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Learn about Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), druidism/druidry, virtue, polytheism, myths, and the many other aspects of "Our Own Druidism" in a quiet family setting. Bring a notebook, bring your questions, and bring an open mind. No one is required to purchase a meal and if this is your first meeting with the druids, then please enjoy our hospitality and a drink on us. Otherwise, we do ask that a drink at least be purchased to support the restaurant, as well as at least a dollar to tip the wait staff that put up with us all night. Meetings end when all are ready to leave. Tonight's discussion is expected to be on: The meanings and associations of the upcoming holiday: How does the weather in Las Vegas affect the traditional meanings for the season? How do secular and other religious holidays during this cycle compare or conflict with Neopagan traditions? A discussion on the patron for our upcoming ritual, ...
The one skill humans have that draws them closest to the gods is creation in all its varied forms. On Druid Craft night, we meet for dinner then gather to work on the craft of being a druid as well as crafts related to our druidism. Crafts may include anything related to our druidry including grove member tabards, prayer beads, candle making, and altar figures, among many others. Druid craft may include any of the skills related to our spirituality including nature awareness, learning devotional prayers, divination, visualization and various forms of meditation and trance, among many others. On our project list for tonight... Ancestors Shrine - help us put the finishing touches on our new shrine just in time for the Ancestors Feast. Ritual Prep - food, decorations, scrolls... there's a lot yet left to do before the Ancestors Feast.
As our ancestors once did, so we do today and so may our children do in the future... The wheel of the years turns and once again it is time to gather in the growing darkness. Won't you join us as we share a meal with our Ancestors of the blood, heart, and hearth. If you've a loved one in particular you'd like to honor at our feast, bring an offering for them as well as a memento by which to recall them (mementos are not offerings and will be returned/can be collected at the end of the rite). This year we will once again be featuring a full Thanksgiving style dinner spread as an integral part of our rite (both meat & vegetarian options). While no one will ever be turned away, please consider making a $10-$15 donation to help cover the cost of the meal. Please arrive on time so that we may provide a pre-ritual briefing to everyone and still start ritual no later than 2:30pm. As always, our ritual will be held outdoors. Please dress accordingly! Purchase a raffle ticket or 7, and after the ritual, stay to see if you've won anything from the many hand made items on display. (Raffle items TBA, keep an eye on this event.) Information about our ritual style can be found at: About Our Ritual Style (http://www.meetup.com/Druids-in-Las-Vegas/pages/About_Our_Ritual_Style/) More information about our grove can be found at: Larrea Tridentata Protogrove, ADF (http://www.larrea-adf.org) ** This is a public ritual and all are welcome. ** Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who assumes responsibility for their charge's actions. We are currently unable to provide childcare, so if your child is unable or uninterested in being part of the service, it may be better to leave them home for the sake of your own experience as well as those around you. While attendance is free and open to everyone, rituals do cost money to perform. All donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible through the charter from our parent organization, Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) [a 501(c)3 charitable religious org]. All attendees are welcome to participate in the ritual as much or as little as they like; incense, oil and other items are provided to use for offerings. If you'd like to bring something of your own to offer, the Deities and Ancestors, in general, appreciate the sweet smells of incense as well as alcohol and silver objects. The nature spirits love edible seeds. All of our Kindred appreciate handmade goods and heartfelt poems and songs. All offerings are given to the Kindreds, taking them permanently out of human use (burned or otherwise eliminated/destroyed).
Learn about Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), druidism/druidry, virtue, polytheism, myths, and the many other aspects of "Our Own Druidism" in a quiet family setting. Bring a notebook, bring your questions, and bring an open mind. No one is required to purchase a meal and if this is your first meeting with the druids, then please enjoy our hospitality and a drink on us. Otherwise, we do ask that a drink at least be purchased to support the restaurant, as well as at least a dollar to tip the wait staff that put up with us all night. Meetings end when all are ready to leave. Tonight's discussion is expected to be on: Ritual Review - AD Rev. Kirk reminds us that there is no ritual so perfect that it can't be improved upon and no ritual so awful that some lesson can't be learned from it. Tonight we will discuss the previous week's ritual. How did it go? What insights or experiences would folks like to share about it? How might we improve for the next ritual? Book Review - ADF encourages all druids to read, read, read. This is the best way to understand and build a foundation for our understandings and experiences. Tonight we will relate which books we are each working on, whether they are on the Dedicant's reading list or not. We will discuss our progress since the last book review meeting, as well as challenges the book has presented us. These discussions will assist those who are pursuing the Dedicant's Path to complete their reports and, for the rest of us, it will encourage us to continue to learn.