Dispatches from RDG's
Autonomous Collectives

 

cylch

Mother Grove of the Reformed Druids of Gaia
Eureka, CA:

Sybok has spent many hours over the past few months revamping the RDG and OMS websites using the Drupal software. The RDG site is much more user friendly and interactive.

Sybok is also in the process of creating a new site for the Hasidic Druids of North America. We note that this year, the first night of Hannukah coincides with Solstice night.

The Mother Grove will be getting together at the Archdrud's home on the Solstice for Water Sharing and the eating of cookies, cakes, and other goodies.

And next year in Dryad's Realm!

In Gaia,
Ceridwen Seren-Ddaear, Senior Archdruid RDG &
Sybok Pendderwydd, Senior Clerk, RDG / Patriarch, OMS

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The Mother Grove is the home of the Senior Archdruid of RDG
and of the Patriarch of the Order of the Mithril Star.

COSPeace
Circle of Stones title

Colorado Springs, CO:
Life is quiet in the grove since the retirement of the preceptor and the server is definitely been busy with his 2 jobs and family therefore the grove now enters the Season of Slumber and will reopen in Samradh season of 2012.

Current plans to take place this next year is to work with our land and how this is to be is unsure as of yet although we trust that Dalon ap Landu will lead the grove in the right direction.

Even though slumber is imminent, the Arch Druid intends to keep the tradition to make pilgrimage of Drumming Up the Sun at Red Rocks Amphitheater, in Morrison, CO, continues as it does every year will be held on December 22nd (tentative), 2011, beginning at 6 am, the sun rises a little after 7 am. Bring your drums, rattles, blankets and please wear your warmest winter gear as it gets very cold this time of year. Also snow tires on the vehicle with chains tucked away in the trunk is always a good idea because the roads could be snow packed.

We look forward to a long winters rest as it is time to go forth deep in the bosom and love of the Earth Mother.

From our grove to yours, Blessed Calan Gaeaf and a Merry Alban Arthuran /|\

Dyddgu /|\

Arch Druid Circle of Stones

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ritmtitle

Agoura Hills, CA:
Our Samhain ritual the evening of October 29 was a deeply moving experience for our four active grovies. Our newest member Jackie was officially welcomed into our Grove and gifted with our Grove pendant and a real Giant Sequoia tree.

We enjoyed dessert and conversation after ritual and watched our seasonally traditional "Tales From the Far Side" video. Some of us were part of Raven's Cry Grove, ADF Samhain ritual on November 5. Jackie is planned her 3rd Order vigil for after ritual on the 5th.

We will present a Winter Solstice ritual at and with the local UU church this year. Since we did not take a trip to Sequoia National Park this year, we're still working on just what group trip will be our next - maybe to Sequoia, maybe to Big Sur, and maybe all the way up to Eureka.

Our activities are listed on Witchvox and the L.A. Pagan Examiner.

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MYNT,
AD Michael

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Teulur-logo

Swansea, Wales, U.K.
No election this year as am only 3rd in grove lol, have still to see who can be scribe etc.

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Spokane, WA
No news this season...

That's the new from Polaris Grove in lovely Eastern Washington!

MYNT,
Wayne Stewart, AD

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Bullhead City, AZ
The Circle of Flowing Truth is still in a period of settling. The members are continuing on working on their requirements for elevation. We are reaching to those who might be interested in the area with that said our plans for Yule and the various moons are open both to planning and to attendance. Our grove worked with the local eclectic group for Samhain. The ritual went very well and the performing in a druidic style was well received. I would also like to take this moment and invite those interested know that our grove website is up and available at circleofflowingtruth.webs.com .

Brightest Blessings & May You Never Thirst,
Rev. Jeffrey/Dykarzy -ArchDruid

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RDG ProtoGrove, Crossville, TN:
No news this season...

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ravensforpenda
Ravenswood title

Middleburg, FL:
No news this season...

Till next time,
Penda, Archdruid

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Manzanita title

Anderson, CA:
No news this season...we are on hiatus...

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Blessings of Summer,
Tiffiny /|\
ArchDruid, Grove of the Manzanita, RDG

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dalon

Nodla title

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 2011, 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.

druidswordawen
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Philadelphia, PA:
Currently meeting in the lush emerald woods of Fairmount Park in the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection (commonly know as Philadelphia), Aelvenstar Grove honors Mother Earth. The grove was formally founded Beltaine, 2004 and is a proto grove of the Reformed Druids of Gaia/Order of the Mithril Star and the Reformed Druids Of North America. In addition, we are associated with other pagan organizations such as Per NTR Sesen and Temple Harakhte.

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

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white horse title

Live Oak , FL:
No news this season...

Blessings,
Ann Feather

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Roots Rocks and Stars
RDG "Proto-Grove"

Albany, OR:
Roots Rocks and Stars currently consists of three humans and two canine companions. We people are all college students, one in natural resources, one in Literature, and one in history. We live together in a small apartment in Corvallis Oregon's north end. We are all ethnically descended from British Isle and French folks (some Native Canadian/American ancestry as well) and this colors our rituals. We are primarily dedicated to Cernunnos, Epona, Brigid, and Cerridwen but actually tend toward an abiding devotion to nature and spirit without too much investment in names and images. Our rituals tend to involve home-cooking and plenty of beer.

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