So I’ve been drawn toward studing Feri for almost a year now. I have yet to undertake this, as I’m still finishing up my dedicate class with the traditional coven I’ve been with for two and a half years. I should be done in late June or July, I think (unless we postpone class for some reason).
What intrigues me, from what I’ve read online and the little I’ve read so far of T. Thorn Coyle‘s Evolutionary Witchcraft, is the emphasis on personal development, inner transformation, personal power and creativity, and lack of strong structure or hierarchy. In this last point, I may be wrong–I’ve read one person online commenting on how Feri tended toward hierarchy and the egotism or “game-playing” that comes with it (sometimes). (This is the only person I’ve heard mention this, however, so I don’t know if they just had a bad experience or what.)
In any case, I plan on going back to Thorn Coyle’s book and finishing it this summer. I’ve cursorily looked into the different braches and read about BlackHeart, Storm Faerywolf’s, Vicia, and the Third Road branches, as well as the offshoot, Reclaiming. At this point, I gravitate toward Storm and Thorn and Reclaiming, but we’ll see once I’ve finished her book.
I just wish there was a group or an initiate closer by to my location so I didn’t have to consider flying somewhere or long distance education.