We were saddened to learn of the passing of one of our members, Robert Byrd. Robert passed just after the holidays due to a heart condition. Bob was kind enough to play music for our 40th wedding anniversary when we renewed our vows at Lori's. We wish him well on his eternal journey.
We honor and remember Gloria Popp, grandmother to our sister Diana St. Croix, who passed into the Sumerland on January 20 Born: Sept 23, 1928 - Passed Over: Jan 20, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her husband Walter, and is survived by many family including many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our thanks to family friend Rev. Jacquie Aloise who has been helpful during this transition period.
It was on January 17, two years ago that our dear friend Rev. Ed Peruzzi passed over into the Sumerland unexpectedly. We remember his soul, his life, his wit, and well-spoken nature, and hope that he will soon be reborn into his people once again. We miss you Eddie. Please keep Ed and his family in your prayers and kind thoughts
We take a moment at this time to remember Fredrick Howcroft, a member of the family of Rev. Janet Howcroft of our church. Fredrick was a cousin who, at age 68, passed into the Light. He was a Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his loving wife Dina and his children. Our condolences are extended to the Howcroft family as they adjust to his passing.
We hare in the grief of the City of Boston at the passing of former Mayor Thomas Menino. The mayor was known to be a champion of the people and of diversity. His departure from this life, even though he had stepped down from his office will leave a void in the hearts of many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
On Friday October 31, 2014, 6 pm Pacific Time, Pierre Claveloux 'Pete Pathfinder' Davis was taken across the veil. He was surrounded by loved ones, and went peacefully in his bed. On our most holy day, when the barrier between the Worlds was at its thinnest, and on the 35th anniversary of the founding of his life’s work, The Aquarian Tabernacle Church; Grandmother Hekate, Patron Goddess of the ATC Order came across and brought home with her one of her most devoted sons.
Founder of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Panegyria Magazine, Spiral Scouts, The Pagan Information Network, and Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary, Pete's contribution to Wicca, and Pagan rights can never be overstated. From prison ministries, to Veterans rights, and his ability to standardize our faith through the Government, Pete's legacy, and the freedoms enjoyed from his actions will be felt throughout the duration of Wicca on Earth.
Pete Pathfinder: Born on Ostara, 1937. Crossed into the Summerlands on Samhain, 2014.
Please hold your phone calls to ATC or the family until Nov. 2nd and give the family and church time to grieve. If you would like to post your condolences for the time being, please do so here.
UPDATE: - Jim has passed. Our prayers are with his partner and family
Lori is asking that you share the following with people you know and who may be willing to assist.
Jim has been a figure in the Salem/North Shore LGBT community for many years and at this time the family is in need of your help.
Jim has had one major operation on his right leg to remove several tumors. These tumors metastasized into his lungs. Outlook is only a few months.
The family is asking for support and donations to help pay for existing medical bills and especially for Funeral costs. For the last several months everybody on their Facebook page has been informed on what's going on and now this additional outreach has become necessary.
So please find it in your hearts to love and support Jimmy. Thank you very much.
A page has been set up at the GoFundMe web site for donations. While they are near their goal, I'd expect the actual need to be higher.
There are no words to describe the loss of this respected leader and author. Here is the obituary from the NY Times. She will truly be missed.
We were very saddened to learn of the passing of one of our clergy, Rev. John Allee, beloved life partner of Rev. Lillee Allee. John had been battling an illness for a long time and he finally succumbed. We share in Lillee's loss and pray that he will find peace in the afterlife.
We mourn the loss of Morning Glory Zell, beloved life partner of Overon Zell and a founder of the Church of All Worlds, after a period of illness.
May she rest comfortably in the afterlife and be reborn amongst our people again.
We mourn the loss of one of our sisters, Rev. Anderson Lynn Mar (Dark Sky) who was lost in a tragic accidental fire in March.
Anderson was a well-known figure in the Boston music scene and the city’s underground and goth circles. She was 41. Mar suffered critical injuries from a March 24 fire at a Fall River apartment. After 4 days in the hospital, her family made the difficult decision to withdraw life support. She never regained consciousness. The fire was apparently an accident, and caused by candles that ignited a couch at a friend's apartment.
Mar was an instructor at the Boston School of Rock and founder of Dark Sky Productions, a live music and nightlife booking agency that specialized in goth, punk, and underground music. She was also the singer of goth band Sans Nomenclature, whose next gig was to have been Friday, April 11 at the Cantab Lounge’s “Club Bohemia” in Cambridge. It would have been Mar’s 42nd birthday.
A graduate of the University of Maine, Anderson Lynne Mar had been involved in various aspects of the music industry since 1993, as a promoter, producer, performer, radio broadcaster, nightclub DJ, and festival organizer.
Born: July 18, 1918 at Mvezo, South Africa
Died: December 5, 2013 after a long illness.
We remember honor Mr. Mandela's life and vision for equality for all. He was truly a visionary of the light.
We extend our condolences to his family on their loss and hope that his message of equality for all continues.
We are asking all of our friends and supporters to send energy to find the person responsible for the terrible torture of "Puppy Doe" who was brutally beaten and left for dead, to the point he had to be euthanized.
If this person is willing to harm an innocent animal to this extent, they will be willing to harm an innocent child as well. This may be the first sign of a serial killer.
- Lori Bruno
- Mary K.
We ask the community for their healing energies and good thoughts for Rob Grillo, a maker of fine craft products, who we just learned has been involved in a serious auto accident.
This year's Fall Equinox observation will include a canned and packaged food drive which will be donated to a local charity in Salem. The collection will be made in honor of the late Leo Martello, Ed Peruzzi, and Richard Ravish.
We remember the losses and shock of 9-11 this date on its 12th anniversary and pray and wish that something like this never happens again to anyone in our world. Peace.
We were highly pleased to hear of Pope Francis' comments on members of the gay community in the priesthood. While not as far as we would have liked to hear, it is a small step in the right direction. Clearly some will not be welcoming of these comments but we must recognize that this is the first such step in this direction to be so publicly made by someone at the pinnacle of authority in the RC church.
We pray for the Pope's continued safety and well-being, and continued progress with our modern world.
You need to start someplace, right?
This week marks the 13th anniversary of passing of Dr. Leo Louis Martello into the after life. It seems like it was just a short time ago.
We remember Leo at this time as we reflect on the recent US Supreme Court ruling regarding the Defense of Marriage act and the ability of many more gay couples to legally wed. Leo was a champion of the rights of individuals as well as gay rights in his day, so it is appropriate that this anniversary, and these current events seem to mesh.
It is with deep regret that we announce the untimely passing of Jeffrey Justice, a long time psychic who was known to the Salem community. Additional details were not available at this posting.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones at this troubling time.