As a Hearthkeeper of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), working with my home practices and honoring the spirits of the home and the ancestors are important. Home practices and working with the folklore of your families heritage are key points in this. My family has a strong connection with their Scandinavian heritage as well as the heritage of our ancestors of central Europe. Much of our Scandinavian folklore, known as Trolldom, was present in our lives growing up, but viewed as “what our family does” and was presented as Norwegian customs we inherited. When I started my path with Druidism, I started to dig into the local stories and folklore of the Upper Midwest where I grew up. These stories reflect the people’s relationship with the land and with each other.
In this section, I am going to discuss topics relating to home practices, Indo-European folklore, and what it means to be a Hearthkeeper. If you are interested in the Hearthkeeper Program presented by ADF, it is presented in a free PDF located here.
Home Practices and Hearthkeeping: An Introduction (Coming Soon!)