Category: Completed DP requirements

Samhain Review

Samhain has always been a beloved holiday within my pagan practice. To me, after Yule it’s probably the least foreign of practices. My mormon ancestors would might shudder to hear but I felt being raised mormon prepared me for Ancestor worship. We venerated our pioneer ancestors that walked across America, and  I know my genealogy Read More

Samhain Essay

Samhain marks the end of the harvest festival and the start of the dark half (Samos) of the year. The celebration of renewal and creation as well as the honored dead.  The tribe is acknowledging the end of the harvest and preparing to greet winter’s time of learning and reflection well.  We’ve prepared our cellars Read More

Pagan Europe Book Review

Completed Aug 17th. I just finished my first book from the ADF required reading list. I choose ” Pagan Europe” . Without the requirements of review in front of me it is slightly difficult to focus on what is asked for this essay bu I will write down my basic thoughts on the book here Read More

Lughnasadh Review

First off a little update: July and August were a little rough as far as meditation goes. I’ve at least lit a candle or taken a breath or 3 at my altar each day but work has really pulled me away. I’ve finished my big project at work though I can move on. The first Read More

Lughnassadh Essay

Lughnasadh or Lunasa is the first harvest of the year. The celebration of the successful unity of the land goddess and the God of the Tribe/Community. The tribe is deep within the bounty of success and near the end of summer. We have worked hard in our fields or endeavors, are seeing the results and Read More

ADF Solitary Summer Solstice

When I went to bed last night I had a plan that I would do the Summer Solstice celebration with my friend K, this evening when she came for drinks. After a hard days work we would sit down together, as we often do for a quite little ritual and enjoy each others company. But Read More

Midsummer Essay

Our ancestors paid a lot of attention to the sun because they depended on it. They were farmers and hunters. They knew that it was the longest day of the year, the longest time the sun would shine and so they honored it with flowers and herbs that grew under the warm summer rays and Read More

DP Requirements and Plan

**This is a work in progress. As I complete the requirements the links will be added to this page. I am using The ADF Dedicant PathThrough the Wheel of the Year(Fourth Edition) A Working Guide By Rev.Michael J Dangler as a guide as of 6/17/13 __________________________________________________________ –Written discussions of the Dedicant’s understanding of each of the Read More