Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Imbolc 2024

 We'll be celebrating Imbolc via Zoom on Saturday February 3rd, starting around 5 pm MST. Link: imbolc 2024

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Midwinter 2023 - Update

We will be celebrating Midwinter on Saturday December 16th. It will again be a Zoom ritual, and will be Celtic in theme. If you have not attended one of our rituals before, you might like to check out "More About Us" on our blog site. We will gather at 4 pm, and start the ritual around sunset - 4:30 pm MST. Here is the link: LINK

Monday, November 13, 2023

Midwinter 2023

Our next public high day will be Midwinter on December 16th. It will again be a Zoom ritual, and will be Celtic in theme. More details when we get closer.

 We are also working on plans for our March 16th divination workshop, and have 3 speakers lined up already! 

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Samhain 2023 - Saturday Nov. 4th

 Well, we're glad we decided to celebrate Samhain next weekend - this picture was taken in my back yard this morning! This will be another hybrid ritual, with the public part being via our Zoom link. We'll gather at 5:30 pm, and start ritual 6ish. Here's the link: LINK.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Our October Rocky Mountain Retreat is over, and we are looking ahead to Samhain. Our celebration will be on the evening of Saturday November 4th -  more details when we get closer.
 

Monday, October 9, 2023

Rocky Mountain Retreat 2023 starts Friday evening!

Our Rocky Mountain retreat will start this coming Friday evening with a free Zoom hangout sessions and bardic circle. For the Zoom links to the rest of the weekend, the price is $20, and as usual the payment link is on the right sidebar of our blog at http://www.chokecherryadf.org/. (If you are viewing this on your phone, scroll down to the bottom to choose "view web version" in order to see the links.) Now is the time to sign up and join us for another amazing weekend! For a detailed schedule, see our previous post.

 Friday night's link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86035393952?pwd=dG81SUNJT1JKMzZWckVqWkdMcFN3Zz09

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

UPDATE: Rocky Mountain Retreat

Our annual Rocky Mountain Retreat is coming up fast, and we have some great speakers lined up! Our overall theme this year is "Personal Practice with the Kindreds" - how we relate to the Ancestors, Land Spirits, and Deities.

We will start with an open Zoom hang-out session starting at 6 p.m. MDT on Friday evening, followed by a bardic circle. This will be open to anyone, whether or not they've paid for the rest of the weekend, although we may ask aspiring bards to sign up with us first!

On Saturday, we'll have four speakers:

-- 9:30 a.m. MDT: ADF's Archdruid Jean "Drum" Pagano will tell us about his relations with the Kindreds.

 -- 11:30 a.m. MDT: Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland will tell us how the Ancients related to their Kindreds on Slieve na Calliagh, "the Cailleach's mountain".

-- 2 p.m. MDT: Rev. Kirk Thomas will give us a guided tour around his fabulous Nemeton at Trout Lake Abbey, explaining his worship there.

-- 4 p.m. MDT: John Beckett will speak on "Magic For Difficult Times".

At 6 p.m. MDT we will hold an ADF Core Order ritual led by Rev. D. Rowen Grove.

On Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. MDT, Rev. G. R. Grove will talk about her exploration of the Coelbren, the Welsh Bardic Alphabet, and how she uses it in Divination to consult the Kindreds.  This will be followed by an open discussion session at 11:30 a.m. MDT.

Each presentation will be one hour long plus half an hour's discussion time. All sessions will be recorded, and everyone who signs up for the weekend will received links to the audios and videos, so even if you can't participate live, you won't miss the presentations. The price for the weekend is $20, and as usual the payment link is on the right sidebar of our blog at http://www.chokecherryadf.org/. (If you are viewing this on your phone, scroll down to the bottom to choose "view web version" in order to see the links.) Now is the time to sign up and join us for another amazing weekend! (Note: due to space problems the Saturday day-trip option is no longer available.)