I want to say hail and farewell to a wonderful man and Craft brother.
Alexei Kondratiev (1949-2010) died on May 27th. He was a wonderful man and Craft elder. Author of “The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual”, and linguist. Alexei invested much time and energy into Celtic knowledge, culture and language, with his contributions impacting Pagans throughout the world.
I loved to hear him talk and share his observations. I wish I’d known him more deeply and am saddened for the loss his friends and family must feel.
I bid you hail and farewell. Hail to thee, blessed be.