Victor Anderson Memorial

" Every poem is a love letter to the Goddess."

Victor H. Anderson, 84, crossed over on September 20 at his home in San Leandro. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Cora Ann; their son, Victor Elon; grandchildren Victoria, Nathan and Elon Thomas; adopted grandchildren: Lon, Jared and Jason; several great grandchildren; and the students of his circle. He was an accomplished poet and author of the book, "Thorns of the Bloodrose," a modern classic first published in 1970, as well as numerous articles on the Feri (Faery) Faith and Huna. In 1975, he won the Clover International Poetry Competition Award. Victor and Cora are the founding teachers of the Feri Tradition of the Old Religion. Victor was one of the last kahuna and bokor. A brilliant shaman and priest, he was the seminal voice in the tradition. Victor was born May 21, 1917 in Clayton, New Mexico to Hilbert and Frances Anderson. An accident during childhood left Victor almost totally without sight. As a result he attended a school for the blind in Oregon. Largely self educated, he had a lifelong interest in physics, chemistry, literature and world spiritual traditions. He was an avid reader, bard and an accomplished linguist who spoke numerous languages, including Hawaiian, Spanish, Creole, and Gothic. He was gifted with a beautiful voice and loved to sing and was adept on the drum. During his adult life, Victor earned his livelihood as a musician, by playing the accordian at public and private dances. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Alameda Lodge for 40 years.
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