CedarLight Grove offers various classes and workshops for attending members. We have many knowledgable Grove members from Reiki Healers, Fire Dancers, Web Developers, to Leatherworkers. Classes and workshops are generally done during Lore Meetings, Rites of Caffeina, and sometimes during High Rite campouts.
High Day Celebrations
For our High Rites, we gather around 3 or so (unless otherwise announced). We have a pre-ritual briefing about 30 minutes before the Rite. This briefing fills you in on what chants will be sung and the outline of the ritual. Ritual is usually around dusk, but in winter we try to have it a little earlier. All of our Rites are held outside, unless there is a storm. Snow, rain, heat, and mud do not keep us indoors. After ritual, we have a potluck feast and if the mood is right, drumming and dancing.
Healing and Meditation
CedarLight Grove provides healing for members and guests and for the Earth. We have several Reiki Masters and certified Massage Therapists. We also have people studying reiki, massage, and acupressure. We have a couple very talented herbalists as well. We have guided, group meditation once a week or so.
Spiritual Counseling – CedarLight Grove can provide brief spiritual counseling to those in need. Mental counseling, however, is recommended that you seek our a professional to speak with.
- BCRI: 410-752-2272
- Harford County Crisis: 410-6378-5248
Rites of Passage
Weddings – We have ordained priests to perform legally binding ceremonies. We can also perform more traditional handfastings of the year and a day sort. Our clergy will meet with you to design your ceremony. We can host your wedding at CedarLight Center or come to the location of your choice.
Coming of Age – Many of us at CedarLight feel that our teens need to have the passage from childhood to adulthood commemorated. The teens must pass trials and tests then they are publicly accepted as adult members of the Grove Community.
Baby Blessings – CedarLight’s liturgists will help you create a ceremony to fit your needs for naming, blessing and welcoming your child to the world. As with our handfastings, we can host your ritual at CedarLight Center or come to the location of your choice.
Elderings – We also feel that the transition into elderhood is a sacred time in your life. We offer guidance and counseling for the folk entering this new stage of life and rituals to mark and celebrate this change.
Death Passages – CedarLight Grove can perform funeral ceremonies for a deceased loved one in memory of their life before passing over. However, CedarLight is not equipped to handle a service with the deceased in a coffin. A service involving the deceased would have to be done at funeral establishment.