Book Club Question

Most of you know that we’ve been reading Bard the Odyssey of the Irish by Morgan Llywelyn.  As planned, we discussed the first twelve chapters at our Beltaine meeting.  We had scheduled our discussion of chapters thirteen through twenty-four for our Summer Solstice meeting, but an emergency put it on hold.  I suggested moving our second discussion to the blog.  Now I’m wondering if those participating would like to finish discussing the book here.  Let me know what you think.  If you haven’t shared your thoughts on the beginning of the book, feel free to add those thoughts to this thread.

Our last discussion of the book includeded:

  • the role women play in Celtic societies and their strength
  • the role of the bard, warrior, and sacrificer
  • the complicated character of Colptha
  • brief thoughts on the portrayal of the Tuatha de Danann
I will post some questions about the next section shortly.  I look forward to more discussions!

Website Updates and Project Ideas

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been tweaking the Muin Mound Website.  If you are looking for information on the Folk of the Grove, rituals, chants, or photos, those are now under the “Into the Grove” link which is on the menu.  I’ve also included a section on the Dedicant Program with some basic information.  Jen and I have been talking about how the Grove could honor those who have completed their DPs.  I think it is important to recognize such accomplishments on our website.  Right now, I haven’t added any names because I want to make sure I have up-to-date information.

I also added a section under “Into the Grove” for our artists, bards, and warriors.  If you associate yourself with any of those titles, please reply to this post with some ideas!  I would love photos/scans of artwork, poems, and chants.  If you consider yourself a warrior, tell me why!  What sort of physical hobbies do you have?  Have you won any awards?  Do you have a photo of yourself from a competition or fishing/hunting trip?  Are you in the army?  Let us know!  We want to celebrate you!

Some other ideas for the site I have include: a hearth and home page with recipes and natural cleaning/healing remedies submitted by members; member altars; a book club; a seed exchange.  Do any of these sound interesting to you?  Let me know!