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Victor Henry Anderson

Victor Anderson
Born (1917-05-21)May 21, 1917
Died September 20, 2001(2001-09-20) (aged 84)
Occupation Poet, priest, teacher
Spouse(s) Cora Anderson
Children Elon

Victor Henry Anderson (May 21, 1917 – September 20, 2001) was an American poet, kahuna, and leader and teacher of the Feri Tradition (sometimes spelled Fairy, Faery or Faerie). An accident early in life left him nearly blind.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Bibliography 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5

Biography

Anderson was born on May 21, 1917 in Clayton, New Mexico. He claimed to be initiated in 1926 by a woman "of the Fairy race",[1] and to have been a member of Harpy Coven around that time. He also claimed ancestral connections to a variety of shamanic traditions including the Sami, Native American, Hawaiian and Pictish. Part of what made Anderson's teaching unusual is that he attempted to draw from and unify a variety of shamanic traditions in a way accessible to modern Americans.

Anderson met Cora on Beltane 1944, and they were married 3 days later. The following year, their son Elon was born.[1] In 1975, his book Thorns of the Blood Rose received the Clover International Poetry Competition Award.[2]

The Andersons initiated a number of influential people in contemporary Paganism, including Starhawk[3][4] and the late Gwydion Pendderwen[4] Victor and his wife Cora are regarded as Grand Masters of the Feri Tradition.[5]

Bibliography

  • Thorns of the Blood Rose. Acorn Guild Press. 2003 [1970 (Cora Anderson)].  
  • Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel. Acorn Guild Press. 2004.   (with Cora Anderson)
  • Lilith's Garden. Acorn Guild Press. 2005.  

References

  1. ^ a b Corvia Blackthorn. "The Feri Tradition: Vicia Line". Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Schutte, Kelesyn (Winter 2002). "Victor H. Anderson: May 21, 1917 – September 20, 2001". Reclaiming Quarterly (85). Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Berger, H. (2006). Witchcraft and Magic: Contemporary North America. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 43.  
  4. ^ a b Penczak, C. (2002). The inner temple of witchcraft: magick, meditation, and psychic development. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 52.  
  5. ^ The Faery Tradition: an interview with Andraste by Leah Samul, retrieved 14 December 2011

Further reading

  • Adler, Margot (1997). Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America. Penguin. pp. 78–79, 129, 170.  

External links

  • Witchvox obituaries


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