September 2016

We celebrated the autumn equinox (Alban Elfed, The Light of the Water) in the apple orchard that we at Cornovii love. We celebrated with amazing apple cake baked by Lynne, cider, freshly pressed apple juice and many laughs… and a wonderful ritual in the company of dozens of guests and friends, with a seasonal blessing from our friends in the Hindu community. A fine day with fine friends!

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The Wheel of the Year continues to turn, and we now reach the point in the year once again when light and dark come into balance, with the dark of the winter months on the horizon.

Autumn

Join us at this beautiful time of the year for a celebration of Alban Elfed, the Autumn Equinox.

We will be celebrating with a ritual in an apple orchard on Sunday 18th September 2016, followed by cider and lunch. The celebration is open to all, so if your fancies have been tickled by the idea of celebrating the seasons, or want to understand more about how some Druid and Hindu traditions celebrate this time of year, or simply want a fun yet meaningful day out… join us!

We will be joined by our friends from the Hindu community who will be giving us an equivalent fruit blessing to mark the occasion and time of year.

Please contact Rob via email (rob@rtanet.com) if you are interested in order to find out more.

It is this final harvest which can take the central theme of the Alban Elfed ceremony – thanking the Earth, in her full abundance as Mother and Giver, for the great harvest, as Autumn begins.

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We look forward to sharing this beautiful time of year together!

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Some of the Grove attended the wonderful One Tree Gathering on 20-21 August 2016 at Beaumanor Hall near Leicester. The Gathering is an annual space for exploring what unites Hinduism and Druidry, and is a space in which friendships and a deeper understanding can flourish. Some of the comments on the event:

Absolutely wonderful weekend, many many thanks to all who helped to organise it, and to all those who were such wonderful company.

Thank you everyone for an inspirational and fun filled week-end. See you all next year. X

Much fun was had and new light was shone on the sacred bonds between the traditions.

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Chief of OBOD, Phillip Carr-Gomm, talking at the event with Aislinn:

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Keith, Aislinn and friends question, listen and share:

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Laughter, dance, new discoveries and hugs…

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There was a magical moment where Rajiv gave birth to Keith. Let’s leave that mystery right there!

Giving birth to Keith

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