An HKW Autumnal Equinox Rite

This is a ritual honouring the Earth Mother, designed to be performed by one person, at any time of day, preferably facing East. Do not let these suggestions limit you from performing this rite; we do our best. If performed within a week on either side of the Autumnal Equinox, this ritual includes all of... Continue Reading →

An HKW Vernal Equinox Rite

This is a ritual honouring the Earth Mother and the Dawn, designed to be performed by one person, preferably in the morning, preferably facing East. Do not let these suggestions limit you from performing this rite; we do our best. If performed within a week on either side of the Vernal Equinox, this ritual includes... Continue Reading →

The Blackbird at the Gate

The Blackbird came at the start of the year. He comes at the beginning of things, bearing the Rowan branch that lights the way. The Rowan branch, the flaming brand carried into the Land of the Ancestors, into the Other Realm, that I wear on my wrist and always have in my hand. Here was... Continue Reading →

An ADF Lunar Worship Cycle

There are several lunar observances in Ár nDraíocht Féin which have grown organically through different subgroups in the last few years. As an orthopraxic organization embracing many hearth cultures, and straddling the oft-confusing line between administrative organization and church, to my knowledge there has been no attempt to view these practices holistically. Here is mine,... Continue Reading →

The Hearth Goddess as Gatekeeper

When the Hearth Keepers Way was being created, one of our questions was whether or not a Gatekeeper was necessary for the Hearth Order of Ritual. There are quite a number of people who, when working at their own hearths, do not feel that asking the assistance of this (type of) spirit is a necessity.... Continue Reading →

The Hearth Keepers’ Rite

The New Moon rite is at the core of the Hearth Keepers shared practice. While keeping your hearth is largely a personal endeavour, the New Moon rite is what connects all of the folk who have aligned their practice in some way with the shared hearthfire of ADF and its Hearth Keepers. This does not... Continue Reading →

Why the Hearth Keepers Way?

When I had the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Hearth Keepers Way, I was happy to do so. I have long wanted a shared practice with others, even at a distance, where we could join together towards the same ends. The Hearth Keepers Way serves as an introduction to worship, providing an... Continue Reading →

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