While I've never personally been involved in a so-called "12 Step" program of recovery, I've always felt that there are valuable life lessons to be found within the steps.
The Reform Druids of North America is a classic example of what can happen when creative, yet generally rule following, college students are forced into a situation that goes against their own moral understandings of the world.
What we mean by Our Own Druidry.
From our developing training program to our rituals honoring the Gods and Spirits, our motto remains the same: Why not excellence?
Bylaws of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, Inc. (Last Modified July 15th, 2020 C.E.)
Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, Inc., also known as "ADF," is the legal structure for a Neopagan Druidic religion based on the beliefs and practices of the ancient Indo-Europeans, adapted to the needs and sensibilities of modern people.
This article originally appeared in the past print version of the ADF Membership Guide, and as such is rather long.
The following pages describe ADF in more detail as an organization or, in the case of the Founder's Awards, showcase the organizational community service and charity work of our groves (local congregations).
Adopted by the Mother Grove on 15 February, 2012. Last modified on 15 February, 2012
Mother Grove Minutes/Discussion Logs: https://www.adf.org/members/blogs/mg
ADF has only three dogmas, which I announced during my tenure as the first Archdruid: The first is the Doctrine of Archdruidic Fallibility (all members are required to believe that the leadership messes up from time to time).
Originally published in Druid's Progress #14
Where did ADF come from?
ADF started in 1983 as a network of independent scholars interested in legitimate research about the ancient Druids and their Indo-European colleagues.
Books: Gaulish Celtic Studies:
Adopted by the Mother Grove on 15 February, 2012. Last modified on July 15, 2020
ADF Inc. opposes any form of sexual misconduct by clergy, staff, employees, volunteers, and members, and this policy applies equally to all of the above.
There is no one right or wrong way to develop a Grove. There are probably things that work better in one part of the country than in another, and things that suit one Grove Organizer better than another.
All intelligent beings have the right to worship who, what, where, when, why, and how they wish; provided that they do not violate the similar rights of others.
Originally published in Druid's Progress #1
When Ian Corrigan created the Dedicant Program for ADF, he created a jewel of spiritual growth and learning.
Copyright © 1983, 1996 C.E., Isaac Bonewits
What makes ADF different from other Neopagan traditions?
Here is how we see it:
This article is about chronically disruptive people in Neopagan groups and what we can do about them. We'll examine who these people are and why we seem to attract so many of them and talk about some of the common types of troublesome people.
© Isaac Bonewits
Originally published in Druid's Progress #2