In Tribes of the Sylvan Hearth we are creating a Hearth based system of worship for our members that would be similar to what our Iron Age ancestors would understand. We define Hearth based worship as worshiping the Gods in your own home when it is convenient to you. We want our congregation to be able to take charge of their own spirituality. To do this we have abandoned the occult society model, used by many other traditions, in favor of a more family-centric one, the Hearth. We feel that a Hearth based practice is closer to what our ancestors would have had.
Our Tribes and Clanns
Our Tribes and Clanns
"Clann Teulu'r Blaidd" is made up of one hearth:
-Hearth Croi Leonin
-Hearth Tall Pines
-Hearth River Gleann
The Tribal Arm of the Sylvan Celtic Fellowship
The Clanns must be of mutual/unanimous agreement to the idea for joining into a Tribe, and lastly must be approved by the presiding Chief Druid of the area. If a unanimous decision among all parties involved cannot be reached, then the Clann or Tribe cannot be made. However if the remaining parties wish to form a Clann or Tribe without the dissenting party, then they may reapply in six months from the date of the original application. Clann or Tribe making is not taken lightly by our officiating Druids or by Sylvan Celtic Fellowship’s leaders. These are serious matters and should be handled as such.
What do Clanns and Tribes do besides worship together?
Lots of things! The primary idea is to give an extended family feel to our spirituality, similarly to what our ancestors would have known. But it isn’t just about spirituality. Our ancestors did much more than worship our Gods during their days. We encourage all of our Clanns and Tribes to create activities for their members that would enhance their spiritual lives. In addition to regular gatherings of the folk, we suggest:
· Listening to Celtic music/going to see Celtic musicians in concert
· Preparing and eating of traditional Celtic foods
· Going to Celtic festivals/Highland games
· Playing Celtic games like Fidchell and Hurley
· Reading Celtic myths
· Crafting your own poetry
· Practicing a Celtic martial art like wrestling or sword play
· Drinking/bonding rites
· Research! It may sound boring but it can bring a group closer to the aspects of the ancient culture.
· Learning Celtic languages and ancestral skills such as:
-Gaming (fidchell, athletics, etc)
Steps to Creating a Hearth Within SCF
1. Click on the PDF link below
2. Print, fill out, sign, and mail to the address located on our Contact Us page.
3. Wait for approval from SCF staff.