Personal Religion Essay

10. A brief account of the efforts of the Dedicant to develop and explore a personal (or Grove-centered) spiritual practice, drawn from a specific culture or combination of cultures. (600 words min.) PERSONAL RELIGION ESSAY My personal Druidry is animistic, oracular, ancestral, devotional, and polytheistic. I would say that primary among these things is devotional … Continue reading Personal Religion Essay

Three Kindreds Essay

9. ONE essay describing the Dedicants understanding of and relationship to EACH of the Three Kindred (300 words min. for each Kindred and 1000 words total) THREE KINDREDS ESSAY  The three Kindreds fit for me within the tripartite patterns that repeat throughout ADF’s Indo-European practices. There are three worlds- Underworld, Midworld, and Upperworld-, three realms- … Continue reading Three Kindreds Essay

Book Review: Hearth Culture

3. Short book reviews.  (325 word min. each) THE DRUIDS ESSAY Ellis, Peter Berresford. A Brief History of the Druids. Robinson, 2002. Ellis' A Brief History of the Druids is a discussion of the archaeological and historical record, largely from external contemporary sources and post-Christianized Irish sources, explicating the roles, beliefs, and practices of the ancient Celtic intellectual … Continue reading Book Review: Hearth Culture