He passed into the afterlife on the morning of September 15, 2012
Richard had been in a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
First initiated into the Wiccan priesthood in 1970 e.v., and then welcomed as an Elder into an Alexandrian & Hereditary lineage family in Kent England in 1986 e.v., Richard was one of the original "Witches of Salem". Alex Sanders also was kind enough to contribute guidance and training to him, both in St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex and in correspondence, and more recently, also Maxine Sanders.
He also held degrees in other Craft traditions, magickal disciplines, and was an accomplished Ceremonial Magickian. He had recently been awarded clergy status in the Trinacrian Rose tradition for his work in the pagan community.
He was the co-founder of White Light Pentacles/Sacred Spirit Products, a well-established distributor of pagan products, and NuAeon, a retail store and web-outlet on Salem’s Pickering Wharf waterfront.
In 2001, he and his wife Gypsy Ravish took over the operation of the Temple of Nine Wells (TNW), one of Salem’s first witch church organizations, founded in the early 90s with others. TNW is currently an affiliate chapter of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church.
He is survived by his wife, renowned pagan singer and musician, Gypsy Ravish, and his children and step-children.