Druids In Cars, Going To Festivals
Episode 67 - Season 3 Finale: Our Pandemic Year

Episode 67 - Season 3 Finale: Our Pandemic Year

October 8, 2020

It's been a year, hasn't it?

We reflect on the past year of not being in cars, and pretty much not going to festivals, and talk about our content, where we've been, and where we're going. Mostly, though, we talk about the projects that got us through the past season, and what worked, and what didn't.

There's a lot of stuff mentioned in this episode, so this description is going to be a bit of a linkbomb. If you can't click the links in your favorite podcast app, head over to https://druidsincars.podbean.com/ to find this episode's description, and click the links there.

We talk about festivals that are tentatively planned for in-person work, if it's safe. You can find info on those festivals, including any updates to their plans, at their websites. Specifically called out in this episode are the following fests:

  • ConVocation
  • Trillium
  • Wellspring
  • Summerland

We also talk about a few particular resources and videos we did. Most of these can be found on either Rev. Avende's Patreon or YouTube (where you'll find both the omen sermons and the Little Oaks children's religious education), or Rev. Dangler's Patreon or YouTube (where you'll find the reopening workings and a forthcoming article on the personal magical work). If you like our work, consider supporting one or both of us on Patreon: every little bit helps. There's also the Three Cranes Grove, ADF, YouTube Channel.

Other projects mentioned:

Also, if you need some work to do yourself, we can't recommend Rev. Avende's #PrayerADay Project highly enough: a prayer for each day in November. We've talked about it before on this podcast (check out the bonus episode for a refresher), and it's really an awesome way to get some structure and get involved, spiritually. We start November 1, but we're already gearing up for the work.

Wanna submit some "listener mail?" Send it to us at druidsincars@threecranes.org. If you want to read your letter yourself, send a link to your audio file in cloud storage (or send audio by Facebook Messenger)!

As always, thanks for riding along with us. We know it's been hard, but traveling this journey with you has been amazing.

Find us on Facebook, check us out at threecranes.org (where you can also find information about our upcoming rites, currently hosted via Zoom, which you can attend from anywhere), and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 66 - Multifaith Families, Teaching Our Kids, and Growing Our Families

Episode 66 - Multifaith Families, Teaching Our Kids, and Growing Our Families

September 17, 2020

At Harvest Nights 2019, Rev. Avende sat down with Rev. Pezza, offering a window into some household practices including kids, and the impact of multifaith relationships on how we raise our kids. They also touch briefly on how ritual connects with kids coming into Deaf culture.

Find us on Facebook, visit us at threecranes.org, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 65 - Let’s Talk About Trance (a slaphappy chat)

Episode 65 - Let’s Talk About Trance (a slaphappy chat)

September 3, 2020

What is "Orange?"

Sometime after midnight, on the dark roads of Ohio in October 2019 returning from the Harvest Nights Gathering, we recorded a fairly slap-happy episode to keep ourselves awake. Our topic? Trancework. Our conversation? Wide-ranging and unfiltered. Our advice? Sometimes questionable. But we talk a lot about what works for us in trancework and what doesn't, and how we manage to achieve and understand our experiences.

This is the last recording we did going to (or from) a festival in 2019 (don't worry, we have a bit more content coming this season).

This episode also covers a lot of the practical work that we learned in Trance 1 and Trance 2 in ADF's study programs, so if you're working through the ADF Initiate or Clergy study, this might be an interesting discussion.

Find us on Facebook, donate at threecranes.org/donate, and learn more about Druidry at ADF.org.

Episode 64 - Our Reasons For Priesting

Episode 64 - Our Reasons For Priesting

August 27, 2020

Revs. Avende and Dangler talk about their experiences of being priests in a variety of ways, focusing in on why they are priests, what it is that fulfills their vocation, and what it's like to have resonance between calls. It's a very late-night episode, full of weird metaphors and attempts at description, but also strangely coherent for the time it was recorded.

We're approaching the end of the Festival Season That Wasn't, and are remarkably still running off of last year's recorded sessions. We want to thank you for riding along with us, and listening throughout this time. There's more to come yet this season, and we have plans to record even more episodes, but do consider sending us topics at druidsincars@threecranes.org. We've still got a long list, but we can always add to it.

Find us on Facebook, donate at threecranes.org/donate, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 63 - Patrons Part 2: Patrons, and How To End a Relationship

Episode 63 - Patrons Part 2: Patrons, and How To End a Relationship

August 20, 2020

Continuing on from last week's discussion, we talk about what it's like to end a relationship with a spirit that has meant a great deal to you. Not every being who walks with us for a time is there for all our time, and that is okay. Hear our personal experiences with ending our patronage relationships, and what sorts of things we did to ensure that the relationships were ended in ways that allowed us to continue moving on.

Find us on Facebook, learn more about us at ThreeCranes.Org, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 62 - Patrons Part 1: Patrons, and How To Find Them

Episode 62 - Patrons Part 1: Patrons, and How To Find Them

August 13, 2020

Summerland 2020 is here! We're still in a socially distant world that doesn't let us come together in person for festivals, but you should know that Summerland is THIS WEEKEND, August 14-15, 2020, and we're hosting it virtually. You can still register, and some of it is FREE. Check out threecranes.org/summerland and catch us for a good ritual and some workshops!

As we got to the end of our long drive home from Harvest Nights, we worked through one of our most often requested topics: the patronage of deities and spirits.

We spoke about our personal experiences with finding deities who became patrons, how those relationships grew and changed over time, and what it was like setting boundaries in these relationships.

We also talk somewhat extensively about the process of being "claimed" by a deity, seeking one out, and even weird relationships we can't describe except to call it a "courtship."

Part Two will come next week, with a tease about the topic at the end of the episode.

Find us on Facebook, check out Summerland, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

 

Episode 61 - Refill the Cup, Rekindle the Flame

Episode 61 - Refill the Cup, Rekindle the Flame

August 6, 2020

"You cannot serve from an empty cup," and "A buried wick gives no light." Today we talk about how we manage burnout, and how we learn to recharge. It's a short conversation, but an important one about self care that we all need to have, no matter our role in the work.

Find us on Facebook, visit us at threecranes.org/podcast, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 60 - Honoring Your Unknown Ancestors

Episode 60 - Honoring Your Unknown Ancestors

July 30, 2020

Updated Episode! There was some sort of error with the original upload: we've replaced the file and the file works now!

 

How do you honor ancestors you never met, and never heard stories about? How do you connect to ancestor work if you're adopted? What are some strategies for managing our connections to family we might find problematic in our history? We talk about how we build connections through story and tradition, and what has created a depth of memory and family for us.

 

Find us on Facebook, check us out at Threecranes.org/Podcast, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org

Episode 59 - The Hearth Keeper’s Way

Episode 59 - The Hearth Keeper’s Way

July 24, 2020

Last year, ADF introduced a new program for learning and building a Druidic practice at your hearth, called The Hearth Keeper's Way. Rev. Avende is one of the authors of that program, and we wanted to share some basics with you.

 

The best part: the program is public and you don't have to be an ADF member to access it and see if it's a good fit for you.

 

We talk about what the program is, who wrote it, and how it was tested during creation. You can find the Hearth Keeper's Way on the ADF website.

 

Find us on Facebook, check our our Grove at Threecranes.org, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org

Episode 58 - We Need an Old Priest and a New Priest

Episode 58 - We Need an Old Priest and a New Priest

July 16, 2020

There's a lot of difference in how different priests experience priesting. We talk about what we've learned from each other, how we interact as co-priests in a Grove, and how we build our work both together and as individuals.

We also talk a lot about how we've intentionally built the culture of trust in our Grove as well.

Find us on Facebook, check us out at threecranes.org/podcast, or learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

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