An early neopagan group that pioneered the development of goddess worship in southern California. It was founded by Frederick M. Adams in 1967. Adams, who had studied Greek and Celtic folklore, as well as the works of C. G. Jung, had a mystical experience in 1956 when he was suddenly seized by a realization of "the sacred feminine principle." In 1957 he devoted himself to establishing a "nature celebration" group known as the Fellowship of Hesperides. He also met and was deeply influenced by the poet Robert Graves and Graves's book The White Goddess. In 1959 Adams started a multifamily commune in the Sierra Madre, with seasonal festivals at a goddess temple. The temple and commune became the predecessors of Feraferia, an organization which can be contacted at 12318 Shady Ln., Nevada City, CA 95959. Website: http://finewest.com/feraferia/.
Feraferia. http://finewest.com/feraferia/. March 14, 2000.