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Raven's Cry Grove, ADF
A WitchVox Sponsor
Age Range/Type: Adult
Located in: Westlake Village, California
Key Contact: Michael Talvola
Spiritual Path: Neopagan Druid (ADF)
Status: Established Group
Community Support: Open Circles... Legal Clergy... Teaching Available
Group Overview: Raven's Cry, a grove of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) since 1999, is committed to bringing ancient spiritual traditions to life and demonstrating their relevance to our modern world. We fulfill this commitment by providing open, inclusive rituals to the public.
Raven's Cry Grove invites its members and the community to explore the spirit and lore of all Indo-European traditions through public workshops, festivals, and rituals. Grove members may also participate in ADF's Dedicant Program, special interest groups and guilds within the Grove, along with private rituals and social gatherings.
Raven's Cry Grove, ADF is a tax-exempt nonprofit religious organization incorporated in the State of California. We are a Grove within Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit church incorporated in the State of Delaware. Contributions to Raven's Cry Grove are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Membership in Raven's Cry Grove is open to anyone who has attended at least one public ritual and supports the aims of Raven's Cry Grove and of ADF. Becoming a Member implies a willingness to study, to be of service during public rituals and other activities, and to provide financial support as one is able.
Joining as a Friend is a way to learn about Raven's Cry Grove and ADF, while deciding if druidry is the path for you or if you simply wish to support the Grove and its work.
Joining as a Member is a two-way commitment with our Grove to be active and support the fulfillment of our group Vision, and to be supported in turn by our diverse family of seekers as your personal spiritual journey unfolds! If you are interested in becoming part of the Raven's Cry Grove family, please talk with one of our leaders or send us an email through our website.
WHAT IS NEOPAGAN DRUIDRY?
Rooted in ancient soil, yet reaching for the stars -- Neopagan Druidry is a tradition, a philosophy, and a way of life for its practitioners.
Neopaganism is a vital and creative movement that draws upon the best aspects of the Pagan faiths of our ancestors to create a holistic, pluralistic path which allows for art and science, reason and emotion, and peace and ecstasy to be experienced harmoniously.
Druidry is a branch of Neopaganism which draws its inspiration from the Druids -- the priests, priestesses, wise ones and magicians of the ancient Celts. Druidry calls for excellence in all pursuits, be they physical, mental, artistic, or spiritual.
Although the name Neopagan Druidry implies a Celtic inclination, together as a grove we work with the traditions of all Indo-European cultures -- with due respect for their commonalities and differences. We have presented Celtic, Norse, Hellenic, Vedic, Slavic, and Roman Neopagan rituals. We encourage our members to follow their hearts when choosing a tradition or traditions upon which to focus their scholarship and personal devotion.
Ãr nDraÃocht FÃ©in (ADF)
ADF is an international fellowship devoted to creating a public tradition of Neopagan Druidry. Though we do not consider ourselves âRe-constructionistsâ -- we do believe in the importance of scholarship. Through the on-going study and discussion of archeology, history, and comparative mythology we have developed methods of worship that we believe our Paleopagan ancestors would recognize and respect as akin to their own. The Shining Ones, the Ancestors, and the Nature Spirits deserve the very best that we can give them, so we encourage our members to pair their study and critical thinking skills with the pursuit of creative and artistic excellence.
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