Dispatches from RDG's
Autonomous Collectives


Medford, OR:
In on a warm evening in July, we held a lovely Croning ritual at a local labyrinth preceded by a sushi dinner. Afterwards we had a casual discussion about Red Tree Voles, led some of our friends working on contract with the USFS.

We are always up for events in addition to the eight High Days.

Our next local public ritual will be our Lughnasadh celebration on Saturday, August 18, at our Grove Nemeton. For pictures of Elkshadow, located outside the City of Rogue River, Oregon, please see- http://home.earthlink.net/~triplehorses/id10.html

This ritual is the annual Druid celebration of the harvests, the Dog Days of Summer, as well as the Celtic deity, Lugh's tribute to his foster mother. For more information about Lughnasadh, please see- http://www.maryjones.us/jce/lughnassadh.html

Our ritual is free and open to the public and children are welcome. Our ritual will be immediately followed by a potluck feast, which will be followed by a free public workshop on organic foods, choices and nutrition by our very own pre-med student, HEATHER (we are very proud of her!)

What is being harvested locally? In the gardens: corn, cucumbers, marionberries, blueberries and tomatoes are ready. Along the Rogue River and its tributaries, the blackberries have become ripe. Orchards and vineyards are still important to our local economy and the pear harvest begins with the Bartletts during August. Peaches, too, are
starting to be picked.

For more information about our Grove, please contact- triplehorses@gmail.com

OR see our website at- http://home.earthlink.net/~triplehorses

Additional Triplehorses Events include:

August 3-5, 2007
Co-sponsoring the West Coast Gathering of the Reformed Druids and Friends in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. See- http://rdg.mithrilstar.org/2007wcdruidgat.htm

September 29, 2007
Co-sponsoring 2007 Eight Winds Mountain Earth Gathering at Diamond Lake Resort, with several workshops and a ritual led by ADF's VAD Kirk Thomas! This is the North West Regional event of ADF See- http://home.earthlink.net/~triplehorses/id7.html

Eureka, CA:
The Mother Grove is busy, busy, busy this season with a lot on our collective plate:

This coming weekend Aug 3-5, 2nd Annual Gathering of the Reformed Druids and Friends (Lughnasadh). This event begins at 2:00 on Friday and ends at noon on Sunday. We have reservations at the Marin Garden Club Grove group campground on the Avenue of the Giants (just a wee bit north of Weott). The official Bards of both the RDG and the OMS will be in attendance.

Redwood Coast Pan-Druid Meetup -- 6:30-8:00 PM, Friday August 10th, 321 Coffee in Eureka's "Olde Towne".

Eureka Grove monthly New Moon water-sharing and pot-luck -- Sunday, August 12th, 7:00 PM at the Archdruids home in King Salmon.

Druid Ceridwen's birthday is August 23rd
Druid Ann's birthday is August 31st
(Shall we throw a Virgo party for the two of them? LOL!)

Eureka Grove monthly water-sharing and pot-luck -- Sunday, September 9th, 7:00 PM at the Archdruids home in King Salmon.

Redwood Coast Pan-Druid Meetup -- 6:30-8:00 PM, Friday September 14th, 321 Coffee in Eureka's "Olde Towne".

Druid Darkcryst's (Mother Grove Scribe's) Birthday is September 26th.

Eureka Grove monthly New Moon water-sharing and pot-luck -- Sunday, October 7th, 7:00 PM at the Archdruids home in King Salmon.

Redwood Coast Pan-Druid Meetup -- 6:30-8:00 PM, Friday October 12th, 321 Coffee in Eureka's "Olde Towne".

New Year's Celebration (Samhain - YGR 2 of the 2nd Age of the Reform) -- October 31st -- We'll celebrate on Saturday November 3rd....

That's the news from Eureka CA, "Where the women are strong, the children
are above average, and the men are good looking. "

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

Website: http://www.aelvenstargrove.org
Email: aelvenstargrove@yahoo.com

For more information about Reformed Druidism, visit http://rdg.mithrilstar.org

No news this season from:

Grove of Erde
Euless, TX USA

TSU Proto-Grove
San Marcos, TX USA

Circle of Stone Proto-Grove
Colorado Springs, CO USA

The Thorn & Rose Grove
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

RDG "Proto-Grove"