What do these higher degrees cost?
The lifetime membership fee for the First Degree is US$100. For the Second Degree, the fee is US$100, and for the Third Degree, US$50. There is no additional fee for ordination to the priesthood or consecration to the archpriesthood.
This thread perked my interest,
And some ideas they have are interesting,
I however wonder a bit, as to what Degree I would want to buy....
After a minimum of one year as a Candidate and the completion of the First Degree training program, Candidates may apply for initiation into the First Degree, the degree of Druid Apprentice. After two more years and the completion of a more extensive course of study, Druid Apprentices may apply for initiation into the Second Degree, the degree of Druid Companion. A minimum of three years of membership as a Druid Companion and the completion of an individually designed program of advanced Druid training and practice is normally required before a member may be proposed for the Third Degree..
I would have to poke around a bit to understand the system of the AODA, as it's a bit different from what I remembered. They apparently are re-energizing the group.
It seems to be a degree system, different a bit in name anyway from our bard, ovate, druid system.
I like this book on their reading list;
Rob Roy, Stone Circles: A Modern Builder's Guide to the Megalithic Revival (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1999).
This lively book explores the world of modern megaliths and their makers, and includes detailed instructions for building a stone circle of your own. More details
So what ever they were before is obviously changed, and might grow into something kind of new and good.
I'll keep a ticker on them and see what happens. Good to see a druid organization take hold here if possible.