member Wolfsong led a brief guided meditation helping members
journey with the Light of the Old Ways as it passed from generation
to generation, from ancient times to modern. Members then walked
the Labyrinth, leaving offerings and lighting candles in the Center.
A brief ritual after the walk allowed members to pass the Light,
symbolized by candles provided by Aigeann and Seven Tines, from
one heart to the next.
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Our long term Grove project, Sequoia Pagan Alliance (SPA), was passed onto younger Druids, as the duties of administering an international Order (OMS), a global collective (RDG), and a local Grove, have taken precedence over networking the local Pagan community. Druid Jenn "Ninjakitten" and Druid Darkcryst have taken over the SPA, with the blessings of their Archdruid and Patriarch.
The Mother Grove will again be hosting our Druid summit, this year on Lughnasadh weekend and called the Fourth Annual Redwood Coast Druid Gathering, and for the first time, to be open only to Druids and those interested in becoming Druids. Triple Horses Grove in Medford, OR and (we believe) the Druid Network will be co-sponsoring the event, as they have done every year. We hope to see as many of you as possible, whether from RDNA or OBOD, ADF or RDG --- if you're Druid, you're welcome to attend.
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://rdg.mithrilstar.org
Grove of the Oaken Staves
I wish someday we can all share in her bounty together as one.
you never thirst,
White Horse Protogrove
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Milton, Hampshire, UK:
About 2,000 people were gathered at the stones to watch the mid-winter sun rise. This is far less than attends at midsummer and yet somehow the smaller crowd made it feel more important. Almost as if we were down to the hard-line religious folk and all the thrill seeking hangers on were long gone.
After sunrise we wandered about the stones talking to Pagans from other groups, other groves and even another Asatru kindred. It was all too short-lived though as, as is usually the case, English Heritage wanted us out before “opening time” and so at about 10am we all headed for home. Yule though is not just about the solstice. Yule is twelve days (and nights) of celebration, parties and, most important of all, religious observance.
The following day we held Blot back home at our own Holy Place (in sight of the Wilverley Ravens) and we were delighted that we got a fly-past from one of Odin’s birds just as we closed the rite – a good omen indeed!
The next day saw one of our more outgoing members take on the role of Father Wotan. Suitably adorned in red robe and white beard he followed the age-old Odinist tradition (go on admit it – you thought it was a Christian thing) of delivering gifts to the children of the kindred. The grove (if all members are taken into account) has six little-ones and Father Wotan ensured that all of them got something special. Mind you our red-suited friend stopped short of climbing down chimneys – the coward!
All too soon we came to twelfth night and this was a more adult affair as we saw in the secular New Year and made plans for the next twelve months in the life of the Wilverley Raven Kindred.
With that in mind we wish a happy 2259RE to Druids everywhere and express the heartfelt wish that none of you will ever thirst!
Hail the High Ones
Rocks and Stars
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