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The Book of Druidry - Ross Nichols 2009

Amazon Synopsis: This is a comprehensive study of the Druids, from their earliest history to the present-day renaissance.  Written by a former Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, this is a definitive account of the history and practice of Druidry, their principal deities, their myths, their wisdom and their social organization.


Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism - Isaac Bonewits 2006

Amazon Synopsis: A book about Druids unlike any other, Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism not only goes far behind the usual Celtic and Classical references by discussing the evolution and migration of the Proto-Indo-European peoples, from whom the Celts arose, but also discusses the beliefs and ritual practices of both the British and American streams of modern Druidry, as well as providing warnings about deceptive Druid organizations and authors. This is a book that belongs in the library of every modern Druid, regardless of their particular path or style of Druidism.

 

The Celtic Golden Dawn: An Original & Complete Curriculum of Druidical Study -John Michael  Greer 2013

Amazon Synopsis: A century ago, groups descending from the famed Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn fused the occult lore of the Western magical tradition with the nature spirituality of the Druid Revival. They invoked Pagan Celtic powers instead of the Judeo-Christian names and symbols. Respected occult author and Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer has re-created a complete magical system based on the Celtic Golden Dawn traditions. This new book provides students with a complete curriculum of Druidical magic and occult wisdom, including training in ceremonial magic, meditation, pathworking, divination, geomancy, and herbal alchemy, allowing self-initiation into the three degrees of Ovate, Bard, and Druid. It features spectacular magical techniques for such things as invisibility, etheric shapeshifing, and conjuring spirits.

 

Druid Animal Oracle - Philip Carr-Gomm & Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Bill Worthington, Illustrator 1995

Amazon Synopsis: Bring the Power of Ancient Druid Wisdom into Your Life.
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.

 

Druidcraft: The Magic of Wicca & Druidry - Philip Carr-Gomm 2013

Amazon Synopsis: Druidry and Wicca are the two great streams of Western Pagan tradition. Both traditions are experiencing a renaissance all over the world, as more and more people seek a spirituality rooted in a love of nature and the land. Increasingly, readers are combining the ideas of both traditions to craft their own spiritual practice. In this down-to-earth, inspiring guide, Philip Carr-Gomm offers a name for this Path that draws on the common beliefs and practices of Wicca and Druidry: DruidCraft. DruidCraft draws on the traditions of scholarship, storytelling, magical craft and seasonal celebration of both the Craft and Druidry to offer inspiration, teachings, rituals, and magical techniques that can help you access your innate powers of creativity, intuition and healing.

 

The DruidCraft Tarot - Philip Carr-Gomm with Stephanie Carr-Gomm, 2010

Amazon Synopsis: At a time when we seek closer connection with the natural world, The Druid Craft Tarot Deck invites us to celebrate the earth and the rhythm of her seasons. This acclaimed deck created by practising Druids combines the two great streams of Western pagan tradition--Wicca and Druidry. Its powerful images have emerged from a vast store of teachings and story-telling rooted in the past, and also from the ancient concepts of numerology, which have provided the artist, Will Worthington, with inspiration from Sacred Geometry.

 

The Druid Magic Handbook: Ritual Magic Rooted in the Living Earth - John Michael Greer & David Spangle 2008

Amazon Synopsis: 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!

 

  • The first manual of Druidic magical practice ever, replete with spell work and rituals.
  • John Michael Greer is a highly respected authority on all aspects of Paganism.


Druid Mysteries: Ancient Wisdom for the 21st Century  - Philip Carr-Gomm 2002

Amazon Synopsis: 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; their use of magic; and how their spirituality relates to paths such as Wicca. 

This guide shows 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 Druid Plant Oracle - Philip Carr-Gomm Stephanie Carr-Gomm, 2008

Amazon Synopsis: In the Druid tradition, many plants, herbs, flowers, and mushrooms are considered sacred and to have special meanings, and are prominent features of mythology and legend. The Druid Plant Oracle presents these stories and the virtues and qualities that have been traditionally ascribed to these plants, through an oracle that is able to offer unique guidance and inspiration.

The thirty-six cards each show a plant within its natural habitat and offers details within this 'miniature landscape' that are also described in the text. The book gives detailed descriptions of the meaning of each card, with keywords for upright and reversed positions, and information on the mythology and lore associated with each plant. Six ways of conducting a reading are offered, ranging from The Pentagram, a simple spread useful when exploring blockages to personal and spiritual development, to Ceridwen's Cauldron, recommended for issues concerning creative projects, and for those times when life seems to be in a state of flux.

 

Druidry - Emma Restall Orr 2001

Amazon Synopsis: The author includes the history of druidry from ancient times to modern days.

 

Druidry and Meditation - Nimue Brown 2012

Amazon Synopsis: When I started running meditation groups, I searched for a book that would tell me how to do it. There wasn’t one. Like many Pagans, I hate dogma and resent being told exactly what to do. But at the same time, like everyone starting out on something new, I wanted a frame to hang my work from. I learned the hard, slow way. Druidry and Meditation is a guide for Druids who want to meditate. It explores meditation for the body, the intellect, the emotions and for spiritual practice. There are plenty of easy to follow exercises, along with prompts about how to develop your own work from there, held by a philosophical framework. 

I’ve included sample pathworkings to get people started, and a detailed explanation of how to construct your own. There’s a chapter on how to run a meditation group – covering practical issues as well as the art of writing for groups and the technicalities of guiding. I’ve also included a section on how to incorporate meditation into group ritual, covering practical issues. Druidry is a beautiful, multifaceted, non-dogmatic spirituality. Every aspect of Druidry can be supported with meditative work.

Meditation is not Druidry and Druidry is not meditation, but the two combine to inspiring effect. Many Pagans question, all the time, how we can make our spirituality an intrinsic part of our lives. This meditative approach to Druidry is one answer to that question. Through greater self-awareness, with deep contemplation, spiritual openness and conscious nurturing of creativity, we can explore and express our Paganism in ever more rewarding ways.

 

Druidry and the Ancestors: Finding our place in our own history - Nimue Brown 2012

Amazon Synopsis: Ancestors are part of our shared humanity, we all have them. Ancestry in the guise of race, has been used as a tool to divide. Even so, it might yet help us move in greater harmony. Are we playing out the motifs of our family history, or making our own lives? Are we held back by the past, or empowered by it? And why does any of this matter? Druidry and the Ancestors will take you on a journey into how you imagine yourself, and how you can take control of your identity and future. Druid, author, bard and dreamer. Nimue Brown is OBOD trained, a founding member of Bards of The Lost Forest and Druid Network member.

 

The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth - John Michael Greer 2006

Amazon Synopsis: A living tradition of nature spirituality 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 one-stop shopping 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-spirituality into their own belief system; it also appeals to the merely curious.

 

The Druid Way - Philip Carr-Gomm 1993

Amazon Synopsis: Takes you on a journey through the sacred landscape of Southern Britain where Druidry is a living tradition as relevant today as it was in the past.


The Elements of the Druid Tradition - Philip Carr-Gomm 1996

Amazon Synopsis: Learn how this powerful means of self discovery can heal us anti link us to the natural forces of nature.

In The Grove of the Druids: The Druid Teachings of Ross Nichols - Philip Carr-Gomm 2002

Amazon Synopsis: This fascinating and wide-ranging selection of Ross Nichols' work contains writings on key themes and the links between Druidry and other ancient wisdom traditions. It is the essential resource for students of Druidry and lovers of Celtic spirituality.

 

Journeys of the Soul: The Life and Legacy of a Druid Chief - Philip Carr-Gomm 2010

 

Living Druidry: Magical Spirituality for the Wild Soul - Emma Restall Orr 2004

Amazon Synopsis: In this text, the author opens the doorway to this powerful and ancient spirituality in a way that is both accessible and inspiring. It guides the reader to find their own vision, and their own deep, personal, ecstatic relationship with nature.

 

The Mysteries of Druidry - Brendan Cathbad Myers & Isaac Bonewits 2008

Amazon Synopsis: The Druids were the mystics, philosophers, and magicians of the ancient Celtic world. Their spirituality was borne from their near-worship of poetry and music, their warrior prowess, and the world of nature. 

The Mysteries of Druidry reveals this mystical romanticism as it was in ancient times, and shows various ways to bring it to life today, in both private and social realms. Thoroughly researched, provocative, and informative, the book carries the reader back to the world of the Druids, not just through Celtic mythology and traditional storytelling, but through the author's own experiences of living and traveling in Ireland and visiting its sacred sites. 

The Mysteries of Druidry combines a high-quality "training manual" for modern spiritual Celts and Druids with an original and thought-provoking philosophical account of the spiritual meaning of Druidry. It includes:

  • A professionally researched survey of Druidic history, tradition, and customs.
  • Detailed descriptions of the mysteries of Celtic spirituality, including the Sacred Truth, the Great Marriage, the Hero's Journey, and the Otherworld.
  • Practical guidance for meditation and ceremony, for individuals and for groups.
  • The Celtic story of the creation of the world, presented together with a plan for re-enacting the story in ritual.
  • The remarkable human side of Druidic spirituality.

 

Pagan Paths: A Guide to Wicca, Druidry, Asatru, Shamanism and Other Pagan Practices - Pete Jennings 2002

Amazon Synopsis: Paganism, which has its roots in the ancient nature religions, is one of the fastest growing movements in the West today. As such, it is a collection of “spiritual paths” that express their beliefs in subtly different ways, explored here in this illuminating guide. Discover the natural beliefs and practices of Wicca, Hedgewitch traditions, Druidry, Shamanism, Asatru, Mystery Groups, and Eclectic Paganism—as well as the Pagan approach to magic and the significance of sacred lives. Learn how to lead a Pagan lifestyle, and explore the growing role of Paganism in today’s world. Whether you’re setting out on a Pagan path for the first time, or have been committed to one for many years, this informative book will help you in expressing your own beliefs and understanding those of others.

 

Pagan Portal: Zen Druidry - Joanna van der Hoeven 2013

Amazon Synopsis: Taking both Zen and Druidry and embracing them into your life can be a wonderful and ongoing process of discovery, not only of the self but of the entire world around you. Looking at ourselves and at the natural world around us, we realise that everything is in constant change and flux - like waves on the ocean, they are all part of one thing that is made up of everything. Even after the wave has crashed upon the shore, the ocean is still there, the wave is still there - it has merely changed its form. The aim of this text is to show how Zen teachings and Druidry can combine to create a peaceful life path that is completely and utterly dedicated to the here and now, to the earth and her rhythms, and to the flow that is life itself.


Pagan Religions: A Handbook for Diversity Training - Kerr Cuhulain 2011

Amazon Synopsis: Revised and expanded, this comprehensive manual clearly interprets neo-Pagan religious beliefs and practices for non-Pagans, such as professionals in law enforcement, education, social services, and the media. Educating the general public by providing a strong introduction to these alternative spiritual traditions, this updated reference explains the festivals, symbols, tools, and history of Wicca, presents new chapters on the practices of Druidism and Ásatrú, and demonstrates how oppressive religious doctrine has maligned modern Pagans. 

Written in an accessible style, this overview is tailored for believers as well as skeptics, scholars, and the idly curious. A glossary of neo-Pagan terms and an extensive bibliography are also included.


The Path of Druidry: Walking the Ancient Green Way - Penny Billington  2011

Amazon Synopsis: 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 Mabinogion are 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.

 

The Rebirth of Druidry – Ancient Earth Wisdom for Today - Philip Carr-Gomm 2003

Amazon Synopsis: old title:The Druid Renaissance. 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 Religion of the Ancient Celts - J. A. MacCulloch 1911

From Preface: Unfortunately no Celt left an account of his own religion, and we are left to our own interpretations, more or less valid, of the existing materials, and to the light shed on them by the comparative study of religions. As this book was written during a long residence in the Isle of Skye, where the old language of the people still survives, and where the genius loci speaks everywhere of things remote and strange, it may have been easier to attempt to realise the ancient religion there than in a busier or more prosaic place. Yet at every point I have felt how much would have been gained could an old Celt or Druid have revisited his former haunts, and permitted me to question him on a hundred matters which must remain obscure. But this, alas, might not be!   Read online or download

 

The Solitary Druid: Walking the Path of Wisdom and Spirit - Robert Lee Ellison 2005

Amazon Synopsis: Ellison lays out the basics of Celtic Paganism in a scholarly yet accessible way. He supports each of his assertions about Druidic beliefs and practices with citations from ancient sources and from archeology, and lays it all out in an outline that allows students to get started immediately with a Druidic spirituality. Far from being duotheistic, the book gives advice for constructing your Druidic pantheon of worship based on the realities of the local land, and the spirits proper to each individual worshipper. From there, he presents a full system of Druidic ritual, as used in Ar nDraiocht Fein - about as far from a Wiccan form as one could get.

It involves offering to the Gods & Spirits, divining their blessing, and then receiving that blessing. Ellison gives solitary rituals for each of the Celtic holy days (and for the solstices and equinoxes), as well as ideas for Druidic funderal and wedding rites. There is a section on spells and practical magic as well, and the book ends with a listing of every Druidic group and order of any size at all. This is a valuable resource - one of the very first books on Druidry drawn from a non-wiccan, scholarly perspective, adapted to practical use.

 

Stone Age Farming - Alanna Moore 2012

Amazon Synopsis: Newly revised and updated, Stone Age Farming delves into the world of subtle earth energies and explains how they can be harnessed for improved plant growth. The result of eight years' research, this book by dowser, researcher and permaculture farmer Alanna Moore provides tips on how to produce healthy, luscious and pest-resistant foods in an economical and eco-friendly way by drawing on the ancient wisdom of the pagan Irish and on modern scientific understandings of the amazing ability of magnetism to stimulate life.

 

What do Druids Believe? - Philip Carr-Gomm 2005

Amazon Synopsis: Druidism evolved out of the tribal cultures of Britain, Ireland, and western France more than 2,000 years ago. In the 17th century it experienced a revival, which has continued to this day. Contemporary Druids can now be found all over the world, and Druidry’s appeal lies in its focus on a reverence for the natural world and its belief in the value of personal creativity, and of developing a sense of communion with the powers of nature and the spirit. Druidry’s startling recent growth lies in its broad appeal: some treat it as a philosophy, others as a religion, still others as a path of self-development. Druids can be Pagan, or can be followers of other faiths, and a Druid ceremony might include Christian and Buddhist Druids alongside Pagan and Wiccan Druids.


The Wildwood Tarot: Wherein Wisdom Resides - Mark Ryan & John Matthews, Will Worthington, Illustrator 2011

Amazon Synopsis: Based on seasonal rhythms and ancient festivals, The Wildwood Tarot gift set draws inspiration from pre-Celtic mythology and shamanic mysteries. This stunning new tarot card deck introduces us to classic forest archetypes--including the Green Man and Woman, Archer, and Blasted Oak--and explains how to use them as a meditation system, divinatory oracle, or reference. Will Worthington's powerful pagan images connect us with a long-lost world that can help us make sense of our own.



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