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With great solemnity I present my annual Litany of the Dead for the year 2018. Listed here are those members of the Pagan Community who have crossed from their Earthly existence in this year, as well as people who have made a significant impact (for good or for ill) upon the Pagan Community. I provide this list as an act of reverence for the honored dead, and the Gods of the Dead whom I personally honor as well as an act of service to my community in hopes that this list will prove useful to you.

Please use the comments section below if you would like to make suggestions for additions to this list. You may need to spell out links(write DOT COM, instead of .com, for example), as our security settings sometimes do not allow people to post links in the comments, but don't worry, I will be sure to transcribe it correctly. It should be noted that I compile the Litany of the Dead from November 1st of the previous year to October 31st of the current year, so this list covers 11/2017-10/2018.

Lois Bourne (Tanith) British witch, once High Priestess of the Bricket Wood coven and author, died in December.
Ursula K. Le Guin Author of the Earthsea series of novels, died January 22nd.
Andy Conn a member of the Bay Area (CA) Pagan community died February 2nd.
April Cotte a member of the Bay Area (CA) Pagan community, activist and mentor to girls, died January 25th during a Sweat ceremony.
Kathryn Ann Fernquist Hinds Writer, Poet and teacher, died January 30th. https://kathrynhinds.com/bio/
http://wildhunt.org/2018/02/writer-welsh-bardic-tradition-priestess-kathryn-hinds-passes.html
Isaac Herrera, a member of the Oklahoma Pagan Community died on January 9th.
Micheal J. Harner, author, researcher, Shaman, died February 3rd
Vanessa Goldman librariaLois Bourne (Tanith) British witch, once High Priestess of the Bricket Wood coven and author, died in December.
Ursula K. Le Guin Author of the Earthsea series of novels, died January 22nd.
Andy Conn a member of the Bay Area (CA) Pagan community died February 2nd.
April Cotte a member of the Bay Area (CA) Pagan community, activist and mentor to girls, died January 25th during a Sweat ceremony.
Kathryn Ann Fernquist Hinds Writer, Poet and teacher, died January 30th. https://kathrynhinds.com/bio/
http://wildhunt.org/2018/02/writer-welsh-bardic-tradition-priestess-kathryn-hinds-passes.html
Isaac Herrera, a member of the Oklahoma Pagan Community died on January 9th.
Micheal J. Harner, author, researcher, Shaman, died February 3rd
Vanessa Goldman librarian, actress, activist, teacher, member of Michigan's Coven of the Raven Moon died February 13th
Billy Graham - Unfortunately influential Christian Evangelical preacher
Sandy Artisfair Kucyk Circle Sanctuary Elder, died March 12
Jonathan Z. Smith religious historian and scholar, Died December 30th
Barbara Bush Former First Lady of the United States, died April 17, 2018
Carl Kasell NPR Radio Personality and Newscaster, died April 17, 2018
Kate Spade
Anthony Bourdain
Koko The signing gorilla died at the age of 46 on June 19, 2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/622160278/koko-the-gorilla-dies-redrew-the-lines-of-animal-human-communication
Siusaidh Ceanadach Author

Other Resources Online

http://wildhunt.org/2018/02/column-ancestors-of-hope-and-purpose-in-black-history.html
This article was posted in February of this year, Black History Month and it contains a beautiful ritual chant to honor the ancestors of African America, who struggled against inequality and ignorance to help to shape our country and culture for African Americans and all Americans. I share this, because I found it moving and I believe our African American ancestors deserve mention every month, not just Black History Month.

https://heavy.com/news/2018/02/florida-school-shooting-victims-photos-names-jaime-guttenberg-douglas-high/ This is a list of the people who died at the Stoneman-Douglass School shooting in Florida.

…. More to be added as the year goes on. Please use comments to make suggestions. Thanks!

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