The RDNA combined Zen meditation, Native American beliefs and traditions, honoring the Earth-Mother and the old Celtic deities, and Christian mystical writings. After winning their battle with the college many of the Druids wanted to continue the movement as it now represented a significant part of their spirituality. So the movement continued and other Groves were founded. A number of changes took place over the years and in 1971, equal status to female Druids in the Third Order and higher orders was granted, even though by 1969 5 female Druids had already been admitted to the Third Order and one had held the position of Archdruid in Carleton. The Reformed Druids of North America (RDNA) originated in 1963 as a form of protest against coerced religion at Carlton College. The College mandated church attendance as part of the school’s requirements and a group of people who disagreed with this policy started the RDNA as a form of protest against this policy.
In 1966, Robert Larson, a priest of the Carleton Grove, moved to Berkeley, California. There he met Isaac Bonewits and together they founded the Berkeley Grove. During the period of the “Isaac Affairs” of 1974-1977, Isaac Bonewits began to formulate concepts that would later develop into Ár nDraíocht Féin. He began to question the informal nature of RDNA and wished to increase the religiosity and organization of the association.
However, a number of RDNA Druids were opposed to the degree of formalism he wanted to insert into their organization. Isaac wanted to see established ceremonies, various orders of priesthood, and stronger administration from the leadership. In many ways the changes he proposed were antithetical to the light-hearted and bureaucracy-free purpose of the RDNA. The Carleton Druids grew increasingly concerned when Isaac began consecrating many of his pagan friends to the Third Order (which made up the legislative body, the Council of Dalon Ap Landu, of the RDNA). This was seen as an attempt to take over the council and, consequentially, the RDNA. However, since the Council of Dalon Ap Landu operated by consensus instead of simple majority or 2/3 majority, he was unable to effect the changes he wanted even with the ever increasing number of Neopagans in the RDNA.
At this time there were numerous schisms and factions within the RDNA and it was split into three groups. One of these groups wished the RDNA to continue operating as it had in the past, these continued on as the RDNA, one wanted to have more interaction between the Groves and the collective body of all Third Order Druids (the Council of Dalon Ap Landu); this group called itself the New Reformed Druids of North America (NRDNA) but they did not want to identify themselves as specifically Neopagan. Another group that formed during this time was the Schizmatic Druids of North America (SDNA) which also wished to have more organization and interactions between the Groves and leadership but in addition wanted the organization to identify solidly as Neopagan. The SDNA was led by Isaac Bonewits which spawned the now defunct Hasidic Druids of North America (HDNA). The Other Druids of North America (ODNA) and the Zen Druids of North America (ZDNA) also formed during this time. In 1979, most of these groups were later reabsorbed by the NRDNA.
Members of the SDNA later formed Ár nDraíocht Féin under the direction of Isaac Bonewits. When Isaac Bonewits founded ADF he did so with the intent of an organized Neodruidic religion, one that encompassed all of the European branches of the Indo-Europeans. Since that time ADF has grown to include the Indic and Iranic branches as well. Many elements from the original RDNA rituals were incorporated into ADF rites including the waters of life and veneration of the Earth Mother.
Since the founding of ADF many other Neopagan Druid organizations and churches have formed in America, several are offshoots of ADF itself. Despite best intentions and best efforts, members of groups often find themselves at odds. Sometimes these disagreements are not worked out or are not resolvable in the first place. This can result in a schism in the group.
Other times people join an organization with the understanding that it is not quite what they are looking for but with the belief that they may be able to influence it or change it. Sometimes they are right and their suggestions make the group stronger, other times their expectations are unattainable and that member chooses to leave the group, occasionally taking others with him.
These changes are a normal part of group development and are even necessary to the growth of an organization. Those who do not share the common vision of a given group should leave and should form groups of their own or join existing groups that are a better fit. Just like a tree, organizations bear better fruit when pruned properly; however, the appropriate nourishment is also required. Ár nDraíocht Féin has experienced this phenomenon and there are several members who have broken away to form groups of their own.
Shadow Path Grove, mid 1980s - The Shadow Path Grove was one of the first groups to break off from ADF in the mid 80s. It seems that they have one Grove in Connecticut and have not made attempts to form other Groves. The primary reason why they chose to break off is because they did not want to hold public rites.
The Celtic Traditionalist Order of Druids, 1986 - While not really an offshoot of ADF since the founders claim it was created before their involvement in ADF, was founded by Vickie & Howard Meith. Vickie Meith served as Vice-Archdruid for ADF at one time but later returned to the Celtic Traditionalist Order. The 9 branches of their study program are Health, Hearth, History, Creativity, Compassion, Communication, Magic, Musecraft and Management. A Google search of the words ‘Celtic Traditionalist Order of Druids’ did not reveal a website or any other information about this organization to indicate that it is still in existence.
Henge Keltria, 1988 - The largest of the groups that have broken away from ADF is Henge Keltria, which one might describe as a full schism. At the Pagan Spirit Gathering in 1986 several members of ADF compiled a list of concerns about the practices of Ár nDraíocht Féin and delivered it to Isaac Boenwits, founder of ADF, by affixing it to his van door. They outlined thirteen concerns, numbered 1-12 & 95. This group became Henge Keltria a year later when none of the concerns they’d expressed were addressed. The primary concern was that ADF embraced many pantheons of the indo-European culture and they believed that Druidism should be Celtic in nature. They also believed that ritual should not be public; one of the foci of ADF practice is public ritual. At the time, ADF also did not have a magical practice; the founders of Henge Keltria believed that the mystical arts should be part of Druidic custom.
Uxello-Druidactios, 1988 - Druidactios was founded by Tadhg MacCrossan (Tom Cross) in 1988 after a very short membership with ADF. He later published book The Sacred Cauldron: Secrets of the Druid. MacCrossan has spent most of the years since writing letters and articles about the deficiencies of other Druid organizations; in regards to how they are “infected” with Wiccan influences. This group is similar to the RDNA in that the group does not consider itself Neopagan.
Divine Circle of the Sacred Grove, 1991 - This group attempted to use the phrase “A Druid Fellowship,” in its name for a time but it discontinued its use in 1992. DCotSG claimed false ADF credentials, claiming tax exemption as an ADF Grove. The group came under inquiry by the IRS and disappeared shortly thereafter. Fragments of the group then formed a new organization, The American Druidic Church.
American Druidic Church, 1992 -Jay Tibbles and Patricia Fields were the founders of the American Druidic Church, formed from the fragments of the Divine Circle of the Sacred Grove. In their early days they relied heavily upon help from ADF and OBOD. They are currently working out their own customs and organization.
Primitive Celtic Church, 1992 -The Primitive Celtic Church, like Keltria, broke off of ADF to spend more time focusing on the Celtic aspects of Druidism. Like the Divine Circle of the Sacred Grove and the American Druidic Church they are also from the Seattle area. There are recent claims that they have disbanded.
Druids of the Mists, 1996 - The Druids of the Mists are actually an offshoot of Henge Keltria who formed their own organization in June of 1996. The group remains small at this time and there is little information about the reason for the split.
Comhaltacht Draiocht, 2004 -Rob Barton, former preceptor and ordained Priest of ADF (inducted at Wellspring Gathering 2002), founded a new Druid order and called Comhaltacht Draiocht (Fellowship of Druidry) which is a “polytheistic and animistic cosmic religion focused primarily on life and existence as expression of the sacred.” Since this organization is relatively new there is little information on the site about the belief structure and the site makes no mention of ADF, though it seems natural that some elements of Comhaltacht Draiocht were at least influenced by Mr. Barton’s experiences with Ár nDraíocht Féin.
Fellowship of Druidism for the Latter Age (FODLA), 2006 -While not recognizing ADF as their progenitor in any of its literature, FODLA was founded by Todd Covert in 2006. There is no information available on his or ADF’s sites about the reason for Todd’s split from ADF; however, on an online forum called “The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum” he says that he had felt that there were “too much politics at the expense of spirituality and the pursuit of excellence among its leadership.”  Members of FODLA believe in the commitment to study, piety, and hospitality. FODLA is a relatively new organization and little information about their order of ritual is available on their website. Todd covert also founded an educational organization called The Druid Academy, a school that offers classes on Neodruidry.
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