Sigil Flag, c.2006 The Reformed Druids
(and Their Spin-Offs too!)
A personal webpage of Druid resources prepared by one member


The RDNA is the oldest and largest Druid organization native to the United States, but perhaps the least well organized. We began in 1963 as a protest against coerced religious attendance at Carleton College in MN. The RDNA is known for it's lack of dogma, a loose hierarchy, eclectic traditions, a wry sense of humor, well archived numerous publications, and having spawned many well-known spin-off groups.

Info about and links to the RDNA and its offshoots: New RDNA, Hasidic DNA, etcDNA, Reformed Druids of Gaia (RDG), Missionary Order of Celtic Cross/Reformed Druidic Wicca (MOCC/RDW), Ar nDriaiocht Fein (ADF), Henge of Keltria, Order of the White Oak (OWO), and the Order of Mithril Star (OMS).
Collectively, these groups are known as the "family of modern druidism in America", as distinct from the British and Fraternal families of Druidism.

This site is big and FREE
* The Reform has 3 branches, 34 groves, with 4500+ members * Founded 1963
* This site has over 120 sub-webpages, all public
* 3200 archived pages of printed Druid materials
* Links to dozens of RDNA groves and other Druid groups
* Bibliographies, magazines, and recommended books
* Games, stories, and a karaoke site to sing Druid songs!
Click map to find some Druids in North America
(Sorry, I didn't include OBOD or AODA)


Introductory Steps to Reformed Druidism

Click me to get a cheeky 8 minute overview of the Desperate Druids epic series; with intriguing background, cast, plot and tricks to enjoy the series at full potential, and learn about links & resources 1. Watch an Animated Series on RDNA
Click "CC" for closed captions - transcript -
Best on a FULL screen view! (new one every 3 weeks)
. . . . . . .Click image on right for 8 min. overview cast&plot
(16+ episodes in Season 1)

The "Desperate Druids" Edu-Drama Series

2. Browse Orientation Handbooks for New Druids
(UWP for the RDNA/NRDNA, and Druid Path for RDG)
Each branch's book has useful information for the other.

A Ready to print and double-side un-official welcome package about Reformed Druidism and planning a protogrove A version online and CD are available

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3. Sign Up to our Social Media Sites
Monitor the Two Larger Facebook Sites

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Reformed Druids of North America (RDNA)

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Reformed Druids Gorsedd (RDG)

4. Don't like social media? Want to join a "Simple mailing list?"

To get 5 e-mails/month on Druid publications, events and other announcements, write to mikerdna@hotmail.com Same to unsubscribe.

5. Get outside more, meet some trees, talk with folk, read.

Repeat above as necessary. Now go get started!

Quick Info on RDNA, NRDNA & RDG
Sunny Grove

  • FAQ on RDNA
  • Our simple Two Basic Tenets
  • Less is More: What we don't do.

  • Where are RDNA, RDG, MOCC groves?
  • 10 basic steps to start a grove.
  • Way too much info on the 8 Druid Festivals.
  • What is the Druid Sigil?

    Comparing the Druid Groups (Join them all!)

  • Quick comparison of RDNA & RDG
  • Quick comparison of RDNA and ADF, Keltria and OBOD
  • Links to Other Druid groups
  • Have a concern about a group? Use this assessing tool

    Can't find your answer?
    Then, write to Mike!
    If he doesn't know, he'll send to another person.
    Responses often come within a week or two.

    Druidical Pass-times (Got time?)

  • RDNA/NRDNA magazines 2000-Now
  • RDG magazine 2003-2012
  • Older RDNA/NRDNA magazines 1977-1994 (Part 11)
  • Numerous enormous online RDNA & NRDNA anthologies
  • Good Books for Researching Ancient & Modern Druids.

  • RDNA Board Games great for rained-out indoor fun.
  • Druid-themed Videos on Youtube
  • Sing recent Druid songs. Find older songs

  • Buy Druid goods! at RDG's Avalon Rising store.
  • Charities to Consider (coming)
  • Fallen Leaves: Visit their memorials.

  • Four Salutations of the Day

    One member's form of meditation at Sunrise, mid-day, sunset, evening.
    See text and video

    Daily Druidic Devotional Wallet Cards

    Just something to keep in a pocket or wallet that might inspire you.



  • On-line Conferences by Reformed Druids & Friends

    OUT OF DATE AS OF MARCH 2013 Oddly, enough, there are alot of Druid conferences on line. Many, you will find, don't last very long. The following ones are large and active, so be careful not to sign up for TOO MANY at a time! Tell me about others you've found.


    Hazelnut Grove (est. 1975) in the Bay Area of CA has an active conference and offers a variety of classes. Click here to join Hazelnut_MotherGrove
    Click to join Hazelnut_MotherGrove


    Other Grove Websites

    Many groves don't maintain a website.
    For a full known list and map.

    Carleton Grove, MN Slow load!
    Emerald Grove, WA
    Poison Oak Grove, CA
    Palm Grove, FL
    Dogwood Grove, VA
    Clan of the Triple Horses, OR
    Grove of the Local Woodland Druids, Ottawa CANADA
    Rock Spray Grove, IN, yahoogroup
    Branwyn Grove, GA, webpage
    Branwyn Grove, GA, Yahoogroup

    Stacey's Druid Blog in CA
    Isaac's RDNA page
    McDavid's RDNA page
    Carleton AD Avery's RDNA TWITTER page Willem's English/French page


    Hassidic DNA (est. 1975) long defunct, needs reviving or refounding.
    Read "Great Dru-ish Books" 30pg.

    Click to join hasidic_druids, which appears moribund currently.
    Order of Mithril Star is a group since 1997 that have melded Reformed Druidism with Church of All Worlds, Wicca and other clever inventions of their own.

    OMS is a prominent guiding institution of the "Reformed Druids of Gaia" network. Their snail-mail is Reformed Druids of Gaia, C/O: OMS, P.O. Box 8004, Eureka CA 95502-8004, USA

    Order of Mithril Star Web Page
    Order of Mithril Star Conference
    Ellis' Facebook
    Another Care 2 group about them



    Missionary Order of the Celtic Cross/Reformed Druidic Wicca (MOCC/RDW) was mysteriously founded in 1983, and originially took inspiration from RDNA and Wicca. Their HQ in Oklahoma has had a handful of offshoots and liturgical manuals.

    Subscribe to moccgroveofthethreerays

    The Henge of Keltria was a spin-off of ADF, and chose a purely Celtic focus in 1986. See thier magazine link below.

    Subscribe to Keltria-L

    Ar nDriaocht Fein (ADF), a 1983 spin-off of RDNA, is the largest incorporated Druid organization in America. They excel in liturgies, reports and seminary training programs.
    ADF's TWITTER page


    The Order of the White Oak, a spin-off of many organizations, with ample local development, is another group to visit. Their most well-known member is Ellen Hopman, famed author and herbalist.

    OWO's newsletter, Eolas, began Aug 2007: http://www.whiteoakdruids.org/eolas_magazine.cfm



    The Reformed Druid Magazines Corner


    A Free On-line Magazine

    news Spring Equinox
    March 19, 2014,
    Vol. 31 No.2

    35 Illustrated Pages of
    International News about/by Reformed Druids
    E-published 8 times a year.

    Contents of This Issue

    News of the Groves
    ARDA 2014 Study Course
    Poem: Dust if you Must
    Poem: Do Not Stand at My Grave
    Poem: Lonely on a Dark Moor
    Poem: Slowly Days Seep
    Poem: But the Fire
    Poem: May Love Rule
    Poem: Spring
    Poem: Set Free
    Poem: The Intangible Tangent of Us
    Poem: Dreaming the Stream
    Poem: Near Death
    Poem: The Tinker Man
    Poem: March Hare
    Poem: Druidís Goblet
    Poem: Birds of a Feather
    Druid Videos
    Druid Pictures
    Druid Jokes
    The Instructions of King Cormac
    Something about Cheese
    Debate 1: Archetypes and Jung
    Debate 2: On Public Park Services
    Debate 3: OBOD Resources
    Debate 4: Defining a Reformed Druid
    Debate 5: When to go to Third?
    A Montreal Acrostic Part 1
    A Montreal Acrostic Part 2
    Essay: Terms of Engagement
    Balancing the Rocks
    News: Scientist Trace Heatwave to Massive Star at Center of Solar System
    News: North Korea Successfully Lands Man on the Sun

    Another On-line Magazine
    By those Reformed Druids of Gaia
    4 times a year
    From 2003-Beltane 2012

    Sadly, the last issue was Beltane. For now, see their further material in the Druid Inquirer until they restart. RDG's Archived Issues A new RDG Magazine has started for the Fall of 2012
    The Nestling Druidís Fall & Samhain Issues are at
    http://circleofflowingtruth.webs.com/apps/documents/

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    Druid Missalany ran from 1983-1991 & 2000-2008

    98 Inquirer and Missalany Back Issues 2000-2012

    Missalany Back Issues 1983-1991 (See purplish Part 11)


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    Four More Excellent Journals To Read


    Oak Leaves Journal
    by the ADF Druids
    4 times a year.

    Main ADF Website


    Henge Happenings and
    Keltrian Journals
    By Henge of Keltria
    4 times a year.

    Main Keltria Website


    Eolas
    By Order of White Oaks
    4 times a year.

    Main Order of White Oaks Website




    The RDNA Druidic Research Corner

    6 free on-line books (3200 pages of RDNA material), neopagan research center, and links to other Druidic groups.

    old fart

    A Reformed Druid
    Anthology

    Main Volume = 14 files, 893pg
    Green Books Volume = 12 files, 843pg
    Magazine Volume = 21 files, 912pg

    Carleton Collection = 1 file, 130pg
    Druid Chronicles (Evolved) = 3 files, 250pg

    Various enormous, public-domain free downloads
    Three 850+ page volumes of various RDNA liturgies, epistles, meditations, history, essays, research tools, organizational notes, calendars, magazines, newsletters and other publications from the past 44 years. A few other earlier (and smaller) collections are also available now.

    About 85% of past printed RDNA materials can be found in this ARDA 2 collection (the largest printed Druidic collection in the world) in the widely-used professional Adobe ".pdf" format (a link to this free software is available on-site) for use by both PC & Mac (ready to print & bind). A MS Word format (.doc) can also be used to edit portable versions. ARDA 2 is not required reading for being a Druid, nor is it considered dogma, nor divinely inspired.

    To lessen download times, a mailed CD-ROM copy of all those 120 files (3120 ready-to-print pages) is available for $9/each, including shipping. Ask for info at mikerdna@hotmail.com

    If this is your first time ranging through the enormous collection, I recommend you first read the Un-official Welcome Pamphlet which is only 90 pages and will give you a simple solid start to work from. 2010 update.


    The Druid Archives Largest known historical collection of materials on the growth of the modern Druid movements in America (and elsewhere). A treasure trove of information for academics and researchers on a relatively well documented religious movement. We also gratefully accept donated materials from Druid groups! Seeking assistant researchers in Minnesota to do work.

    The 8 Part Essay on Modern Druidism With comparison of OBOD, BDO, AODA, RDNA, ADF and Keltria on history, ritual, ethics and structure.

    Mike's Recommended Books for Druidic Research is full of good links, academic essays and bibliographies established for promoting the academic study of Druidism (modern and ancient), the Celts and new American nature-based religions.

    OUT OF DATE LINKS BELOW - March 2013
    Druidry Links 56 other groups which are more interesting than us.
    Celtic Links Go get your fix of Celticity



    The Druidic Story-Telling Corner

    Learn about Reformed Druidism through prose and fiction from our members and a few friends.

    These 14 tales are best read online (in color) with cookies, milk and a warm pet. All are Free, except one.



    "Soul of Juliana Spring
    A Short Story"

    By Irony Sade

    The delightful 33 page story of how a young woman, desperate to become the world's greatest harper, offers to sell her soul to a quiet Druid. When her dreams come true, she finds new obstacles, old enemies, and her bargain weighs heavily on her heart.


    "The Heart
    of the Spiral:
    A Tale of
    Poetic Rebirth"

    By Brian Jeffries

    This 10 page Short Story is about a poet with an elemental taste for surfing and skydiving. Following his muse, he discovers some of the mysteries of the Druids in the environment of his surroundings through the mediums of poem and song.


    "Aengus' Sweet Duet"

    By Rita Trevalyan, a.k.a Tegwedd

    What happens when the Celtic god of love lands in twenty-first century San Francisco? He falls in love, that?’ what happens. But will the woman of his dreams return his love?

    This is a commercial production, therefore there is a $4.50 download cost via the well-known Paypal online.


    "Druidical Treasure:
    aka The Dave Fisher Code"

    By B.N. Tavern

    This 145 page novel is a parody of "National Treasure" & "The Da Vinci Code" , follows two sudents seeking for a treasure hidden by the RDNA founder at Carleton College in Minnesota. A thrilling epic of wisecracking, wintry battles, bizarre riddles, strange groups, and supernatural set-backs.

    Lavishly illustrated with photos of Carleton and 2 student actors.

    All 8 episodes of 8 have been posted 3/9/06


    "St. Ailbe's Hall"
    Part 1 & Part 2
    A wonderful short story asking if a DNA-modified dog can have a soul, and can she prove it to a church crowd?

    Books by Naomi Kritzer
    * Dead Rivers Trilogy
    * Eliana's Song
    Women fighting against magical overlords in two book series


    Stories from ADF

    "The Healing"
    By Bardd Dafydd
    A man with a dying father makes a trip to a special clinic.

    "Dancing Green
    and Naked "

    By Jenny Hunt
    A gardener prunes a rosebush and her heart.


    Stories from ADF

    "Why Willows Weep"
    By Mama Moon
    Classic tale about a riverine tree's origins.

    "The Story of Miach and His Sister"
    By Wry Welwood
    A mythic tale of pride's consequences.


    "Apostasy"

    By Irony Sade

    This poignant 24 page short story is about a stranger who washes up on the beach of a remote oceanic beach and is taken in by the inhabitants; teaching them strange lessons about the kind of people searching for him, preparing them for their arrival.
    "Three Druidic Rocks"
    By Robert Larson
    3 rocks, 3 Druids, 3 outcomes.

    "The Nightingale"

    By Hans Christian Andersen

    A king makes a mechanical bird to replace the real thing, but things go differently than planned. 8pgs

    "Vision Quest"

    By Lame Deer

    A young man goes on a vision quest, but the lesson is quite unexpected. 3 pg

    "The Jungle"

    By Anjum Makki

    When the jungle is gone, new problems appear. 3 pg.


    The Bardic Corner

    Reformed Druids love to write and sing about Nature and freedom, and have a great sense of humor.

    Founded in 2008, The Druid Academy Nomination Award Committee (DANAC) is a group of 6 prestigious Druids who know a wide swath of modern Druids in North America but also scour the websites, journals and newsletters of ADF, RDNA, Keltria, Order of White Oaks, RDG and MOCC to find and nominate the most talented writers, artists and media producers.

    To see the Hall of Fame, click here
    To see the winner's works in more detail, click here
    To nominate someone for a work in 2010, e-mail any judge or mikerdna@hotmail.com


    "Druidical Karaoke Room:
    Sing With the Bards"

    121 songs to sing along with.
    Many with musical accompaniment.
    Written by members of the RDNA to tunes you already know well.

    RDNA Books of Songs & Poetry
    Green Book Six

    160 poems and 150 songs by various Druids of the Reform in an easy to print format.


    Seventh Annual
    2007-2008 Winter
    Bardic Contest


    Begins Nov 2007

    Past Winter Bardic Contests
    Winter 2001-2002
    Winter 2002-2003
    Winter 2004-2005
    Winter 2005-2006
    Winter 2006-2007




    The Druidic Gaming Corner

    Learn about Reformed Druidism through games made by our members.

    "Druid Games" is a large file (5 MB) of seven free large-scale, intriguing board games designed by a few Reformed Druids. They are both entertaining and enlightening and are great for passing the time at large scale picnics or all-night parties with much drinking. No other group has produced a game yet, thus further emphasizing our distinguishing playful characteristics. Each has a sober option too.

    Some are very simple like Danube, Fidchell & Brandubh; based on ancient traditional board games. "Sigily" (playing much like "Sorry" "Aggrivation" or "Parchessi") also has dice-combat & self-generated trivia cards; originally based on a Korean divinatory New Year game, blended with D&D. In contrast, "Bricriu" involves intensive dicing and simple math probability gambling while increasingly inebriated and confused.

    The two spectacular games; "Hebridean" & "Brythonic", are both actually collections of dozens of Druidical games, divided into six colored-categories of physical and mental contests of skills that Druids excell at (similar to Trivial Pursuit & Cranium). Players roll a dice and move that many spaces to a color-category of their choice, and an opponent is chosen randomly to fight them. Each circle also contains a brief story and an edifying proverb that assists in training the players to win the challenging contest using everyday materials in your office. Respectively, you learn the lore of Gaelic Scotland and Brythonic Wales/Cornwall/Brittany in the course of the game, plus the hidden talents and weaknesses of your friends will be revealed.

    Print the 80 pages of rules, B&W boards, advice, charts and legends that you will need. Then print your own full color boards with the following links below. They look small but are full-sized 8 1/2" x 11" on printout.

    Board at Right: Fidchell Board
    Boards at Top: Sigily Race Board and Down the Danube Board and Bricriu's Bluff Board
    Boards at Bottom: Brythonic Brew-ha-ha Board and Hebredian Hijinks Board and and Bran Dubh Board

    An interesting new game called, "Celtic Fidchell" was masterfully invented based on cryptical references in Irish & Welsh mythology and modern game design theories. The goal is to take turns placing stones on the board, so as for the "king" to later move a line of white stones that stretches from the king to an edge of the board (sometimes by a winding road), while warding off black from blockading the king and/or capturing all the white stones.

    Rules and myths and creation story are on the game site. You can get a rough board by clicking on the right and printing on 8 1/2 x 11 paper and then probably enlarging it to 11x17 size paper. I'm hoping that he will soon produce the game as a purchasable kit.


    Daily Druidic Good Deeds

    The sponsors of these charities will donate if you just click.
    No registration, no spam, just click on a link.
    So fast and easy, why not improve the world everyday?

    hunger site

    About 1 cup
    Per Click/Per Day
    rainforest

    About 11 sq ft
    Per Click/Per Day
    www.theanimalrescuesite.com Helping animals in need

    About .8 cup
    Per Click/Per Day

    You may wish to support the efforts of the following groups

    Save the Redwood League
    Environmental Charities
    Red Cross Disaster Relief
    Pagan Rights Charities

    Consider giving a donation to Carleton College

    It is a breeding ground for an endangered species of Druids... :)

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    Conclusion

    Warning: The contents of this page are without copyright and only reflect
    the opinion of the poster, not the Reform, which also disacknowledges itself.

    Do not read this website in a poor state of humor!


    Last Update March 15, 2014 c.e.

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