Shrouded in mystery and solution somewhat, is the Faerie Tradition of Wicca. It was integral component of worship in ancient occasions and was practised through the age range by Celtic and European Witches, African Shamans, Indian American Medication Hawaiian and Males Ka-hunas, amongst others.
The modern Faerie Tradition was set up in the 1940s beneath the leadership of Victor Anderson and originated by him, his wife Cora, and several important Faerie or Feri (as Victor spelt it) teachers through the years that followed.
So, what exactly are the elements of the Faerie tradition and what are the principles?
The Faerie tradition is extra an ecstatic when compared to a fertility tradition. Strong emphasis is positioned on sensual experience and awareness. Faerie Power can be used, which is:
* Imbued with a respect for the wisdom of Mother nature and a love of beauty
* Where the sexual and gender orientation is not limited to heterosexuality
Exercises including the Iron Pentacle, the Pearl Pentacle, the Lead Pentacle, and the Blue Fire visualization are practiced to develop and strengthen the Faerie energy current.
The mystery of the tradition probably stems from the actual fact that Faerie Wicca in its accurate form can’t be studied by distance tuition, through books or on the Web.
Like Egyptian Heka, Faerie Wicca can be an oral tradition, very much hands-on and taught in person by initiates of the Craft. This getting the case and because each initiate provides their own undertake the tradition based on their individual experiences and interests, many real lineages or branches of the Faerie Tradition resulted. These include:
* Watchmaker. Reclusive group founded by the bardic, shamanic and psychedelic Gwydion Pendderwen.
* Vanthi. Faerie group which includes Gardnerian elements and which adheres to the three-fold rules. Founded by Alison Harlow (1934-2004).
* FireDrake. An off-spring of Vanthi founded by Feri priestess Jt Argent, an spiritual and initiate heir of the late Alison Harlow. This line considers itself to be a type of Wicca and adheres to the “Three-Fold Law”.
* Compost. Eclectic traditions founded by Starhawk, which combines various elements from different traditions.
* Silver Wheel. Produced by Steve Hewell, Eldri Littlewolf, and Gabriel Carillo. This group after became Korythalia, and finally Bloodrose then, which is a teaching coven. Although the latter disbanded, today its lineage represents what may be the greatest faction of the Faerie Tradition.
* Draconian Pictish-Elven. Founded by Brian Dragon and an offspring of the Bloodrose lineage. It draws on the Pictish origins of Faerie, Jim and tolkien Morrison.
* Sacred Steering wheel. Loose knit band of Faerie teachers and based on materials of the Bloodrose group. Now disbanded.
* Nighthares. Descendant from Sacred Steering wheel. Added components of Tibetan Buddhism, Uk Traditionalist Wicca, and also teachings received from Victor and his wife Cora directly.
* Dustbunnies. Produced by Valerie Walker, an initiate of both the Compost and NightHares lineages. Teaches eclectic Faerie.
* Mandorla. Founded by initiates of the Andersons. Their lineage is called Vicia which recalls a youthful form of the traditions and their practices are spontaneous.
* Morningstar. Founded by Faerie and Reclaiming Priestess T. Thorn Coyle. Her teachings originate in both Bloodrose-derived lines of Feri, Feri as passed through some relative lines of Reclaiming, in addition to that from the Anderson Clan. She teaches offering 2 year apprenticeships internationally.
* Blackheart. Derives its origins in both Anderson Feri and also the Third Road material.
3. Customs and Practices
Some customs and procedures are taught whilst additional are generally understood as part of the Faerie energy. These include:
* Secret names are just revealed to initiates.
* Although practitioners of Faerie are responsible for what they do, just about all lineages don’t have rules such as for example those within the Wiccan Rede. When within an enchanted, fey state, they are able to turn into a little chaotic, form shifting, not human completely, or at least motivated by their gods and guardians, on the path to Faerie.
* There are deities which might either be the same as or not the same as other Wiccan traditions.
* Faerie has a unique set of guardians and invocations. These may be linked to the quarters or with the elements or sometimes with both.
* Knowledge of the Three Selves forms the foundation of Faerie work.
* When initiated, the initiate receives a cord or cingulum of a particular color and is approved poetic and liturgical material.
* Trainees are taught how to use of the horned (inverted) pentagram.
* Workings take place either in small teams or solitary
* Trainees are educated the Faerie Warrior Code. This consists of the Black Center of Innocence. The latter is a fierce openness. In the Faerie tradition, weakness is not coddled, insincerities or self-deceptions in others aren’t supported and submitting one’s own Life force to anyone or anything not allowed.