Everyone has heard about the Brownies, but here is your chance to find out about the other Fairy races of the British Isles. We will explore each of the areas in the Isles, and talk about the races of fairies found in their folklore.
The ADF Constitution states that ADF is dedicated to open, inclusionary, and public ceremonies. This workshop will explore what it means to be inclusionary in the context of a ritual, with some examples of inclusionary practices as well as discussion to foster a better understanding of what inclusion looks like and brainstorm ideas. While a portion of the workshop will focus on inclusionary practices for participants with disabilities, other aspects of inclusion will also be discussed.
This will be a discussion on the less wholesome aspects of the plant world. Amy Stewart's book "Wicked Plants" is the inspiration for this workshop on toxins, poisons, and plants that misbehave.
As Druids, we hold the nature spirits in great reverence. And many of us also hold high regard for a different kind of "spirits". But how often do we contemplate the relationship between the two?
In her book, "The Drunken Botanist", Amy Stewart explores the world of wine, beer and cocktails from a horticultural perspective. Inspired by her book, we will present an overview of some of the most flavorful contributions of the plant world, from the humble potato to the more exotic star anise.
Some can be simple and some can be complex. Some can be light, some dark and some intense.
They can also be whimiscal, fun and different while still achieving desired results and may be more serious than their appearance. Join in and learn about putting the whimiscal in ritual!
Feasting and drinking were very important to the IE people. This workshop explores some of the customs associated with IE feasts and holidays. It includes customs for both small and large gatherings.
One of the most basic skills anyone that uses trance needs is knowledge of themselves. We all forget this or overlook it from time to time. With this workshop we will be discussing why we should forge a relationship with ourselves, discuss ways to do make and maintain this relationship, and do a couple exercises to get us started
Offering incense in rituals to honor the gods has a long and ancient history. In this workshop you will learn some of the lore of herbs used in making incense, and everyone will get to participate in blending with intent, and blessing an offertory incense to take home.