EarthSpirit Ancestors

Jody Menke, our friend and brother,
died suddenly on June 26, 1988.

Jody was well-known throughout the Pagan and gay communities. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the EarthSpirit Community and an Elder in the Athanor Fellowship. He had been a gay activist for many years and never hesitated to offer friendship and support to anyone who needed it. For many, he was a voice of courage in the darkness; a true shaman, walking between the worlds so that others might follow.

Jody will be sorely missed by all of us, even though there are many who still feel his warmth and spirit close by. On June 30th, 1988 a Memorial Service was held in which members of EarthSpirit, the gay community, and Jody's birth family shared their love and grief by sharing memories. Those memories will live with us always.

" The Boy Who Longed to Fly" a story for Jody who flies between the worlds.
Jody at Yule