Bear Grove, ADF, is a druid grove based in Bloomington,
We began in the fall of 2003 and became a
nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship on August
2009. We have remained
one of the
only ongoing neo-pagan groups in the Bloomington area to
public rituals for the eight neo-pagan High Days.
We are dedicated to connecting with our local land and
spirits that reside around us, as well as working with
and honoring the
deities and spirits of the ancient Indo-European
We strive to protect our mother the Earth, to
relationships with the deities we work with through both
and scholarship to understand the cultures from which
they come, and to
establish a strong and creative spiritual presence in
community. Our name honors the American black
which was once native to the forested hills of southern
Indiana. Through the magical and mundane work that
we do, we
hope to call the power, wisdom, and resourcefulness of
the black bear--
and perhaps someday the bear itself-- back to this
We hold eight public High Day rituals every year.
To find out
about the next one, click here.
We also hold
meetings on a variety of topics twice a month-- click here to
our event schedule.