Cascadia Druids: White Mountain Druid Sanctuary Blog
White Mountain Druid Sanctuary (WMDS) is a Druid inspired Pagan site in Trout Lake, Washington. This blog describes the planning and creation of the Stone Circle, Shrines and physical surroundings that are being built there.
Our last blog post was Part 1 of building the Cernunnos Shrine. Picking up here right where that one left off….
The building of the Shrine to Cernunnos was started in the summer 2016. But before that, we started raising money for it. In the fall of 2015, we did an Indiegogo campaign that had 26 backers and raised $3435.
The word Shrine can bring up various images for people from large buildings to a small niche in a wall. The physical size and complexity of the Shrine is not so important as its purpose. A Shrine is a place or structure regarded as holy because it is associated with a divinity, spiritual being or something held sacred.
For this blog post, I’m going to talk about two parts of the White Mountain Druid Sanctuary complex (located in Trout Lake, WA) in more detail. The entire site is called White Mountain Druid Sanctuary, but then on the site is a building called The Sanctuary. It was actually here before Kirk Thomas started manifesting his vision of the Stone Circle and all that has followed.
White Mountain Druid Sanctuary (WMDS) is a Druid inspired Pagan site in Trout Lake, Washington. There aren’t many Pagan sites in the US and there are even fewer that have been created as a modern interpretation of ancient Indo-European customs and practices. WMDS was envisioned after years of study of ancient Celtic (Irish, Welsh, and Gaulish) archaeology, history, and religion and was built to honor the practices of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), a Pagan church based on ancient Indo-European traditions expressed through public worship, study, and fellowship. WMDS was also built to re-imagine how the ancient peoples of Celtic Europe may have honored the world around them, the Land, and the Gods and Spirits.