“DARKWOLF's Theme” Tian Wen-1 Launch Overture. 23 JULY 2020 - Courtesy:
China Space Agency. Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre. Hainan, China.
Be Warned: It starts as just a whisper...sper...per... And gets LOUD!
A Battle Hymn for the Brave
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 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!
That is all! "GET ON THE Ready Line, Soldiers!.... 'Ts Time to Die! 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.
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: "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, The 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!
"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 me alone. The only one who fulfils our 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!"
"Now we are down to a Witch and a Soldier.
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 Shield. Battle is upon us!"
GET OUT THERE - AND SHINE!
"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 Soldier. I Serve All My Days. In the service of my Priestess. My Shiny Wife.
Mine is The Honour!
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 never 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!)
End of Line
Donna Darkwolf Vos - Arch-Priestess. Author of "Dancing.Under an African
Moon - Paganism and Wicca in South Africa". One of the most prominent pagan
leaders in South Africa, she holds a Biblical Diploma from the Bible Institute
of South Africa, and a Masters Degree in Theology from Unisa. – published
author (books), papers & magazine and journal articles, keynote speaker
and participant at many conferences in USA, UK and South Africa.
As a Wiccan Arch-Priestess and founder of the Circle of the African Moon, and founder of the Academy of Magic - she is a Pioneer, media personality, teacher, lecturer and religious counsellor.