Wicca & Druidcraft

There are a number of similarities between the two paths, and some people combine Druid and Wiccan ideas or practices, just as others combine other spiritual ways with Druidry. This combination is sometimes called Druidcraft.

There are a number of similarities between the two paths, and some people combine Druid and Wiccan ideas or practices, just as others combine other spiritual ways with Druidry. This combination is sometimes called Druidcraft.

Spiral triskelion (formed from mathematical Archimedean spirals), occasionally used as a Christian Trinitarian symbol

The Magic of Wicca & Druidry

Druidcraft, Druidry and Wicca, are ways of empowerment and of freedom – not dogmatic religious systems, but new spiritualities, magical ones, that draw their inspiration from the ancient past, while offering ways of celebration and working that are constantly changing and evolving. Rather than presenting us with ready-made systems that we must adopt wholesale, they offer instead inspiration and the ingredients that we can creatively use to fashion our own unique path to suit our own unique lives.

The reason most of us are drawn to this path, rather than to one of the mainstream ready-made religions offering ‘all the answers’, is that somewhere inside we know that we are not supposed to be a passive consumer of spirituality, but instead an active participant in a life that is inherently spiritual. We are not in the restaurant, we are in the kitchen! Earth religions like Druidry and Wicca offer us ingredients – ideas for rituals, stories, folklore, techniques – that can be combined in dozens of different ways to provide us, our family and friends, with exactly what we need. They are ways of empowerment because they put us in charge of our lives, not ways of disempowerment with a priest or guru telling us what to do.In the end it all boils down to this. There is you and the ocean. You and the sky. You and the land. Now and here. The old lore is not meant to remain preserved in a glass case. It is meant to be used, changed, added to and improved. It only stays alive if each of us takes it, and uses it in our own way, with our own creative additions and insights, to help us live a life of depth and meaning, beauty and celebration, here and now – upon this earth, beneath this sky, beside this sea. From DruidCraft – The Magic of Wicca & Druidry by Philip Carr-Gomm  – available as an audio-book, e-book and paperback: UK link  US link

Witch & Druid

Witch & Druid

The words Witch and Druid evoke a longing in many of us for the wisdom of the past and of the ancestors.

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The Origins of Wicca & Druidry

The Origins of Wicca & Druidry

"I fancy that certain practices, such as the use of the circle to keep the power in, were local inventions, derived from the use of the Druid or pre-Druid circle."
Gerald Gardner, Witchcraft Today

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The Influence of Italy on Wicca and Druidry

The Influence of Italy on Wicca and Druidry

by Philip Carr-Gomm
This is a story about Witches, Druids, nudism, the opera, and Italy.

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DruidCraft Tarot

DruidCraft Tarot

The DruidCraft Tarot has introduced many readers to the ways in which Wicca and Druidry can be harmoniously integrated. Here, its authors Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm explain some of the background to its creation.

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