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WHY UPGRADE?

At the New Order of Druids, we value the idea that wisdom does not come at a price, that the ability to grow personally should not be limited to what your finances allow. That is why we offer a FREE membership that provides access to our member forums and the standard courses of our Online Druid College. However, running an organisation costs money, and in order to be able to keep offering this for free, we also need to generate an income to pay for our expenses every year.

The Upgraded Membership comes at a reasonable price, and offers you many advantages, as you can see in the comparison table on the right! A membership card will be sent to you by regular mail, and upon your first upgrade you will also receive an introduction booklet! Note that these will only be prepared and sent out once a month.

COLLEGE COURSES WITH A MENTOR

We already offer all our standard courses (Bardic, Ovate and Druid courses) for free, but as an Upgraded Member, you can also apply for a personal mentor to guide you throughout the coursework. You will then be guided to our extensive college system, where you can upload your assignments and receive personalised grades from your mentor.

As an Upgraded Member, you will also be able to enrol into the Advanced Courses (depending on which courses you completed), also with the guidance of a mentor!

What's more, you can also apply for the Advanced Placement Program, in which you can take an exam to skip the Bardic Course and go straight to the Ovate Course, for example. And to conclude, you can also request a certificate to be sent to you by regular mail, for completed courses!


SUPPORTING THE ENVIRONMENT

As a nature-based spirituality organisation, we try to make a contribution to the preservation and protection of the environment. And by upgrading your account, you can contribute too!

For each upgraded membership, we donate 5 Euros to the Nature Conservancy at Nature.org! This means that, each time you upgrade for one year, we donate 5 Euros; if you upgrade for two years, we donate 10 Euros (5 Euros for each year). Check the website of the Nature Conservancy to see what all they do to help the environment!

For more information about our Nature Charity Fund, go here.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Upgrading is a simple process and only takes a few minutes. Here are step by step instructions.


UPGRADING YOUR ACCOUNT

To upgrade your account, just click the UPGRADE NOW link above.

On the following screen, you will be offered to choose an upgrade plan. You can choose between one and two years. You will also see the Discount Plans, which you can ignore unless you were to apply for a discount (see further below for details).

Once you have chosen your upgrade plan, you need to choose how you want to pay. There are two options: Paypal and Offline Payment. If you have a Paypal account, you can choose that option. If you don't have Paypal but you do have a credit card, you can still choose that option as it will allow you to make your payment without needing to create a Paypal account. If you don't have a credit card or Paypal account, then choose Offline Payment, and instructions on how to pay by bank transfer will be provided to you. Once your payment is processed, your upgrade should be activated immediately, but please do note that with Offline Payment, your account will not be upgraded until we have received and verified your payment.


PRICES

We try to keep our prices economical, as it is not our intention to make large profit out of it, but instead to cover our expenses. Below you can see an overview of our membership fees. If you choose to upgrade for two years, you will receive a considerable discount, as is shown below. You will also see the discount prices for Family Members, see below to learn who can benefit from these discounts.

All fees are in Euros, if you wish to calculate these prices in your own currency, you can use the currency converter that you will find in the left column on this page. Please note that paid fees are non-refundable!

UPGRADE PLAN
1 year Upgraded Membership
2 years Upgraded Membership
1 year Upgraded Membership (family discount)
2 years Upgraded Membership (family discount)
MEMBERSHIP FEE
€ 29.95
€ 49.95
€ 14.95
€ 24.95
YOUR DISCOUNT
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€ 10
€ 15
€ 35

 

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FAMILY MEMBERS DISCOUNT


Family Members of NOD Upgraded Members are eligible for a family member discount when also upgrading their account. With a discount, you will still have full access to all services and facilities of Upgraded Members, as well as receive an N.O.D. membership card sent by mail. However, only one introduction booklet (for first time upgrades) is sent per family.

The family member is required to live at the same address as the other NOD upgraded member, in order to benefit from the family discount. The discount is only available for family members of an NOD member who already did a full upgrade of his/her account (thus, not through family discount).

Use the Family Discount Upgrade Plans ONLY when you are allowed to apply for it! Abuse of this feature to get access to our Upgraded services at a cheaper price, will result in deactivation of your account and access. Once your upgraded membership has been activated, either manually or automatically, there can be no refunds of your membership fee! You will either have to pay the remaining amount for a normal membership fee, or lose your money and upgrade entirely.

Note on Family Discount: The name of the upgraded family member needs to be filled out in the "Family Member" field of your profile, which can be found in the "Private Info" tab!

If you apply for the family discount, and have read and understood the requirements above,
CLICK HERE to access the family discount upgrade possibilities.

Recent News

Druid Youth Course now available!

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Several years ago, we embarked on a threefold series of youth courses on Druidism. The Bardic Youth Course, which was first launched in 2006, began the story of Taliesin the Bard who takes the student on a journey of Druid wisdom and knowledge. In 2012, this story was continued in the Ovate Youth Course. Today, Taliesin's story will finally be completed with the third and final course of this trilogy: the Druid Youth Course.

The Druid Youth Course draws from the knowledge and wisdom already obtained in the previous two courses, and adds new knowledge and wisdom to it. The student becomes more familiar with the Celtic Otherworld through myths and meditations, and with the importance of the Ancestors. This course will also help the student with the practicalities of setting up his or her personal Druid Altar, and performing simple (seasonal) rituals.

The course is, as of today, available on the Grove of Dana, our Online Druid College. In addition, it is also available as printed book which can be purchased at our online bookshop:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/new-order-of-druids/the-roots-of-the-forest/paperback/product-24163837.html

The Druid Youth Course is available for free for all NOD members. While it is primarily aimed at a younger audience, there are no age limits for enrolling. However, the minimum age is 13 (unless the laws in your country dictate otherwise), and students younger than 13 need to provide a parental approval slip before beginning the course. 

It should be noted that you can only enrol in the Druid Youth Course, if you have completed the Bardic Youth Course and Ovate Youth Course first. It is not possible to skip courses in the series of youth courses, and there is no placement exam. All these courses are also free, and also come with mentor guidance.

If you had already read the books of the Bardic and Ovate Youth courses, and you can't wait to find out how the story unfolds, you can already purchase the book from our online store. You can buy our course books without having to enrol in the course, however the course assignments are not listed in the printed books. 

You can find all the books of the youth courses here:

1. BARDIC YOUTH COURSE: ENTERING THE FOREST

2. OVATE YOUTH COURSE: WALKING WITH TREES

3. DRUID YOUTH COURSE: THE ROOTS OF THE FOREST


The first two books are also available in Dutch ("Leerling van het Woud" & "Wandelen met Bomen"). The Druid Youth Course will probably become available in Dutch next year.
You can find all currently available course books at our bookshop at this link: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/neworderofdruids

On an additional note, we would like to point out that the youth courses have recently been revised. This means that we have done some slight layout improvements and filtered out some spelling errors; the contents of the course largely remains unchanged. If you are currently enrolled in any of the youth courses, we advise to re-download your course package, to have the latest version of your course handbook. If you already had purchased the printed book, you don't need to buy it again in order to be able to take the course. This applies to the Bardic Youth Course (both English and Dutch) and the Ovate Youth Course (only English). 

Celtic Polytheism Course now available as self-study course

Thursday, 20 June 2019

The Celtic Polytheism Course is one of the specialisation courses available to our Upgraded Members. For quite some time, we have attempted to find mentors to guide students in this course, but unfortunately we have been unsuccessful. For this reason, we have decided to make some changes to the course.

As of today, the Celtic Polytheism Course is no longer available as a mentored two-year class, but instead as a self-study course. This means that you can enroll in this course and immediately have access to all the chapters of the course (of what was previously both year one and two). As it is a self-study concept, the course will not be mentored. A course forum has been made available for students to interact with each other on the course material. However, one part of the original Celtic Polytheism has been left out: the Seership chapters. These will be reworked into a new Seership Course, which when ready will be made available with mentor. 

The Celtic Polytheism Self-Study Course is still only available for Upgraded Members, as will other specialisation courses currently being prepared.

Website now mobile-friendly

Monday, 10 June 2019

The website of the New Order of Druids has now been optimized for mobile access. This means that visitors who want to access our website using a smartphone, will be able to navigate and use the website in a much more user-friendly way. When accessing the website on a smartphone, you will automatically be redirected to m.druidcircle.org and to the mobile layout of the website. At the very bottom of every page, you will find a link to switch to "desktop version" in case the regular layout of our website works better on your device.

Most of the website's functionality is now also available on the mobile version, including account registration, profile, activity wall, and so on. Other parts of the website, such as the forums, private messages and the college, are also accessible on a smartphone, although the display may not be optimal at all times. Depending on which part of the website you are trying to access, it may be best to hold your mobile device horizontal, while other pages will be better viewed with your mobile device held vertically. If a page does not appear properly on your screen either way, it is recommended to access it on a regular laptop or desktop computer instead.

As there are so many different smartphone brands and models out there, all with different screen sizes, as well as different operating systems, browsers and personal settings, it is impossible for us to guarantee that the mobile version of our website will be configured optimally for display on all these devices. Nonetheless, we hope that our new mobile website will be configured for optimal use on most of the currently commonly used smartphone models. 

NOD Nature Donation Fund

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Recently, there have been some changes in regards to the NOD Nature Donation Fund. This fund was created in 2010 with the aim of gathering funds based on the amount of upgraded membership payments we receive. For every upgraded membership, we set aside 5 € (per year) which is then added to the fund once a year. The fund's beneficiary is The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit organisation active all over the world with preserving life and nature.

Recently, The Nature Conservancy has discontinued their "personal fundraiser pages", which means NOD's fundraiser page was removed as well. While we regret this decision of TNC, it does not affect our fundraising and donations to their nature preserving efforts. However, we like to maintain some transparancy as to our Nature Donation Fund. Since it is no longer possible to track our annual donations on the personal fundraiser page, we have decided to set up a page of our own, on our own website. You can now find all information about the NOD Nature Donation Fund at this link, where we provide a list of our yearly donations - from 2011 until now - in both USD and EUR. The page also contains a donation button for those who want to make a direct donation to The Nature Conservancy. This page will be updated every year when a new donation has been made by NOD.

Website issues resolved

Friday, 14 September 2018

In the past week, the website has been experiencing problems with logging in, incorrect password resets and frequently timing out.

We are happy to announce that these issues have finally been resolved now, and everything should be working normally again.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

BOOK
King Arthur and the
Gods of the Round Table


Ever wondered if the legends of King Arthur, and the knights and ladies of Camelot, were based on the myths and legends of the Celts, or even on the Germanic and Greek ones? 

King Arthur and the Gods of the Round Table

This book will not only offer an indepth search of parallels between the Arthurian and Celtic legends, but also searches for the pagan symbolism hidden within the many medieval stories of the King of Camelot.

This book can be purchased at the link below:

KING ARTHUR AND
THE GODS OF THE ROUND TABLE

SUPPORT THE EARTH



You can help us to
support the Earth!


For each member that pays for an upgraded membership, the New Order of Druids will automatically donate 5 € to the Nature Conservancy @ nature.org in order to preserve nature and life all around the world! By upgrading your account, you do not only support us, but also the Earth!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP


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