Jean Pagano (Nightdrum)
I was reading "Drawing Down the Moon" in the early 80's when I saw a piece about the New Reformed Druids of North America. I contacted Isaac Bonewits and asked him about NRDNA. Isaac said "I am starting a new group – take a look at it" That was 1983 and I joined ADF in 1984 as its 8th member. I have been around ever since.
I spent the greater part of my ADF career as a Solitaire, partially by circumstance, partially by choice. I learned a lot about myself and my interaction with ADF during that time. Upon moving to Michigan in 2002, I started looking for a local grove and found Shining Lakes Grove a few years later.
I decided to become more involved on a Regional and National level a few years after that – I became ListMaster in 2008 and Regional Druid in 2009. I became a member of the Mother Grove in 2010 when I became Chief of the Council of Regional Druids.
One of the things I find most attractive about ADF is that it has retained a number of features from the RDNA. The RDNA is beautiful in its simplicity; ADF has taken that simplicity and refined it into something totally new and exciting.
I enjoy working my various altars, spending time in Nature, and studying and teaching the Ogham. I speak with the Gods on a daily basis and I cherish their presence.
Yours in the Way,
Jean (Drum) Pagano