“Featuring rare teachings from Victor and Cora Anderson on the Feri Tradition of Witchcraft, this compact and unique resource covers initiation, sexual ethics, the Guardians, the black heart of innocence, possession, Deities, and more. Including commentaries, letters to students, and extraordinary interview excerpts, The Heart of the Initiate reveals profound insights into the Goddess, rites, symbols, and the mysteries of the Craft.” — back cover
Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel by Victor H Anderson, with additional material from Cora Anderson, from Acorn Guild Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room. (Anderson Feri Tradition materials are now from the related Harpy Books imprint.)
“What Every Witch Should Know
‘In order to comprehend more fully our psychic structure, it must be understood that the human being is a trinity. This is neither a metaphor nor an abstract illustration. The human soul and spirit body is made up of three definite parts or entities. Each of these three entities has its own individual and collective existence in the soul and personality, just as surely as the three atoms in a molecule of water.’—Etheric Anatomy
This volume offers the clearest explanation available on the Three Souls teaching for Witches and Pagans. Etheric Anatomy gathers rare writings by Victor and his wife, Cora, that demystify:
· The three parts of the soul
· Seeing and evaluating auras
· Developing etheric sight
· Out-of-body experiences
· Astral sex
· Feri prayers and exercises, including:
– The Flower Prayer—to contact the God Self
– The Ha Prayer—to raise mana
– The Kala Rite—to clear energy blocks
Etheric Anatomy contains information not found in any other book. The Three Souls teaching is the foundation of the Feri Tradition, but informs all seekers who wish to understand the nature of the self and develop their psychic skills.” — back cover
Lilith’s Garden by Victor H Anderson, introduction by Anaar, from Acorn Guild Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room. (Anderson Feri Tradition materials are now from the related Harpy Books imprint.)
“There are many Feri lessons within his poems. Victor was a wealth of lore and historical information, a master magician, and a great rebel. But poetry was his main devotional vehicle. Poetry was his expression of a passion few could understand.
One of Victor’s main concerns regarding his teaching was that his students understand poetry. His students found that he would test them not on their knowledge of poetic form, he did not care if you knew the definition of iambic pentameter. And he would repeat his questioning until he was certain you understood. One could not get far with Victor if one did not understand poetry.
Poetry was a prerequisite in Victor’s world. That is how you come to know the Goddess, and that is how you come to express such a love. As Victor says, ‘Every poem is a love letter to the Goddess.’ Presented here is a symphony of Victor’s great divine love. It is his marriage bed with the Goddess.” — Anaar, from the Introduction
Thorns of the Blood Rose by Victor H Anderson, edited and introduced by Gwydion Pendderwen, from Acorn Guild Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room. (Anderson Feri Tradition materials are now from the related Harpy Books imprint.)
“Victor’s poetry reflects thirty years of struggle with a world that rarely rewarded his talents. Publication of the first edition of Thorns of the blood rose in 1970 brought him the public recognition he deserved, but it also brought him in contact with the Neopagan community, who were willing and eager to listen to his philosophy and learn how to use their own latent powers. Very few, however, actually made it as far as entering training with him, as his standards were both exacting and alien.
I have known the Andersons since 1959, so there was never a time in which I was unfamiliar with the alternate reality which formed the pattern of Victor’s teachings. At about the same time that we published Thorns, we were engaged in developing the ritual material of the Faerie Tradition, and it was ever the challenge to we Victor’s metaphysics to traditional Faerie lore. Ultimately, we were able to put into writing a body of ritual materials adequate for an initiatory tradition of modern Witchcraft. The seeds of much of this tradition are the poems of this book.” — Gwydion Pendderwen, from the Introduction