The Faerie Faith is a complex Pagan tradition, with its own mystical system, that of the Beth-Luis-Nion Celtic Lunar Tree Calendar. It is impossible to understand any one part of the tradition without looking at all of the tradition's different components. I will try to introduce some concepts that should be kept in mind while reading this paper.First, the Faerie Faith is a Dianic tradition, and as such places emphasis on the feminine in humanity, in nature, and in God. For ease of reading, all pronouns will be in the feminine, according to that tradition.For example, "High Priest or High Priestess" will be referred to simply as "High Priestess, " unless noted otherwise. Similarly, pronounssuch as "he or she, " and "his or her, " will be referred to as "she, " or "her, " respectively.
It should be noted that individuals of both genders can and do enter the training of the Faerie Faith.
Beth-Luis-Nion system is a mystical system, and therefore it is
difficult to understand in a purely intellectual way. In many ways it
is comparable to the Qabalah. Israel Regardie describes the Qabalah as,
"a trustworthy guide, leading to a comprehension both of the Universe
and one's own Self" (Regardie i). Similarly, the Beth-Luis-Nion system
is a beneficial system that leads to an understanding of Nature, and a
personal transformation of the student. It is this goal of personal
transformation and balance that all students work towards on their
journey through the mysteries of the Celtic Lunar TreeCalendar.
This paper serves as a
simple introduction to the Faerie Faith and the Beth-Luis-Nion system.
The Faerie Faith is a living, evolving tradition, and therefore may
change in the future. This paper describes the Faerie Faith as it is
currently practiced, as well as the current understanding of the
Beth-Luis-Nion calendar. Also, much of the information I present here
may appear juvenile in the future, as I learn more. This is not an
exhaustive paper. Please consult the bibliography to learn more on the
research presented here.
The Faerie Faith is a
tradition that has branched off from the McFarland Dianic tradition.
Through Mr. Mark Roberts and the High Priestess known as Epona, the
Faerie Faith has been handed down over the years. What follows is a
summary of the historicaldevelopment......
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