The interviews begin

After several months, and many long hours in front of a scanner, I’ve mostly completed copying Isaac’s files. It was a huge pile of paper, about thirty large boxes; apparently he never threw away anything he’d written or received. (It’s "mostly completed" because Phaedra still has some boxes of his unsorted papers in North Carolina.)


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A Biography of Isaac Bonewits

My name is Bill Seligman. I am writing a biography on the life of Isaac Bonewits. I intend to tell the story of his life; how he influenced the Neopagan, Druid, and Wiccan communities; and to include a generous share of "Isaac stories." It will be a biography, not a hagiography; I don't think he'd want his image to be polished (nor tarnished!) from anything other than what it was.



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My next blog post…

...will be a description of my biography project. If you know me or you've been reading my blog posts, you've seen all this stuff already. I'm starting a new phase of the research: contacting and interviewing people who were important in Isaac's life. I want to be able to give them a link to a page that describes…

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Protected: Sometimes it’s hard

It was a rough scanning session tonight. The only way I could get through it was to fantasize that, somehow, doing all of this was going to get me laid. I'm usually not that crude. But scanning is usually not this difficult. Isaac, Isaac, Isaac... why did you have to print out so much stuff on fan-fold…

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Moments of Isaac

I've working on a biography of Isaac Bonewits. As a writer, Isaac apparently never threw away any piece of paper with his own writing on it, nor any correspondence he received. I'm going through boxes of his files, scanning what I can, before shipping the files to the archives of the University of California at Santa Barbara.Some…

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Isaac’s influence – a query

My name is William Seligman. I'm working on a biography of Isaac Bonewits and I could use your help. I've often read that Isaac was an important influence on the Neopagan, Druid, and Wiccan communities. I agree with that statement, but exactly how did he affect them?In pursuit of that answer, I ask those who were influenced…

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