Our Nimue Is Different

The names of the Gods are whatever They are willing to answer to. We have lots of little Feri sayings. One of them is “all Gods are Feri Gods”…by which we mean, among other things, worship whom you please. Unlike some religions, we don’t care who you dance with, so long as you also dance [Read More…]

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Black Hearted Innocence (part 7)

“I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…” – Walden, Henry David Thoreau “A weasel is wild. Who knows what he thinks? He sleeps [Read More…]

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Align Your Souls (Feri part 6)

The Godself is what it sounds like: that spark of the divine we each carry around with us, the part of ourselves that reaches beyond the here and now and the simply personal. Godself, also called the bird spirit or Holy Dove, connects us to the larger universe beyond our temporary concerns. [Read more…]

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Feri Pentacles, Iron and Pearl (part 5)

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 the Green Knight (trans. J.R.R. Tolkien) The points of Iron are these: Sex. Self, Passion, Pride, Power, starting at the top and going [Read More…]

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Pagan Light Bulb Jokes!

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 a lot about me, but some of them I didn’t and if you are one of the people who originated [Read More…]

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Homegrown Alchemy (Feri part 4)

Understand that you’re not getting rid of anything; no part of you is bad, wrong, broken, or unnecessary. You’re just taking something that had solidified into a pattern that no longer serves you, changing it back into a state that is accessible and fluid, and re-integrating it. [Read more…]

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

“What would give light must endure burning.” – Victor Frankl As I was saying, there’s a historical conflation between witches and fairies. There’s also a long-established relationship between the Otherworld and artists. You could make a case that this relationship goes back as far as our species; one of the things that marked the shift [Read More…]

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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. There is historically a conflation between witches and fairies. One of the offenses which could get you burned at the stake back a few hundred years ago was “consorting with fairies;” quite [Read More…]

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In which Our Heroine attempts to explain Feri (part 1)

Feri can look rather Wiccany from a distance but the closer you get the less certain you are likely to be of anything, much less what manner of creatures we are. (We don’t call it “Faery” for nothin’.) Feri is also rather diverse; practices which are important to some lines don’t appear in others, and anything anyone says about the tradition, including me, should be taken with a grain of salt and a shot of whiskey. [Read more…]

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Southern Feri Poet Witch: By Way of Introduction

Generally it helps to understand where someone is coming from.  At this point in time I am coming to you live from the southern node of the axis of woo that runs south along US 441 from Asheville, NC…that is to say, Athens, GA.  We have a university here with which I am associated in [Read More…]

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