Hey there listeners, and Blessed belated Beltane!
We’ve got another excellent episode in store. This month I spoke with Crystal Groves, a Grove Organizer, Festival Organizer, and current Secretary of ADF. We talk about her involvement with ADF, and her involvement with ADF’s April camping festival, Trillium. And of course we talk to her about what the Secretary of ADF does, her involvement with the Mother Grove, (and a bit more of what the Mother Grove does), and the importance of voting in ADF elections! You can e-mail Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org for the duration of her term as Secretary, or at email@example.com following her term. And you can find her on Facebook, as Crystal Groves.
Our song today will be “Sons and Daughters (Of Robin Hood)” by Damh the Bard, one of my personal faves. And if you’re interested in purchasing Damh’s songs, or the songbooks so you can play the music too, then head over to www.paganmusic.co.uk
And we wrapped things up with “From the Archives” with Kirk Thomas, featuring “The Secret is in the Smoke.”
That’s it for May, see you next month, friends and listeners!
Ep. 14: An interview with the Author of “A Book of Pagan Prayers”
This month Arin gets to talk with David, more commonly known by his nom de plume “Ceisiwr Serith.” David has written about Paganism for many years. There’s just so little time to cover so much, and many topics are covered in this conversation, like his background in paganism, what inspires him to write, and his studies into Proto Indo-European culture. We even talk about what a Proto Indo-European ritual looks like with his Grove Nemos Ognios, (http://www.nemosognios.org/).
You can visit David’s website at http://www.ceisiwrserith.com/index.htm, and click on his “Contact me” link if you want to reach out to him. I encourage you to explore the website, it’s a treasure trove of information!
We also hear from Melissa Hill, talking about her experience at the PanPagan festival ConVocation. And Kirk Thomas joins us once again with From the Archive, reading “Brigid and the Cailleach” by Ferin Wolfsdaughter from issue #44.
Our music this episode was: Damh the Bard - Spirit Of Albion
Bonus Episode 7: ADF Elections!
Hello and Welcome to another bonus episode of PTM! In this episode, we asked ADF nominees to send us audio recordings of themselves answering questions posted on the ADF Facebook.
1. How long have you been a member of ADF?
2. What skills or experience do you have for this position? Why do you want to run for this position?
3. What other positions do you currently have and have had in the past? What did you enjoy about that work?
4. How do you intend to support Solitary members?
5. What are those things that ADF does well? What do you like best about ADF from an organizational stand point?
6. If you could make any changes or additions to the administration ADF (by-laws, SOPs, Study programs) what would they be and why?
7. Describe your style of leadership.
8. When you're given a new task, how do you seek creative solutions?
We are still accepting recorded responses, please send yours to PTMpod@gmail.com!
Lucky Episode 13: Interview with Archdruid Drum
Hello, and happy Lupricalia to you all!
This month Arin has had the opportunity to speak with Reverend Archdruid Jean “Drum” Pagano. They talk about his motivation within ADF, his job as Archdruid, and opinions on the changing landscape of communication and information sharing within ADF.
We also hear a piece from Reverend Sean Harbaugh about the ADF Hospitality room at Pantheacon, and Kirk Thomas reads another piece “From the Archives” which is “Seeking the Wisdom of the Ancestors: A form of Indo-European Divination” By Ceiwser Serith from Oak Leaves #18.
To find out more about Pantheacon, go to www.pantheacon.com
To contact Drum, you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or reach him personally at NightDrum@juno.com. You can also find him on Facebook as Jon Drum. Some of the events he will be attending this year include Wellspring at Tredara, Ghosti-Con, Trillium Spring Gathering, Three Rivers Festival, Chrysalis Moon 2017, Starwood Festival, Summerland Spirit Festival, Midnight Flame Festival, and Pan-Pagan Festival.
Our music today was the Hymn to the Morrigan, lyrics by Isaac Bonewits, sung by Earrach of Pittsburgh, Founder of Sassafras Grove, ADF. Find his blog at http://thebookofsassafras.blogspot.com/
Hey! It’s Arin and Jonathan again, with another episode of Part the Mist, from rainy Portland Oregon! This time we’re bringing you an episode on the ADF Dedicant Path. Jonathan was unable to record with us this time, so Arin’s gotten together with the Grove’s own Spider Faerie Queen, Amber, and ADF’s Michael J. Dangler. Amber leads the Grove’s Dedicant Study group, which revolves around a study guide written by Michael Dangler. We talk about the requirements, the proctors, and the difference between a “path” and a “program”. We each give our own insights into what it’s been like walking the Dedicant Path, and our hopes for the future of ADF studies!
Later in the show is Kirk Thomas’ first installment of “From the Archive” reading articles from previous editions of Oak Leaves.
You can find Michael at chronarchy.com. Check out his website, www.magicaldruid.com. And find information about the Three Cranes Grove, ADF, at www.threecranes.org.
Our music for this episode was: Blodeuwedd by Damh The Bard
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Until next time!
This month, we talk about 2017! Jonathan and Arin’s lives are getting a little hectic, so after Imbolc they will no longer be doing the mid-month ritual recaps. But here are some things to look forward to in the coming year!
Interviews with more Druids. Maybe even an interview with YOU!
We talk about what it takes to get through the Dedicant path, initiate path, clergy path, or various SIG curriculum!
A Bardic segment!
And much more!
Also part of this episode is the Yule Recap
Music on today's show: Avalon is Rising! - Avalon is Rising!
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We’ll talk to you again in February listeners!
This month we’re joined by John Hijatt and Marci Barrett to talk about the Heathen hearth culture. Together we talk about the differences between what we’ve been saying all along (Norse) and the more accurate term (Heathen). We talk about the source of the hearth culture, the different cultures under the Heathen banner, and what little we know about the ancient cultures. We talk about the Deities in the ritual, Loki and the divisive nature Heathens take toward Him, and Jonathan asks a question about Vikings!
Our music today was: SJ Tucker - Firebird’s Child
Bonus Episode 6- Welcoming the Mighty Dead
Kudo’s go out to everyone involved in this ritual, and to Drea and Mama Gaea/Christina for their written perspectives of the ritual.
Episode 9 “Roman Hearth Culture overview”
This month we explore the Roman Hearth Culture with Jonathan. We explore some Roman 101 with thanks to An Introduction to Roman Religion by John Scheid. We talk about the difference between the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, particularly when it comes to religion. We talk about the key concepts of the Roman Religion, and we define some important words within the Roman religion. This hearth culture overview is a little longer than the last episodes have been, so there is no interview this time, but stay tuned for next month, when we’ll be talking about the Norse Hearth Culture and hearing the interview with Kirk Thomas.
Our Deity of the episode today was Mars, god of war. Find out more at http://www.ancient.eu/Mars/.
We’re featuring some Roman music this month:
Synaulia - Oraculum
Synaulia - Prayer to Isis
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Until next time, listeners.
Nov 5th: Welcoming the Mighty Dead Ritual @ West Hills Unitarian Universal Fellowship in Portland OR https://www.facebook.com/events/279664112418931/
Nov 5th: Eugene Witch’s Ball. 291 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, WOW Eugene Hall in Eugene, OR. Pagan Faire 1-6 PM, Evening Ball 6-10:30 PM. http://eugenewitchesball.com/
Nov 6th: 3 PM Feast with the Ancestors in Las Vegas https://www.facebook.com/events/1827524270813470/
Nov 11th: 7 PM Grand Opening of the Sacred Well. Located at the Sacred Well 7927 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 https://www.facebook.com/events/205047633265830/
Nov 19th: 2:30 PM At Hobos Druid Drinks 120 NW 3rd Ave. Portland, OR 97209. https://www.facebook.com/events/1391972567479531/
Bonus Episode 5- Dionysus Fall Equinox
Arin, Jonathan, and Ember get together to talk about what it was like leading and taking parts in their Fall Equinox ritual honoring Dionysus. Jonathan talks about how, even though our Grove has multiple members who often take parts leading rituals, as Senior Druid he still often finds himself stepping up to help out when members are unable to do their part. Ember talks about some of the thought process that went into writing this ritual, and the surprise “modern” element of the ritual.
If you’re interested in checking out the ritual script catch it at http://tinyurl.com/ColumbiaFall2016ritual and if you want to check out the pictures of the event see them at http://tinyurl.com/ColumbiaFall2016pics
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Catch us next month, November 1st, as we talk about the Roman Hearth Culture. Until the next time, listeners!