A few questions when you have time. How is Druid magic done? Is there a ritual to it or is it a personal affect that is done separate? Do people do rituals for the full moons? And can people for the dedicant path chose 2 hearth cultures?
People are often divided in opinion as to what is and is not magic.
Is it the willful manipulation of events or things to a desired outcome?
A gathering and bundling of Symbol power and psychic energy to act as a simple machine, a cause and affect phenomenon.
Or is Magic a field we are immersed in, an experiential recognition that is often in hind sight, of the strings of coincidences that twist into our life thread . An unseen order manifesting that is relationship based .
Or other, none of the above, or all of the above, and more!
I believe there is a multiplicity of magical exchanges and meanings taking place within ADF ritual.
it is not necessary ,or possible,to be aware or informed completely about the Magic in the Hat, but where there are rabbits you will find poop.
There is a Magic working opportunity after all have been blessed by the Waters of Life.
Before the thank you and goodbyes.
Because Holiday performances are times of family Drama.
I don’t push for complex or coordinated group effort and intent.
I often pass it by, not everyone is comfortable or experienced with participating in group Magic stuff.
I like to emphasize worship, reverence, gratitude as the driving reason for our gathering.
We are seeking Blessing,by Acknowledging how we are Blessed,
When people are focused on the outcome or result of a Magic working
things change. expectations,function, a lingering judgment suspended.
Increasing the likelihood that some one or the group will feel that they have made a magical error, Mystical mishap, or didn’t have things turn out exactly as they planned.
ADF founder Isaac Bonewits’s first book Real Magic is a must read. all of his work is insightful.
The ADF magic guild is a great resource, different
backgrounds and approaches to the subject,
interesting and refreshingly respectful
Some Druids make a point of lunar observance, some
No. I think the popularity of the monthly Tree
calendar tradition became a call to action in ADF for
A single hearth culture is suggested,this is the
easiest way for dedicant and reviewer and ADF as an
However, I think the program is at it's Best when it
serves to bond our relations with our Kindred Spirits
If you feel like taking on a couple hearth cultures,
Go for it! You wont be the first!