Guides for a New Druid's Journey


Ar nDraiocht Fein, ADF, Our Own Druidism, Dedicant Path

Ancient Order of Druid's in America, First Degree Path

Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, OBOD, Bardic Grade

Reformed Druids of North America, RDNA, First Order Druid

My Personal Druidic Journey




The journey we begin as we answer the call is long, and filled
with all that we have been and all that we will become.
-   Cairistiona Worthington, Druids: A Beginner's Guide


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
-  Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching






My Personal Spiritual and Neo-Pagan History

Brief Biography

Began my studies of Neo-Pagan Religions and Green Spirituality in 6/2000

Created an indoor home altar in 1/2004

"Joined" the Reformed Druids of North America as a Solitary in 1/2006

Became a member of Ar nDraiocht Fein, ADF, Our Own Druidism on 7/11/2007

Became a member of the Feather River Grove of ADF, Chico CA on 2/20/2010 

I have been teaching yoga, taijiquan, and qigong since 2004

Interested in nature mysticism since 1972

Student and reader of the Tarot since 1975

Internet publisher since 1995

I was educated in Roman Catholic Schools from 1951-1963

In 1967, I graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from California State University at Los Angeles

Worked for 42 years as a Librarian, M.S.L.S.

Karen and I were married in 1967 and raised two children, Alicia and Mick.

We moved to Red Bluff, California, in 1998 and started our Gardens

We started creating an Outdoor Sacred Circle Nemeton-Garden at our home in 7/2006

We both joined the Bardic Grade Studies Program of OBOD in 4/2010

One Old Philosopher's Journey: The Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove


































































Druids, Druidry, Druidism, Druid, Oak Trees, Ogham, Awen, Grove, Protogrove,
Eclectic Neo-Pagan, Soliatry, Wanderer, Philosopher, Zen Taoist, Daoist
Dragon Gate, Longmen, Quanzhen Daoist
Beginning, Beginner, Novice Druids, Dedicants, Initiates
Nature Spirituality, Nature Mysticism, Polytheism, Ecology
Mike Garofalo - The Valley Spirit Green Wizard, Red Bluff, California
A Druid's Study, Library, Home Office, Valley Spirit Center
Bookmark List, Subject Index, Net Guide, Reading List, Bibliography, Links

Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern California, U.S.A.
Cities and small towns in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City,
Corning, Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Vina, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber, 
Manton, Cottonwood, Olinda, Cloverdale, Dairyville, Bend, Centerville, Summit City
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, Igo, Ono, Redding, Shasta, Colusa, Willows,
Richfield, Fall River, Montgomery Creek, Alturas, McCloud, Dunsmuir, Yreka, Happy Camp,
Shingletown, Burney, Mt. Shasta City, Weaverville, Williams, Chester, Orland,
Susanville, Weed, Gridley, Marysville, Yuba City, NorCalifia, CA, California.
Valley Spirit Grove, Red Bluff, California.

August 12, 2010