The Call of the Crane: A Working Guide for Members of the ADF Order of the Crane
This is the guidebook for the ADF Order of the Crane. In the past, some who wander out from the fire of ritual have turned to a specific power to help guide them, a spirit of wetlands and far migration: liminal and otherworldly. This spirit is the Crane.Graceful, stately, and patient, the Crane is a bird like no other: watchful, he waits for his catch, standing perfectly still on the edge of the waters. His gaze never waivers, his feathers are never ruffled. He watches, waits, and plans. The Crane understands the artfulness of the cosmos, the way it fits together and entwines, becoming whole. Thus the Order of the Crane is as well: patient and waiting for the entire story to unfold, but active and helpful when there is something that must be done. The Order is one of work and of joy in that work; it is also an Order of healing and transformation, of understanding the ways of life's path and how we can best travel along it as whole beings. Let us call out to the Crane together.