22 April 2016 – Ritual Rehearsal and Study Meeting

Come and join us Friday night at 7:30 pm for a Protogrove Meeting.

We’ll be discussing:

  • Ritual Rehearsal: Beltane Ritual
  • Meeting the Deity of the Occasion: Freya
  • The Ogham: Beith, the birch tree
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Chapters 6 and 7

NOTE: The Bay Area Bridge over I-45 is CLOSED for the next few months. If you typically visit us via 45, allow some extra time for detours!

We’ll be going through our Beltane Ritual rehearsal this week, including information about meeting Freya and some ideas on how to get to know Her better before our ritual on the 29th.

If you wish to take an active part in our ritual on the 29th, you will need to be at the meeting this week, as we will distribute parts and rehearse them so that the ritual can go smoothly.

There will be no bylaws portion of the meeting this week – our next Bylaws discussion will be on Friday May 6, where we will be discussing membership and officers.

See you there.

8 April 2016 – Study Group Meeting

Come and join us Friday night at 7:30 pm for a Protogrove Business Meeting. We’ll be discussing:

  • Drawing Down the Moon: Chapter 5
  • The Ogham: History and Overview
  • Three Kindreds Overview

NOTE: The Bay Area Bridge over I-45 is CLOSED for the next few months. If you typically visit us via 45, allow some extra time for detours!

This week begins our discussion of the Ogam/Ogham divination system. Amanda will be leading this discussion, with one symbol per week. This week will be an overview of the system and its history. If you are interested in the complete rune handout series, let me know and I’ll make sure to email it to you. (If you’re getting this as an email, I’ve already got your name and will be sending it out shortly.)

The Three Kindreds overview will be talking about the Kindreds as overlapping groups of beings, and how they might apply to our individual practices. Before our discussion, please think about one or two beings in each of the kindreds (Deities, Nature Spirits, Ancestors) that you have or would like to have a relationship with. These can be spirit allies, or just beings you’re getting to know. We will be discussing them in relation to our protogrove practice, so as much information as you can bring and share would be useful.

We will not have a bylaws discussion this week, as Ryan will not be available and we need all regular members for these discussions.

See you there.