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“Battle Hymn of the Brave” for Donna Darkwolf Vos - South African Pagan and Wiccan Arch-Priestess.
TianWen-1 Launch Overture. 23 07 2020 - by special courtesy: China National Space Agency -
国家航天局. Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site. Hainan, China.
Be Warned: She starts as just a whisper...sper...per... And gets LOUD!
You can hear the rapid pace of The Wolf running in the snow... Unstoppable... Relentless... Chasing down her prey...
She Absolutely Will NOT STOP... And YOU! Are That Prey... RUN!
- 24 02 1962 > 07 07 2017 -
Take Special Note of the Three Sevens
The UNSTOPPABLE Spirit
There is no lament for The Fallen Warrior.
Only a desire to be as Wise and Bold of Spirit
No Living Thing can Seek the Light for Ever.
Not Find It. And Not Be Changed.
The Donna Darkwolf found The Light.
And where she did not find it – she made the Light.
And Changed It. BY the Sheer FORCE OF HER WILL.
Bringing Light into the many lives, minds and hearts of those she touched.
William Jennings Bryan said:
"Destiny is not a matter of chance... It is a matter of choice".
Memories are designed to fade... Many things fade from memory.
The one lasting element that never fades ? Is greatness.
That Monument of the Mind. And your only shot at immortality.
That those that follow, Remember!
There is no sadness in the death of a Warrior.
Only a desire to burn as brightly.
Donna Darkwolf enriched the spiritual life of all those that came into contact with her. All those she taught...
(And all those who bore the brunt of her occasional fury).
There is no lament for the fallen Warrior, because the Warrior knows the end for what it will be.
Truth! Either way.
This is a Story of Songs. And of Sacred Places.
This is the Story of a Hero. A Tale of Victory!
You pick up your spear, and your shield and get into the battle.
And you either return victorious, or upon your shield.
What else is there?
When one proceeds into the battle, there is only one motto:
"You WILL DO! or You will DIE TRYING! In Battle!"
Get out there and SHINE!"
And The Donna Darkwolf shines... Steps into Harms Way. Sword drawn. Unstoppable - Against the dark.
The SKY CALLS...
To HONOUR the memory of
Wiccan Arch-Priestess, The Donna Darkwolf, on behalf of the
Wiccan/Pagan organization: Circle of the African Moon, her multitude of
colleagues and associates, her many friends and her acolytes and students.
To PROVIDE hope to those who seek an end-of-life choice to exit this realm by means of suicide;
"Be mindful! That there is NO Courage without Fear!
Fear will pass above and below you.
Around, and through you.
And, in the end, all that will be left
To OFFER a beacon of resolution for the choice of suicide.
Suicide is an internal choice. It has no connection to other people.
What other people may think? That is for them, and not a concern for you.
You HAVE TO LIVE TO YOUR STANDARD, in the choice of suicide, as an exit strategy.
This website is an enduring testimony to the spirit and mindfulness, of The Donna Darkwolf in her last days.
Resolute. Determined. Courageous.
Happy, and at Peace with her Soul.
The best and only thing I can offer about my Shiny Wife's choices?
She is Unique. In Military parlance, describing Valour?
That quality is referred to as: "FOR VALOUR. MOST UNCOMMON".
Soldiers win medals for THIS!
Donna was comfortable: With enough money to live well. With her mental and physical functions intact.
Yet, with the knowledge they were declining.
With the capacity to recognize that she was not going to wait for the "inevitable end", when she could no longer exercise her WILL.
"Better to draw the curtain on the final play, ones self", she said,
"Than leave it to the hands of the short-sighted, grieving, greedy, unprepared, unknowing and unloving."
"If you were loosing your mental and physical capabilities, and the path was leading to a
frail care facility where you would eventually forget your own name,
and other people would be wiping your arse for you - Would YOU CALL THAT LIVING?"
"Or, would you rather die with dignity at a time and place, of your own choosing?"
"When soldiers go to war, to fight in great battles, no one calls their actions 'suicide' ".
This is no different. Donna Darkwolf set off to fight a great battle. And won!
"Better to die trying, In Battle - than as a wretched hospital statistic!"
One day, my Shiny Wife, Donna Darkwolf, picked up her spear and her shield,
and set out on her epic Voyage, across the Undiscovered Country.
THIS is her magnificent journey to Freedom!
UN-STOPPABLE - My Only Love and Beautiful Friend
JUST REMEMBER... A MAP! - IS NOT THE TERRAIN!
She wrote: "Anything, everything, little or big - becomes an adventure when you are sharing it with the right person.
"Fortune has smiled upon me. I have my own Soldier to protect and hold me.
A battle-scarred Soldier. A single, lone Soldier".
"He answers to me... And Only to Me. He is the only one who fulfils My Destiny".
"Understand: in terms of soldiering, NOTHING is simple.
These are merely descriptive terms... to describe a single component, of a MISSION".
"You are NOT on a mission... You ARE THE MISSION!
Gear Up! Look PRETTY! It IS a Fine Day for VICTORY!"
"A Dark Wolf and a Wolf with a Silver Tongue:
"Make us a course out of here, my Dear Minion!
WE ARE the Angels.... Everywhere. For One Thousand Yards....
Make It So!
GET ON THE READY LINE!
Ts time to die!
Pick Up Your Spear. Battle is upon us!"
GET OUT THERE - AND SHINE!
Donna wrote me:
"I know I will not un-honored rest
The symbol of Time shall not reap
My still heart from my torn breast
While the myriad millions sleep
For I have you - My Soldier
Who will my Own Heart Keep
I am called Franco
I am the Keeper of Donna Darkwolf's Heart
I am Soldier
I Serve All My Days - In the service of my Priestess
My Shiny Wife
The Donna Darkwolf
MINE is The Honour!
16 July 2017
I created this in in 1987. I "found" Donna Darkwolf in 2007.
Only after Donna did I understand, what I meant
The Donna Darkwolf found The Light.
And where she did not find it – she MADE the Light.
And Changed It. BY the Sheer FORCE OF HER WILL.
And sometimes in the country. Only occasionally in the city, and then it must be beautiful...
My final message as I prepare to make my voyage into the vast Undiscovered Country
I loved, and was loved - Wisely and Well... A Life most fully lived. Could I have wished for more than this?
If you dine out, find places that are comfortable, and that make you feel at home...
I finally took the leap, to go and explore the world of Me, haven't travelled this much in so long...
- and smile. It is better to forget me, than to remember me and cry..."
Read: South African Pagans remember Donna Darkwolf on "The Wild Hunt" - Pagan News & Commentary website. Written by Damon Leff, it is based on his interviews with several of Donna's friends, colleagues and associates. It provides a rare glimpse into the way Donna touched the lives of so many people.
(Left: A decal I had made,
to put of the case that contains our pair
of fluted wine glasses Donna had bought us, for Christmas.
It describes a certain aspect of the Donna Darkwolf in JUST five words!
"Underestimate" at your own peril.
Which sends Donna into peals of laughter every time she takes the glasses out of their case, on Saturdays or special occassions...
I was fortunate enough to only rarely have been the target of her Weapon of Voice -
which can strip paint from walls at 50 meters, or cause mobile phones to either melt, OR explode!
Donna Darkwolf Vos - South African Pagan and Wiccan Arch-Priestess. Author
of "Dancing Under an African Moon - Paganism and Wicca in South Africa".
Elected as first President of the Pagan Federation of South Africa from
1996 to 2001, Donna Darkwolf was the first Pagan Arch-Priestess of the
Aquarian Tabernacle Church of South Africa. She was also one of the most
prominent Pagan and Wiccan leaders in South Africa.
Donna Darkwolf is also a Traditional Medical Practitioner registered with the Traditional Medical Practitioners, Herbalists and Spiritual Healers Association.
She holds a Masters Degree in Theology from the University of South Africa - UNISA, a Biblical Diploma from the Bible Institute of South Africa - in Kalk Bay, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies from the University of Cape Town.
A published author; books, papers & magazine and journal articles, Donna Darkwolf was often a keynote speaker and participant at many conferences in America, England and South Africa.
As a Wiccan Arch-Priestess and founder of the Circle of the African Moon, and founder of the Academy of Magick - she is a Pioneer, media personality, teacher, lecturer and religious counsellor.
See: Other Media Links about Donna Darkwolf Vos.