William Seligman (wgseligman) wrote,
William Seligman
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Interview list

One of daunting tasks associated with researching the life of Isaac Bonewits for his biography is the number of people I want to interview. Here's the list as of 27-Apr-2012. It's an ever-increasing list; it seems that every time I speak with someone, they say "You know, you should also speak with..."

Folks I've already interviewed:

Charles Arnold
Gavin Bone
Michael "Doc" Bonewits
Phaedra Bonewits
Richard Bonewits
Larry Cornett
Ian Corrigan
Skip Ellison
Janet Farrar
Deborah Friedman
Daniel Hansen (formerly Rusty Elliot)
Anodea Judith
Deborah Lipp
Jeff Mach
Bobby Pennell
Paula Sangeleer
Selene Kumin Vega
Carl Weschcke
Ron Wright
Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart
Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

... and short interviews at gatherings

In the case of Phaedra Bonewits and Deborah Lipp, the past tense "interviewed" is a misnomer. They are both under the category of "ongoing resources." Also, for more than half the people listed above, I've come up with additional questions for follow-up interviews. (Each time I thought I'd interviewed Selene Vega for the last time, I discover another question to ask.)

These are the people I plan to interview. For some there are comments in brackets [like this]; these are my notes to remind me why I want to interview them.

Stephen Abbott
John Adelmann - early ADF, first elected Archdruid
Margot Adler
Ruthann Amarteifio [Phaedra]
Simone Arras
Melissa Banbury
Dana Beard
Shenain Bell - early ADF
Janet Berres [Phaedra]
Jeannette Bonewits
Linda von Braskatt-Crowe (Kitty) [OTO]
Betty Carpenter (Elspeth) - early ADF
Philip Carr-Gomm
Jennifer Carroll
Joan Carruth
Grey Cat
Sharon Devlin
Karen Doureghty - early ADF
Arlynde d'Loughlan
Sally Eaton
Selena Fox
Gavin Frost
Yvonne Frost
Constance Godfrey
Jim Graeb [OTO]
Magenta Griffiths
Rosemary Guiley
Bill Heidrick
Jeff Kalmar
Bill Kates
Aidan Kelly
Anna Korn
Orien Laplante
Roberta Lipp
Arthur Lipp-Bonewits
Deborah Lowe
Caryn MacLuan [BBDC, clergy in Cedar Light Grove, Isaac's final ritual]
Bernadette Montana [Cornwall; Brid's Closet]
Sharon (Shereen?) Morton
James Odbert (Nybor) - early ADF
Jean Pagano - early ADF
Diana Paxson
Larry Press [OTO]
Edna Probst
Trish Reynolds [Cornwall]
Jeff Rosenbaum [Druid]
Alan Salmi [Phaedra]
Ceisir Serith - early ADF
Chris Sherbak - early ADF
Miriam Simos (Starhawk)
Dan Stachowicz [Isaac consulted him on money]
Tony Taylor (Henge of Keltria)
Kirk Thomas [current Archdruid of ADF; final ritual]
Glenn Turner [Pantheacon; NROOGD]
Joy Williams
Tom Williams
Arlan Wilson [OTO]
Jane Woodcock [Phaedra]
Connie Wymer [Subtle Energies]

Organizations:

Ár nDraíocht Féin
EarthSpirit
Grove of the Other Gods

I'm posting all these names, not only as a benchmark for myself, but also in the hope that some of them will google on their own names and find out I'd like to speak with them.
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