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ADF Structure, Customs, and Policy

The scope of the ADF Structure, Customs, and Policy course involves current and historical influences on what we do in ADF and how we do it. The primary objective of the course is to promote an understanding of how ADF works internally, why certain choices were made in the founding and development of ADF, and the purposes behind some of our subgroups and the rules and traditions governing them.

Exit Standards:

1. Explain why public, inclusive ritual is important to ADF. (200 words min.)

2. Describe the duties and function of clergy in ADF. (100 words min.)

3. Explain why ADF has an Indo-European focus, and why we use the term "Druid" in our name. (200 words min.)

4. Describe the Guilds, SIGS, and Kins of ADF in general, their function within the organization, and the goal of the Guild, SIG, and Kin systems. (150 words min. for each type of subgroup)

5. Describe ADF's official ceremonial calendar, and discuss why it was designed in this way. (200 words min.)

6. Compare Isaac's original "Law, Policy, Tradition, and Customs in ADF" article with how you see ADF today. Describe what is still true and what is no longer accurate in that document. (300 words min.)

7. Describe ADF's utilization of Dumezil's "tripartition" and its affect on ADF's structure, study programs, and the religion of ADF members in general. (200 words min.)

8. Explain the difference between "orthopraxy" religions and "orthodoxy". Where do you feel ADF falls? (200 words min.)

9. Describe why we make Praise Offerings, how they are made, when they are made, and who they are made to. Be sure to describe this in both solitary practice and in two or more Groves' practices. (300 words min.)

10. Describe ADF's administrative structure. (150 words min.)


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