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Episode 77 -The Sensory Experience of Ritual

Episode 77 -The Sensory Experience of Ritual

June 24, 2021

Two weeks ago, in Episode 75 (s4Ep8), we spoke a bit about the sensory experiences of our work as it related directly to our stoles, sickles, and other physical items we work with; last week, we went through a Dairy Queen drive-thru and had a tasty episode. Today, we wanted to dive deeper into how we experience ritual in a very physical, sensory way.

We walk through the Five Senses we learned as kids in school (touch, hearing, seeing, taste, and smell), and then we also talk about three additional senses that are less well-known: our vestibular, interoceptive, and proprioceptive senses. To help us in our discussion, Rev. Dangler's wife, Maggie, joins us as our in-house expert to help us build a language around our experiences.

Tonight, we're Druids in Lawn Chairs Sitting Adjacent to a Fire (no new theme songs this week, though), with a longer-than-usual podcast episode (48 minutes!), but we really had a good time on this one, and had some great experiences coming around to new understandings on our topic. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. And maybe you'll hear the owl in the background, too.

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Episode 76 - Retaining Sanity and Practice In a Pandemic

Episode 76 - Retaining Sanity and Practice In a Pandemic

June 17, 2021

Today, we take a special break and do a special trip suggested by one of our listeners, and we talk about how we retained our sanity and practice in a global pandemic. There's a lot of chat about tech, ritual and work, and building physical connections in the absence of physical presence. We even talk about some of our favorite Patreons, like DandelionLady, Firesighted, and TheLatestKate (and of course you can also check out Rev. Avende's and Rev. Dangler's as well).

We also talk about how we've navigated the reopening process as a Grove and as individuals.

If you're interested in the set of Reopening Workings from MJD that he sent out, you can find them on his Patreon.

You can also check out the trailer and the stream of Rev. Avende's Animal Crossing Rite and see how we managed that.

Special thanks to Mike Bierschenk for our re-written theme for this specific episode.

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Episode 75 - Drawing Out the Voice of the Folk

Episode 75 - Drawing Out the Voice of the Folk

June 3, 2021

We took a week off and (virtually) attended Wellspring last weekend, and we had a good time. But we're back!

Learn the secret of the Stoles of the Priests of ADF, and why we do the weird things we do with them in ritual when a new priest is ordained. Then, hear us absolutely fail to recall some prayers we speak before every right because we don't have our stoles with us.

We talk a little bit about how our physical actions inform our religious work and expression, and about what it's like to work with a sickle as a Druid.

You can watch Rev. Avende, Rev. Castner, and Rev. Crawford receive their stoles, along with the toning process, on our YouTube channel to get a feeling of what the ceremony looks like.

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