Druids In Cars, Going To Festivals
Episode 98 - Druidry and Our Work

Episode 98 - Druidry and Our Work

June 30, 2022

Today we're talking about what Druidry is, and discuss the impacts of using the word "Druid" as ADF members. Spoiler alert: Rev. Avende hates it.

We talk about the terms we could use instead, working both forward from our base practice, and backwards from the terms we have available.

If you've ever been annoyed by the way ADF Druids use the word "Druid," this episode is for you.

You may also want to check out our first season "Space Druidry" bonus episode.

If you have a better word than anything we came up with (or if you like one of our words a lot), we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line at druidsincars@threecranes.org and tell us about it!

The Summerland Gathering is happening August 18-21, 2022 (accepting registration shortly)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

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Episode 97 - Finding Nature In Our Nature Religion

Episode 97 - Finding Nature In Our Nature Religion

June 23, 2022

How do you find nature to put in your nature religion? We look at both the mundane and the spiritual aspects everyone has access to, consider that ancient Pagans didn't find a deep issue with lack of access to the "natural world," and talk about how we bring a bit of nature into our practice in visible and useful ways.

We know you're looking for festivals to attend, because why wouldn't you? The Summerland Gathering is happening August 18-21, 2022 (accepting registration shortly)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

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Episode 96 - Working in Unfamiliar Hearth Cultures

Episode 96 - Working in Unfamiliar Hearth Cultures

June 16, 2022

Because of the way that ADF is structured as a pan-Indo-European organization, it's entirely possible to come to ritual at your local Grove and experience ritual in a culture you're unfamiliar with, or (if you're clergy or an initiate) be asked even to write a ritual for others.

We'll talk a bit about how we research and write the rituals as ADF Priests first, and then talk a bit about how we, as attendees, approach a ritual where we are strangers to the spirits that are honored.

For "Circles of Concentration" work, see Rev. Kirk Thomas' paper on the topic.

The Summerland Gathering is happening August 18-21, 2022 (accepting registration shortly)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

Find us on Facebook, help us keep the lights on with a donation, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 95 - Managing Imposter Syndrome

Episode 95 - Managing Imposter Syndrome

June 9, 2022

Have you ever felt that you were in over your head with this whole ritual-and-magic thing? Do you feel like an "imposter" about to be found out? We all have, but it can seem like it's a lonely place to be. You might be surprised that, even with all the experience and work under their belts, Revs. Avende and Dangler both deal with it on the regular, too.

We talk a little bit about what our own notions of "being an imposter" looks like, the ways that we personally combat those feelings within ourselves, and how we can help others work through these feelings organizationally and together.

Looking for festivals? The Summerland Gathering is happening August 18-21, 2022 (accepting registration)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September; and in Canada, check out Three Rivers Festival June 9-12, 2022!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

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Episode 94 - A Wellspring 2022 Review

Episode 94 - A Wellspring 2022 Review

June 2, 2022

On the way home from Wellspring, though they were not driving together, Rev. Avende and Rev. Dangler stopped at a rest stop and caught up to remember the event. Held each Memorial Day weekend in northeast Ohio, The Wellspring Gathering is also the ADF annual meeting and this year, site of our Archdruid reinstallation and an ADF Initiation.

We got to meet new people and visit with old friends, and try out new camping gear.  The Bards of Three Cranes Grove, ADF, played quite a lot of music at the bardic night, and we even gave our own little workshop based on this podcast (with material forthcoming this season)!

A couple of links to people we mention to add to your listening pleasure:

This one's short, but it's a good review. We've still got plenty to pull out as we go forward this season! The Summerland Gathering is happening August 18-21, 2022 (accepting registration shortly)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September; and in Canada, check out Three Rivers Festival June 9-12, 2022!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

Find us on Facebook, help us keep the lights on with a donation, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 93 - Gesture and Posture in Ritual

Episode 93 - Gesture and Posture in Ritual

May 26, 2022

Today we're chatting about the things we do with our hands and bodies during ritual, focusing on gesture and posture in particular, and how we've developed them for use in our personal and Grove-centered work. We'll also talk about how they connect with trance and prayer a bit.

We're definitely back on the road (in fact, you are listening to this as you drive out to Wellspring with us, right? because that's where we're going today!). This year, we're going to be working hard to find more voices to bring onto the podcast to increase both our diversity, and our connections.

We hope you'll join us for as many of this coming year's festivals as possible, in person if you can. There has never been a safer, more welcome chance to connect with your fellow pagans and Druids. Just this morning, we're on our way to The Wellspring Gathering May 26-30, 2022, and The Summerland Gathering is happening August 18-21, 2022 (accepting workshop proposal and registration)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September; and in Canada, check out Three Rivers Festival June 9-12, 2022!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

Find us on Facebook, help us keep the lights on with a donation, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 92 - Making Group Rituals Work

Episode 92 - Making Group Rituals Work

May 19, 2022

Today, we talk about how we've made group ritual work, including some tips about both online rituals and in-person rituals. We've had a lot of different strategies over the past 20 years here in Three Cranes Grove, ADF, and exploring what worked and what didn't as we've been planning, and what to do when things go wrong (on either a large scale, or a small one).

We also talk about how to follow a lead in ritual, the benefits of trusting your fellow ritualists, building enthusiasm, and Rev. Avende's work that they call, "Performing the Bardic Lasso."

  • 3CG Bookends
  • Beltane 2020, honoring Gobnait, the Gaelic lady of the bees [script]

We hope you'll join us for as many of this coming year's festivals as possible, in person if you can. There has never been a safer, more welcome chance to connect with your fellow pagans and Druids. Consider, for example, The Wellspring Gathering May 26-30, 2022 (next week!), and The Summerland Gathering August 18-21, 2022 (accepting workshop proposals and registration)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September; and in Canada, check out Three Rivers Festival June 9-12, 2022!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

Find us on Facebook, help us keep the lights on with a donation, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 91 - Pets and Their Place in our Practice

Episode 91 - Pets and Their Place in our Practice

May 12, 2022

CW: This episode discusses pet loss and grief surrounding it.

One of the strange things about owning pets is that they become an integral part of our lives, our practice, and the spaces we inhabit. And, with limited exceptions, we may be with them for their entire lives, but they are only with us for a part of ours.

Both Rev. Avende and Rev. Dangler have lost pets, and both have had to find ways to work those pets into their own religious lives, and those of their families. We spend a lot of time chatting about that aspect of our work during this discussion, as well as memorial prayers

We hope you'll join us for as many of this coming year's festivals as possible, in person if you can. There has never been a safer, more welcome chance to connect with your fellow pagans and Druids. Consider, for example, The Wellspring Gathering May 26-30, 2022 (open for registration), and The Summerland Gathering August 18-21, 2022 (accepting workshop proposals and registration)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September; and in Canada, check out Three Rivers Festival June 9-12, 2022!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

Find us on Facebook, help us keep the lights on with a donation, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 90 - Travel Practice

Episode 90 - Travel Practice

May 5, 2022

Today we're chatting about our portable altars, and what we take with us when we head out on the road (or even when we're just out and about close to home).

We discuss the physical things and the spiritual things we bring with us, how we use them, and how they help us. As the conversation evolves, we begin to speak about our prayer lives as well, and how being on the road impacts those things.

We hope you'll join us for as many of this coming year's festivals as possible, in person if you can. There has never been a safer, more welcome chance to connect with your fellow pagans and Druids. Consider, for example, The Wellspring Gathering May 26-30, 2022 (open for registration), and The Summerland Gathering August 18-21, 2022 (accepting workshop proposals and registration)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September; and in Canada, check out Three Rivers Festival June 9-12, 2022!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

Find us on Facebook, help us keep the lights on with a donation, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

Episode 89 - Our Silliest Ritual Work

Episode 89 - Our Silliest Ritual Work

April 28, 2022

Today, we're taking a look at the (most intentionally) silly rituals we've done. We cover a lot of ground, and there are a lot of links worth looking at here to give you an idea of what we're talking about, so here's our list of resources for this episode (mostly) in order of appearance/mention in the episode.

We hope you'll join us for as many of this coming year's festivals as possible, in person if you can. There has never been a safer, more welcome chance to connect with your fellow pagans and Druids. Consider, for example, The Wellspring Gathering May 26-30, 2022 (open for registration just this moment), and The Summerland Gathering August 18-21, 2022 (accepting workshop proposals and registration at just this moment)! On the west coast, look out for Beyond the Gates in early September; and in Canada, check out Three Rivers Festival June 9-12, 2022!

Theme by Mike Bierschenk. Check out his Bandcamp for more awesome music!

Find us on Facebook, help us keep the lights on with a donation, and learn more about Druidry at adf.org.

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