July 25, 2019
This week we talk a little bit about what it's like to do divination for a person, and for a group. We start with a bit of information about our general notions of how divination works, including some influential ideas on our practice, and then we move into how we use divination in our own work. We even discuss what we do when someone reads the wrong symbol in a public rite.
So, ride along with us as we drive home from Trillium 2019, chatting about our symbol sets and how we work with them.
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July 18, 2019
How do we talk about our religion with our kids? What happens when you tell your children stories about faeries and the wider, magical world?
It turns out that you get kids who ask great questions and come up with great ideas about how to apply the lore to their lives. We cover everything from fairy traps, to the popular notion of the "tooth fairy", to how to keep your child from being swapped out for a changeling.
Check out the video, "Kids & Fairies" on YouTube, and read a bit more about the "Changeling Banes" that we mention.
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July 11, 2019
ComFest is one of the largest events Three Cranes Grove, ADF, does all year. It's a local music/beer/arts/hippie festival here in Columbus, Ohio, and our Grove hangs out to meet people and enjoy the summer (or roast in its heat, depending on who you talk to). There's not another generally public event where we see quite so many people who fit squarely into the "target audience" of modern Druidry.
Part of what makes this event interesting is that in seeing so many people, we have to condense down what "Our Own Druidry" is, and several of us have developed an "elevator pitch" to describe Druidry in about 30 seconds or so. Today, you'll hear us call on several Grove Members, our two ADF Priests, and the Heartland Regional Druid to give their short description of 3CG, ADF, and modern Druidry.
Guests giving their Druidic elevator pitches are (in order of appearance): Shawneen, Corbin, Midnight, Michael, Thexalon, Jan.
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July 4, 2019
As we took our camps down at Wellspring 2019, Rev. Avende took a moment to interview Sara Mastros, who has an upcoming book, "The Orphic Hymns Grimoire." The interview is fabulous and well worth listening to: we learned a lot just from asking the questions!
Check out her site and (pre)order her book! You can also follow the project on Facebook.
You can catch up with Sara:
She also offers this hymn to Hermes:
I sing of High Hermes, beloved worker of wonder,
First of the Pleiades conceived while she dreamed of bright Thunder.
All-powerful game-master, lord of the dead,
true-thinking foreteller of what lies ahead,
Code-cracking con-artist, jail-breaking the shibboleth,
killed peacock-eyed Argos when you bored him to death.
Winged-sandaled human-friend, fast philanthropic prophet,
rejoicing in racers and instructing pick-pockets.
You spin hermeneutics like you’re spitting hot rhymes,
You’re the father of fraud, rearing up lies.
But that same trickster offers genuine peace,
Blameless, irreproachable machine of surcease.
Corycian luckbringer, blessed loquacious one,
Comrade of the worker and those under the gun,
Employing clever rhetoric, venerable friend,
Pray for your initiates when our lifetimes end:
Boast about our work and our charismatic rhymes,
Memorialize our memories for future lifetimes.
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