Druidry for a New Age . . .

- Resanctify your Life

- Rediscover your Soul Purpose

- Become the Person you were
      Born to Be

Who We Are

 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.  The Avalon Mystery Tradition (or Avalonian Tradition) originates from the spiritual philosophy, teachings, practices, and culture of the FIrst Ancestors of the Isles and Western Europe; the earliest pre/proto-Celtic peoples from whose beliefs and culture; people we call the "Braithion" (or "Speckled") People.  First Ancestors are among the beings collectively known as 'Fae' within our Tradition, and established our living bond with Avalon's ancestral lands.  While all Avalonians share this connection,  The Avalon Druid Order (ADO) base our Druid Way upon the Way of these First Ancestors.  Thus, ours is not a 'New Age' or 'Revivalist' Druid group, following a mixture of Medieval and Cabalistic teachings, but a 'Faery Druid' Way, following the  Root Wisdoms of Avalon's native peoples; a modern egalitarian Order teaching and practising an ancient, ancestral Tradition at the dawning of a new celestial age, the Age of Aquarius.

          The Order is currently a 501(c)(3) religous non-profit charity registered in the United States of America with a small, international membership.  Our Tradition teaches us that reality is holographic; one Great Pattern of Being expressed in infinite variation.  As pantheists, we view Spirit and Matter as being inseparably one, and the 'god'-consciousness as existing in, and informing everything.  We are also polytheists, in the sense that we recognise many gods in the forces of Nature, and in beings such as First Ancestors and certain Fae, who, when operating outside their accustomed spheres of influence, may appear to be omnipotent when acting within our Realm.  We understand reality as coming from. and returning to a generative matrix, Wellspring, or Source, which is not a god, but an aware, transformational, evolutionary process; part of the fabric of existence.  Thus, we believe that everything in Creation cycles through continual death and rebirth.

          The object of our spiritual work is mindful self-transformation as a way to Self-Empowerment.  We change the world by first transforming ourselves, and then our membership communities.  We achieve spiritual evolution, inspiration (or 'Awen'), and enlightenment through healing, rebalancing, and (re)attuning to the highest spiritual energies as they express through the archetypal Isle of Avalon.  This Healing Cycle continues through all of life's challenges and opportunities, and its principle tool is 'Shadow' or Cycle work; recognising the parts of ourselves we've denied, and releasing behaviour patterns which no longer serve.  Cycle is bound to an ancestral context defined by Avalon's Sacred Stories, Sacred Landscape, and Sacred Year; the Quarter and Cross-Quarter, 'Station', Feast, or Portal Days defined by the Solstices, Equinoxes, and the mid-points between them.

          Most of our spiritual work unfolds within Avalon's Dreamtime; the primal, primordial reality or 'pure spiritual archetype' which weaves through and unites Waking and Dreaming (or Otherworld) realities. 'Dreaming' practices, including Immrama and Shared Dreaming (Spirit Journeys to Avalon), Doorway and Dream Re-entry (methods of unlocking the meaning of ancestral symbols), define our primary forms of ritual. Ceremonial or 'Circle' rituals are restricted to Station/Feast Days, Sun (Tide) and Moon workings, and employ a type of communion called "merging", rather than the evocational or invocational forms common to most Neopagan/druid groups.  Our Druids are not intermediaries between the Tribes (or membership) and the Gods, but spiritual metaphysicists; specialists, who meet as a circle of equals and become peers through continuous training and regular practice.

Membership & Training

          ADO training does not provide 'answers'; it teaches a method for discovering Traditional answers for oneself.  Ancestral beliefs, teachings, and practices, are conveyed through direct observation, experience, and a process of enquiry known as "the Hunt".  Our ' answers' are a result of this work.  Advancement in training, titles, and authority, are conferred based upon Members' demonstrable knowledge, skill, and understanding of the ancestral worldview, as evidenced through active participation and service within our community.   Members are expected to help with educational outreach, mentoring, and events.  In the absence of local Groves, we 'seed' our own by getting the word out locally and starting our own Aspirant Learning Circles.  When there are no new Aspirants to train, we mentor each other.  The distances between us, we span using whatever technologies the Order elects to employ; currently, our Members Forum and Chatrooms .  If you are already feeling uneasy about committing your time and energy in this way, then our Druid Way may not be for you.  But if you are feeling impatient to begin your journey, read on!

How to Join

          All Aspirants (i.e. prospective members) must successfully complete a nine-month Home Study (the Aspirant course) before applying as candidates for Lifetime Membership.  The course introduces you to the ancestral worldview through our Sacred Story Cycle, and Traditional teaching methods, and provides you with appropriate Guides and the basic Dreaming skills necessary to participate more effectively within our community.  Mentoring is provided on a volunteer basis; the Aspirant Fee ($300 USD) helps to offset the ongoing cost of providing basic member services.  Your payment of this Fee demonstrates your commitment and your willingness to reciprocate for coursework including 136 hours of mentored lesson time, and expanded access to ADO Member resources.  Of necessity, postponing your payment will limit your access to Member benefits and resources.

​          Most Aspirants and new Lifetime Members devote 7 to 14 hours per week to study and to practicing their newly acquired skills.  While 7 hours per week is sufficient to complete basic lesson assignments, it takes at least an additional 14 hours per week to master skills and make any significant progress towards learning, adopting, and integrating the ancestral worldview.  Be prepared to make a serious, long-term commitment of time, energy, and effort, and to double your commitment should you enter the Druid Novitiate.  If you believe you are ready to serve, then please submit the Enrolment/Application Form and Fee Payment .  We would be delighted to welcome you into the next Aspirant Course!