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Henge Happenings: Official Newsletter of the Henge of Keltria

Volume 41 - Imbolc 1999

Officer Reports

From the Secretary

The text of the Secretary's Report is available to members of the Henge for a small donation. Please contact the Henge Office and request Henge Happenings #41.


Elections Required

These positions need to be elected at the Annual Meeting.

President
Vice-president
Secretary
Trustee #1

If you desire to run for any of these offices, you must

  1. Be a member in good standing (Individual Membership Dues paid).
  2. Submit a Letter of Intent to run for Office by April 1st in order to be on the Ballot.
  3. Send in Biography by April 1st to run in the Beltaine Henge Happenings (Not required but highly recommended).

Grove News

Juniper Grove
Old Stone Grove
Grove of the Golden Horse
Avalon on Camelot
Long Beach, CA Study Group

The text of Grove News is available to members of the Henge for a donation. Please contact the Henge Office and request Henge Happenings #41.


Passages

Initiations
Elevations

The text of Passages is available to members of the Henge. Please contact the Henge Office and request Henge Happenings #41.


Special Interest Groups

Bardic SIG Advisor

Ceallaigh MacCath was appointed as the new Bardic SIG Coordinator and was confirmed by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees. Welcome Ceallaigh! Expect from her in the next Henge Happenings.

Seer SIG Advisor

There have been no volunteers for the Seer’s SIG Advisor. Here is a place for you to be of Service to the Henge. If you are interested in being the Seer’s SIG Advisor, please submit a proposal indicating your desire, background, and goals for such a position to the President via the Henge Office.

Grove Leadership Advisor

After considerable discussion the “Druid SIG Advisor” has been renamed as the “Grove Leadership Advisor.” This “Advisor” position is to be co-led by the Arch-Druid and the Henge President. They will be focusing upon assisting Groves become Chartered and upon the problems of Grove Leadership.


Solitaries Advisor

A Druid Alone

Greetings, fellow Keltrians, and a special greeting to those of you who are currently working without a Grove. I am honored to have been selected by the Board of the Henge to serve as the new Solitary SIG Advisor.

Although I am currently the Grove Leader of the newly chartered Garrán an Eich Órbhuí (Grove of the Golden Horse), many of my years as a Keltrian Druid were spent alone performing ritual as a Solitary, without any nearby Grove contact. I did have a mentor from the Ring of the Oak to guide me from a distance, but as Keltrian ritual was not originally designed for the Druid Alone, I found that I often had to rely on my own inventiveness to adapt Keltrian ritual for my Solitary workings. That being the case, I feel that I am uniquely suited to assist other Keltrians who find themselves (either by choice or chance) in the same situation.

This column is for you, the Druid Alone. It is a place where I hope you will feel comfortable asking questions or sharing ideas pertinent to Solitary practice. Sometimes you will find your own questions being answered here, and sometimes you will find my ramblings, but hopefully all that you find here will be helpful to you in your growth as a Solitary Keltrian Druid.

Questions for possible inclusion in this column may be submitted through e-mail to TopazOwl@aol.com, or through snail mail to Topaz Owl in care of the Henge of Keltria.

Slán is beannacht,
Topaz Owl
Solitary Advisor


Annual Meeting - Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe

Initiations
Elevations

The text of the Annual Meeting and Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe are available to members of the Henge. Please contact the Henge Office and request Henge Happenings #41.


Mailbox Notes

Books

Irish Fairy CardsThe Leading Edge Review mentions a new Divination Tools set called Irish Fairy Cards for Inspiration and Guidance. A boxed set of 64 cards and book published by Words of Wizdom International for $32.95 looks like it might be interesting.

The Amherst Writers and Artists announced publishing Hungry Grass, a book of poetry by Mary-Beth O’Shea Noonan. Ms. Noonan’s poetry is familiar to Keltrians. Some of her poetry was published in Keltria Journal issues, #25, #27, and #30. Support a Keltria Journal author and buy a copy. Contact: Amherst Writers & Artists, P.O. Box 1076, Amherst, MA 01004 for further information.

Inner Traditions announced The Grail: The Celtic Origins of the Sacred Icon will be released in May. This new book by Jean Markale promises to be “A comprehensive look at the Grail that reveals its fundamentally Celtic nature beneath layers of Christian interpretations.”

Magazines

Our Australian members may be interested in the periodical PanTheology. A sample copy is $3.00 (Aust$). Besides articles, there is quite a bit of Australian networking information. PanTheology LPO Box 300, ANU, ACT, 2601, Australia.

Prisoners may be particularly interested in The Acorn which is written in a Canadian prison. Single issues are $1.50 (US$ for US, Canadian $ for Canadians). Write to:

Saul D. Betesh, Editor, The Acorn
Kingston Penitentiary
555 King Street West ( Box 22)
Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 4V7

POWSIG furnishes Mensans with a vehicle to learn about the Old Religion. POW is their networking newsletter. Check out POW SIG E, P.O. Box 5269, Laurel, MD 20726

Accord is the Journal of the Council of the Magickal Arts is for Wiccans, Pagans, Neopagans, and others. Sample Copy is $4.50. P.O. Box 9757, Longview, TX 75608.

Phases, P.O. Box 38113, Phoenix, AZ 85068-8113, is available for $12.00

Circle Network News: Nature Spirituality Quarterly. Write to CNN, P.O. Box 219, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572 or Mailto:circle@mhtc.net for subscription rates.

Music

Cover - Celtic Seasons of EnchantmentThe Leading Edge Review also mentions “Celtic Seasons of Enchantment” has medleys reflecting the Celtic Year and “the Pagan calendar of planting”. Will Millar on lots of instruments and Derek Bell on Celtic Harp and Will’s Band playing many more instruments. Chacra Alternative Music, ( http://www.chacramusic.com), $9.98 Cassette and $15.98 CD.

 

Television

“The Unexplained”

There will be a documentary on Druids (of the US, England and Ireland) on A&E cable television at 8 PM on Thursday, February 18, 1999. It will be a segment of the show "The Unexplained". Featured Druids include Ronald Hutton, Ellen Evert Hopman, Phillip Carr-Gomm and others.


Submission Information

All submissions to Henge Happenings become property of The Henge of Keltria, Inc., a non-profit religious corporation. Categories for submissions are based upon who they are from: Officers, Elders, Coordinators, Groves, Members and the Henge Office. Members submissions are further divided based upon subject matter, Bardic, Seer, Druid, or Solitaire Special Interest Groups.

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