Many congratulations to the new Chief of the Green Mountain Druid Order, Fearn Lickfield!
Fearn has taken over running the Order from her husband Ivan McBeth, who left the physical world last September at the equinox. See this page for a beautiful tribute to him, with photos and a brief interview.
It’s so heartening to see a female Druid Chief, and I’m looking forward to holding a workshop at the Order’s sanctuary in Vermont later this year.
Here’s an excerpt from Fearn’s account of her experience of becoming a Chief:
“Last Samhain during a powerful ceremony to honor the ancestors, i had a long talk with Ivan at his fire shrine at Dreamland. Ivan was at that time fairly new to his life in spirit, having left his ailing body a mere 5 weeks previously, yet he was and is very much at home in this realm. Despite my grief in losing his embodied presence, i smiled often as i sensed him dancing in ecstatic celebration of his freedom, with joy, humor and his huge heart beaming.
Ivan and i were partners in life, in work and in land. Our shared dreams, passions and skills manifested a home, a school, a stone circle and an amazing spiritual community that continues to grow.
During that Samhain ceremony Ivan shared with me his enthusiasm, encouragement and support of me stepping fully into leadership as Chief of the Green Mountain Druid Order…” Read more