Sparky T. Rabbit – Bruner Soderberg of Rock Island, Il., passed over Monday June 2nd, 2014.
Sparky T. Rabbit’s voice is intertwined with the roots of my development as a witch, and we still use the chants that he wrote and the chants that he popularized within our covens today. I played the cassettes for his two albums so often that I wore them out and had to buy replacements twice. I cherish the one time that I had the opportunity to sing with him. It is still a luminous fan boy moment for me. I grieve the loss of such a beautiful man and his beautiful talents, but I also grieve that so many in the current generation of Pagans have not heard of him. What is remembered lives. Take the time to look him up and find copies of his music which is finally available again in digital formats. Then you’ll feel the joy of discovering his music, and also share my sense of loss as well. May he go forth shining.
– Ivo Dominguez, Jr. Elder, Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Sparky was my dear, dear friend for many years. I am heartbroken at his passing. A ritualist extraordinary, singer and songwriter, Sparky was a world-class cauldron stirrer, and a giant of Pagan culture…. My life has been enriched immeasurably by my long and deep friendship with Sparky. His talent was sparkling. He contributed much of great value to the Pagan movement and to the world. In love may he return again.
– M. Macha NightMare (Aline O’Brien)
Witch at Large
May his gentle heart and spirit-filled voice live with us always.
“Coven brother, teacher, friend. Wicked Witch. Master rite-maker, singer, altar builder. Trouble maker. Sitting across from you at a kitchen table in Minneapolis, I found my life’s work.
You have left us so many gifts. We will carry them forward, Bruner. We will remember. “– Frebur C. Moore