Friday, September 30, 2022

Our October Retreat this year - Update #3

 

Our October Rocky Mountain Retreat starts two weeks from today. Zoom links for the entire weekend (six speakers, two rituals, and a Friday night bardic circle) are only $20. All sessions will be recorded and will be shared afterwards with everyone who signs up, so even if you can't watch everything live, you won't miss out. To sign up, visit our blog at chokecherryadf.org now! (If you access it via your phone, you will need to scroll down to the bottom to choose "view web version" in order to see the payment link on the right sidebar.)

Saturday will be our main presenters day, with four 1.5 hours sessions starting at 9:30 am MDT. Topics of the presentations will include: 

9:30 am MDT: Rev. Ian Corrigan: Rites of Audience - Modern Theurgic Invocation

11:30 am MDT: Anthony Murphy: Loughcrew - Tombs on the Cailleach's Mountain

2 pm MDT:  Manny Tejada Moreno: Environmentalism as Reciprocity

4 pm MDT: John Beckett: The Morrigan: An Introduction to the Great Queen

The day will conclude with an evening ritual at 6 pm MDT. 

Sunday morning, beginning again at 9:30 am MDT, we will have two more presenters, and will conclude by our walking La Foret's Labyrinth at about 1 pm MDT.  Sunday's presentations:

9:30 am MDT: James "Pigeon" Fielder: Ritual of Gameplay

11:30 am MDT: Rev. Jean "Drum" Pagano:  (title to be determined)

The retreat will conclude by our walking La Foret's Labyrinth at about 1 pm MDT. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Autumn Equinox Ritual 9/24/22 - update

 

Here is the Zoom link for our Saturday September 24th Equinox ritual: 

Topic: autumn equinox
Time: Sep 24, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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The ritual theme will be Celtic. If you haven't attended one of our rituals before, there is pre-ritual information here. Join us to celebrate the changing seasons - and plan to join us next month as well for our virtual October Rocky Mountain Retreat!

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Autumn Equinox Ritual 9/24/22

 Chokecherry will be holding our Autumn Equinox Ritual next Saturday, September 24, 2022. It will be a hybrid ritual - celebrants physically present, other attendees connecting via our Zoom link. For those of you who haven't attended one of our rituals before, there is pre-ritual information here. The celebrant will be ADF Senior Priest Rev. G. R. Grove, and the theme of the ritual will be Celtic.

I will post the Zoom link later this week, but we will bring the link live around 6 pm and start the ritual around 7 pm MDT. So plan to join us, and celebrate the changing seasons!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Our October Retreat this year - Update #2

 

We have confirmed and scheduled our six speakers this year. The Retreat will start at 6 pm MDT on Friday with an opening prayer and greetings, followed by an open hang-out chat session . This was something requested by last year's participants. At approximately 7:30 pm MDT, we will start an open bardic session - more details to follow!

Saturday will be our main presenters day, with four 1.5 hours sessions starting at 9:30 am MDT. Our Saturday speakers will be Rev. Ian Corrigan, Anthony Murphy, Manny Tejeda Moreno, and John Beckett. The day will conclude with an evening ritual at 6 pm MDT.

Sunday morning beginning again at 9:30 am MDT, we will have two more presenters - James "Pigeon" Fielder and Rev. Jean "Drum" Pagano, and will conclude by our walking La Foret's Labyrinth at about 1 pm MDT. 

All sessions will be recorded and will be shared afterwards with everyone who signs up, so even if you can't watch everything live, you won't miss out. To sign up, visit our blog at chokecherryadf.org now! (If you access it via your phone, you will need to scroll down to the bottom to choose "view web version" in order to see the payment link on the right sidebar.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Our October Retreat this year - update #1

  Our scheduled speakers so far this year:

John Beckett,
Rev. Jean Pagano,
Rev. Ian Corrigan,
Anthony Murphy,
James "Pigeon" Fielder
Manny Tejeda Moreno

More details coming soon...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Lughnasadh 2022

 

 We will be celebrating Lughnasadh tomorrow, Saturday August 6th, via Zoom. The Deity of the Occasion (logically) will be Lugh. The Zoom session will start at 7 pm, with actual ritual around 7:30 MDT. Link: 

Topic: lughnasadh
Time: Aug 6, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82570869789?pwd=WE5qSm1yVlQ1SkZ1YmdzMHBXeFV5Zz09

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Midsummer

 We will be celebrating Midsummer tonight in our (now) usual hybrid fashion. Deity of the Occasion will be Dionysus. I encourage those not physically present to have at least a brief offering of poetry. 

G R Grove is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Midsummer
Time: Jun 18, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Note: we have a forecast of possible thunderstorms. If this happens, we may break off and run for cover, to finish indoors!