Indo-European Studies 1 (Part 2)

3. From its beginnings, ADF has defined itself in relation to Indo-European pagan traditions. What relevance do you think historical and reconstructed IE traditions from the past have in constructing or reconstructing a Pagan spirituality for the present and future? (minimum 400 words) Neo-Paganism is a modern religious movement. Early Wicca strove to make historicalContinue reading “Indo-European Studies 1 (Part 2)”

Indo-European Studies 1 (Part 1)

Describe several of the factors that define a culture as Indo-European and how those defining factors are useful in understanding that culture. (minimum 300 words) There are several key elements that distinguish an Indo-European culture. First and foremost, there are profound linguistic similarities. As Ceiswir Serith says in Deep Ancestors, “Indo-European” is a linguistic term,Continue reading “Indo-European Studies 1 (Part 1)”

Druid Moon Ritual: Anagantios

Preparation: two candles, one for the hearth and one for your hand (preferably a Brigid’s candle, which was first lit from the Kildare fire in Ireland or lit from a candle which was lit from Kildare’s fire), and water that is sacred for you. The Anagantios Ritual is different from other Druid Moons because itContinue reading “Druid Moon Ritual: Anagantios”

Hearth Keeper’s Way: February

Preparation: a candle (or fire symbol: LED candle, picture, red stone, etc); offerings and a bowl; cup of water/drink; divination set. Initiating the RiteWe come to this space ready to honor the spirits. We set aside those things of the mundane world that would trouble this rite. May our space be made sacred because weContinue reading “Hearth Keeper’s Way: February”

February Cross Quarter High Day

This is a Gaulish Spring Cross-Quarter Ritual. I performed this ritual with ADF’s Weekly Online Ritual Group, which is open to the public. Our omen was Ingwaz, Thurisaz, and Algiz (I have yet to buy/make a Gaulish rune set). I interpreted this omen that the deities we called in – Nemetona, Loucetios, and also Cernunnos,Continue reading “February Cross Quarter High Day”

Druid Moon Ritual: Frost Moon

Preparation: a candle, a vessel with water, a symbol of a tree, offerings, items required for the working. Opening[Light the candle and add silver to the cup of water.]Take a breath and put aside any tensions from the mundane world. Know this space is made sacred because we gather here in ritual. Gatekeeper and OpeningContinue reading “Druid Moon Ritual: Frost Moon”

Hearth Keeper’s Way: January

Preparation: a candle (or fire symbol: LED candle, picture, red stone, etc); offerings and a bowl; cup of water/drink; divination set. Initiating the RiteWe come to this space ready to honor the spirits. We set aside those things of the mundane world that would trouble this rite. May our space be made sacred because weContinue reading “Hearth Keeper’s Way: January”

Rituals for 2022

I’m starting a ritual series because I want more practice in writing liturgy, and because I have the goal of celebrating new moon, druid moon, and solar holidays this year. I probably won’t write most rituals from scratch. But I will mention when I have been inspired by a ritual script or prayer, or whenContinue reading “Rituals for 2022”