At Summerland 2016, we set out to ask a bunch of Druids, “What is it you love about ADF?” Rev. Avende bounced around with her iPhone and collected as many statements from as many Druids as she could in a half-hour period on Saturday, and the results are a fantastic cross-section of our members answering that question.
This is a project curated by Three Cranes Grove, ADF, seeking to advance the Spirit of ADF, our shared work and joy as Druids. If you want to be in a future installment, record a 20-30 second answer to the question, "What do you love about ADF?” and shoot us a link to it at email@example.com. We’ll take a look and add it to the queue!
Appreciatively sourced from Ralph Blum’s Book of Runes. Note that the order of the Runes isn’t correct, and some of the interpretations are contentious. There is also no evidence of a blank rune existing before Blum made one in 1982.
To have a local pagan temple where anyone could come and worship. Like with lil shrines for different paths like a Wiccan shrine, a Kemetic shrine, an Asatru shrine, maybe even a lil jinja if you have a Kannushi/Miko who could probably maintain it. And each path has an expert there to perform rituals and give classes on paganism and different paths
And there’d be books an altar supplies availible for sale there and lots of donation classes on paths and other things like yoga and meditation and ecstatic dance and reiki and tarot and all kinds of things.
Just a place for pagans and whoever else wants to to come and have a space to pursue being spiritual and just have a place to breathe away from every day life.
Well, yes and no. Northern Europeans of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages had extremely stylized hairdos, well-groomed facial hair, and many were scrupulously clean. We know this because, at that time, the Catholic Church taught that bathing was a sin and contemporary science believed that being wet spread disease, so the sinful, scandalous behavior of the sweet-smelling fabulous Heathens is well documented.
Didn’t fucking nobody have no neckbeard or no nasty white-people dreadlocks.
Calm down, put stainless-steel sword away, and go take a damn shower.