Our Organization: ADF
Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) is a Pagan church based on ancient Indo-European traditions expressed through public worship, study, and fellowship.
The first part of our name is pronounced arn REEokht fane. This is modern Irish for "Our Own Druidism" (or "Druidry" or "Magic"), and that's what we are — an independent tradition (denomination) of Neopagan Druidism. Since many people have trouble pronouncing and spelling our Irish name, we usually shorten it to "ADF."
We see a world where the Gods and Spirits are served in the modern world through:
Public temple worship with a skilled priesthood
Accessible religious training for all
A spiritual relationship with the Earth
Sustainable Pagan institutions
A flourishing family and community Pagan culture
Openness to people of all ethnicities and backgrounds
The commonality of polytheistic ritual practice
Honoring the Earth Mother
Scholarship and research
Reciprocity with the Gods and Spirits
Respect for others through living our virtues
Service to the community, land, and the Gods and Spirits
Flexible ritual practices for all members
Hearthkeepers Way for solitary and small group practice
You choose your depth of study
Advanced training and ordination for those who want to go deeper
Interested in Joining?
Click Here to Join ADF or try out our new free program, The Hearthkeepers Way, to get a good feel for our style!
ADF is works to combine in-depth scholarship with the inspiration of artistry and spiritual practice to create a powerful modern Paganism. We research and interpret sound modern scholarship about the ancient Indo-European Pagans — the Celts, Norse, Slavs, Balts, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Vedics, and others. We are working to build a religion that these ancient people would appreciate and understand, yet one with depth and power for modern people upon these cultural foundations.
We're developing genuine skills in composition and presentation in the musical, dramatic, graphic, textile, and other arts. By bringing together various people trained in ritual, we uphold our mission of bringing the remnants of the old ways to life. As a grove of ADF, we are creating a nonsexist, non-racist, organic, flexible, and publicly available religion to practice as a way of life that we can pass on to future generations.
We've created a system of training designed to work for Druidic Pagans whether solitary or participating in a Grove, so that all can participate in our work and benefit from communion with the gods and spirits. ADF has long worked to build a solid, professional training program for Pagan clergy; in addition we're building a system of guilds, bodies of teachers and students devoted to traditional spiritual, physical and artistic skills. Together we are striving to make our training system the most complete and effective in the Pagan movement.
We're holding regional festivals to help our members meet, study, pray and play together. We're building temples and holy places on the land, places where the Otherworld and our common world can draw nearer. We're actively preparing for the day when Pagan religions will be part of the mainstream global culture.