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Thorns of the Blood Rose. The Poetry of Victor H. Anderson (New)

by Anderson, Victor H.

Publisher: Acorn Guild Press

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780971005037, 0971005036

Price: $12.00


The Classic Book of Love and Craft Poetry

Winner of the 1975 Clover International Poetry Competition Award.

A book of ritual and love poetry of the Goddess by Victor H. Anderson, Grand Master of the Feri/Faery Faith and Kahuna. In print for four decades, Thorns was first published in 1970 and is now available in its 2nd edition.

Victor H. Anderson was the seminal teacher of the Feri tradition. An extraordinary poet, priest, and shaman, he trained some of the most influential voices in neo-Paganism, including Starhawk and Gwydion Pendderwen. Blind since childhood, Anderson began teaching the tradition in the 1950s in California. He is the author of the posthumous work of poetry Lilith's Garden, and coauthor of Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel.


"Victor was a true bard, as evidenced by the beautiful legacy of poetry he infused into the Feri Tradition." -- Witch Eye magazine

"Thorns is a delight for any lover of poetry, Pagan or not... [T]he poems are of love, death, memory and beauty, and many of them seem to be written for ritual use. The use of Pagan images and metaphors within even the non-Pagan poems makes for enjoyable reading." -- Lady Breid Foxsong, Sacred Hart magazine

"An intriguing collection of Goddess-inspired poetry." -- Scott Cunningham, bestselling author of Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner and Living Wicca

"This book contains much of Craft lore and symbolism and has been highly praised by members of nearly all Witch traditions. This highly acclaimed Craft poetry book is already a Classic." -- Leo Martello, Witchcraft: the Old Religion

"A truly magical adventure, inspirational for all who seek the Kami-no-Michi, the Way of the Gods." -- Anaar, author of The White Wand


"Victor was one of my first teachers in the Craft. I will always be grateful for the worlds he opened up for me... He was fierce, passionate, powerful, real. An inspired poet, he was a brilliant creator of myth and liturgy. He was allied spiritually with all the indigenous traditions of the planet; a true shaman." -- Starhawk, bestselling author of The Spiral Dance

"My interview with the poet and shaman Victor Anderson...was among the most mysterious of my encounters. His was the only story I heard that was clearly from the land of faery. It was pure poetry." -- Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon

"Victor wrote beautifully poetic rituals for the Faerie Tradition. Over the years, a number of remarkable people were trained by Victor... The influence of the shamanic tradition now called 'Feri' has been enormous." -- Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

"Victor Anderson, the most important exponent of the Feri/Faery Faith in America, is also the person responsible for bringing it to this country. Victor has been a teacher and friend to some of the most influential personalities in the Craft today...

"The name of Victor Anderson is mentioned with a great deal of reverence, as he is one of the few direct discendents of this ancient faith. He is a keeper of the flame." -- Ellen Evert Hopman, People of the Earth (with Lawrence Bond)

The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.


Price: $16.95

The Voynich Manuscript The Voynich Manuscript
Clemens, Raymond
Yale University Press

Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...

Price: $50.00

Norse Mythology Norse Mythology
Gaiman, Neil
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.

Price: $25.95

LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Azoth Press

Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.

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For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...

Price: $59.00

The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context) The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press

Limited to 800 copies

The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...

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