Druids In Cars, Going To Festivals
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.

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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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Episode 34 - Dublin Irish Festival 2019 (In Three Parts)

Episode 34 - Dublin Irish Festival 2019 (In Three Parts)

August 8, 2019

Each year, Three Cranes Grove, ADF, does a Sunday Morning Druid Service for the Dublin Irish Festival. The attendance ranges from about 200 to 350 people each year, depending on weather and a few other factors. This year, we drew 248 to the service, and the attendees come from all walks of life: this is a truly mainstream event and a diverse crowd of folks.

We decided to record our experience in three parts for you to get an idea of what it's like to put on a ritual of this sort. We recorded after our dress rehearsal on Thursday, then in the car on the way to the rite (twice, thanks to a forgetful bard who forgot her coffee... among other important things), and finally on the way home from the rite.

You can watch our archived livecast from this year on the Three Cranes Facebook page (Like & Subscribe while there, if you'd like).

You can watch past DIF rites on our YouTube page, 3CGVideos (and an edited 2019 will eventually appear there, too, or you can watch a playlist of pre-DIF music). You can, of course, subscribe to our YouTube channel to get updates when we post new content there, too!

If you want to join us for one of these, consider attending the Dublin Irish Festival next year. It was certainly a joyful time for us!

Episode 33 - The Dark Night Of the Soul In Polytheism

Episode 33 - The Dark Night Of the Soul In Polytheism

August 1, 2019

Today, Rev. Jan Avende and Mike Bierschenk come together to discuss the idea of being left alone and adrift in the spiritual world. They talk about what it's like to experience doubt in their spiritual lives, what it's like to work through the cycle, and how they pull themselves out.

As an incidental bonus, there's some interesting discussion about the nuances between sea deities in different cultures (Poseidon and Manannan) and how they impact those experiences.

This episode is recorded outside at Wellspring 2019, so there's no road noise, but please excuse the airplane that flies by: the background birdsongs will return once it goes by.