Becoming a Member

Who May Join?

The Ancient Order of Druids in America welcomes applications for membership from men and women of all spiritual, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, age 18 or older, who wish to create and follow a personal path of nature spirituality.

Why Join?

The AODA offers a wide variety of benefits to its members, including:

  • Education in nature-based spirituality, druid philosophy, activity, and ritual practices;
  • Mentoring in the process of developing your personal, earth-centered path of nature spirituality;
  • Participation in an active, vibrant, and respectful online community;
  • Opportunities to participate in face-to-face activities, via membership in Home Circles, Study Groups, and Groves;
  • Members-only information (newsletters, membership maps, etc);
  • A New Candidate Guide for AODA members
  • And best of all, a really cool AODA logo patch, that you can sew onto your favorite hiking vest or crane bag, or whatever else you fancy!

What does AODA membership cost?

The AODA charges a one-time, lifetime membership fee for each level of advancement in the order:

  • For basic membership and enrollment as a Candidate, the fee is US$50.
  • The lifetime membership fee for the First Degree is US$100.
  • The lifetime membership fee for the Second Degree is US$100
  • The lifetime membership fee for the Third Degree is US$50.
  • There is no additional fee for the GCC clergy training program.

How to Apply for Membership

By Mail:

Send a letter of application to AODA, P.O Box 1002, Indiana, PA 15701 USA. The letter should include your legal name, Druid name (if you have one), postal and email addresses, date of birth, an outline of your previous Druid studies, and anything you may want to say about why you wish to join AODA and what you hope to get out of it.  Please note: your application must be complete and must include payment in order to be processed. Include a check or money order for US$50, payable to AODA.

Electronically:

Please send a letter of application via email by way of the Contact page. The email should include your legal name, Druid name (if you have one), postal and email addresses, date of birth, an outline of your previous Druid studies, and anything you may want to say about why you wish to join AODA and what you hope to get out of it. Please note: your application must be complete and must include payment in order to be processed. Your membership fee of US$50 may be paid via PayPal; please have payment made to payment@aoda.org.