• Druids' Weekly Meetup - Pre-High Day Discussion

    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, ...

    This a hybrid event and can be attended in person or virtually through Zoom at:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81953939545

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  • Druid Craft Night pt2!

    Larrea Tridentata Grove, ADF

    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...

    Ritual Prep - decorations, tech, script & parts assignments... there's a lot yet left to do before the Ancestors Rite.

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  • First Cross-Quarter High Day Ritual: Feast with the Ancestors

    Larrea Tridentata Grove, ADF

    As our ancestors once did, so we do today and so may our children do in the future...

    Come, honor *your* Beloved Dead.
    2020 has been a difficult year and many more than usual have passed through to the other side. Let us take time to connect with both our recent dead and those who are longer passed but remain dear to us.

    Send us a pic of the deceased to put on the Ancestors' Shrine, bring a gift for your Guest (or request one during the rite), and spend time in the good memories.

    During this rite, you will be invited to come forward and invite your Ancestor(s) to attend through three vital questions:
    - "To whom do you call?" All are welcome here: family members and friends, social/cultural heroes, even departed pets
    - "How shall we know them?" Amongst the crowd of Ancestors, both physical and social characteristics allow us to recognize your Beloved Dead.
    - "What did you bring them?" Everyone loves a gift, the Dead no less than the living. Offer something that your particular Guest likes.

    There are several ways to attend:
    - In person. *Masks Required if Unvaccinated* On the honor system. May you be stricken with the worst possible strain of the virus if you lie about your vaccination status.
    - Zoom meeting. See details below.
    - YouTube Live Stream. We will not be able to monitor YouTube comments, but you are welcome to follow along.
    - Watch later. Check out our YouTube channel to watch and celebrate at your own convenience: https://youtube.com/channel/UCoZ0Mko_iUTcGzm--fZNiKA

    After the rite, stick around and share a meal with us (we will keep the Zoom meeting open and a large screen at the ritual space will allow us to spend time together with our living guests after the Rite has ended).

    Be sure to check the Event Schedule!

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    ** 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).

    Schedule · Saturday, November 7,[masked]:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Guest Login - resolve any technical issues.
    2:25 PM - 2:35 PM - Pre-ritual Briefing - what to expect in a druid ritual, how it will be handled virtually
    2:45 PM - Ritual begins - please keep your mic muted, late arrivals welcome
    3:15 PM - Zoom meeting is locked to reduce disruption
    4:30 PM - Post-ritual social for those who can stay

  • Druids' Weekly Meetup: Post-Ritual Review

    Denny's

    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.

    This is a hybrid event and can be attended in person or virtually through Zoom at:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81775887846

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  • Druids' Weekly Meetup - Enlightenment

    IHOP

    Learn about Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) (http://www.adf.org), 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:

    This a Hybrid event and can be attended in person or virtually through zoom at:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88336559089

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  • Druids' Weekly Meetup - Enlightenment

    IHOP

    Learn about Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) (http://www.adf.org), 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:

    This a Hybrid event and can be attended in person or virtually through zoom at:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88336559089

    Meeting ID:[masked]
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    [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)
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  • Druid Santa Ritual & Gift Exchange

    Larrea Tridentata Grove, ADF

    The Winter Holidays are upon us and Santa, one of the most well developed American deities, celebrates his birthday a few weeks before the busiest day of his year. Come join us for a light-hearted ritual to honor the Toy-making Joy Bringer.

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  • Druids' Weekly Meetup - Pre-High Day Discussion

    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, ...

  • High Day Ritual

    Larrea Tridentata Grove, ADF

    As our ancestors once did, so we do today and so may our children do in the future...

    ...

    Please arrive on time so that we may provide a pre-ritual briefing to everyone and still start ritual no later than 7:30pm. As always, our ritual will be held outdoors. Please dress accordingly!

    Information about our ritual style can be found at: About Our Ritual Style (https://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).