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A Question of Balance

A Question of Balance

It is not hard to sense a lack of balance in the world around us from time to time. Even close to home, balance may seem illusive and it appears, at times, as though there is an effort to unbalance things in general from the world without.

Voicing our Support and Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

As issued by the ADF Mother Grove

We call out to those in need and voice our support and solidarity with the
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:

The Continuing Vision: Art

Greetings!

This is the second installment of blogposts concerning the Vision of Isaac Bonewits. In our first installment,  Back to Basics, we discussed the first point of Isaac's Vision, Excellence in Scholarship. Today, we will talk about Artistic Excellence.

Reaffirming ADF Values

 

To Those of Open Minds and Open Hearts, we at ADF reaffirm that which we hold important:

“Membership and rank in ADF, attendance at public or semipublic ADF activities, and participation in any Druidic Study Program, shall not be denied to any person on the basis of race, ancestry, color, physical disability (except as mentioned elsewhere in this article), age, gender, or affectional orientation, but may be denied to individuals practicing creeds inimical to Neopagan Druidism.”

The Practical Value of Devotion

The Practical Value of Devotion

This Collection of Three

This Collection of Three

I was looking at the ADF website the other day, and a few things stuck out for me. I would like to share them with you.

From the ADF By Laws: We are dedicated to the preservation of our Holy Mother Earth, the full achievement of human potential, the revival of the worship of the Old Gods in a modern context, and the creation of a world of peace, love, freedom, health, and prosperity for all intelligent beings.

Our vision is that the Gods and Spirits are served in the modern world through:

An Impromptu Devotional

Devotionals arise out of practice. Sometimes they arise out of careful planning; other times they are the result of an impression in the moment. I was at the shore of Lake Erie this morning, in some way my "sea". Looking out on the distant waters in contrast to the shore, I thought, as I often do, about Manannan mac Lir. This was composed and offered on the spot. I felt Manannan's presence and this is for him - and you.

 

To Manannan Mac Lir

O Manannan Mac Lir
I am but a tree along the shore,

The Archdruid Report, May 2016

The Blessings of the Earth Mother to us all! I was elected Archdruid after Rev. Kirk Thomas' decision not to run for a third term. May the Blessings of Health, Wealth, and Wisdom be with him always and may the Kindred always provide!

Beltaine/Samhain Blessings!

Beltaine/Samhain Blessings!

Thoughts for the New Year

It’s that time of year again, when the champagne corks pop and the Times Square ball drops, and everyone shouts out, “Happy New Year!” It’s the time of the changing of the year, when Old Man 2015 gives way to the new baby 2016.

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