Druidry for a New Age . . .

- Resanctify your Life

- Rediscover your Soul Purpose

- Become the Person you were
      Born to Be



 Our Druid Way


The Tradition & The Order

          'Avalon' is the modern name for the pre-Celtic and Celtic Otherworld; a place of healing, respite, and renewal from one life to the next, which also defines the identity of numerous physical locations in the Isles, Western Europe, and Eastern North America. Though Avalon's native spirituality (The Avalon Mystery Tradition or Avalonian Tradition) is remembered in Celtic and Arthurian literature, it originates with the First Ancestors of the Isles and Western Europe; ancient peoples whom we call the "Braithion" (or "Speckled People") and the ancestors called "Fae", and whose passing established their homelands as our ancestral lands.  While all Avalonians draw from a common wellspring of Sacred Story and Landscape, The Avalon Druid Order (ADO) follows
the Root Wisdoms and worldview of these First Ancestors. Thus, we are  not 'New Age', 'Revivalist', or 'Celtic' Druids, but an Order of Avalonian Faery Druids following our far ancestors into the dawn of a new age: the Age of Aquarius, the Well Maiden.


          The Order is currently a registered, 501(c)(3) religious non-profit charity in the United States with a small, international core membership. Our Founder has spent the past twenty years studying abroad and reintegrating the teachings of various Avalonian Elders into a coherent body of work; teachings which have now been passed on to our Core Members.  The Order's purpose is to convey these teachings to new members in order to help heal our world, while keeping the Order and our Spiritual Tradition alive for future generations.
Beliefs

          Everything in reality emanates from, and returns to one consciously aware, generative matrix, in a continuing cycle of death and rebirth, through which all beings achieve eventual spiritual evolution, enlightenment, and renewal. The mind (or 'god-consciousness') of this generative matrix, Wellspring, or Source, imbues and informs all things and beings.

Spiritual Practice

          The object of our spiritual practice is mindful Self-Transformation as a way to Healing, Self-Empowerment, Sovereignty, Spiritual Truth or 'Enlightenment', and Awen (O.W. "flowing spirit; flowing inspiration"). We change the world by first transforming ourselves and our communities. The centre of this spiritual practice is Avalon's Healing Cycle; a series of practices and observances through which we rebalance and (re)attune to the highest spiritual energies as they express through the archetypal Isle of Avalon.

          The Healing Cycle is defined by our Sacred Story Cycle, whose Four Branches mirror the divisions created by the Fixed Signs  of our Sacred Year, and provide a map for our progress through Avalon's Star Temple ; the earliest ancestral Zodiac inscribed in the Sacred Landscape.  Spiritual renewal is achieved through re-connection with Nature, and attunement to Avalon's Dreamtime; the primal, primordial reality which pervades and unites Waking and Dreaming (or Otherworld) realities.

Clergy

          Our Druids are spiritual specialists who train for up to twenty years, earning their authority through rigorous training, regular practice, and demonstrable service within the Order. Candidates for the Novitiate undertake a Dream of Calling, through which the ancestors reveal each candidate's path to greatness within the Order.

Member Training​​

          Not all members become ADO Druids; those who cannot (or who do not wish to) devote the time and energy necessary for Druid level spiritual practice may choose to become craftsmen or to remain Tribes members indefinitely.  Ancestral beliefs, teachings, and practices, are conveyed through direct observation and experience, mentored and independent study and verification, and a process of enquiry known as "the Hunt", which teaches us how to find our own answers within the context of Braithion Avalonian Tradition. Our 'answers' are never fixed, but evolve with our understanding of the Tradition.  Study within the Lifetime Membership is self-paced, and advancement is merit-based.

Learning Circles & Groves

          Members are encouraged to start local circles as a way to support and expand their own spiritual practices, and to sustain the Tradition and the Order.  Aspirants (prospective members) are encouraged to start their own  Learning Circles , which may later become Hearths, Henges, or Groves. When there are no new Aspirants to train, we mentor each other.  The distances between us, we span using whatever methods or technologies the Order elect to employ at any given time (currently,  Member Forum Chatrooms , and Telephone Conferencing).

How to Join​​

​           All Aspirants who successfully complete our 9-month Home Study (the Aspirant course) become candidates for Lifetime Membership.  The course introduces you to Traditional teaching methods, the ancestral worldview, and our Sacred Story Cycle, provides you with appropriate Guides and the basic Dreaming skills necessary to participate more effectively within our community, and forms the basis of Learning Circle study and practice. Mentoring is provided by members on a volunteer basis.  The one-time Aspirant Fee ($300 USD), which funds the ADO's general operating expenses, covers nine months of study (176 hours of mentored lesson time, currently via bi-weekly chat lessons, and written assignment feedback), plus expanded access to other ADO Member resources. (Deferring your Fee payment may seriously limit your access to these benefits.)

          Most Aspirants spend 7 hours per week completing basic lesson assignments, and Aspirants and new Lifetime Members generally devote an additional 7 hours per week to verification, learning to apply the ancestral worldview in daily life, and practising their newly acquired skills.  As you gain experience, you will learn how to integrate your spiritual beliefs and practices into your daily life; allowing them to inform your choices and actions, and freeing up more of your time. Those entering the Druid Novitiate must devote enough time and energy to accommodate the demands of intensified study, practise, and community service.

          We invite you to continue exploring this site to learn more about ADO membership and spiritual community.  Feel free to bring your questions to us at our  Member Forum  (you may post as a guest without registering), or write us at the ADO Email .  We will be happy to assist you.  To Donate, or to order a Seed Package (a brochure, plus the first two Aspirant Course lessons), pay your remaining balance, or make full payment and enrol in the next Aspirant Course, please visit the  " Join ADO"  page .

We look forward to sharing the journey with you!