In Remembrance of a Remarkable Friend

Pam Masterson
17th December 1947 – 16th October 2015

Photo credit: Emma James

On Friday 16th October 2015 I performed a simple Last Rites ritual and said farewell to a dear friend. Within two hours she passed away peacefully with her family by her side.

Most of you would have known Pam as the entertaining and knowledgeable owner of The Healing Star situated at the top of Causewayhead, Penzance. Pam successfully ran this shop for 14 years selling esoteric artefacts and paraphernalia, and also hired out the back room for various spiritual and healing functions. Indeed the Penwith Pagan Moot utilised this room for many years.

However, Pam wasn’t only a shop proprietor; she also studied and attained the level of Swami Bodhini, British Yoga Wheel Teacher of Yoga Nidra for over 35 yrs. She also held the title of The Very Reverend Pamela Masterson of The Stellar Maris Independent Church of The Mysteries. As you can imagine there were quite a few humorous stories associated with Pam being a Bishop well before the Church of England had got its act together about such issues!

Photo credit: Emma James
Photo credit: Emma James

Over the years I knew Pam, I found her to be highly articulate about many subjects and she was an authority on the Kabala and the Egyptian mysteries. She did not suffer fools gladly and was completely up front with calling a spade a shovel on many occasions! I respected her viewpoint on many things and I loved her dry witticisms about the vagaries of life and people in general. Pam was always up for a good robust discussion and airing of viewpoints and ideas.

Over the last couple of years Pam battled bravely, with humour and fortitude (and a lot of stubbornness!), a long standing and debilitating medical condition that eventually she succumbed to.

I, along with many others, will miss her greatly and the local community of spiritual healers and practitioners is the poorer as a result of her departure.

Rest in Peace Pam – you were a true Priestess.

Photo credit: Emma James
Photo credit: Emma James

Funeral will be held on Tuesday 27th October 2015, 3.00pm at Camborne Crematorium.

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