Hi! My name is Jim Garfolo and this is me.
I was born and raised Irish Roman Catholic in Pittsburgh, PA. I even
thought about becoming a priest, but gradually I just started to feel out of
place in that faith. So like many, in my search for a place I fit I came
across Paganism. I did some study in Wicca and even tried some of my own
rituals. It left me kinda lost and confused, so I searched out other
like-minded people in my area. Unfortunately, I found none with the limited resources
I had at the time. So, I kinda fell by the side of the religion road and just
bided my time.
I then moved to Erie, PA on January of 2005 and with new and better
resources I searched out other Pagans and came across a group of Wiccans that
helped me in my path. While in their company, I was introduced to a group
they called "The Druids".
From my studies I knew that while a kin to Wiccans in the Neopagan
movement, Druidry is different in that they are reviving an ancient religion
rather than creating a new one. Now there is something that looks
fascinating. So, I approached one of them, Raven Mann, and just started
asking questions. He was more than happy to talk about Druidry and invited me
to one of their rituals. When I went and saw what Druidry was I was like
"YES! I have found where I belong!"
Since then, I have started the ADF Dedicant Program, joined Whispering Lake
Grove and couldn't be happier with my choice. I have found a wonderful group
of people who help me understand Druidry and that I can really relate to.