Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Three Kindreds Essay

The “Three Kindreds” are the main focus of honour and worship in ADF Druidry. They are the ancestors, the nature spirits and the deities, sometimes referred to as the “mighty”, “noble” and “shining” ones respectively. Each Kindred is honoured in … Continue reading

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Nine Virtues: Fertility

The ADF Dedicant Handbook defines Fertility as: “Bounty of mind, body and spirit, involving creativity, production of objects, food, works of art etc., an appreciation of the physical, sensual, nurturing”. The online dictionary defines it as “the quality of being … Continue reading

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The frozen North

I’m back from a fantastic trip with my lovely other half to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Northern Sweden, some 200km (125 miles) North of the Arctic Circle. The whole trip was amazing, and a real chance to get back … Continue reading

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Nine Virtues: Moderation

ADF defines Moderation as “cultivating ones appetites so that one is neither a slave to them nor driven to ill health (mental or physical), through excess or deficiency.” The Cambridge online dictionary defines it as “the quality of doing something … Continue reading

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Three Kindred: Deities

So this is an assignment that I’ve been putting off for a while now, because it is the area where I feel the greatest disconnect to ADF as an organisation, and the Dedicant Path specifically. ADF has as its central … Continue reading

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Book review: Spirituality without Structure

Spirituality without Structure is another book in the “Pagan Portals” series published by Moon Books and is written by Nimue Brown, an OBOD-trained Druid who blogs over at Druid Life. This little, but thoughtful, book discusses the personal quest of … Continue reading

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