Druidry for Today

"Why are there so many songs about rainbows?" asked Kermit the Frog. Songbooks list hundreds of titles praising the wonders of a land somewhere over the rainbow. Perhaps because on some deep level we know there is one.

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Author: John T Harding

Publisher:

ISBN: 1075300517

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Page: 30

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"Why are there so many songs about rainbows?" asked Kermit the Frog. Songbooks list hundreds of titles praising the wonders of a land somewhere over the rainbow. Perhaps because on some deep level we know there is one.

The Druid Renaissance

This book is a celebration of the flowering of a tradition that is ancient yet ever-new.

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Author: Philip Carr-Gomm

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: IND:30000050663297

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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The Druid tradition lies at the heart of Western spirituality and today it is experiencing a renaissance unprecedented in its long history. The Druids, like the Native Americans and Aborigines, revere and respect the earth. They see Nature as their teacher and mother. Today, Druidry offers a spiritual way that includes an understanding of healing, creativity and the need to place our love for the land at the centre of our lives. Drawn together in this collection are contributions from Druid Chiefs from Britain, France and America together with writers and mystics, healers and psychologists, professors and historians, which express the excitement and breadth of the modern Druid renaissance. This book is a celebration of the flowering of a tradition that is ancient yet ever-new.

Contemporary Druidry A Historical and Ethnographic Study

17Anne Ross, Druids: Preachers of Immortality (Stroud, United Kingdom: Tempus
Publishing, 1999), 196. 18Cunliffe, The Ancient Celts, ... 23Chris Turner, “The
Sacred Calendar,” in The Druid Renaissance: The Voice of Druidry Today, ed.

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Author: Michael T. Cooper

Publisher: Sacred Tribes Press

ISBN: 9781452471327

Category: Religion

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Contemporary Druidry is one of the fastest growing religions in Western society. This book addresses the attempt by practitioners to bring an ancient spirituality into the mainstream. It examines ancient Druid beliefs and critiques the contemporary expression by comparing the two. Relying on eight years of research and more than 200 interviews, the book provides an outsider's look at this faith

The Rebirth of Druidry

This book compiles articles and essays that examine: the Druid tradition, the Druid as healer, the power of magic in modern Druidry, Druidic ceremonies, festivals and rites of passage, an Druidry's roots in the love of nature.

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Author: Philip Carr-Gomm

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 0007156650

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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This book compiles articles and essays that examine: the Druid tradition, the Druid as healer, the power of magic in modern Druidry, Druidic ceremonies, festivals and rites of passage, an Druidry's roots in the love of nature.

The Path of Druidry

Archetypes Animal energy The elements The Nwyfre Symbols The Wheel of the Year The Otherworld Trees as teachers and healers Shapeshifting From joining a druidic community to starting out as a solitary practitioner, this unique spiritual ...

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Author: Penny Billington

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738729848

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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Listen to the call of spirit and seek truth in wild groves, the shifting seasons, and the beauty of the Old Ways. Discover how to embark on this sacred green path and enrich your life with its ancient wisdom. Practicing Druid Penny Billington offers a clear and structured course of study grounded in Celtic history and mythology, and highlights the mysteries and modern practice of this nature-based tradition. Each chapter begins with an evocative visualization and captivating Welsh mythic tales from the Mabinogionare woven throughout, introducing lessons and key concepts. A series of hands-on exercises will help you internalize these truths, develop a spiritual awareness rooted in nature, build a relationship with the multi-dimensional world, and ultimately adopt a druidic worldview to guide you in everyday life. Archetypes Animal energy The elements The Nwyfre Symbols The Wheel of the Year The Otherworld Trees as teachers and healers Shapeshifting From joining a druidic community to starting out as a solitary practitioner, this unique spiritual guide offers advice on everything you need to know about practicing Druidry today. Praise: "I loved this rich and intuitive approach to the study of modern Druidry. Penny's book is full of wisdom and insight. The comprehensive course is accompanied by beautiful visualizations and carefully crafted inspirational exercises."—Barbara Erskine, bestselling author of Lady of Hay

Druidry Handbook

TODAY. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A DRUID TODAY? It's a valid question,
and this book will try to answer it. It's also a controversial question that raises
challenging issues at the intersection of spirituality, history, and myth. To the
world of ...

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Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633412248

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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The classic guide to living a spiritual life rooted in Celtic antiquity and revived to meet the challenges of contemporary life. Druidry offers people a path of harmony through reconnection with the green Earth. The Druidry Handbook is the first hands-on manual of traditional British druid practice that explores the Sun Path of seasonal celebration, the Moon Path of meditation, and the Earth Path of living in harmony with nature as tools for crafting an Earth-honoring life here and now. From ritual and meditation to nature awareness and ecological action, John Michael Greer opens the door to a spirituality rooted in the living Earth. Featuring a mix of philosophy, rituals, spiritual practice, and lifestyle issues, The Druidry Handbook is an essential guide for those seriously interested in practicing a traditional form of druidry. It offers equal value to eclectics and solitary practitioners eager to incorporate more Earth-based spirituality into their own belief system.

Modern Druidism

This introduction to modern Druidism provides a comprehensive overview of today's Pagan religion and philosophy, whose roots are in the Celtic tribal societies of ancient Britain and Ireland.

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Author: Yowann Byghan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476673141

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This introduction to modern Druidism provides a comprehensive overview of today’s Pagan religion and philosophy, whose roots are in the Celtic tribal societies of ancient Britain and Ireland. The author covers Druidism’s mythology, history and important figures and its beliefs and moral system, and describes practices, rituals and ceremonies. A gazetteer of important sacred sites is included, along with information about modern Druid groups and organizations.

Being a Pagan

In this book Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice.

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Author: Ellen Evert Hopman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775901

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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More than 60 pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice. • Addresses how Pagans view parenting, organized religion, and politics. • Introduces the wide range of possibilities within the neo-Pagan movement. • By Ellen Evert Hopman, author of A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year; Walking the World in Wonder: A Children's Herbal; and Tree Medicine, Tree Magic. Who are the pagans and what do they stand for? Why would some of the members of the best educated, most materially comfortable generation of Americans look back to mystical traditions many millennia old? During the last few decades, millions of people have embraced ancient philosophies that honor Earth and the spiritual power of each individual. Ways of worship from sources as diverse as the pre-Christian Celts, ancient Egypt, and Native American traditions are currently helping their followers find meaning in life while living in the Information Age. In this book Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice. From Margot Adler, an NPR reporter and author of Drawing Down the Moon, to Isaac Bonewits, ArchDruid and founder of a modern neo-Druidic organization, those interviewed in this book express the rich diversity of modern Paganism. Hopman's insightful questions draw on her own experiences as a Pagan and Druid as well as on her extensive research. With coauthor Lawrence Bond, she examines how Pagans address such issues as parenting, organized religion, and politics. The resulting dialogues illuminate the modern Pagan revival.

The Book of Hedge Druidry

Apart from this, there isn't much that we have to go on and so we look deeper into
the myths to find sacred items, as well as what is practical and relevant for use
today. Let's begin with the sickle. Pliny recorded its use in Druid ritual in his work
 ...

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Author: Joanna van der Hoeven

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738758312

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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Experience the Mystery and Magic of Contemporary Druidry The Book of Hedge Druidry is for those who feel called to explore a powerful earth-based spirituality rooted in Celtic lore. With hands-on practices as well as fascinating perspectives on what it means to be a Druid, this book walks you through the magic of the liminal realm and helps you fill your own cauldron of inspiration. Longtime Druid Joanna van der Hoeven guides you in creating an altar and crafting rituals based on the Wheel of the Year and important life passages. You will discover enchanting moon rites and ideas for daily practice as well as insights for working with herbs, spells, and the ogham alphabet. When you step onto the Hedge Druid's path, you learn to work with the in-betweeen places, straddling the boundary between this world and the next and developing profound relationships with ancestors, goddesses, gods, spirits of place, and the Fair Folk. Druidry is a powerful tradition that evokes the mystical spirit of times past. This comprehensive guide to solitary Druidry will connect you to a higher wisdom for the benefit of all.

The Elements of the Druid Tradition

Discusses how Druidry can heal us and link us to nature; the Celtic Fire Festivals; what Druids believe today; and the links between Druidry and other spiritual traditions.

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Author: Philip Carr-Gomm

Publisher: Element Books

ISBN: 185230202X

Category: Druids and Druidism

Page: 131

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Druid Mysteries

Most, if not all, of those who follow Druidry as a spiritual path today see love in a
much wider context. In the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids we believe that one
of the central aims of Druidry today is to encourage us to broaden our ...

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Author: Philip Carr-Gomm

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446445891

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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In this beautifully-written guide, Chief Druid Philip Carr-Gomm shows how the way of Druids can be followed today. He explains - The ancient history and inspiring beliefs of the ancient Druids - Druidic wild wisdom and their tree-, animal- and herb-lore - The mysteries of the Druids' seasonal celebrations - The Druids' use of magic and how their spirituality relates to paths such as Wicca This guide will show how the wild wisdom of the Druids can help us to connect with our spirituality, our innate creativity, the natural world and our sense of ancestry. The life-enhancing beliefs and practices of this spiritual path have much to offer our 21st-century world.

The Druid Magic Handbook

Even today, some of the more conservative Druid Revival orders will have
nothing to do with magic. Still, magic has a valid place in Druidry today. Partly, of
course, the ancient Celtic Druids who provided the original inspiration for the
Revival, ...

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Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609251512

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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The first and only Druidic book of spells, rituals, and practice. The Druid Magic Handbook is the first manual of magical practice in Druidry, one of the fastest growing branches of the Pagan movement. The book breaks new ground, teaching Druids how to practice ritual magic for practical and spiritual goals within their own tradition. What sets The Druid Magic Handbook apart is that it does not require the reader to use a particular pantheon or set of symbols. Although it presents one drawn from Welsh Druid tradition, it also shows the reader how to adapt rites and other practices to fit the deities and symbols most meaningful to them. This cutting edge system of ritual magic can be used by Druids, Pagans, Christians, and Thelemites alike! This is the first manual of Druidic magical practice ever, replete with spell work and rituals.

Paganism Today

Philip Shallcrass DRUIDRY TODAY When people find out that I am a Druid , the
question which usually follows is , “ What do Druids do then ? ' Unfortunately , this
is not a question which lends itself to a short answer , so it is good to have this ...

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Author: Charlotte Hardman

Publisher: Thorsons Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004021019

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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The number of practising Pagans is increasing dramatically, but still Paganism is shrouded in a cloak of fear and misunderstanding. This collection of views from a wide range of Pagans and academics reflects the diversity of traditions and thinking that characterize modern Paganism.

Trilithon

In this first volume, published in 2014, you can find inspiration for walking the path of druidry today, discussions of revival druidry past and present, and inspiration for practicing AODA druidry.Like Revival Druidry, the topics in our ...

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Author: Ancient Order of Druids in America

Publisher: Elphin Press

ISBN: 069221156X

Category:

Page: 110

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Trilithon: The Journal of the Ancient Order of Druids in America is the official journal of the AODA. In this first volume, published in 2014, you can find inspiration for walking the path of druidry today, discussions of revival druidry past and present, and inspiration for practicing AODA druidry. Like Revival Druidry, the topics in our inaugural issue are diverse and represent a range of perspectives and paths. Starting in our roots, we have two articles focusing on the druid revival, including "The Myth of Einigan" by John Michael Greer and a "Blast from the Past" feature from an original ninteenth-century document in its entirety, titled "Letters on Tellurism, Commonly Called Animal Magnetism." These articles represent some of the foundations upon which our tradition is based, and learning more about our roots can influence our practices and knowledge in critical ways. Moving into the core of daily practice, Sara Greer describes devotional practices in detail, providing information on various ways of engaging in devotional activity, tending shrines and altars, providing various offerings, and the question that stumps many of us-what to do with daily devotional practice when one travels. We also have two articles on the Sphere of Protection (SOP); Tracy Glomski provides a fascinating intergration of the sword into the SOP, drawing upon material from the middle ages. Our second article on the SOP, written by Dana Driscoll, examines the energetics and uses for the SOP from her experience. From the realm of the natural world and the ovate path, Paul Angelini encourages us to go out and forage for our own wild foods and medicine and how this foraging practice can seamlessly align with the Earth Path in our curriculum. Dana Wiyninger's "A Local Ogham: Finding Your Area's Sacred Plants" connects natural practice with diviniation; while Daniel Cureton's "Working through the Animals: Intuitive Bone Divnitionation" explores bone divination within Druidry. Now that the readers have some Ogham and bone tools, we can turn to Lexie Devine's "Crane Bags and the Druid Revival: A Personal Journey" where she describes the Druid's crane bag as a working tool and shares the story of her three crane bags.

Druidcraft The Magic of Wicca and Druidry

Druidry and Wicca, also known as "the Craft", are the two great streams of the Western Pagan tradition.

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Author: Philip Carr-Gomm

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007555833

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Druidry and Wicca, also known as "the Craft", are the two great streams of the Western Pagan tradition. Both traditions originated in the British Isles, and both are now experiencing a renaissance all over the world, as more and more people seek a spirituality rooted in a love of nature.

Druid Animal Oracle

Today, the book and beautiful card set of The Druid Animal Oracle can bring healing and will help you draw strength from its intuitive knowledge.

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Author: Philip Carr-gomm

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 0671503006

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

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Bring the power of Ancient Druid wisdom into your life today. You are holding a source of great power and influence -- the wisdom of the animal world drawn from the wellspring of ancient Celtic tradition. The Druids, like the Native Americans, revered animals as sacred guides, guardians and protectors. Today, the book and beautiful card set of The Druid Animal Oracle can bring healing and will help you draw strength from its intuitive knowledge. From the interpretations of the card spreads and the animal lore given, you will gain powerful insights into your life-situation and receive positive guidance for the future. Authors Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, who live in England, are Chief and Scribe of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, one of the largest international Druid groups.

Contemporary Druidry

In the first book of its kind, Suzanne Owen explores the problems with defining and categorising Druidry, offers a study of current Druid movements and activities, and discusses differing concepts of indigeneity.

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Author: Suzanne Owen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1441138544

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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In the first book of its kind, Suzanne Owen explores the problems with defining and categorising Druidry, offers a study of current Druid movements and activities, and discusses differing concepts of indigeneity. Their fascinating research is based upon a mixture of discourse analysis of print and on-line texts written by contemporary Druids, interviews and participant observation, making this bookthe definitive guide to contemporary British Druidry. The popular view of Druidry is that it is a peculiar, anachronistic pastime, of little relevance to society today. However, far removed from ancient or even Victorian representations, contemporary Druidry is positioning itself as an 'indigenousreligion' that responds to today's world. Contemporary Druidry has evolved considerably since its modern beginnings in 18th century England and in September 2010 The Druid Network was registered as a religious charity by the Charity Commission in the UK. Druid orders have long been representing themselves as the native or indigenous tradition of Britain, challenging existing definitions of 'indigenous religion' as a kinship-based religion of first peoples.

Thorsons Principles of Druidry

THE REALITY That archetypal figure even plays his role amongst the growing
numbers who practise Druidry today . For a small number the old fellow ' s image
might be a part of the incentive to search out the tradition , firing the imagination ...

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Author: Emma Restall Orr

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 0722536747

Category: Religion

Page: 146

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Offers an explanation of the basic principles of Druidry, discussing its philosophy of honoring the spirits of nature, and covering such topics as rites of passage, herbcraft, and healing

Druids

But these popular characterizations are not accurate representations of factual history. Just who, then, were the Druids? What did they teach? What did they do? The Truth About the Druids answers these questions and many more.

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Author: Tadhg MacCrossan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0875425771

Category: History

Page: 30

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Discover the beauty of their ancient religion and power of their magic, when you read The Truth About the Druids by Tadhg MacCrossan. The word "Druid" evokes images of ancient wizards and wonder-workers from old Irish sagas or Welsh legends. The Druids have been credited as engineers of Stonehenge and the shamans of pre-Celtic Western Europe. Some believe they may have even been the priests of the Lost Tribes of ancient Israel. Others have credited them with Pythagorean philosophy, Cabala, mysteries of the Goddess, Buddhism, Runes, and Wicca. But these popular characterizations are not accurate representations of factual history. Just who, then, were the Druids? What did they teach? What did they do? The Truth About the Druids answers these questions and many more. You will learn: ·The oral tradition and the Druidic class ·Celtic origins ·Celtic religion and mythology ·Druidic festivals and clothing ·Celtic magic ·Neo-druidism since the 1700s ·The future of Druidism The Truth About the Druids is much more than just a history. It also shows how the Earth-honoring tradition of the Druids is being revived all over the world. Now you can travel back to an ancient time in old Ireland before Patrick came to spread the religion of the Latin language. Find out just how you can use the time-honored beliefs on your spiritual path. Filled with legends and lore, factual history, and myth, The Truth About the Druids will help you find new ways to enhance your spirituality, improve your relationship with the Earth, and build your link to the Divine. Get The Truth About the Druids today.

The World of the Druids

Examines archaeological evidence, Classical commentaries, and early Welsh and Irish myths to uncover the role of Druids in Celtic society

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Author: Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 050005083X

Category: History

Page: 192

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Examines archaeological evidence, Classical commentaries, and early Welsh and Irish myths to uncover the role of Druids in Celtic society