The Faeid Fellowship is an entity created by Leaf McGowan in 2000 to bring together Faeries, Humans, and Mixes; as well as enthusiasts, who want to network together about the Faery realms and kingdoms. As a group, The Faeid Fellowship has a prime objective to not only bring together Faeids and to enhance the understanding of Faeidism/Faeidry, but to share religious practice, preserve faery lore and traditions, and educate the world about "the Faery Truth". Our objective is to bridge the gap between the Human Realms and that of the Realms to Faery. Faeidism / Faeidry are the religious and magical practices of Faeries and humans as revealed to Leaf McGowan during his faery experiences and dreams and the growing knowledge of the elders who are joining the Faeid fellowship. Faeidism is a way of life. It can fall under the guise of religion. It however exists primarily as a "lifestyle". Faeidism has nothing to do with Victor Andersen's Wiccan tradition of Faery Faith, nor with the Radical Faerie movement, though members, elders, contributors, and participants may or may not be associated with this separate organizations.
1986 communication with the Fae developed the need for the several individuals in Tallahassee, Florida to collaborate and create a magical group to work with the Faery folk. Thinly connected with the FreeSpirit group at the Center for Participant Education of the FSU campus, magical workings begun with the founders to develop a Faery path and system.
1986 - Anthropology student Tom Baurley while working within the group, gave label to the inner traditions as being those of the Faeid. Thinly labelled Faeidism or Faeidry.
1987 - 1989 : The magical group continued doing magical workings with the Fae and developing an understanding of the bridges between humankind and faerykind.
1991 - An inner circle / magical working group weaving Faery magic, came together to create The Tree Leaves' Oracle, and remained a closed group of friends. They called themselves "The Tree Leaves' Oracle".
1993-1994 . Eugene, Oregon. The closed group was called "The Faeids". Foundations of the Faeid Faith were begun, and several individuals came together once-in-a-blue-moon to work with the Fae. After some financial turmoil, the organizer moved away. The Faeids went defunct.
1995-1997 . Some Inner groups of founders/members of The Tree Leaves' Folk Fellowship started to utilize some faery practices in their Wiccan, Druid, Church of All World's, and NeoPagan practices in Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Baurley started to compile his Faery research, and decide if the Faeid Fellowship should be created. Busy with Tree Leaves, Druidism, and other Neo-Pagan organizing, Faeidism went solitary practice by him and others involved in the past. Communication with other Faeids began.
2000 . During a walkabout, the merge of Tom Baurley/Leaf McGowan in Canada, decision to bring the Faeid Fellowship was brought to light after a Festive gathering at Wild Magic, at Elflore, Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary in Indiana, the Fae requested the bridges needed building. Leaf McGowan establishes the Faeid Fellowship.
2001 . The Web site goes live.
January 2002. A call for
membership is submitted on the World Wide Web to bring together Faeids, Faery,
and Humans interested in bridging the gap between humanity and the Fae, as well
as those seeking the Faeid path. Elders for the group are being sought. Where we
go from here is all up to you.
June-September 2002. Leaf McGowan takes the Faeid Fellowship on Pagan Tour to Pagan Spirit Gathering (Ohio), National Rainbow Gathering (Michigan), Ragnarok Festival (Ohio), Sirius Rising (NY), Starwood (NY), Dragon Dance (MO), Los Angeles (CA).
November/December 2002. Faeid Fellowship relocates with the Tree Leaves' Oracle/Fellowship to Seattle, Washington. First Faeid Meet n' Greet at Edge of Circle Books in Seattle. Presence at Yule Feast 2002 (Olympia, WA), and Concentric Circles (Redmond, WA). Research Journal activated.