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.