What is Feri?
Anderson is often quoted as saying "Anything worthwhile is dangerous",
and Feri is both. The current in which we work is that of life and
creation. The very power that maintains the cosmos. This current flows
through all things, whether we're conscious of it or not. Feri isn't
really something that can be taught, it can only be learned. We can
only teach one how to learn it. One learns it from deep within ones
self and from the living world around us. We can only teach the ways to
look deep within, and the tools to become conscious of this deep lusty
current of life.
Our training and practices place a much greater emphasis on developing
the most important tool of the craft; the very self of the Witch. It
stresses the importance of deep inner work, the acknowledgement of
things which we'd rather not face, which are buried deep within us. Yet
in so doing, we not only come to terms with those things that we fear
and loathe, but also the true beauty and grace of our own humanity and
our own divinity.
Feri Tradition is the wild power of the woodlands and of the Lords of
the Outer Darkness. We tap into a current of energy that other
traditions would just as soon leave alone, or not recognize at all. And
this can be frightening to the student of our path. Indeed, we have our
darker aspects, just as the Gods do...We are not ALL light and
love...Yes, we love...and deeply...but there is a darker side to our
nature also, as is in all of creation, and we recognize that darker
side. We feel that there is a danger in Not recognizing the darker
aspects within yourself... To be touched by Feri is to be touched by
the wilderness... all that is wild and free... and it is not a path to
tread on lightly...but it IS a path where you can lightly tread!