Full Moon Recap


As I am honoring the Great Goddess Caffenia,  this morning I wish to share with everyone an update on how the night of the full moon looked at Deeply Rooted. About a week before the full moon, the idea of having a ritual sprouted among a few members.  A minor announcement was made on a Facebook post in one of the three most active Facebook groups for Deeply Rooted.   A ritual developed the night before, ingredients were gathered from a few members, and improvisation happened due to the rather swift development of the event and lack of time for the gathering of all the original ingredients.   I was glad for the sense of fellowship toward a common goal, that allowed for last minute changes to achieve a greater success of the ritual. It is always surprising to see how people are happy to provide, whether it is materials, funds, or labor for events at Deeply Rooted.

On the night of the ritual, a few members reach Deeply Rooted. U[on arrival they discovered to the delight of  people at Deeply Rooted, that a second group of individuals has gathered and planned on using the Oak Grove for their own ritual that very same night.

Out of all the years, I have been going to Deeply Rooted, this includes the time spent living there, I do not recall a time where two concurrent rituals were happening.  I am sure there have been such awesome events.

It is awesome that pagan homeland is here, is being used as a place to foster deeper spiritual connection, and is being received well.  To future growth, and future harvests, Hail!








Work Party @ Oakbear’s, A Recap.

A sage has widely varied definitions to be found online via a simple Google search.  Whenever someone refers to a sage, I think of Oak Bear.  He is respected and revered within the walls of Deeply Rooted.  His health issues have kept him away from Deeply Rooted’s land for far too long.

He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, and that with his other prevailing health issues; have kept him in the Tomah VA center more often than not.  Many of our tribe members keep tabs on him, they make calls and the journey to see him at the VA.

During one of Jon’s visits to see Oak Bear, they got to dig around in these raised garden beds that are kept out near the entrance to the facility.  Oak Bear enjoyed the activity, because he could work while still in his wheelchair.  Jon got the idea to build some for Oak Bear and Sandy at their home in Nekoosa so that Oak Bear could continue to garden even though his mobility is restricted.

Deeply Rooted tribe banded together on July 29 to assemble three raised garden beds and work on the land for Sandy and Oak Bear.  Jon, Nick, Kirk and Libby assembled beds; Wade cleared weeds and burned brush before he joined the crew working on the beds; Kim, Kristen and Stephanie M weeded around the garage and in the gardens.  Kim also cooked some yummy food for us all, others brought other food wares from various sources.  Sandy did what she could until she joined me in the shade.

I am still restricted to what activities I can do, I ran for food and water for the folks working on the beds; I snapped a few photos; I am writing this piece on tribe and togetherness.  I kept Sandy company, we spoke of many things, I learned a bit about Oak Bear’s past and how they met.

I spoke with Stephanie about music and the upcoming show we’re interested in.  I watched Kim as she sat, taking in the surroundings with a smile on her face.  I watched Kirk and Libby help Jon, Wade, and Nick get the beds done and set up.

We all have our differences; if we were all the same…how boring would life be.  I am comforted to know that we could all occupy the same space that day and put the rest of life away to help those in need.  Sandy hugged us all in turn and nearly cried when we refused to take any money from her for the work we did.

I look forward to all of us being able to continue to work together for Deeply Rooted, for community and for tribe.  We are Pagans and we need to work together for our future.

Faimly/Youth week.

Aug 13-20 @DeeplyRooted is the annual Family/Youth week. Our free! pagan campout week for families and your kiddos. (For entire week or just a day/night or more). The 113th Athens Fair is Thursday the 17th thru Sunday the 20th. Also free (tho rides cost) – we’ll also likely have a thrift shop day, a farm day, and a swimming pool day (medford). In between, crafts, nature walks, (including medicinal herbs), bonfires, fire spinning, and mostly time to just read, relax, talk, play games, and nap a lot ! Please contact any Caretaker: wade@deeply-rooted.org, brandi@deeply-rooted.org, text/email shahara at shahara@deeply-rooted.org, 715-613-7727, or call (715) 600-3771