Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Monday, November 13, 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
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
Monday, October 9, 2023
Friday night's link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86035393952?pwd=dG81SUNJT1JKMzZWckVqWkdMcFN3Zz09
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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.
-- 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.)