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Episode 13 - Ritual Bloopers & Fails

Episode 13 - Ritual Bloopers & Fails

July 26, 2018

Lucky number 13 brings us to a discussion from the Western Clergy Retreat about Ritual Bloopers and Fails! Rev. Avende sat down with several ADF Priests to discuss just how human they really are, and hear some of their best (worst) stories about how things went terribly wrong in ritual, and how they managed to keep the ritual going when it happened.

Rev. Avende is joined in this episode by Rev. Melissa Ashton, Rev. William Ashton, Rev. Sara Blackwelder, Rev. Lauren Mart, and Rev. Kirk Thomas, and each shares a story (or two) about the things that stand out in their memory as the key bloopers of their lives as Priests and celebrants of ritual.

Tune in, enjoy the laughter, and listen stories of high-flying acrobatics, trees being knocked over, wells shattering upon the stones, and (of course) things catching on fire (unintentionally)!

Visit us at threecranes.org/podcast for info and transcripts, find us on Facebook, and learn more about Paganism and Druidry at adf.org

Episode 12 - The Bardic Livecasts

Episode 12 - The Bardic Livecasts

July 19, 2018

Driving home from one of the Bardic Live Casts we do (which is archived on Facebook, if you'd like to watch), Rev. Avende and I had an opportunity to talk about the experience. We cover a range of topics, from the spaces we've worked in to why we've moved away from livecasting public ritual and toward more interesting work.

You'll get some background on how our bards came together as a group, and how we decided to start giving these concerts... and what feeds us about the process, too.

So ride along with us as we chat about some of our behind-the-scenes work in our Grove.

If you'd like to watch our livecasts when they go live, you can do so by going ot the Three Cranes Grove, ADF, facebook page. Like our page, and the follow it as well. This second step, following the Grove, will keep us fresh in your newsfeed, and will also notify you any time we go live (which, at this point, happens about once or twice a quarter, so it's not going to overwhelm your feed). You can also catch past events on YouTube, and subscribe for new ones.

Our next livecast will be the Dublin Irish Festival ritual on August 5, 2018, at around 9:30 AM Eastern.

Episode 11 - Priesting As A Woman (Part 2)

Episode 11 - Priesting As A Woman (Part 2)

July 12, 2018

Our second episode on this topic, also recorded with Rev. Avende, Rev. Ashton, Rev. Blackwelder, and Rev. Mart at the Western ADF Clergy Retreat a few weeks ago, goes into some detail about the oddities (and also the dangers) of priesting as a woman. It also dives into the expectations different gender roles bring, and the difficulties of finding a place in the community as a woman Priest.

Like last week, this podcast episode contains discussions of assumptions around sexual relations encountered, but nothing explicit is ever discussed.

Visit us at threecranes.org/podcast for info and transcripts, find us on Facebook, and learn more about Paganism and Druidry at adf.org

Episode 10 - Priesting As A Woman (Part 1)

Episode 10 - Priesting As A Woman (Part 1)

July 5, 2018

In this episode, which is the first of two on this topic, Revs. Jan Avende, Melissa Ashton, Sara Blackwelder, and Lauren Mart discuss some of the issues they have experienced as female Priests and leaders.

This episode was recorded at the Western ADF Clergy Retreat in 2018, just a week before the release of this episode.

They offer some examples of what they've seen as female priests and leaders, interactions they've had that felt different because of their gender, examples of how allies provide space and support, and how they have navigated these issues in the past.

This podcast episode contains discussions of assumptions around sexual relations encountered, but nothing explicit is ever discussed.

Visit us at threecranes.org/podcast for info and transcripts, find us on Facebook, and learn more about Paganism and Druidry at adf.org