Judy Harrow 1945 – 2014

Judy was a force of Nature; a whirlwind of writing, a bonfire of creativity, a cool river of compassion, and a beehive of activity. Many people are creative, some people are practical, Judy had a foot in both the worlds of Spirit and Matter. Her ideas were well researched and considered, but she was also able to organize and plan the practical details to “Earth” them. Like a Pharaoh, she wore the double – crown, her’s of competency as well as creativity. Her passion was for Equality, an ideal she pursued in all walks of her life. In a world where each individual is born unique, with certain skills and in different social circumstances, she fought for equal access and treatment of all. Even when it was impractical, she would fight the good fight, compromising only with regret. For half a century our overall Community and Paganism in America benefited from her organizational skills. The skilled Practioners who mastered her unique brand of Gardnarian Wicca have become Leaders in their own Rite, and have continued the tradition of handing down “the blessing, the bloodline, the barakas” to new Generations of Witches. Her classes on Leadership provided all day, intensive training to the Leaders of Tomorrow. Her impact on the Future is assured in her writings, her theories, and those who carry a little piece of Judy’s LIGHT into their Spiritual practice. Her Spirit suffuses the Air we breathe now, her Teachings illuminate our Creative Fire, the structure of the Proteus lineage stands strong, and if we cry, we cry for our loss, and Judy lives in those tears.

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to harvest; A time to hurt, and a time to heal; a time to break, and a time to build; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; These are the times of our Lives, a celebration of all Judy accomplished before she had to say Goodbye. She is with The Mother now, one with the Ancient Ones. May the Peace of the Goddess go in our hearts. May She lift up Her face to smile upon us, and grant us Peace. May She look down upon all the good we do, bless our tears as well as our laughter. And may Judy’s life inspire us to challenge ourselves to become the best we can be. Amen, and Blessed Be.

By Chuck 2.0 Furnace at her Celebration of Life, Columbia Faculty Houss, NYC 6/28/2014

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