Our next formal ritual will be our annual Druid service asking for protection of the Gods during the dark cold nights of the Wild Hunt as well as through the days ahead. For more information about the Wild Hunt, please see: http://www.maryjones.us/jce/wildhunt.html
Our ritual is free and open to the public and children are welcome. Our ritual will be immediately followed by a potluck feast and a Bardic Circle inside our guests lovely (and warm) home. For our Bardic Circle, please bring a meaningful poem (original or otherwise) to share and/or a piece of artwork/handicraft. Our Bardic Circle can be a bit of a Druidic show ‘n’ tell. A friend of our Grove will be playing the guitar.
Samhain blessings to all~!
The Mother Grove has been busy this past season. In August we co-sponsored the 2007 Gathering of Druids which was even more succesful than the 2006 Gathering. We're looking forward to 2008, with the hope that even more Druids will attend.
Ceridwen is working at a new Pagan store, "Pathfinders Books - For All Magic Using Traditions", in Eureka, and getting that up and running has been a primary focus not only of Ceridwen's but of almost all the Druids here, as Pathfinders will become the "nexus" of the local Pagan community (btw, if you are wondering why this issue of DE is so late, this is the reason). We're already hosting our monthly Meetup there, and other events are in the planning stages. Pathfinders is also carrying the RD101 Self-Study disk.
Archdruid El, as many of you are aware, works in retail furniture sales, and is facing his busiest time of the year, the Yule season.
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
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Thorn & Rose Grove