ADF Dedicants Path

The written record of my progress through the ADF Dedicants Path, began on the day of the first High Rite of Raven’s Hollow Protogrove—in many ways a day of beginnings. I will gradually update this page with links to further essays as I complete more of the work. It is made public in order to hold me to my task.


Dedicant’s Journal
Journal entries made along the Dedicant’s path through the Wheel of the Year

The Virtues
Written discussions of the Dedicant’s understanding of the following nine virtues

The High Days
Short essays on each of the eight ADF High Days including a discussion of the meaning of each feast; A brief account of each High Day ritual attended or performed by the Dedicant in a 12-month period

Book Reviews

  • Indo-European Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Modern Paganism

Home Shrine
A brief description of the Dedicant’s home shrine & plans for future improvements

The Two Powers
An essay focusing on the Dedicant’s understanding of the meaning of the meditation; including impressions & insights that the Dedicant gained from practical experience

Mental Discipline
An essay or journal covering the Dedicant’s personal experience of building mental discipline, through the use of meditation, trance, or other systematic techniques on a regular basis, covering at least a five month period

Honoring Sacred Earth
An account of the Dedicant’s efforts to work with nature, honor the Earth, & understand the impacts & effects of the Dedicant’s lifestyle choices on the environment & local ecosystem, & how she or he could make a difference to the environment on a local level

The Kindred
An essay describing the Dedicant’s understanding of & relationship to each of the Kindreds

Spiritual Practice
A brief account of the efforts of the Dedicant to develop & explore a personal (or Grove-centered) spiritual practice, drawn from a specific culture or combination of cultures

Dedicant Oath
The text of the Dedicant’s Oath rite & a self-evaluation of the Dedicant’s performance in the rite


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  1. Pingback: Embarking on the Dedicant’s Path Through the Wheel of the Year – Fulacht na Morrígna

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