Annual Reviews of the Order and Druidry

"To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it…" Margaret Fairless Barber

At Samhain every year the Chief of the Order writes a review of the past year – to outline the events, achievements and important developments in the life of the Order and the wider world of Druidry. This practice was begun in 1993 and each review is archived here.

"For Peace, As the fever of day calms towards twilight, May all that is strained in us come to ease. We pray for all who suffered violence today, May an unexpected serenity surprise them. For those who risk their lives each day for peace, May their hearts glimpse providence at
Peace, Here you come, striding up that leafy street, looking for me. I’m here. Remember sitting under that tree in Pavia? We were there together there and I knew, for an hour, your happy blood. Open your heart now, let me enter it, I want to live in you for
When we approach with reverence, great things decide to approach us. Our real life comes to the surface and its light awakens the concealed beauty in things. When we walk on the earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us. The rushed heart and arrogant mind lack the gentleness
Today, far from Druidry seeming like some arcane fringe activity, our preoccupations are now centre-stage: they address the most urgent and important issue of our time: how we galvanize all of our potential – practical, creative, intellectual, and spiritual – to protect and restore the Earth...
This last year has been dominated by the rising awareness of the environmental crisis. Many of us have seen this coming for decades
"The community that rises out of friendship, mutual association, and inherent enthusiasm is the best community of all. There is no need to force unity. Everyone is there voluntarily and enjoys the benefits of being together. The message is clear - give and you will never be alone." An OBOD
"The ideas central to Druid practice, acknowledging the need for a spirituality that reverences the Earth, and honouring the turning points on the Wheel of the Year, have gained a wider acceptance than any declared affiliation to Druidism. It is likely that Druidry will always represent a minority pursuit, and
"Nature appealed to our hearts, when we were children, long before it appealed to our heads, let alone our pockets… Acknowledging our love for the living world does something that a library full of papers on sustainable development and ecosystem services cannot: it engages the imagination as well as the
"In the end, the universe can only be explained in terms of celebration. " Thomas Berry