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Episode 56 - Sliding Into Your DMs (as Priests)

Episode 56 - Sliding Into Your DMs (as Priests)

June 25, 2020

Priesting has a lot of strange things, and today we're going to talk about how we slide into your DMs ("direct messages") as Priests. Weird as that may sound, a large part of our work is built around personal connections, and those connections require extra steps and deeper work than the superficial feelings of connection we obtain from social media.

In our modern world of social interaction, there are a lot of ways to think we are connecting with others, but often those processes do not actually build connection with another person; they sometimes just make us feel better, instead of helping. A useful mantra for this work is, "A like is not an valid response to the pain of others."

This discussion is all about how we create meaningful interaction as Priests, going beyond the simple "like and comment" interaction when people are having a hard time. We focus heavily on actions associated with prayer, particularly the lighting of candles, to deepen that connection.

We talk a bit about Tending the Flame of Hope work, and you can find that on Facebook.

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Episode 55 - Encouraging Consent Culture

Episode 55 - Encouraging Consent Culture

June 18, 2020

How do you build positive cultures within a working group? We talk a bit about how Three Cranes Grove, ADF, builds consent culture. We also talk a bit about our local culture of trust, and how we apply these things to initiations and other religious events.

Rev. Avende and Rev. Dangler both took a consent culture course through Cherry Hill Seminary (which all of ADF's clergy have now taken as well), and the discussion moves a bit through how we took the class and applied it to our work within the Grove.

For the Tea Consent video mentioned, you can find those here:

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Episode 54 - Synthesizing Experience and Lore

Episode 54 - Synthesizing Experience and Lore

June 11, 2020

How do you navigate your personal experiences and the lore of ancient Pagans? We'll explore the interplay of ancient lore and unverified personal gnosis (also called "UPG").

We talk a bit about how we developed some of our Grove traditions, drawing items out of the lore and iconography of Gaul and into our modern practice.

We even get a bit into "Shared Personal Gnosis" and a new concept, "Singularly Attributed Gnosis," or "SAG." You can find a bit of an expansion on the concept of SAG on Rev. Dangler's YouTube page.

Rev. Avende's Anahita Summer Solstice Rite can be found on their YouTube page.

Also mentioned in this episode is the book, From Saga's Hall: Norse Myths From a Different Point of View by Susan C. Eaves. It's a nifty retelling of the myths.

Oh! If you missed last week's Animal Crossing: New Horizons livestreamed ritual, you can catch a replay on the 3CG YouTube page.

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Episode 53 - Prayer In Times Of Fear

Episode 53 - Prayer In Times Of Fear

June 4, 2020

Today, we're not in cars or headed to a festival, but we're walking together in the woods, socially distanced, and discussing how we pray in a time of fear. There's a lot going on in the world today, and sometimes it's hard to keep being there for others, to pray for them and with them. We talk about some of our strategies, projects, and pain in this walk in the woods.

Also, if you need a nice change of pace, on June 7, 2020, Rev. Avende will be hosting a ritual in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, that we will livestream via YouTube at 8 PM Eastern. You can find a Facebook event, or ask YouTube to notify you of the event.

You can find some of the projects mentioned in the episode below:

Tending the Flame of Hope

Daily livestream prayers on Rev. Michael J Dangler's FB page.

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S3 Bonus Meditations 03 - A Walk In The Woods

S3 Bonus Meditations 03 - A Walk In The Woods

June 2, 2020

Today, we took a walk in the woods, and we wanted to invite you along. Join us for this entirely unscripted, shared meditation.

We needed our centers today, and we know you do too, so we recorded this just hours before this was released.

This is also our first bit of work with new equipment, so it might be a bit rough, but that's part of what makes it joyful. Find your center, and walk with us.

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