will miss reading all of your informative and magickal thoughts.With all our respect.

Joe & Pam
Lindenhurst, New York

Thank You
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 20:55:11 (EST)

Thank You for being such a great teacher. Every book I read I learned so very much. Merry meet and merry part till we merry meet again. Verity


Thank You
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 20:54:34 (EST)

Like so many, one of the first books I read about the Craft was "What Witches Do". Through those words, I knew I was finally home at last.
Thank You Stewart for lighting my path, and the path of countless others. Merry Part!
Janet, you are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Be Well.

Lady Pandora RavenStar

Thank you for your wisdom....
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 20:12:08 (EST)

Over the years, I learned so much from you. You will brighten the Summerlands with your presence there.

Lady Siannan
Browns Mills, NJ

To my original inspiration!
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 20:04:43 (EST)

I reflect back on the first Wiccan book that I ever read.
It was "What Witches Do" authored by Stewart Farrar. As I
reading it, it struck me that this was where I needed to be.

Stewart and Janet's writings have given me joy, inspiration,
and much pleasure over the last 15 years.

May the Peace of the Summerlands give him rest and joy.

Blessed Be!
Lady Rose Raven

Lady Rose Raven
Tampa, Fl

A Great Life
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 19:56:52 (EST)

A great full life you have led,
A strength and guiding light to many.
A great thanks to you and yours for all the doors you have opened..
In the Summerland we all meet again.
Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry meet again.

Blessed Be.....

Jennifer & Jonathan V
E. Windsor, ct.

Thank you, Stewart.
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 19:39:22 (EST)

Though I've only found my path within the past 6 years, I've found that reading Stewart's books has given me a better insight to the meaning of each Sabbat than many others I've read; and for that I cannot give enough thanks. As I said to my sweet familiar Dizzy when he passed:"On wings of air, may your Spirit soar; onward, upward, evermore. To find at last that joyous rest, in the arms of Bast, your soul is blessed." Bless you, and may my beloved Dizzy be there among many others who will greet you.

Laurie Zanardelli
South Rockwood Michigan

Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 19:21:23 (EST)

Ya'll were and still are and inspiration to me and my family... Thank you for all the knowledge ya'll have shared w/ all of us over the years... thank you for everything
blessed be

James J. Taylor
houston tx.

Life and Love Have No Bounds
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 18:50:23 (EST)

I did not know Stewart personally, but through his books I feel as if I have been able to make some connection between myself and this great man. I just wanted to say that in my heart I feel that Stewart does and will live on forever. The pure love and life that I felt in his words was one of the most important factors that led me to this wonderful path. Stewart will be missed by many, but the love and life that he gave us all ensures that he will never be forgotten. He rests in the arms of our Lady and Lord, and just as theirs, his life and love know no bounds. Blessed Be Stewart and Merry Part. Take care Janet, our thoughts and hearts are with you.

British Columbia, Canada

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