Groups

Guild
Description
ADF Liturgists' Guild - ADF Members Web Membership in the Liturgists' Guild is open to all members of ADF. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Guild should contact the Guild Scribe to be placed on the membership list.The Liturgists' Guild offers a specialist study program, open to ADF members who have completed the Dedicant Program. Follow the link to the Study Program homepage for further information.About the Guild: Bylaws and Other DocsLiturgist YearbooksCore Order of Ritual TutorialLinks to Grove Ritual TextsLiturgists' Guild Study ProgramStudy Program Completions
Magicians' Guild The ADF Magicians Guild exists to study, practice and teach the traditional arts called magic, especially as practiced by the cultures of the Indo-European peoples.
Dancers' Guild The purpose of the ADF Dance Guild is to promote the performance and research of dance and movement within the religious practices of individuals and groups within ADF.
Scholars' Guild The ADF Scholars Guild exists to advocate and practice, as an integral part of our faith, scientific and scholarly research and debate about the ancient Druids, the Indo-Europeans, comparative religion, folklore, and every other relevant field of human knowledge.
Brewers' Guild The ADF Brewers Guild encompasses the art of beverage fermentation as part of an Indo-European spiritual practice. It teaches members the art, history, and spiritual significance of brewing so they may create quality brews for the folk and the Gods.
Seers' Guild The ADF Seers Guild exists to provide training and fellowship in the skills of divining and divination tools, trancework, and a safe space to connect with others on a similar journey. The Seers Guild conforms to ADF policy as an inclusive space that is free from bullying and harassment targeted on gender, identity, ability, practice, race, orientation, age, and any other form of bigotry.  Violations will be immediately removed from the Guild and list. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Guild, please click on the "Join the Seers' Guild" link and follow the prompts.  Subscribing to the Guild email list does not make you a member of the Guild. Please click the join link.  Join the Seers Guild
Naturalists' Guild The ADF Naturalists Guild exists to learn more about the land on which we live so that we may educate our groves and communities, to work in whatever way we are called for the protection and healing of this land and the Earth, to deepen our understanding of and relationship to the Nature Spirits, and to facilitate the spiritual connection of our folk to the land.
Artisans Guild The ADF Artisans Guild exists to create artworks and other artifacts for use by ADF, and to promote training and education in the arts and crafts for members and friends of ADF, as well as the larger community.
Liturgists' Guild The Liturgists' Guild promotes the art and science of liturgy within the context of Our Druidry by providing a framework for the study of ritual structures and their cultural contexts, both ancient and modern, and encouraging the adaptation and synthesis of that material for the enrichment of ADF rituals and lore. The Liturgists' Guild offers a specialist study program, open to ADF members who have completed the Dedicant Program. Follow the link to the [Study Program](/members/guilds/liturgists/sp/index.html) homepage for further information.
Bardic Guild The ADF Bardic Guild exists to promote excellence in the word: spoken, written, and sung.
Warriors' Guild The ADF Warriors Guild exists to serve ADF with members who are trained in spiritual, mental and physical defense, designing & performing liturgy for Warrior spirituality, and emergency response.
Kin
Description
White Owls Kin The White Owls Kin (Oi Asproi Koukouvayies) is a Kin for ADF members interested in and/or practicing the Hellenic Traditions.
Eastern Gate Kin The Eastern Gate (Aus Dhwer) is a Kin for ADF members interested in and/or practicing one (or more) of the Eastern Indo-European traditions. These traditions include, but are not limited to, the Vedics, the Indo-Iranians, the Tocharians, the Armenians, and the Anatolians. The name Aus Dhwer was chosen from two Indo-European root words. Aus meaning to shine, dawn or east and Dhwer meaning door, doorway or gate. Thus, we have Aus Dhwer meaning Eastern Gate. For the reason that we represent many different cultures within the Indo-Europeans, we chose a Proto-Indo-European root name as we felt it would not be just to favor one culture's language over another.
Tylwyth Y Ddraig Goch: Clan of the Red Dragon The Clan of the Red Dragon (Tylwyth Y Ddraig Goch) is a Kin for ADF members interested and/or practicing in a Welsh tradition.
Slavic Kin The Slavic Kin is a fellowship of peoples with interest in the Slavic histories, cultures, languages and religions. Our purpose is to provide a place for individuals who desire to network, study and discuss the ways of the ancient Slavic people. The Slavic Kin e-list is the ideal place to ask questions and share topics of Slavic interest.  We also welcome topics of Baltic interest until such time that an independent Baltic Kin is established.  Remember though that membership of the e-list does not automatically make one a member of the Slavic Kin. Slawa!
Eldr ok Iss: Kin of Fire and Ice The Kin of Fire and Ice is a Kin for ADF members interested and/or practicing the Germanic/Northern Traditions. We are currently collecting information to assist ADF members interested in the study of the Germanic/Norse Gods and Goddesses.
Clan na nGael Clann na nGael is for ADF members interested in the research and practice of Gaelic Celtic Paganism, including Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Gaulish Kin The Gaulish Kin exists to worship the Gods of the Gaulish people.
Roman Kin The Roman Kin is for ADF members interested in Roman History, Culture, Religion, Arts, Literature or Language. We serve to provide a place for individuals desiring to network, study and discuss the Roman Hearth Culture. We promote research into the ways of the Ancient Roman people. In addition, we offer information on practicing ancient Roman religions in a modern context.
Pontos Proto-Indo-European The Pontos Proto-Indo-European (PIE) Kin is a Kin for ADF members interested in the possible culture, language and religion of the Proto-Indo-Europeans.
Order
Description
Order of the Dead The ADF Order of the Dead is a magical-religious Order comprised of ADF members dedicated to reviving ancient Indo-European ancestor traditions and practices. We strive to create traditions and practices for the present and future concerning death and dying that will meet the modern needs of our membership. This Order specifically seeks to serve as a resource for individuals and groups in this world and the Otherworld to facilitate communication, provide education and fulfill the needs of the living and the dead.
Order of Manannán The Order of Manannán mac Lir is focused on devotionals and rituals based on what we know of the Gaelic God Manannán mac Lir.  The Order and its members will work to serve ADF by developing ritual, liturgy, and tradition at our hearth shrines and as part of a wider community.  The Order of Manannán mac Lir is about magic and the power of working with water, and as such will turn members' focus as to why the ancient Gaels turned to water to make offerings. Members will work toward an understanding through rituals, offerings, and the study program as to why Manannán is the oldest and most complex of Gaelic gods.
Order of the Raven and Falcon This order is dedicated to Oðin and Freyja. It will focus on devotional work for Odin and Freyja. The order will engage in magical and trance work with the aim of bringing back useful information from the Other Worlds, especially from the World Tree Yggdrasil.Order OverviewThe Outer Order This is the starting point of the order. It is mainly for folks who do not have their ADF Dedicant Path (DP) work done yet. Some materials are provided to get you started. This includes devotional rites to both Odin and Freyja, a Two Powers meditation based on the Norse Fire and Ice imagery, and instructions on working on building one's Inner Hall. This work will be one's starting point for any trance journey work. At this level, Outer Order members are not considered full members of the Order. Once the DP work is done, then members may be initiated into the First Knot.
Order of the Crane The ADF Order of the Crane is an Order based on devotion and transformative work. The Order and its members will work to serve ADF by developing ritual, liturgy and tradition at our hearth shrines and as part of a wider community. The Crane is the central symbol of our work, really representing all liminal waterbirds (herons, egrets, cranes, etc.) and promoting transformation and devotion. Beyond keeping devotionals and the High Days at their shrines, Order members will develop rituals to build and respond to a transformative experience. As the Crane is about transformation and all the ways we encounter it, so too is this Order about those things that transform us. Note: This Order, while it grew from the work in Three Cranes Grove, ADF, does not require membership in 3CG in any way, shape or form, and not all 3CG members are members of the Order.
Demeter and Eleusinian Order The Demeter and Eleusinian Order (DEO) exists to bring the teachings of the cycles of life, death, and life again as taught by Demeter through the Eleusinian Mysteries into a modern ADF Druid context. DEO shall create a standard of shrine devotionals, publishable ADF Eight High Day rituals, and in-depth study and working program, and a supplementary cycle of rituals centered on a Demetrian cycle to create Order and hearth traditions that will serve the individual and the greater ADF community.The work done by the Order will center around the transformative and purifying teachings of Demeter concerning the cycles of life and the eternal spirit. While several historical sources will be considered, our core work will be based on Homeric Hymn #2 - Demeter.All members who wish to participate in the DEO Study Program must register with the Preceptor before beginning this program.  To do so, please visit the Course Enrollment Page.
Special Interest Group
Description
Social Justice SIG Welcome to the ADF Social Justice SIG! We are growing together in knowledge and community and are committed to inclusion in ADF. From the ADF Bylaws: “We are a nonprofit religious, scientific, educational, artistic, and charitable corporation, organized to practice the full spectrum of legal activities practiced by any religious organization. As we define it, Neopagan Druidism is a polytheistic, non-dualist, non-sexist, non-racist, scientific, holistic, and ecologically oriented faith.” This Special Interest Group was created in order to facilitate conversation, learning, and action that is rooted in that that "non-dualist, non-sexist, non-racist" stance.
Sacred Fires SIG Goals: * To foster communication about various rituals and devotional practices * To encourage devotional fellowship at in-person retreats, festivals and conventions. * To encourage demonstrable applications of devotional work * To provide an environment of both scholarly lore and gnosis-based experience relating to the practices of devotional flame keeping. * To inspire the creation of new liturgy and prayer. * To unite individuals with the concept of the ADF Unity Flame (or Perpetual Flame) Its venue will be the utilization of e-lists and in-person at ADF and non-ADF events.
Sacred Feast SIG The Sacred Feast SIG provides a forum for members of ADF to have a place to discuss Sacred Feasting and what it means in our religion. This SIG is open to different styles of eating due to medical, religious, or personal reasons. Any and all recipes, as well as spiritual food based discussions, are welcome here with no judgment. Dedicant Path completion is not a requirement of joining the Sacred Feast SIG. All levels of study are welcome.
Games and Play SIG The primary purpose of “Games and Play” is to study the influence of games, play, toys, and sports on Indo-European spiritual development. The secondary and tertiary purposes are to respectively apply games in ritual context and encourage member fellowship through ADF event-based gaming and informal social gatherings. Games appear regularly in mythology and other spiritual lore and can provide venues for the presentation, teaching, and exploration of magical, ritual and spiritual themes. In many traditions, one or more games have been used as tools for worship, magic, or other spiritual work, such as and the use of game tokens (dice, cards, sticks, etc.) as divination tools. In Indo-European context, examples include Vedic use of magic as a game played by mortals to influence the workings of the heavens, Lugh being challenged to fidcheall to prove his boasts upon entering Teamhair/Tara, or Ullr being regarded as patron god of sport and games.
People of the Purple Feather (LGBTQIA+) SIG The People of the Purple Feather (PPF) is a Special Interest Group established to ensure those in the LGBTQIA+ ADF community are not isolated. The PPF provides support through a peer network, addresses relevant issues, and serves as an information source for all. PPF is open to all ADF members who are willing to support those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and beyond.
Healers' SIG The ADF Healers SIG exists to study, practice, and teach a variety of healing arts, including but not limited to those with an Indo-European basis.
Spirit of the Hunt SIG The Spirit of the Hunt SIG provides a forum for members of ADF to have a place to discuss Sacred Hunting and what it means in our religion.
Ancient Iberia SIG Welcome! ¡Sean bienvenidos todos! The purpose of this SIG is to provide a forum for the study and exploration of ancient pagan Iberia. This forum will be open to those of Iberian heritage, those who choose the Iberian hearth culture, and any with interest in the study of ancient Iberia. The polytheistic cultures of the Iberian peninsula have important connections to the cultures of Gaul, Ireland, Greece and Rome, and the Germanic Visigoths. We will be posting articles, rituals, and other materials here for the exploration of Iberian paganism. All are welcome! ¡Sean bienvenidos todos, hablamos español también!
Morrigan SIG The Morrigan SIG (Foireann Mhorrigan) is a group of ADF members who are interested in or have a connection with, the Celtic goddess known as the Morrigan.
Children and Parenting SIG The Children's Education and Parenting SIG is a group of ADF members who are also parents or otherwise involved in educating children in our Neopagan Ways. One of the goals of the SIG is to create a Children's Education program that will make it easier for other parents in ADF to teach children our ways, but the SIG is a general networking group as well. We recently started a pen pal program for our kiddos. If you and your children would be interested in participating, please complete the form and we will get you paired up with a partner: [PenPal Form](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeduwNyrLXA24n05PKS7FFvE7CcGySYS_NCP-YxXKfIn8VsWg/viewform)
American SIG The purposes of the American SIG are, in no particular order: * to discuss American culture as an IE hearth culture within ADF * to discuss the impact and implications of American culture on those focusing on other hearth cultures within ADF * to discuss the possible existence and makeup of an American Pantheon(s) * to discuss the feasibility or lack thereof of a potential American Kin(s) as our ideas of an American hearth culture develop.
Non-English Speakers' SIG The Non-English Speakers SIG is dedicated to helping ADF members for whom English is not their native language. Its mission is to translate and to help translate the mass of ADF materials accurately and in ways that are spiritually moving and ritually sound. Please go to our wiki to have a look at what we already worked on. Before starting to translate something we would like you to post it on the Email list, simply because it could be that someone else has already started translating that particular text.
Solitary Pagan SIG The Solitary SIG seeks to support ADF solitaries in the process of growth and discovery, as well as to provide solitaries with new opportunities to connect, to experience fellowship, and to deepen the practice of Our Druidry.
Military Outreach SIG The Military Outreach SIG (MOS) was established to guarantee that ADF members in the military do not feel isolated because of their religious beliefs. MOS will assist military members in meeting their religious and educational needs. MOS will provide support by networking, addressing relevant issues, and serving as an information source for all. MOS is open to all ADF members who are willing to support our military personnel. MOS will also coordinate donations of money, publications, CDs, etc. for our military members; see our [Donations](/members/sigs/military-outreach/donations.html) page.
Safe Haven SIG The purposes of the Safe Haven SIG include: * Provide a safe and comfortable place, both online and at ADF activities, where persons can * * * discuss disabilities, mental health conditions, other special needs and necessary accommodations. This forum will be open to all members of ADF regardless of ability. Initially, this would be in the form of an online discussion board. * Support ADF and its leaders by making them aware of the special needs of persons with disabilities and to advocate for greater understanding and accommodation. * Support ADF in making its programs more welcoming to and inclusive of persons with disabilities and other special needs. Goals to be considered in the future would include, but not be limited to: * Be a source of information to ADF about the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it affects the operation and development of ADF as an organization. * Promote the development of ADF-related materials for persons with disabilities and other special needs (for example, ADF in Braille or on tape). * The SIG does not offer counseling, legal advice, or medical advice.
Brighid's Hearth SIG The purpose of the ADF Brighid's Hearth SIG is to allow ADF members dedicated to Brighid, or other Celtic expressions of her like Brigantia (British), Brigindo (Gaulish), or Ffraid (Welsh), an opportunity to deepen individual and group understanding of Brighid, her mythological and historical role, and current worship. In addition, the Brighid's Hearth SIG offers a Flamekeepers group for SIG members interested in keeping her flame within the organization of ADF. For more information about Flamekeeping and how to become a Flamekeeper yourself please see our [Flamekeeping Page](/members/sigs/brighids-hearth/flamekeepers.html). Check out our [Resource Page](/members/sigs/brighids-hearth/resources.html) to learn more about Brighid and Flamekeeping. On Facebook? Check out the SIG's [Facebook Page](https://www.facebook.com/groups/875799022457831/)!
Polyamory SIG The Polyamory SIG provides a forum for polyamorous members of ADF to have a place to discuss polyamory in connection with their spiritual life.
Technopagan SIG The ADF - Technopagan is dedicated to exploring Technopagan expression and its place within ADF. We are also determined to be a voice for a more modern understanding of spirit and magic within the ADF community. A reminder that, though inspired by and based upon the cosmologies of ancient Indo-European cultures, that our own modern culture and society has a place and should be recognized and included in our religious expressions.


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