Seattle, Bellingham, Online
The Greenlake Grove is a Grove of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids facilitated by Nicole and Ruth, druid grade members of the order. We meet in Seattle and/or Bellingham up to eight times a year for druid ceremony, and online for monthly Full Moon Meditation for Peace.
Before the Greenlake Grove, Nicole and Ruth were long-term members of a local Seattle seed group, the Circle of Coll. At this time in 2013, there were two local Scarlet Oak Trees slated for destruction. Nicole, Ruth, and other druids from the Circle of Coll held vigil at the oaks and tried to publicize the issue in order to save them. Though our final goal was not realized, the act of advocacy and vigil remains as a notable effort by a group of Seattle druids. The effort will never be forgotten.
Then, as both Ruth and Nicole entered the druid grade, the Grove of the Scarlet Oaks was officially established on Lughnasadh 2013. The grove name was dedicated to these two local Scarlet Oaks that had been landmarks in our neighborhood for over seventy-five years. This grove was a small, intimate neighborhood group located in the Ravenna/Roosevelt area of Seattle. They met regularly for the seasonal rituals along with new moons and full moons. Now, years later, there have been location changes, other paths, and various life events, but the Greenlake Grove stands as a continuation of this work started years ago.
We meet online for monthly full moon meditations for peace, and in Seattle for the Druid Festivals. We will eventually have some gatherings in Bellingham.
Seattle at the Greenlake Oak Grove during warmer weather. The stand of oaks are found at the north side of Greenlake--near the Bathhouse Theater. The cross streets are Stone Avenue North & West Green Lake Drive North. It is about 100 yards west of the Bathhouse, and about 50 yards east of the nearby tennis courts. Find the west side of the tennis court parking lot, and then walk south--and then left--up the small hill into the oak grove.
Seattle at Edge of the Circle Books in the heart of the University District during the colder days -- Seattle's resource for Paganism & the Occult. There is a room downstairs we can use to meet for festivals. Please check out the website for all things pagan including new and used books, jewelry, ritual items, clothes, and more. https://www.edgeofthecirclebooks.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057643021822
Hedge schools were informal and off-the-record. Out of necessity, people taught in secret, in barns, houses, or, literally, behind hedges in fields. Using this model, classes at the Hedge School are unaccredited, unaffiliated, and without fees or tuition. Instructors possess advanced degrees and/or special expertise, and have either completed druid coursework or comparable studies. Classes are held via telephone, online, in person or a combination depending on the class and instructor.
Other activities have included socializing at a coffee shop, poetry contests, nature walks, attending workshops together, informal gatherings to meditate or chant or discuss divination. Join us!