Our seed group formed in January of 2010 and meets regularly for fellowship (feasting, chatting, gardening, walking/hiking, crafting, and other Druid-y activities) and ceremony for the earth year holidays. Our festival rituals are based on OBOD practice.
We have members from throughout Southern California, and we usually meet in locations near Los Angeles or the Inland Empire. We also collaborate with OBOD Druids in San Diego on occasion.
How do I attend a ceremony?
Our public ceremonies are held during the light half of the year, from Alban Eilir (Spring Equinox) through Alban Elfed (Fall Equinox). These are held at public parks. At these public ceremonies, we welcome any Druids, Pagans, and other open-minded spiritual folk of any path. We ask that if we do not know you, that you contact us so that we can get to know you ahead of time. This way, you will know what to expect and we will know who is coming.
The way this works is that after you contact us, we find a suitable time/date and place near you for you to have coffee or tea with one of our members. We will chat with you about your spiritual journey and you can ask our member questions about the group, ceremony, and Druidry.
Please be patient with this process. We have a very limited number of members in each region of Southern California and it can take a while (even a few months) to find a time/date that works for our member and for you.
If you would like to regularly come to ceremonies, but not join OBOD or the seed group, you can belong as a "Friend of Star and Stone."
Our private ceremonies are held during the dark half of the year from Samhain through Imboc. These are held at our Fellowship members' homes. These ceremonies are only open to fellows of Star and Stone and their families. It is our time of year to rest from meeting new folks, deepen our practice with one another during the times of grieving and healing, and conduct initiations and grove business.
How do I become a fellow of Star and Stone?
We are open to new fellows. Fellows are basically full members of the group who organize events, write central workings, participate by taking key roles in rituals, all within the tradition of Star and Stone, as is transmitted to the initiates.
Fellowship in Star and Stone requires:
Star and Stone Seed Group is a member organization of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD), which operates from the United Kingdom. The Order was founded by Ross Nichols in the mid-1900s as a form of uniquely Celtic spirituality. Inspired by the Druids as priests, poets, and philosophers, with the intent to make this nature-based spiritual path a modern union of inspiration and intellectualism, the Order was born. It now serves thousands of people world-wide under our Chosen Chief, Philip Carr-Gomm. The Order offers a three-year home-study course in Druidry, events worldwide through its groves and seed groups, and fellowship through its gatherings and forums.
Please visit http://www.druidry.org/ for more information.