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.

Jun 23, 2017

Hey there listeners!

Thanks for your patience will waiting for episode 16 of Part the Mist. This month we talk to Michael Dangler about the Wellspring ADF camping festival that takes place at Tredara in Ohio. Learn more about Wellspring at: and learn more about Tredara at:

For more live videos and 360 pictures of Wellspring the Three Cranes Grove Facebook page can be found at:

The 3 Cranes Youtube page is at:

Our prayer this month was “Night” by David aka Ceisiwr Serith

Our “From the Archives” this month was “The Ghosti of of Our Own Druidry.”

Music by Issac Bonewiits - Avalon is Rising

Once again, thank’s for listening, and I’ll talk to you again soon!

May 9, 2017

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 for the duration of her term as Secretary, or at 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

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!

Apr 2, 2017

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, (

You can visit David’s website at, 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

Mar 12, 2017

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! 

Mar 1, 2017

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

To contact Drum, you can reach out to or reach him personally at 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


Feb 11, 2017

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.

If you’re interested in reaching out to Spider, e-mail, or, and we’ll forward your message to her!

You can find Michael at Check out his website, And find information about the Three Cranes Grove, ADF, at


Our music for this episode was: Blodeuwedd by Damh The Bard


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Until next time!

Jan 15, 2017

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!