Fey Abbey is a gathering place for a festive group
of individualists to enjoy each others company and work on projects together.
The Abbey is an environment used for the arts, fellowship, entertainment,
learning, and creating.
We encourage each other to reach our physical and mental maximum potential
through exploration, inspiration, and fun. The Abbey was founded in 1997.
Past events include: Dinner parties, house concerts,
prophet's club, poker games, birthdays, liberty video, garden parties,
brew sessions for mead and beer, hiking trips, costume making, permaculture
workshop, campaign kickoff, music nights, revelry, dancing, henna, gardening,
game night, yoga, burning man planning and training sessions, etc.
Geeks, libertarians, polyamorists, artists, ravers, scientists, musicians,
extropians, lovers, activists, architects, writers, actors, deviants,
burners, futurists, couples, singles, brewers, gardeners, and a many other
sorts of people.
Most members are in their 20s or 30s, though ages range from 0-80 depending
on the event.
We have all kinds of people who visit the Abbey from a variety of overlapping
social groups. Most are secular, though there are some pagans and a few
other religions represented. Nice people with various world views and
aestetic styles can mingle and enjoy each other. If you are uncomfortable
with people whose lifestyle choices are different than yours then you
will likely not feel comfortable. Most of the events at the Abbey are
by invitation only. Some have just a few people, others have a couple
The common attributes we share:
- The desire to carefully consider all of the energy inputs and outputs
in our lives.
- Tolerance for others varied cultural choices and for cultural exploration.
- The desire to live life fully and to create rather than simply consuming.
- Intelligence, kindness, optimism.
- The desire to learn and to improve oneself in all areas of life and
to support the development of others.
- Healthy lifestyles. Healthy minds and bodies.
Abbey: In medieval times an abbey was a place
of peace and serenity established in the center of the city. People would
come to the abbey to obtain education, hospitality, community and healing
in the physical, mental and spiritual realms.
1. a. Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect
or quality: She's got that fey look as though she's had breakfast
with a leprechaun (Dorothy Burnham).
b. Having visionary power; clairvoyant.
c. Appearing touched or crazy, as if under a spell.
a. Fated to die soon.
b. Full of the sense of approaching death. Foreboding doom.
feyness n. Word History: The history of the words
fey and fay illustrates a rather fey coincidence. Our word fay, fairy,
elf, the descendant of Middle English faie, a person or place
possessed of magical properties, and first recorded around 1390,
goes back to Old French fae, fairy, the same word that has
given us fairy. Fae in turn comes from Vulgar Latin Fta, the goddess
of fate, from Latin ftum, fate. If fay goes back to
fate, so does fey in a manner of speaking, for its Old English ancestor
fge meant fated to die. The sense we are more familiar with,
magical or fairylike in quality, seems to have arisen partly
because of the resemblance in sound between fay and fey.
The Abbey logo is a trisklion. The trisklion is a very
old symbol. It is sometimes called Triskele.
It is present near the main entrance of Newgrange in County Meath, Ireland.
Newgrange is thought to be the oldest building in the world, said to have
been built 5300 years ago, 1000 years before Stonehenge.
Triskele literally means "three-legged," and
Celtic literature and history abounds with the culture's fascination with
the number three. Most references are religious or spiritual, pagan by
- Earth, Fire, Water
- Earth, Sea, Sky
- Truth, strength, fulfillment