After the ritual, we will have time for questions and discussion. Cascadia Grove is committed to the inclusion of folks of good will. With this in mind, we ask everyone on this call to practice awareness and sensitivity in regards to conversations about sex, race, gender, sexuality and other protected and marginalized groups. We ask that this time be focused on subjects of Pagan interest. Politics are filling people’s minds a lot these days but we ask that folks keep the conversation apolitical to encourage a purposeful space for matters Pagan.
We will be closing admittance to the Zoom ritual at 5:10. Please make sure you are on Zoom with us by then.
Here is the link to download Zoom to your device: https://zoom.us/
And here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Lastly, Shane holds a bimonthly Pagan meeting over Zoom on the second and fourth Sundays. You can receive updates about this through Meetup. Email us and we can give you more details.
Parking and location info:
If you would like to donate to help us pay for the Zoom account and sundries, please go to adfcascadia.org
May you be healthy and well until we meet again by the hearth’s fire,
Lee Morey, Pursewarden
Shane Coineandubh, Senior Druid
Cascadia Grove, ADF 501(c)(3)
*Cascadia Grove supports White Mountain Druid Sanctuary, a modern day interpretation of ancient Indo-European rituals and practices located in Trout Lake, WA. If you are curious, check out patreon.com/wmds. Also, we send out semi-regular emails updating folks on our progress. If you would like to be on that list just reply to this email.
Making a Sacred space:
If you are able to do so, prepare space for yourself to take part in the ritual. Here are some ideas:
The actual thing you do is not the most important part here. Preparing your mind to do the practice of ritual, with intention and focus, is the underlying goal. Engaging as many of your senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, tasting) as possible can help with this.
Everyone will be muted during the ritual. Sadly, Zoom does not allow us to all sing together so we’ll each need to sing muted. I’ve attached the song sheet to this email.
During the personal offering time, we will pause for about 3 minutes so that each of us can make our offerings in our own bit of the sacred space that we create. If you have a thing you wish to offer, be prepared to put it out of use by human hands after the ritual.
Waters of life:
Come to ritual with a glass of something to use for the Waters of Life. During the ritual, we will imbue these waters with magic, bless them and then drink them. Waters of life are typically water, cider (hard or not), meade etc. Have a glass of something available as we drink together of these waters that we make sacred.
It is summer 2019 and the Goddess Brigid’s Shrine is being built! The walls are up and the roof should be done by winter. The Goddess Samona’s Shrine just has a few finishing touches. Over the last year, we also got a statue of Lleu Llaw Gyffes and there is now a shelter built over his statue.
The Patreon site (patreon.com/wmds) has been updated with information about getting engraved bricks for the walkway up to Brigid’s Shrine. We also have a blog at https://witchesandpagans.com/pagan-paths-blogs/cascadia-druids.html.