White Mountain Druid Sanctuary is creating Shrines
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Thank you for visiting White Mountain Druid Sanctuary’s (WMDS) Patreon page! WMDS is a druid site dedicated to honoring the sacred Ancestors, the Nature Spirits and the ancient Indo-European deities. It is inspired by Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) which “is a Pagan church based on ancient Indo-European traditions expressed through public worship, study, and fellowship.”

WMDS resides on the grounds of the Trout Lake Abbey Complex in Washington state. It is wholly owned by Kirk Thomas and Kozen Sampson. The Abbey is home to:
  • A Stone Circle with 20 foot basalt pillars
  • A Labyrinth
  • Several Shrines - Druid and Buddhist
  • A Buddhist Temple (Mt Adams Zen Temple)
  • A B&B with rooms, a hostel and sites available for tent camping.
  • A commercial kitchen and space for holding retreats and group events


Trout Lake Abbey B&B

White Mountain Druid Sanctuary is raising money for the purposes of:
  • Building a pagan site for druids in a modern setting to honor the deities and beings that our Indo-European ancestors did.
  • Creating the latest shrine to the Goddess Salmona of the White Salmon River. We have identified her as the local river goddess who springs from the glaciers on Mt. Adams.
  • Maintaining the Shrines and structures we have built so far - The Stone Circle, the Labyrinth, the Sanctuary building itself, and Shrines to the Daghda, the Morrigan, Lugh, Taranis, Cernunnos and the Nature Spirits.
Over the next year, we will be building a Shrine to the Goddess Samona, our local river goddess. It will be an outdoor shrine made to withstand harsh winters and heavy snows. The shrine will be constructed with concrete walls and a reinforced sheet metal roof - all forming a sheltered area that includes a granite shelf for lighting and placing incense and other offerings. There will also be a fire altar and an oak tree bench for meditation.


Glass sculpture of the Goddess Samona of the White Salmon River

Unique to the Goddess Samona’s Shrine will be a 5 foot tall glass sculpture backlit from behind (see above).  Lady Samona’s Shrine will be built around this artwork. It will be facing south with ambient northern light backlighting it.


Drawing of the Goddess Samona's Shrine

Her Shrine will have a water cascading down one wall and pooling under a pathway on the ground.


Area where the Goddess Samona's Shrine will be built

The area for this shrine is just through the entry pillars of the walkway leading to the Stone Circle. Hers will be the first shrine one encounters because she is the goddess of the land and water here.

Below are several pictures of the building of the Cernunnos Shrine that we just completed so you can see that everything on our site is a feat of intelligent engineering, hard work and a labor of love.


Concrete foundation of Cernunnos Shrine

Cernunnos Shrine with concrete block walls and metal roof complete


Completed Cernunnos Shrine

To watch the consecration of this Shrine, see the video below.
https://youtu.be/p4Z0BcsuOYc

White Mountain Druid Sanctuary is one of the few places in the country that has imagined and created an environment similar to what we believe our ancient ancestors worshiped in, and then placed it in a modern setting. Grounded in what we know from artifacts and written history, ADF has created rituals that honor the Indo-European pantheons of old. At White Mountain Druid Sanctuary, we are creating a place in which we can honor the Gods and Goddesses of old, the Nature Spirits, and our Ancestors.

One definite peace of mind you have as a contributor is that a significant amount of work has already been completed on other shrines. We already know exactly how to get the work done and we’ve already been successful at doing this before. If you would like to see more details on each feature at WMDS, we have a blog at http://witchesandpagans.com/pagan-paths-blogs/cas...

Below are examples of our other Shrines to The Dagda, The Morrigan and Lugh.
 

Shrine to The Dagdha, Irish god of Appetite and Magic


Shrine to The Morrigan, Irish goddess of Battle, Death, and Rebirth

The Morrigan, the Dagdha and Cernunnos’ Shrines are built with concrete blocks, stucco and metal roofs. Trout Lake Washington can get from 3-6 feet of snow at once so the Shrines are built to be beautiful and sturdy.


Shrine to Lugh, Irish god of Many Talents

Lugh’s Shrine is built against the back of the Sanctuary building and is somewhat sheltered by it. The walls are wooden with a metal roof.


The Sanctuary building

The Sanctuary building is made of cob and has a tree sculpted into the east wall. We use it for indoor rituals on cold evenings.


Inside of Sanctuary building with tree sculpture and fireplace

There is also a labyrinth


Labyrinth looking south towards Stone Circle

The labyrinth was built for WMDS and the Mt Adams Zen Temple. Both Buddhists and Druids can be seen walking and meditating along its Cretan design.

All of these features surround the Stone Circle itself.  Stone circles predate Celtic druids but we pay homage to their makers by celebrating our rituals in the middle of one. It has 20 foot basalt pillars of varying size as well as benches, an altar, a three foot fire pit, a well and an axis mundi.


Kirk Thomas during the Lughnasadh ritual at the Well at the west end of the Stone Circle


East end of Stone Circle, including Axis Mundi with fire pit in the foreground

And did we mention the unobstructed breathtaking view of Mt Adams? (below)


View from the Trout Lake Abbey B&B
 
The mountain can be seen from most spots on the property and is a constant, calm companion to all of the complex’s guests.

Aerial view of White Mountain Druid Sanctuary and Trout Lake Abbey


Entrance to Trout Lake Abbey B&B

Below is an example of the engraved paving brick you can get as a perk. These bricks will lead up to the Shrine. This is a 4x8 inch brick (below). We also have 8x8 inch bricks and replicas.

An example of the engraved brick 


Replica brick
The small red square above is an example of a replica brick that is available when you order the 8x8 inch engraved brick.  The 8x8 inch brick looks just like the 4x8 inch brick above but with bigger dimensions.  You can fit 6 lines of 18 characters on the 8x8 inch brick.  The replica has a felt back and is a perfect addition for your home shrine.  

If you can’t contribute now, here’s how you can still help. Tell your friends! Come and visit! Trout Lake Abbey exists for people to visit, wander the Labyrinth and the Stone Circle, and make offerings at the shrines.

A bit of small print.  
  • We send out perks twice a year, probably around January and Summer. 
  • For a short video of Kirk building the wall of the Cernunnos Shrine really fast, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1EbB4JQ00w
  • We welcome all people of good will and actions.  We ask for visitors to behave as the best versions of themselves with openness, kindness and their best intents and behaviors. (To see ADF's specific stand on this, follow this link: https://www.adf.org/blogs/ad/08242016-2118) 
  • This page is created and managed by Cascadia Grove in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.

Tiers
Every Amount Helps!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Every amount helps and we are so thankful.  You have our endless appreciation for your support!
White Mountain Druid Sanctuary T-shirt
$10 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
You'll receive our official WMDS t-shirt.
Samona candle
$15 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
You'll receive a unique scented candle for the Goddess Samona.  A combination of lavender, pine, apple blossom and frankincense, it comes in antique glass.
4x8 inch Brick
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You'll get a 4x8 inch paver brick engraved with 3 lines of text placed along the walkway leading up to the next Shrine.  Text can be anything you like, i.e. name, organization, grove, dedication etc. It is limited to 3 lines of 18 characters each and is subject to our team's approval.  See an example below.
8x8 inch Brick
$35 or more per month 1 of 6 patrons
You'll get a 8x8 inch paver brick engraved with 6 lines of text placed along the walkway leading up to the next Shrine.  In addition, we'll also ship you a 3x3 inch commemorative brick engraved to match your full sized brick. Text can be anything you like, i.e. name, organization, grove, dedication etc. It is limited to 6 lines of 18 characters each (enough room for several names) and is subject to our team's approval.  See an example below.
4 Brick Array
$100 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
You can order a four 8x8 brick engraved array.  It could inlcude a logo and list of names for your Grove or group.  All engravings must be approved by our wmds team.
Lady and/or Lord of the White Salmon River
$150 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You are a rock star!  After two months of this reward you can book a Saturday night at the Abbey on a High Day weekend for free.  Schedule ahead as rooms fill up.
Goals
$176 of $1,000 per month
Our first goal is get the foundation built for The Goddess Samona's Shrine.  We are hoping to do this by the first snow fall around October.  Help us get to $1000 a month by October.  Here is the new logo!
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Thank you for visiting White Mountain Druid Sanctuary’s (WMDS) Patreon page! WMDS is a druid site dedicated to honoring the sacred Ancestors, the Nature Spirits and the ancient Indo-European deities. It is inspired by Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) which “is a Pagan church based on ancient Indo-European traditions expressed through public worship, study, and fellowship.”

WMDS resides on the grounds of the Trout Lake Abbey Complex in Washington state. It is wholly owned by Kirk Thomas and Kozen Sampson. The Abbey is home to:
  • A Stone Circle with 20 foot basalt pillars
  • A Labyrinth
  • Several Shrines - Druid and Buddhist
  • A Buddhist Temple (Mt Adams Zen Temple)
  • A B&B with rooms, a hostel and sites available for tent camping.
  • A commercial kitchen and space for holding retreats and group events


Trout Lake Abbey B&B

White Mountain Druid Sanctuary is raising money for the purposes of:
  • Building a pagan site for druids in a modern setting to honor the deities and beings that our Indo-European ancestors did.
  • Creating the latest shrine to the Goddess Salmona of the White Salmon River. We have identified her as the local river goddess who springs from the glaciers on Mt. Adams.
  • Maintaining the Shrines and structures we have built so far - The Stone Circle, the Labyrinth, the Sanctuary building itself, and Shrines to the Daghda, the Morrigan, Lugh, Taranis, Cernunnos and the Nature Spirits.
Over the next year, we will be building a Shrine to the Goddess Samona, our local river goddess. It will be an outdoor shrine made to withstand harsh winters and heavy snows. The shrine will be constructed with concrete walls and a reinforced sheet metal roof - all forming a sheltered area that includes a granite shelf for lighting and placing incense and other offerings. There will also be a fire altar and an oak tree bench for meditation.


Glass sculpture of the Goddess Samona of the White Salmon River

Unique to the Goddess Samona’s Shrine will be a 5 foot tall glass sculpture backlit from behind (see above).  Lady Samona’s Shrine will be built around this artwork. It will be facing south with ambient northern light backlighting it.


Drawing of the Goddess Samona's Shrine

Her Shrine will have a water cascading down one wall and pooling under a pathway on the ground.


Area where the Goddess Samona's Shrine will be built

The area for this shrine is just through the entry pillars of the walkway leading to the Stone Circle. Hers will be the first shrine one encounters because she is the goddess of the land and water here.

Below are several pictures of the building of the Cernunnos Shrine that we just completed so you can see that everything on our site is a feat of intelligent engineering, hard work and a labor of love.


Concrete foundation of Cernunnos Shrine

Cernunnos Shrine with concrete block walls and metal roof complete


Completed Cernunnos Shrine

To watch the consecration of this Shrine, see the video below.
https://youtu.be/p4Z0BcsuOYc

White Mountain Druid Sanctuary is one of the few places in the country that has imagined and created an environment similar to what we believe our ancient ancestors worshiped in, and then placed it in a modern setting. Grounded in what we know from artifacts and written history, ADF has created rituals that honor the Indo-European pantheons of old. At White Mountain Druid Sanctuary, we are creating a place in which we can honor the Gods and Goddesses of old, the Nature Spirits, and our Ancestors.

One definite peace of mind you have as a contributor is that a significant amount of work has already been completed on other shrines. We already know exactly how to get the work done and we’ve already been successful at doing this before. If you would like to see more details on each feature at WMDS, we have a blog at http://witchesandpagans.com/pagan-paths-blogs/cas...

Below are examples of our other Shrines to The Dagda, The Morrigan and Lugh.
 

Shrine to The Dagdha, Irish god of Appetite and Magic


Shrine to The Morrigan, Irish goddess of Battle, Death, and Rebirth

The Morrigan, the Dagdha and Cernunnos’ Shrines are built with concrete blocks, stucco and metal roofs. Trout Lake Washington can get from 3-6 feet of snow at once so the Shrines are built to be beautiful and sturdy.


Shrine to Lugh, Irish god of Many Talents

Lugh’s Shrine is built against the back of the Sanctuary building and is somewhat sheltered by it. The walls are wooden with a metal roof.


The Sanctuary building

The Sanctuary building is made of cob and has a tree sculpted into the east wall. We use it for indoor rituals on cold evenings.


Inside of Sanctuary building with tree sculpture and fireplace

There is also a labyrinth


Labyrinth looking south towards Stone Circle

The labyrinth was built for WMDS and the Mt Adams Zen Temple. Both Buddhists and Druids can be seen walking and meditating along its Cretan design.

All of these features surround the Stone Circle itself.  Stone circles predate Celtic druids but we pay homage to their makers by celebrating our rituals in the middle of one. It has 20 foot basalt pillars of varying size as well as benches, an altar, a three foot fire pit, a well and an axis mundi.


Kirk Thomas during the Lughnasadh ritual at the Well at the west end of the Stone Circle


East end of Stone Circle, including Axis Mundi with fire pit in the foreground

And did we mention the unobstructed breathtaking view of Mt Adams? (below)


View from the Trout Lake Abbey B&B
 
The mountain can be seen from most spots on the property and is a constant, calm companion to all of the complex’s guests.

Aerial view of White Mountain Druid Sanctuary and Trout Lake Abbey


Entrance to Trout Lake Abbey B&B

Below is an example of the engraved paving brick you can get as a perk. These bricks will lead up to the Shrine. This is a 4x8 inch brick (below). We also have 8x8 inch bricks and replicas.

An example of the engraved brick 


Replica brick
The small red square above is an example of a replica brick that is available when you order the 8x8 inch engraved brick.  The 8x8 inch brick looks just like the 4x8 inch brick above but with bigger dimensions.  You can fit 6 lines of 18 characters on the 8x8 inch brick.  The replica has a felt back and is a perfect addition for your home shrine.  

If you can’t contribute now, here’s how you can still help. Tell your friends! Come and visit! Trout Lake Abbey exists for people to visit, wander the Labyrinth and the Stone Circle, and make offerings at the shrines.

A bit of small print.  
  • We send out perks twice a year, probably around January and Summer. 
  • For a short video of Kirk building the wall of the Cernunnos Shrine really fast, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1EbB4JQ00w
  • We welcome all people of good will and actions.  We ask for visitors to behave as the best versions of themselves with openness, kindness and their best intents and behaviors. (To see ADF's specific stand on this, follow this link: https://www.adf.org/blogs/ad/08242016-2118) 
  • This page is created and managed by Cascadia Grove in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.

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Tiers
Every Amount Helps!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Every amount helps and we are so thankful.  You have our endless appreciation for your support!
White Mountain Druid Sanctuary T-shirt
$10 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
You'll receive our official WMDS t-shirt.
Samona candle
$15 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
You'll receive a unique scented candle for the Goddess Samona.  A combination of lavender, pine, apple blossom and frankincense, it comes in antique glass.
4x8 inch Brick
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You'll get a 4x8 inch paver brick engraved with 3 lines of text placed along the walkway leading up to the next Shrine.  Text can be anything you like, i.e. name, organization, grove, dedication etc. It is limited to 3 lines of 18 characters each and is subject to our team's approval.  See an example below.
8x8 inch Brick
$35 or more per month 1 of 6 patrons
You'll get a 8x8 inch paver brick engraved with 6 lines of text placed along the walkway leading up to the next Shrine.  In addition, we'll also ship you a 3x3 inch commemorative brick engraved to match your full sized brick. Text can be anything you like, i.e. name, organization, grove, dedication etc. It is limited to 6 lines of 18 characters each (enough room for several names) and is subject to our team's approval.  See an example below.
4 Brick Array
$100 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
You can order a four 8x8 brick engraved array.  It could inlcude a logo and list of names for your Grove or group.  All engravings must be approved by our wmds team.
Lady and/or Lord of the White Salmon River
$150 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You are a rock star!  After two months of this reward you can book a Saturday night at the Abbey on a High Day weekend for free.  Schedule ahead as rooms fill up.