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Linda Kerr Faerie Faith Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-150-2

Scope and Contents

Faerie Faith is a Wiccan tradition with a foundation from the McFarland Dianic Tradition developed by Morgan McFarland (1941-2015) and Mark Roberts (1934-2012) circa 1971, Dallas, Texas. Mark Roberts left Dallas and the McFarland Dianics to pursue a new tradition, Hyperborea. Before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, he spent two year in New York. It was in Atlanta in 1979, that Mark met Epona and introduced her to the teachings of Hyperborea. Epona's and Mark's vision of what Hyperborea should be eventually led to the two parting ways. Epona, however, would take the McFarland-Hyperborea foundation and continue to develop it into what is now known as the Epona Branch of Faerie Faith. The Linda Kerr Faerie Faith papers contain a plethora of reading material in the following areas: Holidays, Religion/Philosophy, Mythology, Psychology/Shamanism, Ritual, Moon/Lunar/Planets, Faerie Faith, Shapes/Symbolism. Periodicals include scattered issues of newsletters and periodicals often with writings by Epona or advertisements for the Hazel Nut. Correspondence includes individuals requesting sample issues or subscriptions to the Hazel nut, businesses interested in exchanging zine-for-zine or advertising, correspondences seeking information on Faerie Faith or wicca in general, personal correspondences from acquaintances with Kerr, as well as correspondences from and/or between Kerr, Imré Rainey, Epona, Mark Roberts, and people that knew Roberts providing historical recollection of McFarland, Hyperborea, Faerie Faith, and Stargate (Mark Roberts discovery). The collection also contains the financial, tax, and related business records for The Hazel Nut, a journal of Celtic spirituality and sacred trees, manuscripts for each issue, as well as a near complete run of the published version of the periodical used as an information vehicle for the Faerie Faith tradition. Also included in the collection is the three volume set of the infamous "blue books" of study material for students of the Faerie Faith, Linda's herbal of pressed leaves from plants and trees that a representative of the Celtic Lunar Tree Calendar, as well as other symbolic paraphernalia used for the purpose of teaching, which includes a hawk wing, other large feathers, a felt triskele, candles, glass vase, a portion of a sheet covered in wax, other miscellaneous colored feathers, and beads.

Dates

  • Acquired: Date acquired: 03/22/2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all researchers with some items restricted.

Biographical or Historical Information

Linda Kerr is a Georgia native that studied Faerie Faith in Atlanta with Epona from 1987 to 1992 while living in Auburn, Alabama, becoming a High Priestess in Faerie Faith in 1992. She was a member of the original coven formed by Epona called The Garden Club in 1987 until it was disbanded in 1992. The name Garden Club has since been used as an umbrella name for all practicioners associated with The Garden Club, Faerie Faith and other solitares. In 1991 Kerr formed her own coven called "Broomsticks" in Auburn. Beginning in 1993 she and Imré K. Rainey took turns publishing "The hazel nut" under the Garden Club name until it ceased in 1998. In 1999 she formed the Sacred Grove Academy for pagan homeschooling, teaches the Bradley Method of natural childbirth, and in 1997 incorporated the Church of the Spiral Tree. She the organizer of the Pagan festival, Moondance, which began in 1991 and co-organizes FallFling in October with another Garden Club member, Sherlock. Faerie Faith is headquartered out of Auburn, Alabama with members primarily scattered throughout the Southeast. Her most renown student is Cliff Landis, a technology-oriented librarian, author and speaker.

Note written by Guy Frost

Extent

4.00 Books

2 items

Language

English

Source of Acquisition

By Linda Kerr, signed by Guy Frost

Method of Acquisition

These are the Linda Kerr Faerie Faith papers, signed on a deed of Gift by Guy Frost.

Appraisal Information

Deed of gift in a folder in the Director's office under the title Guy Frost, Pagan, New Age

Creator

Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Revision Statements

  • 2020-06-01: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
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