Next Feri Camp, Dates Announced!

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Feri Camp ’08: Sex, Love, and Power
With Thorn Coyle, Storm Faerywolf, Michele Jackson, and Karina
June 26 – 29, 2008
New Hampshire

Join Feri students and practitioners for Summer Camp in New Hampshire this June as we explore the mysteries of Sex, Love and Power in the Feri Tradition. Cost of camp is $350 and includes all workshops, intensives, rituals, meals and lodging. There is a discount for tenters, but due to limited space this is on a first come, first served basis. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information and a registration form, please email chelidon@mythosphere.com. Space is limited to 40 and is filling fast!

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Post-Pantheacon Thoughts

It’s taken me a few days to sum up enough clarity to be able to chronicle my experiences at this year’s Pantheacon. Things have been rather busy for me this month… a major business trip right before the con… getting sick right after returning… the con itself…  performing my first Feri initiation… and then getting sick all over again! I’m still pretty tired, but I wanted to make sure to at least jot down some bullet points of the major experiences that I had at the con:

Behind a cut, because it’s long…

Initiation Announcement

I am pleased to announce that last night, in the presence of the Old Ones and blessed by the auspice of a blood red moon, my apprentice, Puck D. Coyote (puckdecoyote), was brought into the inner circle of the Feri. He has studied with me for several years and I am proud to now call him a Feri initiate, priest, and brother.

Welcome to the wild dance, Puck. I know that you will make us all proud.

Coyote howling at the moon
A primal song that stirs the blood
Sacred laughter is thy gift;
To let it flow forth as a flood.

At the crossroads stand you now
Dancing wild with inner flame
The bluest rose above your head
Nourished by Her Secret Name.

Between the Worlds we dance and sing
The faery ring is now complete
Together now beneath the mound
Drumming to the Black Heart’s beat.

Schedule Updates

I just updated my teaching schedule with three four six new events for the coming year:

Beginning with events I will be participating in
at Pantheacon 2008 (San Jose, CA):

Magical Ethics: Feri Tradition Perspectives
with various Feri initiates
Friday, Feb. 15
9pm
Location: Pantheacon: San Juan Room

A panel discussion on ethics in the Craft as understood and practiced by witches of the Feri Tradition. A discussion on the meaning of honor; warrior spirituality; ethics in practice; the Middle Road to Faery; Kala practice; healing and hexing, and more.

Ritual: Catching the Promethean Spark
with Feri Priests —
Doors Closed at Start
Sunday, Feb. 17
7pm
Location: Pantheacon: Fir Room

In this devotional Feri rite our intention is to catch the Promethean Fire of Creation and then pass it on. We will hear the lore of the gifts brought to us, dancing and singing in celebration of our inheritance and great promise. It is our hope that this ritual will spark the fire within us all, opening us to pass that spark to all that we touch and all that we do.

The Guardians of the Feri Tradition
with Storm Faerywolf — Doors Closed at Start
Monday, Feb. 18
9am
Location: Pantheacon: Pine Room

An important aspect of various forms of witchcraft is working with discarnate beings. In the Feri tradition we work with many, but those known as the Watchers or Guardians are perhaps among the most important in terms of their impact on our personal evolution. We will discuss these ancient and mighty beings and then perceive them directly through invocation and simple ritual.

And now on to my regular schedule:

The Elements of Witchcraft
Fridays in May 2008 (2, 9, 16, 23, and 30)
7-9pm
Location:
Dolphin Dream, Walnut Creek, CA
$25/class, or $100 in advance for entire course

The powers that witches call upon are anything but supernatural. Through training we can learn to see beyond the limits of everyday reality, and begin to weave our own threads into the Pattern; to make magick. In this five week course we will open ourselves in trance and experience the five elemental powers of the magickal arts: Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Spirit, and discover how this ancient model can connect us to the land on which we live, and also to the deepest levels of ourselves. We will experience each of the elements in turn and see how they unfold in our lives, bringing us closer to balance, strength, and alignment to our power.

Feri Camp: Sex, Love and Power
New Hampshire
with T. Thorn Coyle, Storm Faerywolf, Michele Jackson, and Karina
June 2008

Details Forthcoming

Between the Worlds:
An Alternative Spiritual Gathering for Gay & Bi Men
Sept 9-14, 2008
In scenic Southeastern Ohio

Registration begins Mar 01, 2008
Registration ends Aug 17, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Storm Faerywolf
Musical Guest: Mac Apodaca of Sevenrepeat


As more details are finalized I will post more here.