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Nixie-Tartarus

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Feri Tradition
« on: January 06, 2014, 11:00:36 pm »
Does anybody know of some good books and information outlets that will help me learn more about this practice? Thanks!
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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 11:15:34 pm »
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Does anybody know of some good books and information outlets that will help me learn more about this practice? Thanks!

 
Start here:

http://lilithslantern.com/recommended.htm
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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 06:41:52 am »
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Start here:

http://lilithslantern.com/recommended.htm


I am just not sure that those books will do any good, if one is not really training within a Feri path. Or is at least clued in on some things already.

But there are some Feri tools that can be used by everyone and they don't require to study the Feri path itself, which includes its own difficulties (like having a offline-life teacher for face to face work.)

The exercises on that homepage are some of those tools for ex.

Try this link. There are a lot of useful articles.
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That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 09:00:05 am »
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I am just not sure that those books will do any good, if one is not really training within a Feri path. Or is at least clued in on some things already.

But there are some Feri tools that can be used by everyone and they don't require to study the Feri path itself, which includes its own difficulties (like having a offline-life teacher for face to face work.)

The exercises on that homepage are some of those tools for ex.

Try this link. There are a lot of useful articles.


Well, I just chose those because they helped me out a bit *shrug* Victor's poetry is awesome.

Wiggage is good. :)
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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 09:04:36 am »
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Well, I just chose those because they helped me out a bit *shrug* Victor's poetry is awesome.

Wiggage is good. :)


Yeah, poetry is a great thing to read into to get the not really explainable essence. :)
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 09:40:36 am »
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Yeah, poetry is a great thing to read into to get the not really explainable essence. :)

It isn't all poetry. 50 Years in the Feri Tradition is also good.

Victor and Cora Anderson were the founders. If someone wants to learn about Feri, they should probably learn about who started it. I would say that to anyone interested in Wicca as well, that they should go read a book by him (Gardner).
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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 10:03:06 am »
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It isn't all poetry. 50 Years in the Feri Tradition is also good.

Victor and Cora Anderson were the founders. If someone wants to learn about Feri, they should probably learn about who started it. I would say that to anyone interested in Wicca as well, that they should go read a book by him (Gardner).

 
No objections. ;)
And it is rather easy to get to the origins with Feri.
Nobody ever tried to make it look like something else, or ancient.
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 10:07:49 am »
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No objections. ;)
And it is rather easy to get to the origins with Feri.
Nobody ever tried to make it look like something else, or ancient.

 
I know, hehe. That's what I love about it. :p
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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 12:45:58 pm »
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Start here:

http://lilithslantern.com/recommended.htm


I just thought I'd mention, Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition is being re-released in May of this year as Natural Sorcery: Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition, and a new book by Victor and Cora Anderson called The Heart of the Initiate: Feri Lessons was released in October of 2012.

Also, T Thorn Coyle's Evolutionary Witchcraft is a popular book on Feri witchcraft which I enjoy. I've heard that it's basically outer court Feri witchcraft. Some also feel Starhawk's Spiral Dance is very Feri.

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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2015, 10:22:04 pm »
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I just thought I'd mention, Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition is being re-released in May of this year as Natural Sorcery: Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition, and a new book by Victor and Cora Anderson called The Heart of the Initiate: Feri Lessons was released in October of 2012.

Also, T Thorn Coyle's Evolutionary Witchcraft is a popular book on Feri witchcraft which I enjoy. I've heard that it's basically outer court Feri witchcraft. Some also feel Starhawk's Spiral Dance is very Feri.


I am reading Evolutionary Witchcraft, loving it, moved by it, but really struggling. The emphasis on "sex" as creative/generative power really has me in a bind. I'm celibate, but not asexual, mostly because nobody has even been interested. I'm 29. I have some kind of sexuality, but it's totally quiet and completely irrelevant to my life right now. My question is how can one harness the power of"sex" when one has no sex to speak of?

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Re: Feri Tradition
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2015, 10:52:03 pm »
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I am reading Evolutionary Witchcraft, loving it, moved by it, but really struggling. The emphasis on "sex" as creative/generative power really has me in a bind. I'm celibate, but not asexual, mostly because nobody has even been interested. I'm 29. I have some kind of sexuality, but it's totally quiet and completely irrelevant to my life right now. My question is how can one harness the power of"sex" when one has no sex to speak of?

 
Flippant answer: Wank.

Serious answer: in Feri theological thought, "sex" does not mean "fucking".  Sex means something more like "active, ecstatic life energy".  The standard metaphor/symbol/expression of this in terms of Feri language is sex or orgasm, but what it comes down to is what makes you feel vibrantly, colorfully alive?  That thing is, in Feri terms, "sex".
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as our ashes turn to dust
we shine like stars    - Covenant, "Bullet"

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