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NWA Ár nDraíocht Féin Druidry Discussion Group
Age Range/Type: Family
Located in: Rogers, Arkansas
Key Contact: Arkansas Druid
Spiritual Path: ADF Druidry
Status: Group Forming
Community Support: Open Circles... Legal Clergy... Teaching Available
Group Overview: All Hail!! We are forming a Druidry Discussion Group based in Northwest Arkansas. This group is based on the teachings of and precepts of Ár nDraíocht Féin : A Druid Fellowship (ADF) . ADF is one of the oldest and largest Druid organisations in the world. It was the brainchild of Isaac Bonewits who served as the first Arch Druid.
ADF welcomes all who come in fellowship, all who come to learn the teachings and rituals of ADF, and any and all who come to share in our path of fellowshipping with nature and protecting our planet.
ADF recognizes Druidry based on the following Hearth cultures; Celtic, Hellenic, Vedic, Norse, Roman, and Proto-European. There is something for everyone!
I do want to stress that while we welcome all to our discussion group, we are not a Wiccan organization. Druidry and Wicca are similar in some cases and even may call upon the same Deities and are Earth-based as many other religions are. But, we are also vastly different.
ADF is working to combine in-depth scholarship with the inspiration of artistry and spiritual practice to create a powerful modern Paganism. We're researching and interpreting sound modern scholarship (rather than romantic fantasies) about the ancient Indo-European Pagans — the Celts, Norse, Slavs, Balts, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Vedics, and others. Upon these cultural foundations we are working to build a religion that these ancient people would appreciate and understand yet one which has depth and power for modern people. We're developing genuine skills in composition and presentation in the musical, dramatic, graphic, textile and other arts. We're bringing together people trained in ritual, psychic skills and applied mythology to bring the remnants of the old ways to life. We're creating a nonsexist, non-racist, organic, flexible and publicly available religion to practice as a way of life and to hand on to future generations.
Since our founding in 1983, we have succeeded in building the foundations of this vision's reality. We have local congregations, called groves, in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with a handful in other countries. Within those groves we are designing powerful magical and religious ceremonies to bring the blessings of the gods and goddesses to our world. Our groves offer regular public worship of the old gods, serving as centers of Pagan organizing in many localities. We offer our people the full range of religious and social activities including weddings, funerals, child blessings etc. — along with ways of enriching the soul.
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.
If you are interested in learning about Druidry and how it can enhance you and your spiritual path, please contact me for the particulars about our forming discussion group.
May the Kindreds Bless all of you mightily!!
Telephone: (479) 225-7946
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