Simple Instructions for Attaining the Third Degree

1) Arrange to have your AD or another 3rd Degree *mentor you.

Being mentored is optional, but helpful. *Contact the Clerk of the Mother Grove for more information: mgclerk@reformed-druids.org

2) Take The Reformed Druidism 202 self-study course.

You can download a copy HERE.
Note: Clicking the above link will download  copy of Reformed Druidism 202 (and support material) to your computer. No worries — it’s FREE.

2) Read ONE of the following:

“Pronoia is The Opposite of Paranoia” by Rob Brezney.

 

The Druids,” by Dr. Ronald Hutton.

 


“Blood and Mistletoe,” by Dr. Ronald Hutton.

They are available by clicking on the any image above. This takes you to Amazon.com

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4) Arrange/Schedule a vigil in a wilderness area with your AD or *mentor.

(This can be at any time of the year, but (for practical, obvious reasons) we recommend the weeks immediately before or after the summer solstice, when the nights are at their shortest)

5) Acquire a Treskelle pendant for your initiation ritual into 3rd Degree.

  If you are a member of a Grove, you will be gifted one at your ordination, and therefore may skip this step.

If  not, buy one HERE.

 

4) Arrange for an ordination, either with your AD or over the phone or in chat with a 3rd Degree.

(Note: If you are a member of a Grove, your ordination will occur immediately following your vigil at your vigil site, your treskelle will be gifted to you, and it’s customary for you take your AD out for breakfast).

Once ordained, you have certain duties, obligations and privileges:
Once ordained, you become a member of the Nemeton of Dalon ap Landu, which is currently in abeyance, so don’t sweat it. You may be asked to moderate one of our online groups, and to meet regularly with your co-moderators. You may if you wish, start a new Order or establish a new Grove. You will also be allowed to perform weddings, birth initiations, funerals, and coming of age rituals. You’ll be allowed to perform the Rite of the Waters of Life, and preside at seasonal rites, as well as any other rites your Grove may customarily perform.

Note: As of  1 February 2021, The Clerk of the Mother Grove is arranging all initiations and ordinations. Contact him at mgclerk@reformed-druids.org