Druids In Cars, Going To Festivals
Bonus Episode 2 - Mythic History and Our Grove Poem

Bonus Episode 2 - Mythic History and Our Grove Poem

August 30, 2018

With Rev. Dangler attending Beyond the Gates this weekend (he's a Druid in a plane, going to a festival), we're releasing another bonus episode today. This episode discusses Three Cranes Grove, ADF's, Grove Poem, Clutiā Trion Garanonon: "The Fame of Three Cranes".

About three years in, we wanted to commemorate our history in a creative, fun way. Rev. Hunt had the brilliant idea to use a poem that we could add to each year and speak at each anniversary rite.

We'll chat about how we craft each stanza (poetry by committee!), what it means to us, and how we've managed its length over the years.

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 16 - Gender Nonconformity In Druidry

Episode 16 - Gender Nonconformity In Druidry

August 23, 2018

At Summerland 2018, we sat down (not in our car, but in the pavilion) with Corbin to discuss gender nonconformity among the spirits, and how we can make our language and work more inclusive. It was an excellent discussion, and one we've been hoping to have for a long while.

This is the first part of two conversations with Corbin on this general topic.

This episode contians a discussion about human body parts in vision and in art. There is also some profanity that has been bleeped.

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

Bonus Episode 1 - Praise Silly and Sincere

Bonus Episode 1 - Praise Silly and Sincere

August 16, 2018

While our hosts are at the Summerland Festival, we thought we'd regale you with a bit of our lighter side of the work we like to do: some praise, both silly and sincere.

This is our first "Bonus Episode," so we call out to the being we've sometimes called, "King of the Internet": Garanus, the Crane. If anyone can help us, it's that liminal, long-necked waterbird.

Also given praise in these short recordings: The Bovine Earth Mother, Potatoes, and Redheaded Hotties.

Also, we include a meditative charm to put a toddler to sleep. After all, we're all about threading the needle between "useful" and "serious" around here.

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 15 - Returning to Vocation

Episode 15 - Returning to Vocation

August 9, 2018

With a larger gathering of ADF Priests, Rev. Avende took the opportunity to return to the issue of vocation at the 2018 ADF Western Clergy Retreat. Revs. Melissa Ashton, William Ashton, Sara Blackwelder, and Lauren Mart all discuss their experiences with vocation and what it feels like to them, as well as how they have found nuance and depth in the work.

For more information and transcripts, find us at threecranes.org/podcast, or find us on Facebook, or check out our YouTube page for more great content!

Learn more about Druidry at adf.org!

Next week is the Summerland Festival, starting on Thursday. We hope to see you there!

Episode 14 - Loneliness & Geographic Isolation

Episode 14 - Loneliness & Geographic Isolation

August 2, 2018

At the 2018 Western Clergy Retreat, Revs. Jan Avende, Melissa Ashton, Sara Blackwelder, Lauren Mart, and Kirk Thomas sat down to talk about what it feels like to be geographically isolated and doing work, both before and after ordination as an ADF Priest. They discuss a variety of issues they've encoutered, talk about the differences between different parts of the country, and consider a few strategies to make the distance seem less wide and impossible to cross.

One of the suggestions they make is to seek out a festival. Consider one of the following ADF festivals that are upcoming: Summerland (Ohio, Aug. 16-20, 2018), Beyond the Gates (Washington State, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2018), or Midnight Flame (Michigan, Sept. 6-9, 2018). At least one of us will be at each of these festivals. (And we'll be recording future episodes, trying to bring even more voices into the mix!)

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