Clan of the Triple Horses Grove, invites our community to join us in a Lughnassadh celebration honoring our Warrior spirit and invoking Cuchulainn, known as the Hound of Ulster, and Boudica, Queen of the Icini, to guide us toward strength, focus and clarity.
Join our Grove in celebrating Lughnassadh, the turning point in Mother Earth's year-wheel when She begins to offer up the bounty of Her harvest. Our ritual will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 24, 2008, at the outdoor firepit at the residence of our Grove Founder and Senior Druid.
Everyone is welcome to gather beginning at 10 a.m. for preparation, grounding and centering.
Please bring a praise offering to honor these Shining Ones during our ritual and a snack to share after our celebration. Ritual robes are optional.
exact location and any questions please feel free to contact us
We have some new candidates for membership waiting in the wings here locally, and we expect to be initiating a new 2nd degree member here in within the next week.
We’re sad to report that our sister Grove and co-sponsor to the north (Triple Horses Grove) will not be joining us at the Gathering this year, citing high gas costs and other economic concerns. We’ll be sending them a jolt of Reiki when we come together for the healing circle part of Saturday night’s formal ritual!
We are looking forward to meeting some new people who registered for the Gathering, as well as seeing our many dear friends and members.
On September 22, 2008, at Helen Hunt Falls, North Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado Springs, CO, Time-6 PM We will be gathering to celebrate the turning of the wheel once more. This night we will prepare for the coming Triumph of Darkness and close the year with a Community Feast. This ritual also closes our outdoor grove site for the year. We look forward to returning again On Alban Eiler 2009.
Officiating the Alban Elved Ritual will be Arch Druid Dyddgu & Seanchai T'Chris.
nt-Arch Druid Dyddgu /|\
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
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Our second moot was for midsummer itself and this time four of us abandoned the normal grove setting and instead travelled the 30 or so miles to the Temple at Stonehenge. There we were joined by 25,000 other Pagans as we stayed up all night to greet the midsummer sun. It was, as always, an awesome occasion.
The final rite that I am empowered to report on for this issue was our Lughnassadh/Odinist Martyrs’ Day Ritual. This attracted seven Druids (and four dogs!) and was held (a week earlier than usual due to family holidays). We meet on Friday 25th July (OMS - Dearead Samhraidh 27, Asatru – Haymoon 27) at 1730 in the evening. It was a beautiful summers evening and very hot but the lovely old Beech Trees of our Grove shielded us from the worst of Balder’s heat. Though sadly they did not protect us from the bugs! After the Rite we retired to our favourite Inn and shared a good few pints of old English ale.
Until the next time, hail the folk!
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