A well-written post with interesting perspective and information about the tradition.
Among the kaleidoscope of practices and philosophies that shape the diverse form of witchcraft known as Faery, a popular saying arises again and again that describes what very well may be the singular heart of our tradition: “A witch bows to no one.” It is offered as both advice and meditative device, the sentiment being one of claiming and protecting one’s personal power and fully embracing one’s own divine authority.
Training in our tradition is often a lengthy and demanding experience. Not unlike practitioners of a martial art, those who study Faery engage in a rigorous practice of self-reflection and transformation, examining in detail our fears and demons so that we may embrace the power of our shadow to become unhindered by it. Toward this end we may enlist the aid of certain spirits and powers, and may engage in…
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