by Isaac Bonewits, founder of ADF
These three Irish words (pronounced “arn ree-ocht fane”), mean “Our Own Druidism”, and that’s just what ADF is – a completely independent tradition of Neopagan Druidism. Like our sisters and brothers in the other Neopagan movements, we’re polytheistic Nature worshipers, attempting to revive the best aspects of the Paleopagan faiths of our ancestors within a modern scientific, artistic, ecological, and holistic context. Like our predecessors and namesakes the Druids, we’re people who believe in excellence – physically, intellectually, artistically, and spiritually.
We’re researching and expanding sound modern scholarship about the ancient Celts and other Indo-European peoples, in order to reconstruct what the Old Religions of Europe really were. We’re working on the development of genuine artistic skills in composition and presentation. We’re designing and performing competent magical and religious ceremonies to change our selves and the world we live in. We’re adapting the polytheologies and customs of both the Indo-European Paleopagans and the Neopagan traditions that have been created over the last fifty years. We’re creating a nonsexist, nonracist, organic, and open religion to practice as a way of life and to hand on to our grandchildren. We’re integrating ecological awareness, alternative healing arts, and psychic development into our daily activities. Together, we’re sparking the next major phase in the evolution of Neopaganism and planting seeds for generations to come.
Visit the ADF website at http://www.adf.org to learn more.