Align Your Souls (Feri part 6)

Today’s Throwback Thursday post discusses another central idea in Anderson Faery.  Originally published May 24, 2010, in the Pantheon blog. 1 Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that calld Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age. 2 Energy is the [Read More...]

Feri Pentacles, Iron and Pearl (part 5)

Today’s Throwback Thursday post talks about pentacles as they are taught in Anderson Faery.  Originally published May 21, 2010 in the Pantheon blog. Therefore on his shining shield was shaped now this knot, royally with red gules upon red gold set, this is the pure pentangle as people of learning have taught. -Sir Gawain and [Read More...]

Pagan Light Bulb Jokes!

In this week’s Throwback Thursday post, I tell some jokes.  Originally published in the Pantheon blog, May 19, 2010.   I will take a break from my Feritribe because I was totally inspired by Julie Maldonado’s post to share these with you. You’ll thank me later. I made some of them up, which probably says [Read More...]

Announcement: Sacred Lands and Spiritual Landscapes Book Now Available

Last year, Elinor Prędota and I, along with Byron Ballard and quite a few other people, participated in the first Pagan academic conference co-sponsored by Cherry Hill Seminary and the University of South Carolina. John Beckett was also in attendance and wrote about his impressions at the time. A book compiled of some of the papers [Read More...]

Homegrown Alchemy (Feri part 4)

We sometimes speak of “Feri alchemy.” We mean the technique sometimes ritualized as “the water trick” or “the rite of unbinding.” The other core ideas and meditations in Feri are all different means of spinning straw into gold. [Read more...]

The Importance of Attribution

I love this rendition of “Earth My Body.” I love the additional music, I love the video, I really do. I just have one big problem with it, and it’s this: “the opening and closing chant is a very old song with an unknown author.” No, it isn’t …unless you consider 1987 to be very old. [Read more...]

Dead, Mad, or a Poet (Feri part 3)

Cadair Idris by NotFromUtrecht (Wikimedia Commons)

The number of creative types in Feri is poetically apt and mythologically resonant, but I think it has to do with the focus and concerns of the tradition and what it tends to do to you. [Read more...]

Historical Witchcraft, Shamanism and the Modern Witch

"The Sorcerer" Cave art from Les Trois-Frères. Image by J y Lewis-Williams Clottes

This conception of witch as shaman points to a divergence in modern witchcraft. To some of us, witchcraft is a calling, a state of being, and it is ferociously personal; to others, it is a religion, one that can be practiced casually and taught in classes. If you try to fit into one when you are really looking for the other, you will find yourself disappointed or very confused. [Read more...]

Feri, An Apparent Digression (part 2)

Sometimes, when I start talking about F(a)er(i/y), someone will look confused and ask, “What does that have to do with fairies?” Nothing. Everything. [Read more...]

Hospitality and the Witch

Jupiter and Mercury visiting Baucis and Philemon by Johann Carl Loth

If your imagination can’t stretch to accommodate another human being whose background is different from yours, or to understand the agency of a squirrel, then what’s going to happen when you try to approach the Mysterious Ones, whose ways are very, very different from our own? [Read more...]