Part the Mist Podcast

This is Part the Mist, a podcast hosted by a couple of Druids. Arin and Jonathan are members of Columbia Grove, ADF in Portland, Oregon. They talk about a variety of topics that relate to Druidism and Druidry, including ancestor veneration, nature veneration, reciprocity, ethical behavior at public rituals, and various Hearth Cultures, among a variety of other topics, and they interview other Druids about their experiences and specialties. The show wraps up with a calendar of pagan events in the Pacific Northwest, and a musical piece. Intro music is “Gatekeeper Open the Portals” sung by Kirk Thomas. The hosts are members of Columbia Grove ADF, in Portland, Or.
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Introduction music by Kirk Thomas. Photographs used for podcast cover art and header provided by members of Columbia, ADF.

Oct 11, 2016

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 and if you want to check out the pictures of the event see them at


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Catch us next month, November 1st, as we talk about the Roman Hearth Culture. Until the next time, listeners!


Oct 1, 2016

Episode 8 “Hellenic Hearth Culture/Interview with Missy”


This month Arin and Jonathan invite members of the ADF Hellenic kin “Oi Asproi Koukouvayies: White Owl Kin” to join them on the podcast. They are joined by Reverend Rob Henderson current “Basileus” (Chief) of the Kin, “Thexalon” Dave Kleinschmidt “Polemarkhos” (Secretary) of the Kin, and Diane “Emerald” Bronowicz Egelhoff, former Basileus of the Kin. We talk about some basic Hellenic information with them, what a Hellenic ritual brings that is different from some other hearth cultures, the importance of Hestia, and and what a Greek Symposium really was, among plenty of other topics.


Our Deity of the episode today was Hestia, goddess of the hearth fire, who was invoked first and last at every Hellenic ritual. Find out more about Hestia here


Our music this month is: Damh the Bard, playing “Pagan Ways”


Resources mentioned in this episode:



Greek Religion by Walter Burkert

Religion in the Ancient Greek City by Loise Zaidman

The Greek Nymphs by Jennifer Larson

Greek Myths by Robert Graves


The Olympian Oracle:

Greek Gods:

Perseus Digital Library:

Members of ADF can find more information on White Owl Kin’s page,



Labrys Prometheia processional video: found here

Greek music: found here


You can also find Rob’s Greek Oracle app for Android! Gramantis


Contact information:

Rob Henderson -

E-mail or


Diane Emerald Bronowicz Egelhoff-


Facebook search Diane Emerald Bronowicz Egelhoff

Blog From Diane, “I don’t post terribly often, but I do have a number of Hellenic-specific things on there.”

Dave Kleinschmidt-


Facebook search Thexalon Dave



If you are a pagan artist and would like us to play your music, please e-mail us!


Stay tuned for another Beyond the Gates interview bonus episode, and next November 1st, when we’ll be discussing the Roman Hearth Culture.


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Until next time, listeners.


Events Calendar



10/2: 1-5 pm Drum Creation Workshop Located at Sacred Space Spirital Center Salem, Or 

10/6: 7:30 pm A Woman’s Samhain Celebration located at SisterSpirit office 3430 SE Belmont #102 Portland OR (No facebook page)

10/8: 2 pm Druid Drinks @ Kells on 21st in Portland OR

10/15: 6 to 9 pm Spokane’s Wild Hunt Masquerade Ball- @ at the Spokane Women’s club. Learn more at

10/17: 8 pm St. Helen’s Full Moon Circle Located at Scappose Bay Marina Park Warren, OR 

10/19: 7-10 pm Shamanic Drum Making located at Invoke in Portland, OR  

10/26: 7-8:30 Invoking Rhythm Drum circle Located at Invoke in Portland, OR

10/29: 5-7 pm Samhain ritual at Trout Lake Abbey 



11/5: 6:30 pm Columbia Grove's Welcoming the Mighty Dead Ritual located at West Hills Unitarian Universal Fellowship in Portland, OR