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Grove of the Reformed Druids of Gaia
We've been busy working on The Druid Path v.14.1, which we expect to finish and publish before Oestara. We're also expecting this to be the final version of The Druid Path, at least for very long time. As it is evolving, it appears that there will ultimately be two versions: one for general usage among seekers who join us via the RDG, and another for those who join the OMS directly. These may end up being published on the same disk however. We're also working on a handbook for degree points (the 4th-7th degree will still be called degrees, since you have to be an OMS member to attain them in the first place). This volume will also be included on the cd-rom.
It's been decided that future versions of the ARDA course will be published on DVD disks, so that we can include the whole of Michael's Druid "Super Disk," among the materials. There will still be plenty of room after that as well.
We are also beginning to plan for this years Redwood Coast Druid Gathering which will be held at the usual place in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, this year from July 15 - 17th, during the "Mead Moon."
The Mother Grove is the home of the Senior Archdruid of RDG and of the Patriarch of the Order of the Mithril Star.
And next year in Dryad's Realm!
Originally, Celtic Study Group was held at night, and due to the change of energies that progress us towards 2012, this group evolved itself into the Breakfast Club to be held on Sunday Mornings @ 9 am at Panera Bread, 1832 Southgate Road, Colorado Springs, CO, beginning February 20, 2011. This venue is good until warm weather arrives then we can meet in the forest at an earlier time.
Plans for Alban Eiler are unavailable at this time.
ProtoGrove, Agoura Hills, CA:
Rabbit in the Moon Grove held a short but significant ritual on Feb 6 to recognize the importance of the Year of the Rabbit which began on the Lunar New Year Feb 3. The Great Rabbit is our grove's patron deity, and we gathered under a beautiful and powerful oak tree whose branches reached the ground on all sides to be together with him and our other kindred.
On Feb 19, our grove is the organizing group of a Roman ritual for Full Moon at the Conejo Valley UU Fellowship (CVUUF).
In March, we'll be part of the Raven's Cry spring rite of the Greek Chloeia, and the CVUUF Spring Equinox rite in addition to holding our own grove rite.
We are in early planning for taking a number of grove short trips to natural places as the weather becomes more predictable.
Our Grove organizes a "Pagan Movie Night" at the CVUUF church once a quarter, and showed the movie "Agora" in January.
have a web presence - only a name and one page right now,
but watch us grow! http://ritmg.info
ProtoGrove, Crossville, TN:
Our online Family can be found at: http://bseriousseekersonly.runboard.com/
know of the problems that have fallen upon the Grove of the
Raven's Wood Lately.
I found myself being rushed to the local hospital in the very late hours of the night. I thought OK, I will get Antibiotics and hopefully go home. I could not have been further from the truth. After laying in a bed in Emergency for almost eight hours, i was finally told i was being admitted. I was not the happy camper, but still smiled and joked about my health. It seems i was looking at the door to a new world. My only thought was what is next for myself, family and the grove. After a month in a hospital bed and rehab, I vowed not to let silly things like health and death control my life. I may not be able to walk the sands of the beach as i loved as much as life itself, I can Work from my home to make our world a better place for all creatures to come. I realized there is much I can and will do like lobby our leaders, become more active locally in causes dear to me and help organize those around me into action.
I learned we all can talk that talk with ease but the walk is where it's at. I now have the vigor I had while a student at Berkeley, To stand and fight for your beliefs, to live your dreams and to walk that walk!!
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 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 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.
The members of the Nemeton request that anyone interested in having input in RDG policy, please share their concerns or suggestions. You may write the NoDaL at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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