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On this page you will find listings of upcoming events that are either directly related to Druidry, or which we feel might be of interest. They are organised by many different people and groups, and their listing here does not imply our endorsement.
If you would like to list an event here please send details to events@druidry.org
 

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30 June- 2 July - The Gathering around the Linden Tree 2017 in Germany with the Theme “Tools of the Druids” will be from Friday 30th June to Sunday, 2nd July 2017 in Germany in the Naturfreunde Haus in Schwerte-Ebberg (near Dortmund). We’ll have a house in the forest with plenty of indoor beds and a limited space for tents.You would like to enjoy the gathering atmosphere longer than 3 days? If you are able to, you´re invited to arrive already on Thursday evening, 29th June. On this evening there will also be Initiations for Bards and Ovates and (if there are enough participants even into Druid grade). The opening ceremony will be on Friday afternoon. The Tools of the Druids In our druidic practice we find good friends and helpers accompanying us: Drums, Ritual Clothing, Songs, Herbs, Poems, Tarot Cards  …….there are many tools of a Druids life that help us work with our spirituality and creativity in this world.This Gathering offers you the possibility to go deeper with the use of druidic tools – or to create them!Got a drum you still want to paint? Got a ritual bag that lacks the final finish? A poem you feel that wants to be written? A song to be sung? Carve the long needed wand? Learn about how to use oracle tools? Or…….? Find your personal dream to be manifested!This weekend aims to provide the time, the circle and knowledge for creating dreams you carry in your heart, for finishing things you have started and for trying out new tools in a sacred space and in community. And of course you’ll experience all the other wonderful things that create the special atmosphere in a Druid Gathering: Eisteddfod, sitting by the fire, go deeper in Grove talks, meet old friends and make new ones, sharing powerful rituals…..feel welcome to join in.More informations (costs, workshops, registration details, timetable,…..) you can find on: http://en.linden-gathering.beith.euRegistration starts on 21st December 2016. If you have any ideas for a special workshop about “The Druids tools” – please let us know!

4-16 July - Sacred Scotland: A soul journey in the highlands and islands of Scotland. Tour highlights include:The enchanted fairy glen at Rosemarkie, Islands of Orkney with their wealth of pre-historic sites – the Neolithic stone circles of Stennes and Ring of Brodgar, the burial chamber of Maes Howe and archeological excavations on the Ness of Brodgar which show that these sites probably pre-date Stonehenge and Avebury by some 500 years. The Callanish complex of megalithic sites on the island of Lewis. The stunning fairytale landscape on the island of Skye. The beautiful island of Iona which radiates a special energy that brings peace to your soul. Full itinerary and registration here.

13-16 July - 6th Edge of the Wild Ecopsychology Gathering: 'Fraktured Psyche' at the Green & Away venue, Worcestershire, UK. Come and join us for this 6th UK ecopsychology gathering. The week we met to start planning this gathering a fracking site in Lancashire was given the green light by the Tory government - news which seeped into our meeting. The 'fraktured psyche' emerged from our collective dreaming, alongside flaming tigers, watery shores, and a mighty winged lammergeier, along with other birds, bees and sacred messengers. This space will be a chance to join together in reflection, resistance, dream, play, learning, celebration and action as we join forces in celebrating the delight and feeling the pain. There'll be offerings of bodywork as we unfurl into the day... social dreaming as we gather together... keynotes and a fascinating panel of workshops as we share learning and practice... open spaces for spontaneous and strategic offerings... music, dancing and offerings around the fire. As ever we will have the chance to live alongside the thousands of other-than-human species living in this beautiful part of Worcestershire, with swimming in the river Teme and the reservoir and scenic walks. We'll be welcomed, hosted and fed by the generous-spirited people of Green and Away at their tented conference centre. So whether this will be your first visit, or you're a seasoned participant, we look forward to seeing you at this year's event....Details and Facebook.

22 July - Myth in the Tarot: Exploring the Narrative -Intermediate Tarot Workshop with Suzanne Corbie at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. For tarot students who have completed a beginner level course, this day is for going further and getting more practice. This one day workshop will teach students how to recognise the underlying stories in a tarot card spread, and thus see the deeper truth of relationships, careers and life paths. Using lecture, exercises, and practice readings, Suzanne Corbie will help those attending learn the story of each card, and the story they weave together, and thus the myths that play out in people's lives.  Suzanne Corbie has been reading tarot for over forty years, and is a gifted and encouraging teacher. Price: £70  (£40 deposit, balance due on the day). Register by phone 0207 419 8507  or book onlineTime: 10.50 for 11 am start. Ends 5.30.

28-30 July - Yarrow: Catalyst of Transfomation - Plant Spirit Retreat With Emma & Davyd Farrell 9am 28th July - 3pm 30th July 2017. The Rill Estate, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LW. Throughout history Yarrow has been shrouded in the mystical while being well known for it’s medicinal qualities. It’s main esoteric qualities include protection, divination, a talisman for courage, ancestral healing and being a catalyst for transformation.  Achille millefolium, the Latin name for yarrow, defines a part of the mythology as well as the physical plant structure.  Achille is derived from the Greek warrior hero Achilles, who according to legend, was extraordinarily strong, courageous and loyal, but he had one vulnerability, his 'Achilles heel.' During this plant diet we will join in sacred space and only consume a yarrow elixir for 2.5 days. We will be working with the warrior aspect of Yarrow to reveal and heal our own weaknesses in how we relate to the world. We will journey with the spirit of Yarrow to heal up our bloodlines and sever the ties to traumas or patterns that are holding us back. For futher details and to book.

29 July - Tarot Cards Introductory Day for Absolute Beginners - Day workshop with Sue Ravenscourt at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Tarot cards, with their mysterious and alluring images and symbols, have intrigued people since the Middle Ages. If you've always been curious, but don't know where to start, today is for you.  You'll meet the characters in the cards (from the fool to the empress and more)  and learn the symbols of chalice, batons and swords. From there the class learns the principles of card reading, with exercises for everyone to try. Tutor Sue Ravenscourt is a gifted teacher and the day is packed with activities, providing a structured, fun interactive environment. Sue Ravenscourt is one of Treadwells in-house tarot readers who brings years of experience to her teaching. Price: £70 (£40 deposit, balance due on the day). Register by phone 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: Arrive 10.50 for 11 am start. Ends 5.30 pm

29-30 July - Advanced Herbal Formula Making and Case Taking, Lee, NH - with Ellen Evert Hopman. For further details and to book click here.

3 August - Introduction To The Yew Mysteries with Yew Shaman, Michael Dunning at The Art Cafe & Chapel, Market St, Abergavenny NP7 5SD, Wales 9am-6pm. For further details and booking.

3 August -  Camp Craft Sleep Out. Thu 3rd  Aug 2016 10.30am to 10.30am the following morning. A real back to nature experience for child and parent. Spend a full day and night in the woods, learning to build shelters, firelighting,outdoor cooking and woodland crafts. Jonathon Huet has extensive experience as a woodsman, naturalist and Bush Craft Instructor, and will give children and parents the skills for any outdoor camping experience or survival situation. Suitable for those of you who wish to hone their skills or complete beginners. Bring your own small tent. All food is provided.Please see kit list on the web site. Ratio of adults to children 1:3 maximum. Ages 8+ £50 Children £50 Adults. To book: www.sustainability-centre.org 01730 823166

4 August Yew Mysteries Part 2 - Essence Of The Five Trees  with Yew Shaman, Michael Dunning at The Art Cafe 7 Chapel, Market St, Abergavenny, NP7 5SD, Wales 9am - 6pm. For further details and booking.

5&6 August - Yew Mysteries Part 3 - The Shining Ones with yew Shaman, Michael Dunning at The Art Cafe & Chapel, Market St, Abergavenny NP7 5SD, Wales. 9am-6pm. For further details and booking. 

5-6 August - Celtic Tree Magic and Medicine, Freedom, NH with Ellen Evert Hopman. Contact here.

6 August - Gaia's Wellness Experience at the nonprofit Shadowcliff Lodge, 100 Summerlands Park, Grand Lake, Colorado. Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This full seven-hour day will cover four basic topics. We begin the day with an hour of Dancing Gaia movement and meditation with handout on all movements. After a short break we will have a Wellness Discussion that will include an 80-page handout booklet covering multiple self-care topics. Then after a wonderfully nutritious lunch catered by the Shadowcliff Lodge we will continue with three hours of both Aromacraft and Herbalcraft. These segments will cover the benefits and uses of both herbal remedies and essential oils and students will take home six all-natural products they made themselves along with a handbook full of useful information. Purchase tickets here. For further information visit here and here.

9 August - Camp Craft Sleep Out. Wed 9th August Aug 2016 10.30am to 10.30am the following morning. Another opportunity for a real back to nature experience for child and parent. Spend a full day and night in the woods, learning to build shelters, firelighting,outdoor cooking and woodland crafts.
Ages 8+ £50 Children £50 Adults.To book: www.sustainability-centre.org 01730 823166

11-15 August - 16th OBOD Southern Hemisphere Assembly, the grip of Winter may still have its hold but the first signs of Spring will be starting to shine through. As the lambing begins and the days slowly grow longer, all members of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids are invited to come together and celebrate Imbolc at the 16th OBOD Southern Hemisphere Assembly in Sydney Australia. Contact chris@druidryaustralia.org  for more details or visit http://www.druidryaustralia.org/assemblies/ 

12 August - 1 Day workshop to meet the spirit of Mugwort With Plant Consciousness Founders and plant spirit workers, Emma & Davyd Farrell9.30am-5.00pm. The Meeting House, Cullerne Garden, Findhorn: The Park, Scotland. Mugwort / Artemisia Vulgaris is a common plant native to the British Isles and has been used for centuries for both it's medicinal and magical qualities. Davyd and Emma have been working with Mugwort and other members of the Artemisia family for several years and have a deep connection to the spirit and beneficial qualities of this truly amazing plant. Mugwort is re-emerging as a powerful plant ally at this time of great change, to help us heal our deepest issues and bring alignment and harmony into our lives and environment. During this workshop we will be ingesting Mugwort in various forms to show you how to develop a deeper relationship with the plant. Part ceremonial initiation, part instructive workshop, this day will help you to meet and work with the spirit of Mugwort for personal well-being. For further details and to book.

19-20 August - The One Tree Celebration 2017. The One Tree project sees members of the Druid and Dharmic Communities come together through cultural exchange to explore both their similarities and differences in a spirit of openness, friendship and learning. This year's gathering will be two fantastic days of talks, workshops, music and food at Beaumanor Hall, Leicester, with its amazing Yew grove (https://www.beaumanorhall.co.uk/). Tickets are £55/£45 pounds - with/without accommodation. Contact ukiccs@gmail.com.  If you are interested in learning more about the One Tree Project check out this link on the OBOD website: http://www.druidry.org/events-projects/one-tree-project.

25-27 August - New England Women’s Herbal ConferenceNewfound Lake, New Hampshire. For further details click here.

2 September - The Magic and Mystery of Druidry – A talk with Philip Carr-Gomm for the Theosophical Society, Reykjavik in Iceland. The ways of the Druids are seeing an unprecedented revival around the world. Why is this? Druidry is a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom. Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of the Soul, and we can personify these as the Singer, the Shaman and the Sage. In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us – the creative self; Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of Nature, the healer within us; while the Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom – the sage who dwells within each of us. Learn how these ideas and practices can be of value to someone living in the modern world.

9-10 September - Druid Magic & Healing with Philip Carr-Gomm at Dreamland, home of the Green Mountain Druid Order, Worcester, Vermont, USA: A two day workshop to explore the way the old stories, and the sacred animals and plants used in Druidry, can help in our healing and spiritual development. We will work with the Druid Animal and Plant Oracles, and music and meditation, to deepen our experience of the gift of being alive in the world today. Along the way, participants will learn about the way Druids work with healing and the subtle powers of Nature to effect change and healing in their lives. Druidry is a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom. Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of the Soul, and we can personify these as the Singer, the Shaman and the Sage. In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us – the creative self; Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of Nature, the healer within us; while the Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom – the sage who dwells within each of us. In this workshop we will explore the many ways in which Druidry can help develop these three aspects of ourselves.  Cost $240 (some work trade positions available) Details.

14-17 September - OBOD East Coast Gathering 2017 - Special Guests: Philip and Stephanie Carr Gomm. OBOD East Coast Gathering is a private event for members of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and their families and friends. If you are not an OBOD member but have a friend or relative who is and who will sponsor you for this gathering, please provide their name and contact information when you register. Please join us in the Poconos, putting aside the cares of the mundane world as you commune with nature and with other OBOD members. Join us for discussions and workshops concerning druidism in this modern day, and take the opportunity to meet and listen to the insights of our fellow tribe members. This is a chance to suspend time for a moment and again feel the power and majesty of the natural world. And perhaps, if you listen closely, you will hear the coyote song in harmony with human voices as Awens cascade through the trees. Details.

23-24 September - Plant Consciousness 2017 - London. This year's focus for the Plant Consciousness weekend is Plants For Transformation with an amazing group of teachers, healers and shamans from two continents ready to share their wisdom and experience of the higher intelligence of nature. Many different cultures and traditions work with plants for psycho-spiritual transformation, they understand the need to heal our fragmented psyche, which holds us back from realising our potential and knowing our true holistic self. Bridging two continents, Plant Consciousness 2017 will demonstrate how plants of the Americas and the British Isles have been co-creatively worked with over millennia for healing. For program, further details and booking.

29 September - 1 October - Workshop ‘Exploring the Druid Mysteries’ un incontro con Philip Carr Gomm lungo il magico Sentiero Druidico dell’OBOD. Interverrà Eimear Burke. Traduzione di Markus Juniper. Camminare nei boschi: dentro e fuori di noi. Markus ci racconterà le piante del bosco. A conclusione pianteremo una quercia nata da una ghianda proveniente da Brocelandie, chiunque voglia portare un po’ di terra dal proprio luogo di origine potrà arricchire la sua nuova ‘casa’! A cura del Grove del Biancospino e della Quercia e dell’Iperico Seed Group/Associazione Culturale (Isernia) nella cui sede avrà luogo l’evento. Per info e prenotazioni: ipericoworkshop@libero.it Al momento della prenotazione è necessario inviare un terzo della quota. Seminario e soggiorno completo (due notti) : euro 150  Per coloro che desiderano una camera singola si aggiunge il costo di 10 euro per notte. L’evento sarà a numero chiuso. Posizione – L’Iperico si trova a San Vittorino frazione di Cerro al Volturno, Isernia. Details.

14 October - Spoon Carving Course with Jonathan Huet at The Sustainability Centre. Time: 10:00 -16:00. Cost: £65. Non-residential Hot drinks included. Learn how to carve a spoon, spatula and butter knife on this wood carving course in the Hampshire South Downs. Our tutor, Jonathan Huet will teach you how to use a knife, saw, crook knife and axe to whittle items from locally harvested green wood. To book visit: www.sustainability-centre.org or ring 01730 823166.

14 October 2017 – April 2018 - Intro to Herbalism and Self Care~ A Six Month Intensive Near Amherst, MA with Ellen Evert Hopman. Fo frther details and to book visit Ellen's website.

24 October - Bushcraft Wilderness Days for young people with Jonathan Huet at The Sustainablity Centre. Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm. Immerse yourself for a day in the woods learning how to survive. Each day will be packed with exciting projects to give each participant a Wilderness experience for the season. Learn to  to create fire, make shelter, learn to identify, harvest, and make food in the woods according to the season. If you complete all of the Bushcraft courses throughout the year you will gain a good grounding in all aspects of living and working in the woods. Ratio of adults to children 1:2 maximum. Ages 8+ £18.50. To book: www.sustainability-centre.org  or ring 01730 823166

11 November - The Wild Women’s Autumn Gathering - ‘Bringing the Dark Mother into the Light’The Assembly Rooms of Glastonbury, High Street                     10am – 5pm, £40 per person. This November, as the skies darken and the falling leaves and bitter winds of Samhain blow under our hems and hearths, come join the women of Wild Women Retreats and call the lightening to your fingers. For we are going to delve into our own darkness; to acknowledge our shadow, step into the underworld for a moment in sacred space and time; to dance the void and raise the awareness that ALL is balance. So we can emerge re-energised. To sing her song, drum her heartbeat, honour her existence and shine. So SAVE THE DATE and be ready to light a black candle in honour of your own Dark Goddess and watch her flame dance. Tickets are now on sale. To book please email Natalie at info@wildwomenretreats.co.uk. Website.

Woodland Bard School- In-depth course on woodlandlore and meditation. Friendly unique group. Every second Wednesday of the month. Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove. 7.15pm - 9.15pm. £7 per person inc. factsheet and herb teas. To book and for further details contact : walkwithtrees@hotmail.comTel: 07891 333780  www.walkwithtrees.co.uk

 

2018

2-4 March - OBOD Druid Grade Gorsedd at the Othona Community, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, UK. For Druid Grade members only. Our theme will be ‘ The Sanctuary of the Shore.’ For more information please contact Lorien Cadier l.cadier@btinternet.com.

2-5 March - Druids Down Under National Gathering 2018From Friday 2nd March – Monday 5th March the Druids of Australia will gather in Sydney NSW. Many different representatives of Druidry, including those who are members of the orders (OBOD, BDO and ADF) and those whose study is independent, will come together at this event to discuss what it means to practice Druidry in an Australian environment. There will be many talks and workshops, rituals, meditations, an Awen creative space, some children’s activities, a bardic circle, a feast, and live music from Spiral Dance and KC Guy.  Tickets are available now. All welcome. For more information click here.

updated 27th June 2017

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