Groves, Protogroves, and Subgroups
ADF has members on most continents (we are not in Antartica) and many in-person groups have formed. Most of these groups provide public rituals and many are continuing to provide ritual in a hybrid (in-person & online) context.
Subgroups for Members to Join
Please note that you must be a member to join one of the groups below. Each of these groups have eLists and a Discord channel to chat in. Some groups also have a presence on Facebook for members.
Each of our guilds have a study program that members are welcome to join at no additional cost.
The Artisans Guild supports the creation of physical art and crafts in a Druidic context.
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.
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.
The ADF Bardic Guild exists to promote excellence in the word: spoken, written, and sung.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our orders are initiatory groups focused around devotional and magical practice. Members are all invited to join the Orders.
The ADF 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.
The ADF Order of Manannan
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 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.
The ADF 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 ADF 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.
The ADF 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.
Kins & SIGs
Most of our Kins and Special Interest Groups are hosted on our forums. Members are all welcome to join in the conversations!
Aus Dhwer: 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.
Tylwyth Y Ddraig Goch: Red Dragon Clan
The Clan of the Red Dragon (Tylwyth Y Ddraig Goch) is a Kin for ADF members interested and/or practicing in a Welsh tradition.
The 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.
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.
Oi Asproi Koukouvayies: White Owls Kin
The White Owls Kin (Oi Asproi Koukouvayies) is a Kin for ADF members interested in and/or practicing the Hellenic Traditions.
Clann na nGael: The Gaelic Kin
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.
Pontos Proto IE Kin
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.
The Gaulish Kin
The Gaulish Kin exists to worship the Gods of the Gaulish people. Our scope ranges from the migration of the Indo-European people to the last bastion of the old religion during and after the Roman Imperial period from the regions of western Europe (French and Belgium), central Europe (Austrian and Czech areas), and other related cultures and regions.
The 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 purposes of the American SIG are 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)
Children’s Education and
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.
Foireann Mhorrigan (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.
People of the Purple Feather (LGBTQIA+)
The People of the Purple Feather (PPF) is a Special Interest Group established to ensure those in the LGBTQIA+ ADF community are not isolated.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Polyamory SIG provides a forum for polyamorous members of ADF to have a place to discuss polyamory in connection with their spiritual life.
Sacred Fires SIG
Sacred Fires SIG foster communication about rituals and devotional practices. We unite individuals with the concept of the ADF Unity Flame.
Spirit of the Harvest SIG
The ADF Spirit of the Harvest Special Interest Group is a discussion group dedicated to providing a forum to explore how our harvest of the bounty of nature through hunting, fishing, foraging, cultivation, and more can be integrated into our spirituality of ADF, and as a repository for prayers, rituals, essays, and other materials to further than end..
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.
Welcome to the ADF Healers SIG! Join us as we share our knowledge of healing prayers, rites, and activities. Every Full Moon, we join together to do rites and prayers of healing for our family, friends, and all who need it.
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.
Safe Haven SIG (disabilities/mental health)
The purposes of the Safe Haven SIG includes providing 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.
Social Justice SIG
We are growing together in knowledge and community and are committed to inclusion in ADF.
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