RIP Donald Michael Kraig

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This was posted by Don’s wife, Holly, on Facebook today:

It is with great sadness that I announce that Donald Michael Kraig took his last breaths last night (3/17/2014) and died. He has crossed over to Summerland and is finally no longer suffering. The type of cancer he had was just too aggressive for us to do any more treatments and his body finally gave way. He did not suffer. He simply slipped away in his sleep.

In lieu of flowers or cards, please consider donating… to help offset medical expenses and, now, funeral expenses.

At a later date to be named, there will be a memorial service celebrating his life and what he meant to all of us.

Namaste,
Holly Allender Kraig

I discovered Donald Michael Kraig in 1988 through the publication of Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts. I was 22 years old at the time and was having a rough go of it. I’d dropped out of college and found myself working in a factory, making good money, but spiritually adrift.

modernmagickPoring over every esoteric book I could get my hands on, Kraig’s Modern Magick, along with Donald Tyson’s New Magus, was a real “godsend”, if you will. Both books found me wanting and hungry. Both helped to set my feet back squarely on the path of self-discovery.

I was blessed in that I got to meet and correspond with Don in the mid-nineties. He was a sweet and generous man who was a fervent student and teacher. He will be truly missed.

Godspeed, Don. Your journey has just begun.

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