My Scholars Guild Study Program Work
The Scholars Guild Study Program
As it says on the ADF website, " The ADF Scholars Guild exists to advocate and practice, as an integral part of our faith, scientific and scholarly research and debate about the ancient Druids, the Indo-Europeans, comparative religion, folklore, and every other relevant field of human knowledge."
They have developed a searchable database of books and other resources called D.R.U.I.D. and have taken parts of the First Circle of the Generalists Study Program to be the beginnings of their own program. I was the first person to complete the First Circle of the ADF Scholars Study Program.
Mission Statement. The Scholar should submit a "mission statement" (750-1000 words) that addresses the following questions at least generally. This is by no means a "binding" document, and is intended mostly as an exercise in reflection and conscious learning.
- What role does scholarship play in your personal spirituality?
- Why do you wish to be a Scholar? To be known as a Scholar?
- Do you have any personal areas of scholarly interest? What are they? What plans do you have for further investigating them?
- If you were to teach a class, what would it be in? Do you feel you could teach it now? What more would you like to learn so you would feel more comfortable teaching it? What would you teach at an ADF workshop? At a local Pagan shop? To your Grove? To Pagan friends who are not in ADF? To non-Pagan (but accepting) friends?
- Indo-European Studies 1
- Critical Thinking
- Research and Composition
- History of NeoPaganism and Druidry
- Indo-European Language 1
- Indo-European Myth 1