Y Plant Dôn is a
religious organisation devoted to the worship of
the ancient Keltic Deities delineated in the Welsh
legends found in the Fourth Branch of the
Mabinogi. It is a minority organisation with
its headquarters in Yr Ogledd Hen (the old North
Wales) and with branches in Mid Wales and West
There are no
branches outwith mainland Britain and this
situation will persist in perpetuity.
This is the benchmark which provides
authentication of any branch of Y Plant
Dôn. There are but three milestones in
the progress of a member - Y Mabwysiad (Adoption),
Urddo Boneddiges (Coming of Age [woman]), Urddo
Marchawc (Coming of Age [man]) and Undeb
(Celebration of Parenthood).
"We worship the
totality of Divinity, unmanifest yet manifest in
all departments of Nature, moulding our lives on
Divine inner guidance and overt example whilst
eschewing all evil in thought, word and deed,
reverencing all life both born and unborn -
irrespective of species, the classes, colours or
beneficent creeds of humanity and upholding the
freedom of each living creature, the laws of our
homeland and the moral precepts of civilized
• Mainenance of the
worship of the ancient Deities of Ynys Y Kedyrn.
• Research of Keltic
myth, legend and folklore.
• Analysis of such
Middle Welsh texts as are extant.
research of the ancient Kelt - especially his
psychology, philosophy and concept formation,
through the first two objectives.
• Research of the
philological correspondences between Welsh texts
and the nomenclature of topographical loci in the
Keltic regions of Britain.
• Such field-work as
may be necessary to determine the veracity of
Keltic legends, written or oral, and to evaluate
their contribution to the pre-medieval history of
• Documentation of
evidence of the preservation of a Keltic spiritual
heritage, albeit fragmented, in mainland Britain.
• Research of
contemporary parochial folklore and customs to
assess quantitatively and qualitatively the Keltic
• The establishment
of a valid taxonomy of the cosmological principles
underpinning the Keltic legends that these be
understood more readily by the twenty-first
• Observation of the
ancient festivals and ceremonies of the insular
Kelt and analysis of their effects upon the human
• The encouragement
of the preservation of Keltic art forms -
literature, poetry, music, art and crafts.
• Contributions of
artistic input to parochial festivals of the
arts where possible.
• Maintenance of
interaction with similar organisations throughout
such countries as possess a Keltic cultural
heritage - eg. Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and
organisation shall remain under the jurisdiction
of Y Kynranes (Female Leader) and Y Kynran (Male
Leader) assisted by two Blaenoriaid (Counsellors)
which two shall be appointed at five yearly
2. No changes
in constitution shall be effected without the
prior consensus of Y Kynranes and Y Kynran,
Blaenoriaid and all active members of Y Plant Dôn.
3. A charter
to establish an approved Kaer (Castle) within the
organisation may be provisional or
permanent. A provisional charter shall exist
but for one year, after which time the charter
must be revoked or deemed permanent. Such
a charter signed by Y Kynranes and Y Kynran of Y
Plant is the only tangible organ of
authentication of an established Kaer.
4. Each Kaer
shall be governed jointly by a Boneddiges (Lady)
and a Marchawc (Outrider).
Boneddiges and Marchawc shall hold office for a
period of three years, after which time the
incumbents of these two offices shall be
determined by election at a full meeting of each
individual Kaer at Y Gamanfa Fawr.
6. An annual
report shall be furnished by each Kaer immediately
following Y Gamanfa Fawr in each year to Y
Kynranes and Y Kynran with full details of
membership and significant achievements in the
workings of that Kaer.
business meeting of each Kaer which shall be held
at Y Gamanfa Fawr shall require a minimum of the
Boneddiges, Marchawc and four members.
extraordinary meeting may be called by any member
and at any time, provided that this is ratified by
a two thirds majority of the members of a
Kaer. Such a meeting shall be called should
there be extreme disquiet concerning parochial
policy or the breach of any article in the
constitution by a member. Such a meeting
shall also be called should it be the decision of
at least two thirds of the membership of a
Kaer that the Boneddiges or Marchawc be compelled
to demit office.
9. Y Gymanfa
Fawr shall be held on Gwedy Haf (Summer's End)
10. Membership of
the organisation shall be provisional or
full. Entry to the organisation in all
cases shall be by provisional membership.
Such membership is subject to annual review for a
maximum of two years, after which time membership
shall be withdrawn or full membership granted.
11. Membership shall
be available to men and women who have attained
the age of twenty-one and it is preferable that
the prospective member demonstrate a stable
pair-bonded relationship, a partner of the
opposite sex presenting for membership willingly
12. Dedication to
the objectives of the organisation and toil in
service of the organisation shall be the sole
demands of membership. No fees or other
subscriptions shall be required of any member.
13. Each member
shall bear his own expenses in the labours of the
research shall be equilibrated by work of a
practical nature in the fields of artistry or
15. No one with any
degree of proven criminality, known immorality,
intemperance, outré traits, mental instability or
those devoid of integrity and discretion shall be
16. Although some
considerable measure of spirituality is expected
of a prospective member, no follower of any
patriarchal religion shall be offered membership.
17. No one retaining
allegiance to foreign religions, unsavoury and
questionable cults such as Satanism and Spiritism
or such with mental domination as a cardinal
feature shall be offered membership.
18. No initiate of
any secret society shall be offered membership.
19. No one with any
known affiliation to an extreme political
organisation shall be offered membership.
20. No member shall
engage in an activity which could result in
dishonour or any external attention to the
organisation. In all such circumstances
immediate expulsion from the organisation is
21. Any member known
to have adopted such activities mentioned at
sixteen, seventeen, eighteen and nineteen above
shall be summarily expelled from the organisation.
22. All members
shall uphold and obey the laws of Britain, taking
care to abstain from any activity which is
designed to subvert these laws under pain of
criminality, immorality, intemperance or drug
abuse are strongly suspected, membership shall be
suspended immediately. Following exoneration
of the member, membership shall be
reinstated. Following conviction or proof of
such charges, however, immediate expulsion shall
24. Where it is
known that a member has been or is involved in a
criminal act, it is the duty of the Kaer or indeed
any member to advise the offender to admit the
crime to an officer of the law. Failure to
comply with such advice will result in the
denouncement of the offender to the appropriate
forces of law and order for the good of society
and of the organisation.
25. The most heinous
offences are serious crimes against the weaker
sentient individual, eg. violence, rape, child
abuse, drug marketing, extortion and animal
cruelty. In the event of a member being
suspected of any such crime, with adequate
evidence existing, it is the duty of any member to
denounce the offender to the appropriate forces of
law and order without prior warning or counselling
that the sufferings of the victim be terminated
26. No private
proselytizing shall be tolerated. An
immediate expulsion from the organisation shall
follow such conduct.
27. Nor may any
member court publicity in any form for the purpose
of ego gratification. Immediate expulsion
28. Nor may article
twenty-seven be rescinded at any time in any
extraordinary circumstance whatsoever to
rationalize the activities of a member. So
may the organisation remain free at all time from
manipulation by any member whose indiscretion by
word or deed has attracted attention to either the
existence or the workings of the
organisation. In this wise, no mechanism of
justification shall exist either as a mask for the
absence of integrity or discretion in any member
or indeed as a possible shield for any criminal,
immoral or eccentric traits or activities.
In all these aforementioned circumstances the
penalty or course of action within clauses twenty
to twenty-seven inclusive shall be applied and the
then ex-member alone be compelled to face the
effects of his/her negative behaviour.
29. No expelled
member may have any further contact with the
30. By rigidly
observing articles twenty-six, twenty-seven and
twenty-eight, it will become swiftly evident
whether or not each member is well able to
maintain integrity, discretion and humility -
essential qualities in the quest for further
31. Where a Kaer
fails in its duty to expel an offending member,
the charter of that Kaer shall be revoked
32. All members are
expected to demonstrate responsibility for the
community in which they live, assisting in
improving the quality of life of that community
when required, e.g. by community watch, crime
prevention, conservation, overview of the elderly,
animal welfare, ecological & anti-polution
33. Any member shall
be at liberty to receive counsel at any time and
on any matter from Y Kynranes or Y Kynran.
significant achievements in research, recommended
new publications etc. shall be communicated to
each Kaer whenever necessary.
• A weekly meeting
of each Kaer for regular worship shall be held
• Two monthly lunar
meetings shall be held as devotional diets of
worship and healing sessions – on the night of the
new and the night prior to, or on the full moon.
• The eight Keltic
Festivals shall be observed annually:-
1. The Great
3. The Return of The Earth Mother
5. The Sacred Marriage of Earth and Sun
7. The Wheat Reaping
Provision shall be
available for a) Presentation of The Newborn,
(Marriage) and c) Funerals.