Druids In Cars, Going To Festivals
S2 Bonus Episode 2 - 360 Video and Tech In Ritual

S2 Bonus Episode 2 - 360 Video and Tech In Ritual

December 19, 2019

What is it about talking about technology in ritual that makes us do weird things? I dunno, but come and (literally) ride along with us this time!

While we're usually audio-only, on our way to Harvest Nights Gathering in Connecticut, we decided to try something new. With a 360 camera in our back seat, we experimented to see what it might be like to sit and listen in. With the topic of tech in ritual, this seemed like an obvious opportunity to try something new and different out.

You can check out the 360 video (and even put on a VR headset and watch as if you're in the car with us!) on YouTube! (You can also navigate the 360 video with your mouse pointer, or on a phone by moving the device in full screen.)

The video carries the same audio podcast episode, so you won't miss anything if you watch this instead of listening to the pod, or vice versa.

Find this episode on our YouTube channel here: 

Consider subscribing at https://druidsincars.podbean.com/ or wherever you get your podcasts. If you want to subscribe to our YouTube feed, that'd be awfully cool, too: youtube.com/3cgvideos

Learn more about us and our podcast at threecranes.org/podcast and learn more about Druidry at adf.org

S2 Bonus Episode 1 - Initiateness vs. Clergyness

S2 Bonus Episode 1 - Initiateness vs. Clergyness

December 12, 2019

Here's a slightly special bonus feature: you can watch the conversation from a camera on our dash as we drive out to the Harvest Nights Gathering in Connecticut in October 2019. Check out the video on the 3CG YouTube page... and maybe consider subscribing, because there's another video we're also working on to release shortly!

In this episode we talk about the similarities and the differences of being an ADF Initiate and an ADF Priest, how the direction we came at each role affects our experiences, and how those experiences manifest in our daily work and lives.

This is one of the (many!) requested topics we received at the end of last season.

The video is the same as our podcast episode, so you won't miss anything if you listen to this instead of watching the video, or vice versa.

You can, of course, subscribe for a lot more content on our YouTube channel. We do all sorts of neat things there.

Learn more about us and our podcast at threecranes.org/podcast and learn more about Druidry at adf.org

Episode 42 - Season 2 Conclusion

Episode 42 - Season 2 Conclusion

October 3, 2019

We're at the end of Season 2, but we have plans for hiatus and Season 3! We'll tell you all about them, and give you an idea of what it's been like for us to do this podcast for the past two seasons.

If you have ideas for future episodes, please send them to us, either via our Facebook page or via email. We really want to hear about what you're interested in, and we'll try and hit as many as we can on our trips. Plus, the trip we're taking to Harvest Nights next week is a pretty long drive, and we'll have our recorders!

If you're looking for a great festival to start the year with, consider the Trillium Spring Gathering, an ADF festival in Northern Virginia. We'll be there, and the first episode of Season 3 will land on the Thursday most of us will be traveling to Trillium, so give a listen while you drive!

Learn more about Druidry at adf.org and check us out at threecranes.org.

Episode 41 - Social Media Resources, Diversity, and Work

Episode 41 - Social Media Resources, Diversity, and Work

September 26, 2019

One of our big things in Three Cranes Grove, ADF, is that we love to create. After Rev. Crystal Groves' discussion of marketing and social media strategies at Trillium 2019, we had a discussion about the creative process, what it means to connect people to others, and what it's like to produce the words for the really hard things that happen in our lives.

We also talk about ensuring that people approaching Druidry are able to see themselves as valid, joyful participants in Druidry.

If you're interested in Rev. Avende's book, "The Spiraling Sun," you can find it on Amazon or at The Magical Druid. While Rev. Avende works on that Greek Oracle book (hint, hint), you can check out another awesome project that was just released, "The Hearth Keepers Way: An ADF Hearth Keepers Guide!"

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

Episode 40 - (In)toning For Ritual

Episode 40 - (In)toning For Ritual

September 19, 2019

What is toning? How do you do it? What's it good for? What's the lamest joke you've heard all day? We have the answers to all these questions and more in this episode! This episode was recorded at Trillium 2019, on the way home (we very much recommend Trillium if you're looking for a festival early next year).

We're closing in on the end of our season, and running out of recorded material. But that's okay! We're developing an off-season plan so that you get more episodes and different content, plus new guests. And, we're headed to Harvest Nights in a few weeks, which is about 12 hours up and 12 hours back, so we'll have a lot of time to record and get new topics in.

If you have topic suggestions, we'd love to hear them. Send us email or shoot us a message on our Facebook page. As always, find us at threecranes.org/podcast and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 39 - Multifaith Household Religion

Episode 39 - Multifaith Household Religion

September 12, 2019

Sometimes, Druids flying to festivals get picked up by Druids in cars, and that's where this conversation comes from: Rev. Avende was picking up people on their way to Summerland 2019, and took Melitta Stafford with her, which led to this conversation about creating family traditions in a multifaith household.

There's a wide-ranging conversation covering different ways we come to Paganism, how our virtues interact with householding, different family structures, and the ways that polytheism and Paganism lend themselves to creating structures that aren't traditional but are still amazing.

Find more of Melitta's work at Druid in the Grove.

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Episode 38 - Founding and Disbanding a Druid Grove

Episode 38 - Founding and Disbanding a Druid Grove

September 5, 2019

We had the pleasure of interviewing Arthur at Trillium 2019 about his experiences with starting, and then disbanding, a Grove that never took firm root. Hemlock Vales Protogrove, ADF, lasted for about three years in State College, PA, before it was disbanded. This interview is a sort of post-mortem on what happened several years ago.

Too often, we talk about what works for getting a group off the ground, but we don't always remember to talk about when it's time to close that group down and move on.

This conversation is about reflecting on what went right, what didn't go right, and what lessons we can take from those experiences, years on. The creation, maintenance, and disbanding of Hemlock Vales can help us all as we look at where our own Groves and groups are going... and help us decide if they are thriving or if we're just being overly hopeful.

If you want to dive deeper into the discussion, we recommend his blog: One Pagan Group - Some Assembly Required.

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Episode 37 - Summerland 2019 Review

Episode 37 - Summerland 2019 Review

August 29, 2019

On the way home from the 2019 Summerland Festival, Rev. Dangler spoke with Jacque of The Pagan Peddler about the weekend and what went well, ranging from ritual to the setting of god post in the nearby woods. The festival was great, and we really enjoyed ourselves.

You might remember Jacque from our interview after Wellspring 2019 (Episode 26). We're happy to have her back!

We're starting to wrap up this season, but we hope that you're enjoying these episodes. If you do, consider rating our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever service you listen on.

Learn more about Druidry at adf.org, check us out on Facebook, and learn more about our podcast at threecranes.org/podcast. Thanks for riding with us!

Episode 36 - Recording Ritual

Episode 36 - Recording Ritual

August 22, 2019

Our Grove is known for our video work and presenting Pagan ritual, and Rev. Avende and Rev. Dangler talk about what it's like to pull all these videos together.

What's it like to take an omen for a recorded ritual that will later be edited? What's it like to record rituals in disparate parts while geographically dispersed? What's it like to livestream a rite?

We talk about Rev. Davin's solitary ritual work (example video linked), the work of Rev. Amber Doty with the ADF Clergy Council videos (example video linked), and of course, a lot of the fun things that we create.

If you're interested in our Grove's video work, check out our YouTube page, 3CGVideos. You can find the Woodland Blessing video from the ADFDruidry channel, too. If you're interested in videos that show a really wide variety of ADF-style Druidry, check out the 3CG Favorites playlist on YouTube, which gathers many videos from Grove, personal, and group accounts across YouTube; you'll find some really neat stuff there.

We of course encourage you to subscribe to the ADF Druidry YouTube channels like ours.

Headed to Beyond the Gates festival today? Travel safely!

Episode 35 - Becoming Pagan

Episode 35 - Becoming Pagan

August 15, 2019

What does the journey to Paganism look like? It's different for us all, and Rev. Avende and Rev. Dangler compare their journeys, talking about their experiences with religion, the things that led them to this path, and how it affected (and eventually entwined) their lives in unexpected ways.

Everyone comes to their spirituality in a different way, walking their own path. Know that it's valid, however you came to your place in the cosmos.

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