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Episode 72 - Healing Deities and Spirits

Episode 72 - Healing Deities and Spirits

May 6, 2021

Today we take another walk through the woods and speak about healing spirits and deities: how we connect with them, how we experience them, and what it's like to reach out to one.

We reference a few external items, so we want to add those to the show notes as well:

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Episode 71 - Liminal Spaces

Episode 71 - Liminal Spaces

April 28, 2021

Liminal spaces are points or areas that are "betwixt and between" states. On foot today, we wandered past a bog, and it got us thinking about the sorts of places we've encountered that were "in between" different experiences, and what it's like to work through them, and visit them. There's a bit of travel remembrance and a bit of travel planning that goes on, too!

A couple of worthwhile notes on this episode:

  1. At one point, one of our microphones drops out, so there's a quality change in the last half of the episode.
  2. The lyric Michael can't quite recall from Scarborough Fair is: "Tell him to find me an acre of land / between the salt water and desert strand," or some variation thereof (the traditional wording changes).
  3. For the mentioned discussion about Cryptids and other "Weird Druidry" topics, check out Episode 28 of our podcast.

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Episode 70 - Hybrid Experimentation: A Pandemic Ritual Recovery

Episode 70 - Hybrid Experimentation: A Pandemic Ritual Recovery

April 22, 2021

This past weekend, Three Cranes Grove, ADF, took our first steps toward reopening our public ritual practice: we conducted a small, semi-private hybrid ritual, where folks attended in person (masked and socially distanced) and remotely.

On their way out to our Cutios (Rain Moon) ritual, Revs. Avende and Dangler discussed their preparations, and the basics of the setup for the ritual, along with what they hoped it would be like. Then, on the way back, they looked a bit critically at what worked, and what they found most interesting about the format after being away from public ritual for so long.

Intercut into this episode are a few audio examples of how the rite sounded (an artifact of the recording process), which will let you hear how the priests worked in (and how the folk responded to) the immediate pandemic experience that was at the top of their minds.

Our hope, as a Grove, is that as other pagan groups reopen (locally and distantly), some of our experiences might serve to help them build a plan to serve their communities in a safe, careful manner.

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Episode 69 - Ritual Preparation

Episode 69 - Ritual Preparation

April 15, 2021

How do we start preparing for ritual, in both physical and spiritual ways? How is it different for us when we do group ritual and persona ritual? How can we simplify it and make it easier to get out the door, even in these weird pandemic times?

Today, we take a walk in the woods, as there aren't quite festivals to go to yet in our cars, and go over how we prep for various ritual scenarios. It was a good conversation that has us ready for more.

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Episode 68 - The Flame in the Snow

Episode 68 - The Flame in the Snow

March 19, 2021

Season 4 is upon us! While there aren't festivals to go to (yet), we're planning and plotting for our coming season. At our Grove's annual Anagantios (Stay-At-Home Moon) rite, Revs. Dangler and Avende traveled out to their members with a slightly altered version of our usual rite. The discussion ranges from experiences of the pandemic year, the updates we've made to our practice, and the joy of doing the work, even in this strange time.

This year's Anagantios rite had some last-minute changes thanks to some rather inclement weather (remember that blizzard that flowed through the US in mid-Feb?), but it gave us a chance to chat.

There is, as always, more to come, and we expect our regular season to start up in April as usual, even if we aren't actually headed to specific festivals.

It'll be lovely to ride along with you again.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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