Participants honored Llugh and the return of the Light during a brief Rite, then walked the ancient spiral of death and rebirth as symbolized by the Labyrinth.
Everyone then adjourned to the home of a Grove member to relax and enjoy a delicious potluck and exchange handmade gifts.
In February we will celebrate Imbolc and honor Brighid with a Circle of Light on a Grove member’s beautiful property in Central Point, Oregon. During the same Rite we will honor the Spirit of the Wolf, totem spirit of several members, according to the tradition of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia.
We will also hold a brief blessing and “meet and greet” at the Rogue Valley Medical Center Labyrinth Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The community is invited.
Grove of the Reformed Druids of Gaia
The only exception will be someone whom a member of our Grove would sponsor or vouch for.
Here is a live banner which you are more than welcome to spread around:
And next year in Dryad's Realm!
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 Degree 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.
The Nemeton has finished it's process of reviewing and revising "The Druid Path" cdrom self-study course and has made it's recomendations to the MG, which has begun implementing them,
Nemeton members 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
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