Marion Weinstein 1939-2009
It was 1978 when Positive Magic: Occult Self-Help was written by Marion Weinstein. What she brought to the pagan table was a sweet, personal book of shadows that showed the world that a witch could live gently as a witch within society, practicing her magic in an everyday fashion.
By using the word “positive,” she helped to bend and change the paradigm of how others outside this pagan theology would view us. Like me, she worked to bring the Craft out of the shadows and into the light of a new era.
The book is a classic, and so was Marion.
I count seven books to Marion’s credits. That’s a goodly amount of work to document this wonderful woman’s life.
Those who knew or experienced Marion Weinstein were always in for a treat. She had a background in stand-up comedy. I appreciate that.
Marion enjoyed a good amount of pagan celebrity within the witchcraft (Wiccan) community. She produced and hosted a radio show in New York for many years. Much of her celebrity was on the East Coast, but we West Coast witches knew of her too. She influenced us all.
She was born May 19, 1939. Marion passed away on July 1, 2009 at the age of 70. I’m almost 70. She was my generation. Her passing hits home in a very deep way.
Donna Henes, Mama Donna, of Brooklyn, NY is holding a memorial service for Marion Weinstein at the New York City Pagan Pride Festival. The New York City Pagan Pride Festival will be held Saturday, September 26th from 11 am-5pm at Battery Park in New York City. For more information on the memorial services, you can contact Donna Henes at 718-857-1343 or email her at email@example.com. (Thanks Paula Jean West, Pagan Travel Examiner, for that bit of information.)
I’m posting one of Marion’s videos for you. It’s a good way to remember her; to give her your attentions and your love. She has twenty-five videos for us up on YouTube.com. Twenty-five! I’d better get busy!
Deep blessings to you Marion Weinstein. Dear soul. Sweet sister in Goddess. Deep peace.