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OK, Internet, let’s see what you can do. If you know how to reach any of the people listed below, would you please send me contact information or arrange and introduction?

In connection with my work on the biography of Isaac Bonewits, I’d like to get in touch with Ron Wright. He was an editor of Gnostica in the 1970s, and Isaac’s immediate superior. Carl Weschcke was kind enough to tell me that, four years ago, Ron Wright was the head of Big Mountain Publishing in Montana. But that web site is now defunct, and he may have moved. Addendum: He’s on Facebook, but I don’t know how often he checks his FB messages. If anyone has a more direct way to contact him, I’d like to know.

Can I get confirmation that Robert Larsen has passed away? He was Isaac’s roommate at Berkeley, and introduced Isaac to organized druidry. I’d’ve loved to have interviewed him, not only to get an idea of what Isaac was like in the late 60s, but what Berkeley was like.

I’d also like to get in touch with Robert C. Pennell. He and Isaac wrote fantasy novels in (I think) the 1970s. They were never published, but I have a couple of the manuscripts. Aside from asking him questions about Isaac, I’d like to get permission to potentially quote a section of their work in the biography. Addendum: He’s also on FB. Again, I don’t know how often he checks his messages, so any more direct contact information would be appreciated.

I’m sure I’ll have more requests, but let’s see how these work out.

In case it’s not clear: yes, please boost the signal!

PS: My thanks to Barbara Giacalone, whose superior detective skills helped locate Ron and Robert on FB.

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  1. shades_of_nyx

    Are you on the Amber & Jet Yahoo group?
    Lotsa “old timers” hang out there. I think they could find just about anyone if asked to.

    1. wgseligman

      My experiences with Craft-related mailing-list groups has not been good; I’m not a member of any of them.

      If you’re a member, please feel free to relay my requests. The shortened link for this blog post is http://bit.ly/kF2VYi

  2. seanthedruid

    I wrote a message about Robert Larson’s passing in another one of your entries. Of course, I can get you ahold of Stephen Abbott, Isaac and Robert’s roommate in Berkeley during the early RDNA years. I can also get you in contact with Tezra Reitan, one of Isaac’s many girlfriends during those years. I speak to them frequently. I also spoke to Isaac on many occassions, and he gave my son a tarot reading during his first year of life. I will miss him dearly. He was a good mentor and friend.

    Rev. Sean W Harbaugh
    ADF Priest and Arch-Druid in the RDNA

    1. wgseligman

      Oh! Yes, please, I’d like to speak with both of them. My thanks!

      Please spread the word through the ADF and RDNA that I’m interested in any tales of Isaac, both good and not-so-good. Isaac was a controversial figure in life; he’d not want me to be shy in his biography.

      I can be reached at bonewits.research of gmail.com.

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