Friday, September 21, 2018

3rd Update

3rd & final update: our Rocky Mountain retreat starts this afternoon at La Foret conference center. Can't make it today? Come tomorrow morning! Saturday presentations start at 9 am at the Blue Spruce lodge. There are still luncheon and dinner spots available on our food plan.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Retreat Update #2

If you are planning to attend our Rocky Mountain Retreat this year, here are more things you might like to know.

  • Our cabin accommodations in Willow consist of 6 shared bedrooms, each containing two beds or bunk beds. Towels and linens are not included unless you prepaid for them, so be sure to bring your own towel and bedding.
  • Cabin accommodations include shared showers and toilets.
  • Meals will be in La Foret's large dining hall, and will include a number of options. For details, see La Foret's "Dining" page. Meals are included in our weekend rate, but are not guaranteed for Saturday-only attendance unless you have registered (and hopefully prepaid). There will also be coffee and tea available at Blue Spruce during our workshops.
 Again, here is our preregistration link. We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Retreat update #1

Greetings! Our Rocky Mountain Retreat starts in 9 days on Friday afternoon September 21st. If you are planning to attend, here are some things you should know.

  • Friday check-ins will be at Willow Cabin after 1 pm. Saturday events will be at Blue Spruce. Saturday presentations will begin there at 9 am.
  • If you are planning on staying overnight on Friday and/or Saturday, you MUST preregister now as accommodations are limited.
  • If you are planning on having lunch and/or dinner on site Saturday, PLEASE register now. Again, meal slots are limited.
  • If you have any mobility issues, PLEASE let us know ahead of time. The cabin and dining hall locations are separated from Blue Spruce and the Fire Circle by a not insignificant hill. 
  • For more information on these locations, see the Site Map tab on our website.
Here is the preregistration link. We hope to see you soon!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Rev. D. Rowen Grove

Rev. D. Rowen Grove is Senior Druid of Chokecherry Grove, ADF and ADF's Preceptor.  She will be our third speaker at this year's Rocky Mountain Retreat (Sept. 21-23, 2018).

Her topic: Bone Reading

"Bone reading is a form of divination that is simultaneously archaic and modern, structured and free-form, and found in many cultures around the world," says Rowen. She examines some of the historical and archaeological background of this intriguing form of divination, and discusses how those interested in trying it could go about developing their own set of pieces to connect with their ancestors and local spirits.


If this sounds interesting, preregister now - there are still a few weekend packages left!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Rev. Jean "Drum" Pagano

ADF's Archdruid Jean "Drum" Pagano will be our second headline speaker at this year's Rocky Mountain Retreat (Sept. 21-23, 2018).

His topic: Building a Devotional Practice with Land, Sea, and Sky.

"Working with High Days is a wonderful thing, but High Days come and go eight times a year. What can someone do if they want to develop a monthly, weekly, or daily practice?" asks Drum. This workshop will investigate building a devotional practice with the Three Realms, namely, Land, Sea, and Sky. Lunar-based devotional practices will also be discussed. Devotional scripts will be distributed, but there will also be an opportunity to write and offer scripts by class participants.

If this sounds interesting, preregister now - there are still a few weekend packages left! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Retreat Schedule and more...

We have more new information up now for our Rocky Mountain Retreat, including a schedule and a site map for the retreat center. Check it out!

Monday, August 20, 2018

John Beckett

John Beckett will be our headline speaker at this year's Rocky Mountain Retreat (Sept. 21-23, 2018).

His topic: Connecting to the Land Where You Are.

"Most of us who live in North America don’t have deep ancestral connections to the land where we live. We have ethical concerns about how we came to hold this land and the way our not-very-distant ancestors treated the people who were here first. And yet as Pagans, we recognize we need a connection to the land and the spirits of the land" says John. His workshop will explore the ways we can form relationships with the land where we are, whether we live in cities, suburbs, or rural areas, based on a foundation of animism and the principles of reciprocity.

If this sounds interesting, preregister now - there are still a few weekend packages left!