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Druid Announcements and News

Below are the announcements and important news for members and friends of our protogrove and Druidry in general.

Holiday Ritual

Nighttime ritual

Join us at our next ritual. This Rite will celebrate the season and honor the kindred, followed by fellowship at a local restaurant. Here are the next few services:

  • Beltane, May 3, 6PM at a new location -- The Village Witch in North Park/South Park
  • Litha, June TBD, 6PM at Crown Point Beach

We invite those interested in a Druid path to join us, the Coast Oak Proto-Grove, located in central San Diego. Coast Oak Proto-grove was founded to explore the path of nature based, earth-centered Indo-European Druidry. It is open to followers of Druidism, Modern Druidry and those interested in learning more about the Druid path.

This group is associated with Ár nDraíocht Féin (Our Own Druidry) and is open to other Druid paths. Our grove is open to those whose pantheons are from Indo European cultures including Celtic, Germanic, Baltic, Vedic, Hellenic, Roman, etc. Druidism is a spiritual lifestyle that applies the nine virtues (wisdom, piety, vision, courage, integrity, perseverance, hospitality, moderation, and fertility) to our daily lives. We hope that you will find here a community to encourage you and help you learn about Neo-Pagan Druidry.

In addition to a place for Druids to fellowship and grow in our faith, we support the San Diego Pagan community and the wonderful groups that exist to provide opportunities for Neo-Pagans to associate and learn. For more information about our rituals, please visit High Holy Days.

Visit ADF's article on ritual for more information.

Druid Ritual Workshop

Three female druids

Join us at 7PM on the First Tuesday each month at Tree of Life for discussion of Druidry.

Druidry 101 is presented by Coast Oak Protogrove, a grove of Ár nDraíocht Féin/A Druid Fellowship (ADF). This course will discuss the path of Modern Druidry [read article] and its application to our lives today. Join the program any time. Missed topics will be repeated. Topics will include:

  • a history of the ancients
  • core values and virtues
  • ritual and liturgy
  • high days and the Wheel of the Year
  • pan-European Pantheons
  • debunking druid myths
  • personal worship and more

Fee: $10.00 donation, contact for directions/address or Tree of Life. Presented by Coast Oak Protogrove, ADF.

Pagan Pride 2008

San Diego Pagan Pride Logo

San Diego Pagan Pride Day is 20 September 2008 at Balboa Park. Join us as we offer Druidic ritual, a short presentation and friendly faces at the event. Stop by our booth anytime.

For more information on Pagan Pride in San Diego, visit their website.

San Diego Pagan Pride is part of The International Pagan Pride Project, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity, and community. Pagan Pride Day celebrations are held annually around the world within a few weeks either side of the Autumn Equinox.

News from the Mother Grove

ADF membership is rising to $25 / year. It takes effect January 15, 2008. Please make a note of that before sending in your dues or renewals. If you pay by PayPal, please add a few extra dollars to cover the costs of using that service. As always, feel free to donate extra money to the Mother Grove.

Please also include your grove affiliation (i.e. Coast Oak Protogrove) when renewing. That way the Mother Grove knows what Grove you're attending. It helps us get more resources from ADF when we have lots of paid and affiliated members on file.

Contact San Diego's largest and oldest-continually-operating protogrove at:
Coast Oak Protogrove, ADF
San Diego, CA 92176

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