Samahin at Deeply Rooted

We haven’t been all that consistent about keeping our website updated this year. We are still active, and performing public celebrations for the holidays. Samhain is quickly approaching, and we are holding our ritual at Deeply Rooted Church this coming … Continue reading

Imbolc – 2015

The Protogrove celebrated Imbolc last Sunday.  We honored the goddess Brigid, and celebrated the half-way point between Winter (Samhain) and Summer (Beltane). Triple Brigid They are the Brigid’s, the daughters of the Dagda, the three sisters who act as one. She … Continue reading

Koliada – 2014

In the dying light of the afternoon sun we gathered around the fire. It was at the home of one of our grove mates, a new space for our rites, but with the fire, altar and friends, it was the … Continue reading

Deeply Rooted Samhain – 2014

The horn called, the drum beat; through the woods, to the stone circle we moved together to honor those who passed before us into the otherworld. It is to our ancestors that we call this night. Across the gulf between … Continue reading

October News

The Equinox has passed, and we hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  October is here and we have a few events this month, which are listed below: The Protogrove will have an info booth at the 2014 Fox Valley/Green Bay … Continue reading

Autumn Equinox – 2014

Autumn Equinox The horn sounded and we chanted as we walked the long path to the oak grove.  At the boundary to the grove we made an offering to those outsiders who would disrupt our rite, and as an added … Continue reading

Lughnasadh – 2014

Last weekend our grove hosted a family campout at High Cliff state park for the Lughnasadh high-day. In contrast to the weather report, which showed thunderstorms over the weekend, the gods gifted us with beautiful weather, and we all had an excellent … Continue reading

Summer Solstice – 2014

We held our summer solstice rite in the quarry at High Cliff, where drum circles were held, once upon a time. While, many in our local community travel to Pagan Spirit Gathering to celebrate the summer solstice, we still decided … Continue reading

Goodbye Malcolm McLay

With a heavy heart, I inform the community that the father of one of our grove members has crossed the veil and now resides with the ancestors. Malcolm McLay passed away on May 17th, 2014.  He shall be sorely missed by his family … Continue reading

Beltane – 2014

Another high day has passed for our grove.  This one marks our 6th month anniversary, as Samhain of last year was our first public ritual. Beltane is the Celtic fire festival which divides winter from summer. It was a time … Continue reading