From the Regional Druid
Blessed Spring Equinox to you all,
Pantheacon 2017 was a great convention! We had a lot of folks floating in and out of the suite, and a lot of people who stayed to chat. Thanks to everyone who donated – through items for the auction, time, stuff or money! Thanks to you all, the suite was a great success. Special thanks to Drum, Bonnie, Sean and Michael who made sure that the suite was staffed and made sure that everything was setup!
We had a wonderful RDNA ritual on Friday, with a number of RDNA and ADF members, as well as some non-members. Special thanks to Stacey Jo for leading a great ritual!
If you’re not familiar with RDNA, they are the Reformed Druids of North America; and they are an organization that Issac Bonewits helped to found before he founded ADF. RDNA is the spiritual predecessor to ADF, and hosting these rituals in ADF space is important for us to keep that memory alive. If you’re interested in getting more involved with RDNA, check out their facebook page or their website!
With Pantheacon behind us, we look forward to our next event – Eight Winds Festival. Eight Winds has been a wonderful event the last few years, and we’re thrilled to be holding it this year at Trout Lake Abbey! Early registration is currently open through April 15th – you save 20% off of the registration + meal plan if you register early. We’re also going to be having an auction at Eight Winds, so if you’d like to support the festival, even if you’re not going, please let me know. Find out more details and register at http://northwest.adf.org/eight-winds-2017/.
And with Spring comes our ADF Elections! If you’re an ADF member, you’ll have an email with the subject “ADF 2017 Election Ballot” with voting instructions. Please take the time to read through the bios for the different candidates and vote for the candidate that you think is best for ADF for each of the positions.
Spring is a great time to be in our region. Stay safe, and if I can help, please do reach out!
Blessings of the Kindreds to you and yours,
Victoria Selnes (Leona Oigheag)
Working on your Dedicant Program? Here’s some useful links for you.
General Pagan resources about Spring Equinox
Wild Hunt Spring Equinox 2016 – A Blessed Spring Equinox
Patheos – Reimagining Ostara by John Beckett
Working on your DP and you’re not sure what’s required for a question?
The Liturgists Guild has recently put together a full list of all the rituals in their Yearbook. Check it out at https://www.adf.org/members/guilds/liturgists/liturgist-yearbooks/liturgists-yearbook-full-list.html
Don’t forget to check out the other Kins and SIGs for more rituals!
Rev. Davin has his solitary ritual for Spring Equinox up on his Tumblr Blog
Sites for Pagan News and Blogs
Looking for some pagan-friendly reading? Check out these sites!
Paganbloggers.com – New pagan blogging site opening on March 21st
Patheos Pagan – Hosted on an interfaith blogging site there’s a great collection of bloggers here
Wild Hunt – your pagan news site!
Witches and Pagans on Pagansquare.com – Hosted by the Witches & Pagans site there are a lot of good bloggers here too!
The time for our annual elections is here, and we’re happy to say that you can vote online!
To vote in the election you’ll need to log into our Members website and go to: https://www.adf.org/members/ballot.html
Remember that we have 2 positions for NOD and you can use all your votes for each position (but no more than your total number of votes can go to any one person)
Around the Region
More Events are Coming!
The two big Northwest events have their dates all setup – save the dates to attend one or both!
11th Annual Eight Winds Festival
Beyond the Gates
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Header Image by Victoria S (Leona Oigheag)