Based in Michigan. Over 400 active members.
29 formal groves and protogroves in the US &
Best known as the offshoot of RDNA by Isaac
Neopagan tradition that works with all the
various Indo-European pantheons.
1-year Dedicant Program available. Currently
revising Study Program past dedicant level. Old program was self paced with an extensive
reading list. Extremely academic and historical. Modernized druidry books have been
removed from list.
ADF has been determined to train a class of pagan
clergy, with requirements similar to Christian seminaries. ADF ritual work is highly
scripted and ornate.
The ADF Sigil
ADF has a Guild System for specialized training,
complete with standards, advisors and guild-specific reading lists.
The 9 guilds include: Liturgists, Seers, Magicians,
Bards, Scholars, Warriors, Healers, Artisans, and Naturalists.
There are also several Special Interest Groups
(SIGs) in ADF to meet specific needs.
The SIGs are: Alternative Gender &
Sexuality SIG, Anthro-Archaeology SIG, Childrens education SIG, Ecology & the
Environment SIG, Kitchen Witchs SIG, Lawspeakers SIG, Polyrelationships SIG,
Prisoners SIG, Solitaires SIG, Technodruids SIG.
ADF celebrates the following days:
The 4 solar festivals (Mean Geimredh, Mean earrach,
Mean Samradh, Mean Foghamhar), and the Major High Days (Samhain, Oimelc, Beltaine,
Lunar phases are optional and should be based
solely on researched traditions of Indo-European cultures, not based on Wiccan
ceremonies with a thin Celtic veneer.