When presented with the question, “What drew you to Druidry?” I have a hard time pinpointing the moment. I feel as though I’ve always been drawn to “Druidish” things, whether it be in the sense of a pull towards Irish myth and culture or in the sense of a connection with the land, sea and … Continue reading the draw to druidry (Bardic Course – NOD)
Basically, I'm on week 5 of the DP, but I need to do my write-ups for Solstice, Imbolc and the Spring Equinox. It'll be awhile before the group catches up, but that's ok. Gives me more time to read. Heh.
Second concerted effort with a group - this time a local one, and I think/hope that will make all the difference. I could point to having already answered this, but I thought it might be worthwhile to go ahead and answer them again. Then I'll compare to see what (if any) differences there are. Why … Continue reading Week One of the DP … Again
Maybe I'll do Mallory at some point, but for now it will be: A History of Pagan Europe Nigel Pennick and Prudence Jones A simpler review of the history of Pagan peoples and their beliefs. Reading Level: Early Undergraduate I'll try to keep reading notes here to assist with my review. Questions to keep in … Continue reading First Book Started for ADF – IE Studies – A History of Pagan Europe
Nature awareness has three facets: the awareness of nature as it exists around us physically; the awareness of the spirits of nature and their relation to us; and the awareness of the Earth Mother herself, and the other deities who are also her children, and the relation of these beings to ourselves... Find a place … Continue reading Nature Awareness I
I went to Sunset Beach this morning to give the First Oath in the ADF Dedicant Path. I don't believe it's in the most recent text, but I found it in Rev. Michael J. Dangler's "The ADF Dedicant Path Through the Wheel of the Year." Dangler's book describes it as the First Oath, but as … Continue reading Post-Ritual: The First Oath
From the 2005 ed. of The Ar nDraiocht Fein Dedicant Program (now known as Our Own Druidry): In the First Oath the student swears to take up the Three Ways that are the core of our work: Virtue - to do right and live well. Piety - to keep the customs and work of the … Continue reading The First Oath
So my DP has ground to a halt, and I find myself facing some things. ADF leadership - I can sum this up in a few sentences. Where are the women in higher leadership? And also, why does there seem to be a growing disconnect between the org's leadership and the org's membership? Is my … Continue reading Three Months Later
Dedicant studies have ground to a halt, I've pretty much checked out of participating with the semi-local ADF groves, and I'm in the midst of examining why. There are at least three factors that I can think of - one, local ADF grove politics feel a little weird to me, and I'm feeling gun-shy about … Continue reading Getting Thoughts Out
My two main spiritual pursuits as of late have been ADF-style druidry and a smaller group of women I'm working with locally. The work I'm doing there, in concert with the work I did last year with the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary (primarily traditional Wicca) and the work of my more distant past with Reclaiming, Diana's … Continue reading Just What AM I Doing, Anyway?