Faery Wicca

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Faery Wicca
Abbreviation FW
Type Syncretic Wicca
Orientation Celtic Neopaganism
Governance Priesthood
Founder Kisma Stepanich
Members Unknown
Other name(s) Fairy Wicca

Faery Wicca, or Fairy Wicca, is any tradition of modern Wicca that places an emphasis on the Fey (goblins, elves, faeries, sprites, etc.), their lore, and their relation to the natural world.

"Faery Wicca" also refer to a specific tradition of Wicca, recently founded by author Kisma Stepanich. Adherents of Stepanich's Faery Wicca claim that it recovers the traditions of the Tuatha De Danaan, the mythological precursors to the Celtic people;[1] however, this is disputed by those familiar with ancient Celtic polytheism and mythology.[2] Stepanich's Faery Wicca draws liberally on some degree of Irish mythology, from the author's interpretation of Celtic history, legend, pseudohistory, imagination, and a variety of non-Celtic sources.[1][2]

Faery Wicca is not related to the late Victor Anderson's Feri Tradition of witchcraft, which is sometimes also spelled Faery or Fairy, nor is it directly related to the gay men's group, the Radical Faeries. Though Faery Wicca may draw inspiration from some of the customs practiced among the ancient and modern Celts, it shares more with other modern Wiccan traditions than with the "Fairy Faith" as it is known in traditional Gaelic cultures.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Stepanich, Kisma K., The Irish American Faery-Faith Tradition
  2. ^ a b c Hautin-Mayer, Joanna. When is a Celt not a Celt: An Irreverent peek into Neopagan views of history Archived 2006-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.
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