Stewart Farrar: Testimonials 10|
Type of Passage: Death
Date of Passage: February 7th. 2000
Author: Pagan Communities
Posted: February 12th. 2000
Times Viewed: 16,272
A Great Teacher. and his teachings will LIVE on.
Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 06:54:59 (EST)
The world will miss a wonderful teacher and friend.. And may he live long in the next life. BLIESSED BE..... all of our love goes out to his family... BLESSED BE.
And to her we shall return...
Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 05:25:18 (EST)
I first met Stewart at the Life Spring Gathering in Lutz, Florida. He and Janet were great fun and I'll always remember that. His and Janet's teachings will always inspire me. Farewell good elder...farewell.
Jim Carroll aka Mato Hoksila
The Man and The Moon
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 23:26:08 (EST)
I never had the privilege to meet Stewart. I've never been to the moon, either. It startles me each dark moon to look up and see a dark hole in the sky where the moon usually is, and I feel a dark hole in my heart when I think of Stewart being gone.
The moon comes back. I try to remember that Stewart will, too.
A'nekt djet, Stewart. May you live forever
This time and Life...
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 23:14:46 (EST)
In this time and in this life, you have made an impact on those who follow this path. The Earth wept for you, but now your energies are around us all. There is magic in all of us. You gave so much; Thank You.
To Lady Janet... my love and support goes out to you.
Pittsburgh, PA. U.S.A.
Good bye and thank you
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 23:07:12 (EST)
I wish I had the chance to meet the man that has touched my life so much. His writings have touched so many people and helped them learn The Craft that his passing is a great loss to all that he has inspired. Stewart Farrar has done so much for the movement that he will always be remembered. I extend my best wishes to you Stewart, you will always be in my heart and thank you for setting me on my path. May The Goddess smile on you. Blessed be.
Blessed be to a great elder of the Craft!!!
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 21:50:49 (EST)
I never had the chance of metting Stewart Farrar but through his works with Janet I got to know him in a very large way. He provided much for those like myself who walk the path of the old religon. When I first became involved in the Carft some ten years ago, one of the first books I read on it was by him and his wife. He gave so much strength and inspiration to the Pagan/Wiccan movement and gave alot in the field of ritual which help me and many others so much. Stewarts passing will mean a great loss to us all but we should all be mindfull that he is now safe in the arms of the Great Ones-the Goddess and God.
To You Stewart: Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again!!!
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 18:01:33 (EST)
Even though I never met you, I felt as though you were a very close friend. Your knowledge, experience, wit, and humor has given me a better understanding of the important things in life and has shown me how to proudly walk the path and see all the beautiful things along the way.
Rest easy in the arms of the Lady.
A tearful Merry Part to a very special man
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 17:26:24 (EST)
I have just learned of Stewarts passing to the summerland, and it is with great grief I bid this farewell....
Stewart, along with his soulmate Janet saw some potential in me in early 1992 when they initiated me into this sacred path. Stewart was a man unlike any other I have ever met, or chances are will ever meet. He knew his place in this world, and was not afraid to express what he knew, be it in writing, or spoken word. He was truly a hero of mine, and in my heart, and the hearts of countless others he will live on.
Stewart, you taught me the truths of Wicca, and for this I offer a heartfelt Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry meet again, when my time comes, I shall see thee in the summerland.
Rest well in the arms of the Lady
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 16:55:45 (EST)
So many have said so well what we feel at your passing... Loss and sadness that one who has touched so many has passed beyond the thin veil, that we will never have the chance to meet in this life... Joy that you are now on a new adventure and free of the aches and pains of this mortal coil. We hold Janet, Gavin and all of those that loved and were touched by Stewart in or thoughts and our hearts. Good Journey Stewart, and thank you.
Micah & Linda Johnson
Plymouth, New Hampshire, US
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 12:38:02 (EST)
Your words inspired so many
Your strength gripped us all
Your passion for what you believed in
will help us to stand tall
Thought you have gone on now
Our memories will remain
and we will meet again
on another day
Good-bye dear friend, you will be missed
May the light of the Goddess shine on you.
In Memory of the Spirit
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 11:07:04 (EST)
Ten years ago, you shook my hand in a small church here in Philadelphia. I was mere fledgling of a witch, yet your strength and smile still resonate within my memory. Your voice was a clear call to the path for me.When I began my real work, you stood in the high meadow of my mind, a beacon, a Hermit, holding the lantern of knowledge high for me to see.
I know you'll hold it now for eternity, for all who come after. Thank you Stewart - for being all we could ever hope to have in a leader. How will we ever meet the example you've left behind for us. How can we not?
Pat Scheu,. High Priestess
Clan of the Serpent
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 10:21:27 (EST)
I have only just learnt of the passing of Stewart and wish to say thank you for the inspiration and feeling of "coming home" that he inspired in myself and many others that I know. Along with Doreen Valiente (who passed in September), Stewart and Janet have perhaps had the most influence on bringing other ways of thinking, feeling and believing to the forefront, and for that they have my eternal thanks. As I light my candles tonight for you Stewart and Doreen, I know you will be together in the Summerlands, just as I know I hear your voices and wisdom in the sea that surrounds me. Bennathow Splann. Silverthorn, Cornwall UK
LET US GROW
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 07:54:57 (EST)
Like all old trees his branches have sent forth many seeds into the wind to root and grow strong and wise also.
Farewell and Blessed Be
If Only You Knew
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 02:26:57 (EST)
Merry Meet and Merry Part,
I cannot express the deep sadness I feel at losing your presence. I hope that your resting time at the SummerLand is filled with peace and love. Even though you don't even know who I am you changed my life. Without your enouragement I would have never became what I am today. I thank you for filling my life with love and joy.
May his memory burn within us all forever!
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 01:04:23 (EST)
I saw a dandelion today ... and it made me smile through my tears. The last time I saw Stewart, he picked a dandelion and gave it to me. He said this bright and sunny flower reminded him of me. I don't always feel that way, but dandelions remind me of you now.
Funny, as I reached blindly into my candle drawer for a candle to burn in your honor that night, I came out with a yellow candle. How perfect. Your light brightened life for all of us, even those of us that never met you.
We had a bottle of Sambuca in your honor. It reminded us of one great drunken night in Connecticut. Our love and prayers go out to Janet and Gavin.
We say not good bye, but fare well until we meet again. Enjoy the adventure.
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 00:01:52 (EST)
I never met you but I'v known you for years. I never heard your voice but you moved me. I walked in ignorance and you taught me. I was alone in my beliefs and you guided me. I will miss you though you never knew me. I thank you for living the life you led. I am blessed that you lived.Thank You
M D Sylvia
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 23:50:52 (EST)
TO THE MAN WHO HELPED ME ON MY TRUE PATH.
a great man
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 21:25:02 (EST)
I just read Janets memorial poem it was beautiful and it brought tears to my eyes I never meet Stewart but he was a great man and will be missed. The books i read that Stewart and Janetwrote helped me alot. Blessed BE
On that day...
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 20:13:27 (EST)
On that day, he passed away.
We will meet again another day.
It had to be this way,
So his soul was sent to bay.
THE PROPHET - kahlil Gibran
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 08:39:45 (EST)
And now it was evening and Almitra the seeress said, Blessed Be this day and this place and your spirit that has spoken. And he answered, Was it I who spoke? Was I not also a listener? We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of a tenacious plant and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and scattered.Should my voice fade in your ears and my love vanish in your memory then I will come again. And with a richer heart and lips more yeilding to the spirit I will speak. Yea, I shall return with the tide and though death may hide me and the greater silence enfold me, yet again I will seek your understanding. And not in vain will I seek. If aught I have said is truth, that truth shall reveal itself in a clearer voice and in words more kin to your thoughts.Fare you well, this day has ended but forget not that I shall come back to you.
A little while, and my longing shall gather dust and foam for another body. A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind and another woman shall bear me.
Farewell and Blessed Be
Blessed are those who walk with the Goddess
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 05:24:39 (EST)
I never met Stewart but feel I know him, like many others, and the world has lost a special man who will become immortal through his work and writings.
May we one day meet in the Summerlands, the place of my birth.
Lord Petrus, High Priest-Church of Wicca Australia.
Eulogy - By his nephew, John Stewart Kirk
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 03:16:16 (EST)
I cried on Sunday... it was for me. I cried again on Monday but it was not for my uncle Stewart or me. I cried for the people who knew him but loved him not.
When I heard on Sunday that he was very seriously ill the thoughts that entered my mind included guilt, sadness, and despair. I feared the worst and was full of remorse, regretting things I had not done, words I had not said, feelings I had not expressed. This line of emotions leads to despair, so I stopped, and started thinking of Stewart instead. I was named after him, sharing his birthday. There is so much of me in him and him in me. Like the passing of my dear father before, the loss on this existence of the uncle nearest and dearest to me fills me with the same resolve - to allow and encourage both to live on in me.
When I heard on Monday that he had passed away I cried not for him or for me, but for those sad people who knew him but felt no love. There are some people in the world who are empty inside, soulless and blind to the kindness in others. Those who could not see the love in Stewart are so sad. I have never met any of these, but I know the sort of dark and lifeless people I mean.
I cried for them, for Stewart lived always looking for something. The turbulent life he led in his earlier years showed, and I felt, that he was looking for a cause. He found it. Behind the working journalist"s need to titillate there was always a deeper meaning. Even a chuckle at a newspaper strip cartoon hinted at something far more meaningful than mere laughter alone.
Instead of writing to amuse, to entertain, to intrigue us, his purpose changed. He found his life"s partner, sharing love and light with thousands. Some of them, perhaps, are those sad cases I talk of. To them I wish light, understanding, and love because it is they who caused my tears.
To anyone sensitive enough to have felt the gentle feather like touch of his kindness, and especially those who responded three fold, I thank you. To those who responded unconditionally, without limit, in full, your love was surely returned just and infinitely. Stewart, just like us all, was a man who only wanted to be loved in return. Easily hurt when that love was not returned, we all seek after the one thing that becomes more important to us every day.
I cry not for Stewart"s passing. He is at peace.
Blessed Be Stewart.
Light and Love from John Stewart Kirk, 28/06/1950
John Stewart Kirk
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 01:31:57 (EST)
You will be missed. You touched so many of lives that the world is a better place because of your life and teachings. Thank you for all the good work that you have done to make the the world a better place for us.
Charles L. Schwalbe
Best Wishes for your next life
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 00:35:53 (EST)
Best wishes for you next life Stewart, and blessings for your family,
From one land to another...
Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 18:49:36 (EST)
Though I never knew Stewart personally, let alone read his books, I have heard so much about them. The next book I read will be one of his great works, and no matter how far I must travel to get one, I will. I send my deepest condolences to the Farrar family.
Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 17:48:32 (EST)
As the moon turned her gaze, she took you with her,
Then Lo! The brightest star shone down to the cool still waters,
And light did shimmer on the boughs of the great oak.
In the East the Sun rose once more.....
Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again
My first teacher
Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 16:04:38 (EST)
When I first set out on this path it was to the works of Stewart and Janet that I first turned. Stewart's What Witches Do was my primer. The Witches Goddess, The Witches God, and Spells and How They Work were my textbooks. Seamlessly and beautifully written they will, forever, have a place in my heart and on my bookshelve.
Thank you, Stewart, for you wisdom, kindness, and love.
I will miss you Stewart
Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 13:45:31 (EST)
After my Wife to be and I had a discussion about her religious beliefs, she offered me a book to read over to help answer the questions I had about what it was to be a "Witch". The book she gave me was "What Witches Do" written by Stewart Farrar. As I read its pages, a story of Stewart's own journey leading to his initiation into a Alexandrian Coven, I was struck by a common feeling that has been felt by many pagans. Stewart shared with me that there was a religious path that mirrored my gut feelings about my relation to the Earth, to the Gods and to my fellow men and women. I remeber how over and over I said to my self YES! Yes, this is what I have been looking for, what has been missing in my life. From the age of 18 I have travelled though many houses of the Gods, and I never felt I had found the path that felt "right", after reading that book I at last felt I'd come home. I couldn't read enough after that about the neo pagan and Wiccan movement. My lady and I, now married for 10 years, are both initiates of Brit Trad Wicca. We have both felt blessed that we have had the chance to meet and be with Stewart, Janet and Gavin when they traveled here to the US. Once in Georgia, and once when they came here to Sacramento California and we shared a day trip to San Francisco. I will always carry with me his soft spoken and warm words he shared with me and with our community. Janet and Gavin, my heart is with you in this time of seperation. And all my love and energy is with you to ease you though this transistion and on to what is to be. Blessings from Chris and Ivy Minor, Sacramento California.
T. Chris Minor
To a wonderful teacher; we'll miss you.
Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 12:24:53 (EST)
We never knew stewart personally, but "A Witch's Bible Compleat" was the first book we bought and it's impacted us and our knowledge greatly. He commanded the language like no one before. Dear Stewart you will be missed, safe journey.
Christopher and Kristin
Millersville, PA and Easton, PA
Merry Meet Again
Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 02:57:16 (EST)
It was on Stewart's and Janet's first trip to the U.S. that I was glad that I smoked. It was only through that stupid habit that I wss able to spend 10 days of unmitigated joy with them. I was the only member of the Phila. Pagan community who smoked at the time. Stewart was a joy to be with. Like many others, my books also are signed. My favorite is "What DO Witches Do? Dawn. To Janet and to Stewart's family, I would like to express my sorrow at their loss.
As is the way, The teacher passes, in the hope that his students' have learned their lessons and become the teachers.
Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again
And I'll miss you.....
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 22:41:10 (EST)
Short and sweet and to the point.
"As the days go past
Not a flower blooms
As the days go past
Not a wave looms
My life goes on hold
When you're not there
These tears in my eyes
This pain I cannot bear
I did not believe
That you could go
I could not believe
That you would not be there
To hold my hand, and to care."
The heart of a loving pagan
Merry Part, we will all miss you...
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 22:17:33 (EST)
I was shocked to discover the departure of one of the most incredible men in paganism as a whole...he will be sorely missed by all of us who have been influenced by his words, writings, and teaching...i know that, even though i didn't know him personally, he will always have a place in my heart...his teachings have been beyond inspirational to me...as a young Wiccan...i had nothing but books to turn to....and I thank him for being a part of my learning process....Blessed Be and fare thee well....
To the man I met if only in my dreams
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 17:48:18 (EST)
I am sadened by the lose of such a wonderful man,Stewart was an inspuration to us all.I am only 26 years old;but my fondness on Lord Farrer was established at a young age.My great-uncle was a High-Druid and my teacher,he was also extremly fond of Stewart. I to have used "The Witches Bible" in teaching my own students. My sorrow and love goes out to all of Stewart's covens and especially to Janet.
Fair thee well in the Summerlands Stewart,you will be missed.Blessed Be.
Lord and Lady Ravenstorm
Metting Janet & Stewart
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 16:43:14 (EST)
I fondly remember my coven "Howling Wolf Coven" meeting Janet & Stewart at the 1991 Heartland Spirit Gathering. One of the men in my group is famous for his healing back massages. Janets back was bothering her and Geburah did his magick touch.... she wanted to take him home to Ireland with them ! Stewart in his quiet manner impressed everyone in our group with his quick wit, and intelligence. An Elder of Serpentsone, camping near us, never could get a complete talk with the man with all the younger generation paying their respects to him. He will be deeply missed by all of us...his wisdom and quiet manners influenced us very much... let us hope we can continue his quiet legacy and wisdom throughout time
Lady Jana Heo-Wulf Noroan
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 16:32:36 (EST)
I never really knew Stewart and Janet although I have a number of their books at home. Both Janet and Stewart injected a lot of common sense into Witchcraft when it needed it. They helped to dispell many of the myths and nonsense written by the media about witchcraft, when the media knew nothing. Their books are useful guides for those who seek a spiritual path and are not sure about the one they want. Last year we visited Eire and now know why people move there. It is a truly beautiful, wild country. I hope that Janet and Gavin are well and, although sadden by their loss will continue to contribute to the pagan community which they do so well. Stewart will be an inspiration to those just starting on the pagan path and a guide for those who are sometimes confused by it. It is a sad time for so many within the Witchcraft community when people such as Doreen and Stewart have died, just when it seems that paganism is being accepted as a viable system of belief in the UK. Long may the good work and intelligence of these people live on. We have all been inspired by them. May the God and Goddess bless you and keep those whom you love safe.
May we know and love them again.
Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again.
A great man
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 15:52:28 (EST)
My condolences to Janet Farrar. And I just wanted to say I think Stewart was a great man and on the last full moon I lit a candle and said a prayer for him and wished him luck in his next life. He accomplished much, and helped me and many others in there learning and lives. Blessed Be Stewart, where ever you are.
Must Wait to Meet
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 15:52:20 (EST)
By the time I bought my first Farrar books (The Witches' Goddess and The Witches' God), it was Feb 12,2000. The man at the bookstore recommended the books to help me sort out the confusion that was troubling me, and told me of Stewart's passing with a heavy heart. I can understand, now that I've read the books and my own heart is light again with the knowledge that I am no longer lost. Stewart has now touched my life too. I am among many who must just be thankful that both he and Janet were willing to part for a while, so that she could stay here to continue to help those of us who truly thought we were lost. I hope to meet Janet in this world - and look forward to meeting Stewart later - on which side of the gate no longer matters. Have a good rest, Stewart. Janet, I'm sure all of hearts you've touched are now open, offering you their strength.
Oregon City, Oregon, USA
Journey Well **
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 15:46:22 (EST)
I want to take this time to thank you... You do not know me, but I expect in 1 way or another we all know eachother. So farewell friend, student and, teacher. Because of your work I have learned things I may never have if you had not taken the time and expended the energy to share your work.
South Dakota, USA
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 14:19:28 (EST)
Thank you, Stewart, for setting me on the Path...Blessed be...
Semaj The Silent
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 13:58:26 (EST)
I was privilaged to meet Stewart & Janet on two different occasions when they came to Arizona in the early 90's. They both autographed my books and my guitar. Janet even drew a picture of a Moon Goddess on my guitar.
I remember Stewart as being a gentle spirit. Kindness was all around him. They both hugged me, then I quietly played my guitar as they signed books for many who came to see them.
At the lecture the following day, I was in the front row and asked a question and was given a wonderful answer by Stewart. I have the video of that. Memories of happiness and now saddness. He is now with Our God and Goddess and friends who have passed before us.
My favorite writers have always been Stewart & Janet, Doreen Valiente, and Gerald.
Bright Blessings be upon Stewart Farrar as he continues on ward in spirit.
Sedona Arizona / Santa Monica California
We will miss thee
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 12:43:40 (EST)
I don't really have much to say, other thn that we will miss you greatly... I truly hope you are living peacefully for the moment with the God and Goddess... you are loved.
For a fellow Witch
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 09:24:11 (EST)
It's always sad to hear of a fellow witch passing on to the Summerlands.
I did not know Stewart personally, though his writing has had a great impact on my life as a witch, and my husband only met him briefly, but those I know who have met Stewart speak very highly of him and I know his physicality will be greatly missed. But we must remember that he has not gone far, and for those who were closest to him, he is still with them in their hearts and spirits, and for the rest of us he is still with us through his works.
Our thoughts and feelings are with his wife, Janet, who we know was with him constantly through his final journey in this life.
Peace be with you Janet,
Sarah Jefferys-Emrys & Shaman Emrys
The Cromlech Covenant
stewart,we hardly knew ye
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 06:46:29 (EST)
I didnt personaly know stewart,nor did my wife.we read,studied,re-read his writings learned,and grew with and through them.it is as loosing frend,brother,teacher all at once. we will miss him more than we could posibily express.blessed be stewart,till merry we meet again. may the light of the lord and lady shine upon you always and may their most wonderous bountys be yours
McMorrCall and Briana
A life lived in love is never lost.
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 05:48:14 (EST)
I never knew Stewart Farrar. I'm not even sure that I am what many of you reading would class as a witch, but I was greatly touched by his work and more importantly his love for his faith and for the land he had made his home. He had a rich understanding of the Irish people and their ancient ways and used them to make his writings on the Craft some of the most vibrant and accessable religious writings I have ever known and I am certain they proved just as inspirational for many others seeking to know how to live the good life. I am more than a little self conscious at saying these things for who am I to be making such comments? However, he taught nothing but compassion, tolerance, healing and love his whole life and that moves me to express my recognition for his contribution to humanity as well as to myself. I fear his like shall not be seen again. May his soul know the peace he deserves and may all those who love and mourn him find the healing and consolation they need.
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 03:21:35 (EST)
I never meet the kind man but I can celebrate in his death. He now knows everything we have all sought. The Farrars have been my role model since I was 14, when I first joined The Craft. We have indeed lost a great man but the Lord and Lady have gained a wonderful man as well.
Gaul Onair Sonas
Barroness Miacis of the clan McKay
San Diego, CA
thinking of you
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 02:55:34 (EST)
I will surely miss you, although I've never had the opportunity to meet you. You have been a guide for me...you have helped me be who I have become... You will be missed...
You are now truly a part of mother nature's heaven, and earth... Thank you!
Into the arms of the Lady and Lord
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 01:35:38 (EST)
We have lost one of the most outstanding Founding Fathers of Wicca of Modern Times, Who will fill his shoes?
We must carry his Teachings, and Beliefs with us in our every day lives and only try to carry on his great work.
To Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone my personal condolences, and condolences from The Grove of The Southern Pentacle, i do hope we still hear from you. Let not your teachings, go untaught, Your books and website help to instruct so many.
The website is very informative, and does aide in the instuction of our Grove. I do hope you find comfort from the Lady at this time of grieving.
Lady Pandora HPS
Lake Charles Louisiana
Let the God's Embrace you
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 22:19:42 (EST)
I will always think of you when I Look in the heavens and point out that wonderful star.
New Windsor New York
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 20:56:52 (EST)
Thank you, Stuart Farrar, for sharing your knowledge with the world. You, your wife, and a handful of authors have shown me the path my soul craved, and did not know. Your Witches Bible was the first book I read about Wicca - the first one that was really about the craft.You, Janet, and a few others have been my teachers for two years now, and we've never met. But we know eachother. Somehow we know eachother. I greatly value this treasure you have given me, and I will uphold your legacy well. I feel your loss, as do many others, and wish you a swift journey into the Summerland. Blessed Be, my friend, may our souls meet again.
Chandra N. Strange
Brief thanks from a new Wiccan
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 18:43:36 (EST)
Of the authors I have discovered along my path to Wicca, Stewart Farrar and his wife Janet stand out for their dedication to the Craft.
Thank you, Stewart, for teaching me to see a walk through the woods, a gaze at the stars and the flicker of candlelight from a new perspective.
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 18:14:11 (EST)
His books are incredibly insiteful and spiritual. Of all the junk in Pagan books available, His books spoke volumes.
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 17:35:42 (EST)
I never knew him personally, but by reading his books I learned of him. Farrar helped me, through his words, find the path of light and love. I learned of the Goddess and her wisdom and I found my inner light and let it shine.
Stewart, wherever you are, may you be blessed in your next life, for you have blessed those whom you have touched in this one.
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 16:13:41 (EST)
Thankyou for showing me the right path. I sat and read your books in my warm lounge while the snow was thick outside in the winter of 1994 and | found the goddess and I found what I had been searching for all my life.
peace and love
One New Pagans Thoughts
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 14:55:36 (EST)
Being new to the pagan community, only 3 years, Stewart Farrar was one of the people who brought me here. It seems all of the people who have paved the way for us that are new are Passing on. Behind them they leave their mark that will live on through the new generation. Stewart I am sure will be missed by many but his works and his words will live forever.
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 13:38:30 (EST)
I found this strangers picture posted on Avatar. I am not going to tell you a story about a man that I knew. The fact is, I don't even know this person. But I will tell you what I see and feel. When I first glanced across his picture I see just a man in a picture. A man sitting in an office with white hair with quite a bit of age to him. By the expression on his face he doesn't seem sad, like its the last day of his life, or angry, ready to kill a person for doing something wrong aginst him. I see a calm man having a good time. It looks like he is at work, because of the file cabinets behind him. From the little I see of the book on top of the cabinet I am assuming those are educational books. Wise with knowledge and age. If he is getting his picture taken, someone must have cared enough to take it in the first place. Also someone has posted that same picture on the web for people to see. By reading the passage under the picture, this man has made a name for hiself. Books he wrote and were acknowledged by several people. Now, what do I see? I see a man with caring friends, a nice job, a religious direction in life, with knowledge to boot. Could a person ask for more in life? Maybe yes or maybe no. To each his own. But I will tell you what I feel just looking at him. When I see this mans face and a date underneth his picture I get this deep saddness feeling in my heart, knowing that his journey of this life time has ended. I think of a great sorrow for his friends and family. I get a burning sensation that I just lost my best friend or my brother. A piece of me has left with this person knowing that I wouldn't have a chance to meet him. (Any time soon.) But the only way that I can try to meet him is by reading his books. No, I am not advertising for him or anything of the sort. It gives me another reason to try and read more. I don't read books unless I have to. But if it takes the passing of a person to get me to read another book, so be it. But looking back once again. It was his time and he will be going to another place of comfort and someday I might run into him again. Not as this old man with his picture on the web, but as a young vibrant child playing with his friends at the playground having fun, or the one child that I am screaming at to stop throwing snow balls at his brother. You never know who he could be in the next life. But it will make you think again, about that stranger.
Ryan H. Burns " Olrik "
Liverpool, New York
In Honor of the Man
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 08:43:41 (EST)
I express myself best in poetry, so I wrote this....
a man I never knew
a teacher I never chanced to meet
a smith of words
to change the face
of countless souls
a distant stranger
a timeless friend unknown
a witch of wonder
and gentle touch
to tenderly embrace
scarce the comfort
words can provide for those
who stay behind
circle round the world
in weakened hearts
hands enjoined, hearts entwined
to sing in harmony
to dance round this circle
to celebrate his gifts
and pause in memory
Natalie J. Case
El Paso, Texas
The Withches God
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 08:06:46 (EST)
I have just begun delving into the two companion books, THE WITCHES GOD/"GODDESS and they are already invaluable for my study of the craft. I love the way they are written and presented. Thank you, Stewart for the work you and your beloved, Janet have done to contribute to our community.
We will miss you, here on this plane and know you are in good company where you are, now.
Blessings of light and joy be yours and to your Janet.
San Francisco, CA
Expression of gratitude
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 03:52:28 (EST)
I just wanted to say thank you to Stewart and Janet for their contributions to the Global community. I was a witch without really knowing it for many years. The Witches Bible was the first book i read about the craft. I bought it last summer, and though i do not follow the gardnerian path, I still find the book priceless. It was a wonderful introduction for me. The book is real, straight foreward and without the transparency i have found in so many books since.
I cannot express how deeply his passing has affected me. I hope he knows how many people truly love him that he has never met, As im sure Janet must know how much energy is reaching out to her from people all over the world.
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