Sunday, October 26, 2014

To Honor the Dead and Thank You.....

"Holy Mother in you we live, move, and have our being. From you ALL things emerge and unto YOU all things return..."
 Tony Spurlock AKA Brian Dragon

On October 24th in the early morning hours I received a phone call informing me that one of my brothers in the Craft had passed. We knew it was coming and coming soon but the exact time eluded even those of us who see further through the mists than others.  My friend, Brian Dragon or Tony Spurlock, was an elder in my tradition of Witchcraft founder of the Draconian line of Feri and someone who was considered to be a phenomenal bard and poet. He was quite a character and someone who if you got to know him you would weave tales long into the night of old magics and forgotten Gods. His  passing left his widow with a large cremation bill and no money to pay it. So that very day I set up a GoFundMe account and I was astounded by what happened next.

You happened.
You rallied.
And together we raised the goal money in 4 hours.
Two thousand dollars in 4 HOURS!!!
In 24 hours we had raised almost two thousand five hundred.....

This is a phenomenal success. This is what it means to be in community and to help those in need. No matter who you are, how much you gave or what you personal feelings were towards my friend Dragon you came through and honored the dead. This truly is a Samhain gift. 

So I want to say THANK YOU on behalf of Dragon's wife Rhiannon and for the old man himself!!

Bless you all on this Samhain.
In light and in dark.

Maya Chalee Grey