Grove of the Reformed Druids of Gaia
The newest version of The Druid Path course is now available, and our bibliography has been revamped. El is putting together the "Archdruid's Disk" which will contain all of the rituals, all of the lessons, templates for membership certificates, membership cards and master copies of The Druid Path, Reformed Druidism 202 (ARDA), and "Favorite Songs of the Reformed Druids." In short, all of the materials that the MG used to print out and send new members, available on one disk so that ADs of individual Groves can produce those materials for their own members.
The MG has gone Green: All that material mentioned above is now delivered to new solitary members electronically. No more paper, disks, envelopes, jewel cases, ink and postage. Just bytes.
Sadly, due to a lack of committed campers, we had to cancel our annual Gathering in the Redwoods. The cost of travel and expense of attending a weekend retreat has proven too much for the majority of our members in this economy, most of whom, like the majority of Americans, are working class.
All in all, it has been an extremely fruitful and transformative season for the RDG!
And next year in Dryad's Realm!
Mother Grove is the home of the Senior Archdruid of RDG
ProtoGrove, Agoura Hills, CA:
We are planning to be at Pagan Pride L A with Raven's Cry Grove, ADF and will celebrate the Fall Equinox with RCG as a Roman rite honoring Pomona, led by Michael and Jonathan of Rabbit in the Moon.
Our activities are listed on Witchvox and the L.A. Pagan Examiner.
Swansea, Wales, U.K.
Bullhead City, AZ
ProtoGrove, Crossville, TN:
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.
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
Oak , FL:
Rocks and Stars