When: August 13th, 2007
Where: Barnes and Noble bookstore at Maynard/Walnut – Cary. Here is map.
The lunar calendar is used for meetings dates. We meet each month on the first Monday after the New Moon.
- Lughnasadh Faire planned for August 11th – Matt Hilliard-Pinkston
1. I’ve established a website for the grove: http://www.algnc.org
2. The members present agreed:
-we don’t want to require membership in any specific environmental organization
-we have established a ‘Environmental Values Committee’ to guide our grove efforts
-that we would align with the National Arbor Day Foundation
-we would begin work on planting ‘sacred groves’ and registering them with OBOD in the ‘sacred grove registry’
-ken would get in contact with town of holly springs and check on a location we could establish our first grove of trees
-do a trash cleanup of river/stream TBD
3. Ken to investigate other message/forum boards for use by the grove
4. The grove will be dedicated to:
-Action, environmental improvement, sacred grove project, living green
-Learning, supporting members on the path to enlightenment through Order of Bards Ovates and Druids
-Ritual, participating in the Wheel of the Year celebrations with our membership
5. Need to write article:
-Touchstone OBOD – first swag by Matt
-Ad in Innerchange
Review open items above
Benefit from Community
- Opportunity to make new friends, pick up new ideas.
- Help everyone to feel confident in their spiritual practice and connection with Earth.
Membership Contributions to the Bardic Arts
Jeremy Edwards: Author of ‘The Stonehenge Effect – Brander’
Ken Webster: Professionally Trained Life/Spiritual/Strategy Coach. See my blog to get more information and schedule a sample session ‘Helping you find the compass within’. Contact Ken at email@example.com
Cherie Lassiter: Musician and Songwriter http://www.myspace.com/cherielassiter
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Celtic Spirituality. This book is a really great introduction to Druidism and has all kinds of historical references up to developing your own spiritual practice. This could be a good primer for new members to our grove that hasn’t enrolled with a Druid organization yet. Check it out..
OBOD Links of Interest to the Grove Member: