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Holly Star Strider Feray
Located in: Houston (Spring) , Texas
Clergy Profile: HOW MAY I BE OF SERVICE?
I am a Druid and a licensed minister.
I have been on a pagan path since I was 14.
I have been on the Druid path since 1991.
I was ordained in 1993.
I have always wanted to be a minister ever since I was eight.
PAST PAGAN SERVICE:
I co-lead a grove for just over a year.
I lead a Grove on my own for 35 people from 2005-2007
I have had more than a dozen pagan articles published in The Accord.
I owned and ran a successful (served the community well and
received accolades) pagan magazine The World Tree Journal for two years.
I solely represented the pagan community to the Southern Interfaith Literacy Conference; an event trying to get churches involved in promoting and volunteering for literacy education in their local communities in 2001.
I was invited to guest lecture on Druidism to the Bay Area U.U. Church, the presentation was well received.
I held the office of Outlands Representative for Council of Magickal Arts for a year.
I was a Guardian for CMA for 12 events until I left CMA. I was also made Senior Guardian during that time.
I have been a festival vendor for numerous pagan events.
I have presented six workshops for Festival events ranging from Herb Magick to Sacred Sexuality.
I co hosted the Pagan Afternoon Tea for a while.
I hosted the Teen Spirit Social and I created it.
I used to host Pagan MeetUp.
I was the Hostess for Witch's MeetUp for Houston since March of 2002 and was the Coordinator since the position was created and as of September 2005 am now on hiatus and am the Asst. Coordinator in Absentia.
2010 I returned to the Assistant Coordinator post of what is now the Pagan Meetup ( was the Witch's Meetup)
I posted the suggestion for the Druid MeetUp and ran the Druid Meetup for 2 years.
I independently founded the North Houston Pagan Afternoon Tea in May of 2005. The Tea ran for a year and 1 month.
In 2010 October I started the Tea again renvisioned as the Interfaith and Pagan Tea.
I ran the Interfaith Tea for 12 months with minimal response from most religious communities, with the exception of the Muslim community down the road for my home.
As of November 2011; I have returned to the Afternoon Tea being a Pagan event, though all old friends are very much still welcome.
As of November 2011 I began advertising an event that is held in conjunction with the Pagan Tea, called Spirit Drum.
I now co head Spirit Drum with Janet Logan.
Spirit Drum continues to grow and can be found on Meetup.com
I created and ran a now dead discussion group for a year, nicknamed P.iD.G.ON.
I have taught multiple religious and or energy working classes that have been very well received.
I have taught a Foundations of Magick class and presently have students I working with on personal spiritual growth.
I have performed energy healing and distance healing.
I am a faith based teacher and my past students have moved on to have students of their own two of my students have become Pipe carriers in the Lakota Tradition.
PAST MINISTERIAL SERVICE:
- I have provided faith based couples counseling.
- I have provided faith based handparting counseling.
- I have provided faith based individual counseling.
- I have provided faith based GLBT counseling.
- I have worked with individuals to do the path working needed to find the religious / faith path that is right for them. So far I have helped people to the Eclectic Wiccan Path, the Druidic Path, the Asatru Path, the Christian Shaman path, and to the Issian Path.
- I have previously combined two separate religions ceremonies to create a unique ceremony for a mixed marriage / handfasting, for situations where non pagan families will be in attendance. I have combined a Druid and Roman Catholic Ceremony for my life handfasting to my husband. I am willing to help you create a blessed and unique experience for your special day. I have combined many other faiths and traditions since this was written.
PRESENT PAGAN SERVICE:
-I hostess the North Houston Pagan Afternoon Tea on the 4th Sunday of every month.
-I teach the path work of personal growth and presently have many students.
-I am presently a student teacher under a Lakota Shaman and Elder to improve my spiritual teaching skills as well as doing personal growth work.
PRESENT MINISTERIAL SERVICE
- I lead Grove of the Pines, est. 2005.
- I provide faith based couples counseling.
- I provide faith based hand-parting counseling.
- I provide faith based individual counseling.
- I provide faith based GLBT counseling.
- I provide faith based poly counseling.
- I offer rites of passage services. Rites of passage include: Rite of the Warrior (male and female) Maidenhood, Motherhood (both birthing and artistic) , Croning, Rites for the dying, rebirth ceremonies, & dedication ceremonies.
- I work with individuals to do the path working needed to find the religious / faith path that is right for them.
- I offer handfasting services.
- I offer Bard training.
- I offer Seerer training.
- I offer Druid (clergy) training.
ABOUT THE EVERYDAY ME, PRESENT TIME:
I hold a B.S. in Psychology
I am pursing my masters in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica and begin late Summer 2012.
I had two wonderful long term partners. I now have one.
I am an entrepreneur. This is one of my projects: http://www.libertyleague.com/HFeray
One of my other present projects is the opening of an herb shop.
I did a year of National Service with Americorps in 2001.
& I am here to help and serve the pagan community.
To me being a Druid is a combination of Druidism being my religion, my faith, a great philosophy to help me understand myself and the world around me, as well as my life path.
That’s me in an acorn cap. I look forward to hearing from you.
Brightest Blessings In the Love and Light of the Goddess,
Holly Feray, Rev. Druid
Telephone: (281) 288-4245
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