Victor Anderson. Courtesy Harpy Books.

Victor Henry Anderson (May 21, 1917 – September 20, 2001) was an American poet.

Life Edit

Overview Edit

Anderson was a Kahuna, a leader of the American Neopagan movement, and a seminal teacher of the Feri Tradition (sometimes spelled Fairy, Faery or Faerie).[1]

Youth Edit

Anderson was born in Clayton, New Mexico. An accident early in life left him nearly blind.

Career Edit

He was the renowned author of the Thorns of the Blood Rose, a book of Neopagan and love poetry; Etheric Anatomy: the Three Selves and Astral Travel (with Cora Anderson); and Lilith's Garden (a companion volume to Thorns, published posthumously).

Victor and his wife Cora Anderson initiated some of the most influential people in contemporary Paganism, such as Starhawk and the late Gwydion Pendderwen. Victor and Cora are regarded as Grand Masters of the Feri Tradition.


Anderson won the Clover International Poetry Competition Award in 1975.[1]



  • Thorns of the Blood Rose: The poetry of Victor Anderson (edited by Thomas DeLong). San Leandro, CA: Cora Anderson, 1970.
  • Lilith's Garden. Portland, OR: Harpy Books, 2008.[2]


  • Etheric Anatomy: The three selves and astral travel (with Cora Anderson). Albany, CA: Acorn Guild, 2004.
  • The Heart of the Initiate: Feri lessons (with Cora Anderson). Portland, OR: Harpy Books, 2012.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 In memoriam ... Victor H. Anderson, Lilith's Lantern. Web, Apr. 19, 2014.
  2. Lilith's Garden, Harpy Books, Web, Apr. 19, 2014.
  3. Search results = au:Victor H. Anderson, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 19, 2014.

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