Tag Archives: Dedicant Path

Creating a plan for living your Druidry

The final piece of “homework” from The Dedicant Path Through the Wheel of the Year is a set of questions for reflection and inspiration to create a plan for living your own Druid path going forward. While I am not … Continue reading

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(On not doing) the Dedicant Oath

The final requirement of the ADF Dedicant Path is to work a Dedicant Oath Rite and take the final Dedicant Oath as a sign of commitment to the Path. Our Own Druidry describes the Dedicant Oath as “the crown of … Continue reading

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Personal Religion essay

The requirement for the Personal Religion essay reads as follows: A brief account of the efforts of the Dedicant to develop and explore a personal (or Grove-centred) spiritual practice, drawn from a specific culture or combination of cultures. I came … Continue reading

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Third book review: Hearth Culture

Ellis Davidson, H.R. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. Penguin, 1964. The book I chose for the Hearth Culture requirement is Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H.R. Ellis Davidson. Written in 1964, this book is still one of … Continue reading

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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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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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