The Blue Rose is the Great Mystery; that which exists just out of reach but calls to us in our dreams with fervent longing.
This Faery Rose unfurls its petals revealing to us its grand seduction and reminding us that there is more to life than what we can see before us.
F(a)eri(e) is a form of American Traditional Witchcraft derived from the teachings of Victor and Cora Anderson and passed down through their various initiates. A rich and diverse spiritual art, Feri seeks to transform the individual through practices of ritual magic, meditation, and energy work. Faery draws power from various cultures and their magical systems including Huna; Conjure; Voodoo; Tantra; Celtic Folklore; Christian Mysticism; Yezidi Mythology; Greek Gnosis; and others, and continues to integrate the magic and mysteries of ancient and evolving cultures into its rich spiritual tapestry.
BlueRose is a teaching coven and lineage founded by Storm Faerywolf of the Faery tradition. It consists of three parts: An open outer court, an intermediary school, and an inner mystery priesthood.
The inner priesthood consists of a growing body of initiates who each take the tools and power of Faery in new directions. The outer court is the Temple of Faery which exists as a Faery tradition church, offering prayers, magic, and information about magic and spirit to the general public. The school offers deep and personal training in traditional Faery/Feri witchcraft using discussion, ritual, reading and written assignments, art projects, and more. It is offered in two basic forms: in person classes (located in Walnut Creek, CA), and long distance (which offers written lessons, MP3s, live group video sessions, and some private sessions online.)
Some who embark upon this path will be lead to initiation into the Feri priesthood and find their place in our diverse and unconventional company. Others will find just another step upon their individual path. We hold both as sacred and strive to embody the paradox of respecting the mystery of our priesthood while remaining open in our approach.
BlueRose offers Faery training in three levels: Novice (via the Black Rose Witchcraft course), Practitioner, and Dedicant.
13 month online course
$25/month or $250 if pre-paid in full
Training in BlueRose begins with the Black Rose Witchcraft online course, a 13 month journey into the Craft of the Witch which offers some of the foundational work of the Faery tradition. Drawing from several different traditions of witchcraft and folk-magic, Black Rose will teach you how to meditate, clear your energy, cast a circle, invoke the elements, cast effective spells, and more.
The curriculum is centered around monthly themes from which weekly lessons will be delivered. These lessons may be performed at your own pace and come in the form of Podcasts, written and artistic materials, as well as guided trance journeys via MP3s. Add to this a thriving community and online forum and you are experiencing the very finest witchcraft training available both in-person and online.
Monthly themes/topics covered:
- 1. Opening the Way: Beginning the Journey of Black Rose Witchcraft
- 2. Spiritual Anatomy: The Three Souls of Humankind
- 3. The Red Thread: The Witch Power And the Lineage of the Craft
- 4. Discovering your Powers: The Path of Psychic Development
- 5. Metaphors, Archetypes, and Otherworldly Beings: Exploring The Gods of Witchcraft
- 6. Conjuring Air: Incense, Mental Magic, and Sigils
- 7. Conjuring Fire: Candles, Flames, and the Power of Passion
- 8. Conjuring Water: Cleansing, Baths, and the Dreaming
- 9. Conjuring Earth: Herbs, Stones, and the Power of Place
- 10. Conjuring Aether: Spirits, Powers, and Shifts of Consciousness
- 11. The Arcane Stars: Planetary Energies and the Zodiac
- 12. The Dark Arts: Offensive & Defensive Magic
- 13. Initiation: Awakening the Witch Power
Roughly 2 years
This class expands upon the basic Faery material taught in Black Rose and truly begins the journey into Faery/Feri tradition. Using discussion, monthly (roughly 1 hour) private sessions, guided trance, energy work, art projects, and ritual, we will experience various aspects of the tradition culminating in the establishment of a Faery tradition spiritual practice. Students who complete this course have the option to receive a certificate of completion. This class does not offer Faery initiation. All three training levels are required for consideration of initiation into the Faery tradition priesthood.
Covered topics include:
- History of the Tradition
- The Iron and Pearl Pentacles
- The Black Heart of Innocence
- The Elements of Faery
- Opening the Crossroads
- Spellwork, Sorcery, and the Left Hand Path
- Casting the Faery Circle
- The Watchers/Guardians
- The Divine Twins
- Ancestral Work
- The Infinitum (The Feri ‘Gods of Infinity’)
- Altar Building
- The Shadow Lover
- The “Primal deities”
- The Three Worlds
- Working with the Faery Rose Tree
- The Amethyst Pentacle
- Journeying the Faery Realm/Working with Faery Contacts
Course length determined by pace of individual
By Invitation Only
PREREQUISITE: Completion of BlueRose Practitioner Level
REQUIREMENTS: “Community service” to the Black Rose and BlueRose communities.
Those who are determined to be potential candidates for Faery initiation will be invited to join this class at no charge. This advanced-level class begins with the Taibhsearachd, the BlueRose rite of dedication and bestowal of the Second Sight. Here, we build upon the previous work, incorporating deeper techniques of working with one’s Shadow, work with particular underworld spirits and divinities, poetic and bardic expression, astral projection, and shadow work. We will work with elements of ancestral worship as well as divine possession, practice with specific inner temples, angelic and overworld practices, the confrontation and integration of personal demons, work to embody ecstatic spiritual service, and the achevement of one’s “grail”; a personal obstacle of some importance and difficulty. This level is largely one-on-one, though some group and community involvement (either in-person or online) is required. Initiation into the Faery tradition upon completion of this course is not guaranteed.
Covered topics include:
- The Goddesses of the Elements
- Sex Magic
- Working with the Faery Power
- Psychic Opening and Protection
- The Warrior’s Will
- Astral Projection
- Dream Work
- Creating/working with a Servitor
- Working with Plant/Stone Spirits and the spirit of Place
- Poetic & Sigil Magic
- Healing and Hexing
- Visiting the Graveyard: Working with Spirits of the Dead
- The Witches’ Familiar
- Opening the Western Gate
- Angelic/Star Magic
- Demon Work
- Divine Possession
- Confronting Death/Making Death an Ally
- Luciferian Gnosis
- Advanced Invocation Techniques
- Working with the Void