We have not set a date or locaton for our Midsummer Rite. We are looking at several possible sites at this time. Updated will be posted on www.triplehorses.weebly.com and on RDGTalk.
Our website: http://triplehorses.weebly.com
Grove of the Reformed Druids of Gaia
We're finalizing plans for this years Redwood Coast Druid Gathering which will be held at the usual place in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, this year from July 15 - 17th, during the "Mead Moon."
The finishing touches are being placed on the newest version of The Druid Path, which will be 14.1 and which will be deployed shortly. There is also a student's bulletin board in the development stage, which will help students with questions and facillitate discussion on the lessons.
The Mother Grove also produces The Druid's Egg, which you are reading right now.
One of our Grove sisters has begun channeling Dalon ap Landu, and has deployed a Facebook page for HIm and has recently launched a blog as well. Stay tuned for more developments now that Dalon has found a voice!
And next year in Dryad's Realm!
The Mother Grove is the home of the Senior Archdruid of RDG and of the Patriarch of the Order of the Mithril Star.
Clergy has taken up visits with local Hospice's in the city limits to preform Reiki and Last Rites.
On Alban Eilier, CoS held a re-balancing ritual to tune us into the tides of the forthcoming growing season.
CoS website has been taken down and is in the process of a
new skin, Gwyl Awst is the deadline for the new site to published
In the meantime stay tuned to the Face Book site.
Midsummer is considered to be a focal point thus all members are reminded that this is a time of considerable solar power and to focus intent and energy into their workings as per stated in the Ogham reading submitted by the Arch Druid, Rev. Druid Patrica Vialpando in this issue of Druid's Egg.
of the Arch Druid, she launched a wonderful presentation titled
Physical Aromatic Touch on Earth Day April 22, 2011 for her
new business Nature Speaks Apothecary.
Also a very special Happy Birthday to our Preceptor, Rev. Lloyd Pauli, he turned 83 years young on May 2nd.
all the news for this season. Have a great Summer!
ProtoGrove, Agoura Hills, CA:
We do have some serious plans for June though. It is our intent to have a set of bylaws approved which will support our charter as a full grove we plan to receive at the Gathering. Of course, we will be preparing our ritual to present at the Gathering, and give it a tryout as our private rite for late June. The June rite will be our first time inviting guests to be with us, looking toward the possibility of their eventually becoming members. Excitement levels of all of us are way up looking forward to our 600 mile trek up to the Gathering. We are a crazy bunch when it comes to traveling for our spiritual path! Three more of our Rabbit folk plan to complete their vigil (one completing her second order also) and become third order before our trip, and the remaining one may well have her second order accomplished also.
have a web presence - only a name and one page right now,
but watch us grow! http://ritmg.info
ProtoGrove, Crossville, TN:
Our online Family can be found at: http://bseriousseekersonly.runboard.com/
As I look towards the skies above I feel the hunger that has plagued my brethren for eons. My young gaze at me with mouths agape hoping for even a scrap to eat. I look into their eyes and and offer what little reassurance i can.
I wait for the morning fog to burn off as the air slowly warms. My young begin to become vocal as the sun warms our home within the clouds. They tell me it is time mother, t to begin today's search for food. I look at my babies and tell them today we will feast.
As the sun rises above the rock face and trees that we call home, the air around me begins to move around me. I Time to leave you alone as i search for what our world will bring today.
I look out
over the cliff that we call home. The warm breeze hits me
as i stretch to greet it. I lean forwards Into the winds and
with no thought I jump from the cliff Into the empty skies.
The wind against my body reminds me of the vastness and wonder
of my world.
I wonder If today will be like the day before, a small bird was all i could find and share with my hungry babies. Today may be different I think as I see my friends circling In the distance towards the sea. I Join them in the search and move towards the rocky cliffs that mark the border of our homeland. We stop to rest on the top of the cliff. As in the past, we know here may be enough food to share and satisfy the bellies of our young.
Below us lies a small strip of sand that may hold today's bounty. We watch as the water rolls into the sandy spit of land. We watch and wait patiently as more of the sands are exposed to the light of the day. Suddenly I see a large grey mass lying on the warming sands. I wait for any movement from the mass but see none. We know this beach well. There are no large grey boulders here i thought. Again I take flight, slowly gliding towards the sands. The grey mass looks bigger as i glide closer. I do see my kind joining me in the air. We see some movement down below around the mass. As we glide closer, I discover that the movement is just the gulls and terns that live on the cliffs above. They take flight as we come in for a closer look. Still no movement as we hit the cold moist sands. Moving closer i see the mass has short grey fur and has been lying here overnight. The scent is heavy of the salt air and the freshly washed ashore mass. As we move closer, the last of the gulls take flight freeing us to approach with ease. The scent is something we remember from long ago. It Is a great feast one we have not seen in many seasons. Before us lies a gift from the sea., a godsend in these days of hunger. We begin moving into our feast and singing our song of happiness. Our song fill the air as we greedily tear into our find.
To be continued...
Our fledging web presence is at: http://www.myspace.com/manzanita_druids
Although it's not a "Grove", the NoDaL still qualifies as an "autonomous collective" of the Reformed Druids of Gaia, and consists of all the 3rd Order Druids therein. The purpose of the NoDaL is to provide a space for Archdruids of the RDG Groves and Proto-Groves to discuss the many aspects of running a group of Druids, and provide advice and support for each other. They also act as the "legislative" branch of the RDG - creating policy as needed.
In January the NoDaL voted to make some changes to the degree system used by RDG. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degrees will henceforth be called "Orders." In regard to members of the 3rd Order, it is henceforth a requirement that members of the 3rd Order participate in the NoDaL debates and votes, which are done in within an internet group.
The members of the Nemeton request that anyone interested in having input in RDG policy, please share their concerns or suggestions. You may write the NoDaL at email@example.com
Looking to our ancestors and the ancients, Aelvenstar Druids respect all life and receive inspiration from Nature and the heavens. We believe it is the natural state of Mankind to live in harmony with Nature. and that it is our responsibility to respect and protect the Earth. As activists, it is our responsibility to do our part collectively and individually to heal the environment.
Emphasizing development through the practice of Druidcraft, focus is placed upon personal growth through the development of body, mind, and spirit. Through study, discussions, rituals, retreats, fellowship, and meditation, a spiritual framework is provided through which Druids may further develop themselves.
Aelvenstar Grove holds eight celebrations a year, on the solstices, equinoxes, and cross quarter festivals. We sometimes meet on other occasions for outings and initiations. Online meetings and initiations are held too, as some members live a distance away.
We welcome new members of all backgrounds who love nature and seek spirituality permeated in the divine beauty and wonder that surrounds us. Nature is groovy!
Courses available: Reformed Druidism 101
For more information about Reformed Druidism, visit http://reformed-druids.org
Oak , FL:
Rocks and Stars
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