In Loving Memory

When we think of a memorial, many of us immediately connect the word with an ending, loss, death, or pain. It is also a ceremony or monument to commemorate a person or event; the word memorial comes from memory. In this case, memories that are shared, dear memories of people, places, and events. As a group, the Silver Moon Crow Coven has shared more than two decades of gatherings, laughter, tears of joy, and tears of loss. We have grown in number, we have shrunk. We have been spread across the country and we have changed. Loss is the most profound change, but it is as all crossroads are, a Beginning.

An important part of the process of dealing with any big change, more so the death of a loved one is honoring memories in a special way. Doing so can help bring closure to close friends and family members and can highlight aspects of a person’s life that others might not have known about.

As a group, we have overseen as well as participated in public rituals throughout Salt Lake City and Tooele Utah, but most memorable of our gatherings were at our Nemeton, where we would gather at a site we called “Tuckers” about an hour up the mountain from the Tucker Rest Area near Spanish Fork. Or at Clover Springs campgrounds in Tooele County just on the opposite side of the mountain from Dugway Proving Grounds. These places as well as the people we would gather with will forever be an immortal part of our memories.

Though nothing is as strong in our memory as those whom we may no longer stand in Circle with. Some have moved on in their path, others however have begun an entirely new aspect in their spiritual Journey, individuals that we may only commune with when the veil is thin.

GreyHawk – A founding member of the Silver Moon Crow Coven, remembered lovingly for his many strengths. Both as a man and as a priest of the old ways. We know that his guardian force will always be with us, even though his physical form is gone.

Brackenwolf – Part of the original study group from 1996 which became the Silver Moon Crow Coven in spring of 1997, and yet one of the last to cross the threshold of Initiation. Brackenwolf came to his path just after parting ways with the Air Force in the early 1970s and while he practiced alone, he loved the Pagan community and thrived at the open rituals or festivals that were a part of Summer. Saddened as we are following his departure from this realm, we know that great things awaited him in the Summerland and are proud to count him among our lineage and Ancestors.

Macha – A founding member of the Silver Moon Crow Coven, she delighted in the wild and weedy, loved to enchant meals and look for signs in the world around her. With experience as our High Priestess, and Seer within an OBOD Druid Grove. We mourn her passing, taking comfort that she will be welcomed among those who passed before her.