Sunday, June 10, 2012

Skip Dudchous has passed

The Secret Chief helping make the large Death card for the June OFM ritual.
 I just learned that Skip Dudchous has passed away. Skip was the artist for the Tarot deck that the BIORC and several other Golden Dawn Orders use; it is the deck that illustrates the current edition of the Magical Tarot of the Golden Dawn by Chris and Pat Zalewski. Skip died on the 8th at 10:22 am.

This particular passing of an artist affects me because 1) I had to handcolor a copy of his Tarot deck to complete my Adept Minor training (a task that everyone in the BIORC eventually has to do at that level), and 2) because I am going to be using a large version of his Death card for the late June Open Full Moon ritual. Skip will be missed and remembered.

[June 29, 2012--7 pm doors open, 7:30 pm community announcements, 7:40 pm ritual starts--Hearthstone Community Church Open Full Moon ritual, meets at First Unitarian Church, 1400 Lafayette, Denver Colorado.]

Maybe it is just me, but we sure seem to be having a lot of death going around the local community these last couple of years. Or maybe it is just that I knew so many of them. Either way, there are a lot of people that are on the list for the June 29 OFM, which is going to be about remembering the dead.

1 comment:

J.C. said...

Thank you for the news. That explains why we have been having difficulty contacting him. May his soul find peace.