Message from the Editor
& Senior Archdruid

Another turning of the wheel...and we find ourselves harvesting the fruits that resulted from the seeds that were sown with our hopes and visions this Spring - fertilized with the compost of our trials this Summer, and watered with our tears. The fruits are rich and juicy, ripe with the promise of wishes fulfilled - and we decide it was all worth it...

Our Order has "harvested" TWO new Proto-Groves this Summer, from seeds planted long ago upon the ethers...and they are a joyous and welcome addition to our Gaian family!

There was a great sacrifice this Summer too, though, and that was the passing of a Pagan Elder who was quite important in the Reformed Druid history - Isaac Bonewits. He is survived by his soulmate/wife Phaedra and son Arthur. Our hearts go out to his family...

Our Summer has been taken up with the ongoing healthcare of our dear Patriarch, and my soulmate/husband El, who is progressing quite nicely through the treatments that are preparatory to surgery. As always, any prayers, energies, Reiki, etc. are very welcome and much appreciated!

"Our longing for the eternal kindles our imagination to bless.
Regardless of how we configure the eternal,
the human heart continues to dream of a state of wholeness,
that place where everything comes together,
where loss will be made good,
where blindness will transform into vision,
where damage will be made whole,
where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise,
where the travails of life's journey will enjoy a homecoming.
To invoke a blessing is to call some of that wholeness upon a person now."

~~ John O'Donohue ~~
(To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings)

Seasonal blessings,
In Gaia,
Ceridwen Seren-Ddaear /|\
Senior Archdruid of RDG