It is with tremendous sadness and love that we share the passing of
many whom we love and known over the years.
7 June 1974
27 April 2013
This past weekend we lost one of our own, it is with a very sad heart that we have to inform every one of the passing of Cheri de Borba Ellis. She was the happiest person I knew always smiling and seeking to help others find inner healing. A light worker and Reiki Master she brought healing to many people and to those who know her personally brought many a smiles and laughter to their lives. She is a presence of light and love and she will be missed surely.
For those who would like to attend the services and are in the area, here is the information
Services for Cheri de Borba will be held at Rocco & Son Funeral Home in Everett, Friday 3 May from 4 -8pm a prayer service will be held at 7:30 pm in the Funeral Home.
An Ordained Reverend under Our Lord and Lady of the Trinacrian Rose Church in Salem, MA and a respecter of all paths and religions, Cheri you will be missed so very much.
Russell Means (1939 – 2012):
Activist, author, and actor Russell Means, an Oglala Sioux who participated in the famous 1964 Alcatraz occupation, and would go on to become a prominent leader within the American Indian Movement (AIM) passed away on Monday from cancer. Means was a spokesman for, and involved with the occupation of, Wounded Knee and from that period of activism he would go on to run for political office, work with the United Nations, and involve himself in American Indian and indigenous issues. The Indian Country Today Media Network has a article up highlighting his many accomplishments, while the New York Times calls hims the best-known Indian since Sitting Bull or Crazy Horse.
“[Means] styled himself a throwback to ancestors who resisted the westward expansion of the American frontier. With theatrical protests that brought national attention to poverty and discrimination suffered by his people, he became arguably the nation’s best-known Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.”
Throughout his life Means was an ardent critic of the “cultural genocide being waged by Europeans against American Indian peoples today,” and embraced the religion and spirituality of his people. You can read more remembrances and tributes, here.
David Godwin (19xx – 2012):
Author and magician Donald Michael Kraig shares that news that David Godwin, “a longtime student of the cabala, occult lore, and magick,” and author of the influential “Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to Cabalistic Magic,” passed away on October 16th. According to Kraig, Godwin performed “two massive services” for the occult community: indexing Israel Regardie’s “The Golden Dawn”, and the publication of his aforementioned Cabalistic encyclopedia.
“Following Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia there came a flood of occult books that expanded on what went before and even pointed in new directions. I can’t think of any that pointed back to David’s book, saying, “without GCE what I’m presenting wouldn’t be here.” This wasn’t done out of spite, but out of a lack of recognition of not just the content of David’s book, but of the disruptive nature of the book for all of occultism. And that disruption has changed us all in positive ways.”
In addition to his encyclopedia and indexing work, Godwin was on FATE magazine’s editorial staff for more than a decade, edited books on the supernatural, and wrote a history of Greek magic. To again quote Kraig: “In the later part of his life, David became deeply involved in Freemasonry. So may the Great Architect of the Universe watch over you and guide you to rest and recuperation before we are lucky enough to experience your essence once again.”
Richard Ravish Alexanderian HP and Elder
26 Dec 1952 - 15 Sept 2012
Death of a Career Occultist and High Priest of Salem
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
On September 15, 2012 e.v. at home on the day of Saturn during the dark of the Moon at 9:05 am, Reverend High Priest Richard Ravish (59) also known as Magister Azaradel of Salem, Massachusetts breathed his last, passed into Spirit and became his body of light. First initiated into the Wiccan priesthood in 1970 e.v., and then welcomed as an Elder into an Alexandrian & Hereditary lineaged 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, Maxine Sanders.
As an ordained minister and Magus of The Temple of Nine Wells - ATC, a public Wiccan congregation in Salem, Richard wrote and lead open circles for each of the Eight Sabbats of the Witches Wheel for over 20 years. He was the High Priest of the Coven of Akhelarre, and served as the Grand Master of his Kentish Witchcraft Line in America, training and initiating suitable students and chartering covens of the Wicca.
In addition to being an active Freemason,a Rosicrucian, a Hermetic Initiate, Heirophant of the Strength of Hadit ( his private Enochian temple ) and a Thelemic Magician, of 45+ years of active study and practice, Richard attained the grade of Adeptus Major in the Thelemic Golden Dawn before parting ways with its founder. Within the past eight years Richard became a member of Ordo Templi Orientis and a novitiate priest in the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholicae.
As founder and co-owner of White Light Pentacles/Sacred Spirit Products Inc. and proprietor of his store, Nu Aeon, Richard earned his livelihood designing and providing the tools of Witchcraft and Alternative Spirituality both retail and wholesale to stores and individual practitioners worldwide. His most powerful mystical vision came into physical manifestation as curator of his newly opened Gallery of Stellar Art, Light and Magick which he named THE COSMIC CONNECTION, a Temple of Stars, where the Sea meets the Sky, 88 Constellations at 88 Wharf Street. He designed THE COSMIC CONNECTION to be a spiritual condenser of the Astral Light and a finely tuned ritual instrument for those who are ready to believe in and work with Gods and Goddesses, Angels and Higher Spiritual Realities.
Richard Ravish is survived by his wife of 31 years, Reverend High Priestess Amy "Gypsy" Ravish, his daughter Asherah Aphrodite Ravish and step daughter Kitoto Von Hebb, his sister Sandra McCandless, cousins, nieces and his familiar, Cosmo Skyrocket Ravish. He will be sorely missed by many as he travels beyond the veils to the starry realms of angels. The highest are of us. Love is the law, love under will.
Rev. Edward Perruzzi, HP
Born: 28 Decenber 1952 -- Passed: 17 January 2012
A viewing is Scheduled for, Sunday the 22nd of January 2012 at Murphys funeral Home 85 Federal Street, Salem Mass from 4-8 pm. The location of the Mass is not yet confirmed.
It is with a sadden heart that I regret to inform you all that today we lost a great soul, man and dear friend as well as a Reverend of Our Lord and Lady of the Trinacrian Rose Church, Edward Perruzzi.
Eddie was a successful hair dresser and hair colour specialist with his own business in Newton, MA. Those who have been around Salem for any length of time will remember Ed as co-owner of the "Bella...donna Herbals" shop which operated behind Crow Haven Corner for a number of years back in the 90s.
He passed away after being rushed to the hospital due to chest pains and it was later in the hospital he left this realm and returned home. Eddie passed of a heart attack. He returned home in the hour of 2 pm on the 17th of January 2012.
Edward "Eddie" Perruzzi is survived by his Mother (Evelyn Perruzzi) and a Sister and Brother in Law ( Jan and Jon Korpusik), his partner Guilherme "Gee" Silva, and two Sons; George and Jay Perruzzi.
Eddie was a wonderful person, always happy and willing to do anything for anyone, he will be missed by many people. Eddie was a man of a great soul and was one that anyone was lucky to know.
Born: 18 February 1958 - Died: 9 January 2012
During the hour of the Moon at 20:12 pm, Thomas Hicks returned home carried on the wings of Raphael. Tommy was a person who did anything for anyone and especially his sister, he is/was a bright light and was a beautiful soul. He was a man who anyone would have been have been and was an honour to have as a friend.
May the wings of Raphael carry Tommy home this day may his Spirit forever be seen in the light of all our hearts in whose lives he shared his love with, may his family be given comfort in this time of greiving and may her forever shine above for all to see. We love you Tommy Hicks, may you shine in your works with Raphael up in the Heavens.
Annamarie Pasqueriello Lombardi
On 11 Nov 2011 Annamarie Pasqueriello Lombardi passed into the land of Light, greeted by her beloved husband Rudolph Michael Lombardi and now watches over her dear children blessed upon this Earth to do all things good, as taught to them by those parents. Surviving Annamarie Pasqueriello Lombardi are her daughter's Karen Lombardi, Lisa Lombardi, Michael and Richard Lombardi. Light a candle for the amazing spirit that has returned home may you be blessed always.
Lord Merlin (David John White)
Born ?? England - Died Sept. 23, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Lord Merlin, aka David John White, was the elder high priest of the Ravenwood tradition for almost three decades and he died over a week ago, on Mabon. He led an extraordinary life, much like his wife Lady Sintana, and he died a year and a week after she passed from us. He was there by the Lady to bless the founding of my coven, and when I’m initiated this Saturday he will be a part of my lineage, my spiritual grandfather. Though I never met him, his passing fills me with sadness, and more than a little anger. Read More...
Carmen Vélez Aquino
Born 3 March 1914
Passed 26 March 2011
Wife to three husbands’, mother to her nephew Luis Vélez a woman who was there for her family and was one who accepted people for who they were, and not what they believed in, she saw the good in all people and was a genuine person. She lived a long life one of love and family, she had no children and left behind her younger sister Lydia and her daughter Lydia Ester and brother Gilberto and his two sons along with son/nephew Luis Vélez and his wife Darci. She was a woman of great faith and had an open mind to all things within the realms.
She was buried on the 4 of April 2011 and now lies with her husband Jose Joaquin Vélez Traverso in Bayamon, PR.
Olga Chester Schulenberg
2010 December, Rev. Lillee Aillee lost her Mother unexpectedly, her name is Olga Chester Schulenberg may she return home amoungst her family and loved ones and may we always remember the Light in which she brought to her and her family. Lillee our thoughts, prayers and love are with you always.
Temple of Diana
John Bruno Hare
8 July 1955 - 27 April 2010
Founder of Sacred.texts.com
John Bruno Hare (JBH or Bruno), the founder and architect of ISTA (Internet Sacred Text Archive) passed away on April 27, 2010 after a four-year battle with Melanoma. JBH’s life mission was to keep the archive free and available worldwide, forever, and ISTA is his legacy. Bruno’s efforts placed this website, sacred-texts.com, among the top 10,000 read websites in the United States, and among the top 20,000 read websites of the entire Internet. He dedicated ISTA to religious tolerance and scholarship, calling it a “quiet place in cyberspace."