Serving the L.A. Pagan community since 1999!
Raven's Cry Grove is an inclusive, anti-racist community, welcoming and respecting all ethnicities, national origins, sexual orientations & gender identities.
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Raven's Cry Grove, ADF
We are a public Druid Grove within Ár nDraíocht Féin, a Druid Fellowship. We were founded in 1999 to provide a community for modern Druids in the Los Angeles area. Our local membership numbers about two dozen people who are spread out around the Los Angeles area. Our rituals are generally held in the San Fernando Valley or Ventura County. We support and participate in Pagan Pride Day LA/OC, and support selected other organizations with donations. Raven's Cry Grove is an inclusive, anti-racist community, welcoming and respecting all ethnicities, national origins, sexual orientations & gender identities.
What is ADF?
ADF is an international fellowship devoted to creating a public tradition of Neopagan Druidry. Though we do not consider ourselves Re-constructionists -- we do believe in the importance of scholarship. Through the on-going study and discussion of archeology, history, and comparative mythology we have developed methods of worship that we believe our Paleopagan ancestors would recognize and respect as akin to their own. The Shining Ones, the Ancestors, and the Nature Spirits deserve the very best that we can give them, so we encourage our members to pair their study and critical thinking skills with the pursuit of creative and artistic excellence.
What is Neopagan Druidry?
Rooted in ancient soil, yet reaching for the stars -- Neopagan Druidry is a tradition, a philosophy, and a way of life for its practitioners. Neopaganism is a vital and creative movement that draws upon the best aspects of the Pagan faiths of our ancestors to create a holistic, pluralistic path which allows for art and science, reason and emotion, and peace and ecstasy to be experienced harmoniously. Druidry is a branch of Neopaganism which draws its inspiration from the priests, priestesses, wise ones and magicians of the ancient Celts. Druidry calls for excellence in all pursuits, be they physical, mental, artistic, or spiritual. Although Druidry implies a Celtic inclination, together as a grove we work with all Indo-European cultures -- with due respect for their commonalities and differences. We encourage our members to follow their hearts when choosing a tradition or traditions upon which to focus their scholarship and personal devotion.
Membership in Raven’s Cry Grove is open to anyone who has attended at least one public ritual and supports the aims of Raven’s Cry Grove and of ADF. Becoming a Member implies a willingness to study, to be of service during public rituals and other activities, and to provide financial support as one is able. Joining as a Friend is a way to learn about Raven’s Cry Grove and ADF, while deciding if druidry is the path for you or if you simply wish to support the Grove and its work. Joining as a Member is a two-way commitment with our Grove to be active and support the fulfillment of our group Vision, and to be supported in turn by our diverse family of seekers as your personal spiritual journey unfolds! If you are interested in becoming part of the Raven’s Cry Grove family, please talk with one of our leaders or send us an email through our website.
Raven's Cry Grove, ADF is a religious organization incorporated in the State of California. We are a Grove within Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship a 501(c)(3) nonprofit church incorporated in the State of Delaware. Contributions to Raven's Cry Grove are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our mailing address is 5533 Rainbow Crest Drive Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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