The Animist Druid
Crafting Sacred Relationship with the Land, the People and the Gods
Snowhawke is a druid priest and a native of Maine and student of cross-cultural shamanic traditions including Peruvian, Japanese, Hawaiian and Native American teachings. He refers to his craft as Animistic Druidry or Mud and Blood Druidry. His passions are exploring consciousness, adventuring in Nature, working with the gods, ritual and crafting the sacred relationships that bring Awen.
The Archdruid Report
Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society
John Michael Greer is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) and the author of more than twenty books on a wide range of subjects.
The British Druid Order Blog
Reflections, essays and more from the BDO.
James Nichol is an OBOD Druid whose contemplative inquiry blog includes personal sharing, discursive writing, poetry and book reviews. It is written with a focus on modern Druidry, though always with an eye to the wisdom of other traditions.
Philip Carr-Gomm’s Weblog
Regarding blogging, Philip writes, “Just as the spiritual path can be characterised as the ongoing attempt to both remember yourself and forget yourself, so blogging can be seen as a challenge to both be more personal, more open, more sharing of the riches of a life and at the same time to take yourself less seriously, to let go of the concern about what other people might think about you, and to reveal rather than conceal your curiosity and amazement at the often crazy world you find yourself in.”
Cat Treadwell is a Druid Priest living in Derbyshire, England with her partner and animal family. By profession, she works in public services; by vocation, she is a professional ritual celebrant and multifaith volunteer, working throughout the East Midlands and beyond. She writes, “Druidry is connection, relationship, to each other and the greater world. Responsibility for yourself and others, human and non-human, with a view to gaining a greater understanding of our place and what we are doing in this life. And while always alone, we are never truly isolated – there is always someone there.”
Art inspired by Nature, Myth, and Magic
Cerri is a Pagan artist whose work is inspired by the natural world, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures. Her artwork has been used for album covers, featured in leading Pagan magazines, used as tattoos, and her sculptures are sent throughout the world.
Damh the Bard’s Blog
Damh the Bard is a modern Bard/Singer/Songwriter/Druid who tours the world playing music at festivals and events. He is the Pendragon of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids (OBOD), and runs the Anderida Gorsedd with his partner, the Pagan artist Cerri Lee. In his blog he writes regular articles about his main interests – myth, music and Druidry.
Dana Wiyninger — seeing the beauty in our lands, and exploring the ways we find to be Druids in them.
Since 2004, “Danaan” has looked at what is sacred in nature, and how we relate to it and to each other. Building connections is a main theme, with resources on keeping seasonal festivals, honoring places and spirits, connecting with plants (via your own local Ogham), and finding Druids in North America (Druid Groups Map). A Druid in OBOD and member of other orders, besides drawing on her pagan upbringing, past environmental career, traditions, and travels, Dana looks to her guides and wild places for inspiration.
Danu’s Cauldron: Wisewoman’s Ways, and Wild Fey Magic
Danu Forest, wisewoman, witch, seer, walker between the worlds, healer, druid, priestess, teacher, writer, gardener, herbwife, stargazer, faery friend, tree planter, poet, and wild woman, lives in a cottage near Glastonbury Tor in the midst of the Avalon lakes, in the southwest of England. Exploring the Celtic mysteries for over 25 years, Danu, a member of OBOD, writes for numerous national and international magazines and is the author of several books including Nature Spirits, The Druid Shaman, Celtic Tree Magic, and The Magical Year.
Down the Forest Path
A Druid’s Journey
Joanna van der Hoeven is a Druid, working alone and as a priest for her community. She is a former Trustee of The Druid Network, now their media co-ordinator, and has studied with Emma Restall Orr and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids; she is also the co-founder and tutor at Druid College UK. A writer, singer and artist, she has three books currently released with Moon Books and more in the production stages, and teaches belly dancing classes and workshops and performs throughout East Anglia. Joanna says, “I moved to the UK in 1998, and have fallen in love with this land, its history and beauty. Inspired by nature, I find peace in the twilight hours, where the setting sun and soft stillness create a temple to nature.”
Spiritual Guidance by Word, Card, and Star
Jeff Lilly is a druid, linguist, and author of one of the most popular druid blogs, much to his surprise. He writes about druid things — meditation, relationship with Spirit, soulful fulfillment in scholarship and art, reconnecting the ancient with the modern, creating beauty, and healing the world.
Nimue Brown is a Druid Companion of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and a founding member of west midlands Druid Gorsedd, Bards of the Lost Forest. She now lives in her native Gloucestershire on a narrowboat with her family, and is taking the opportunity to live quietly and explore the path in wilder, less structured ways.
The Musings of a Contemplative Monastic Druid
A Modern Journey of Grail Questing
Caroline Williams is a New Zealand Druid who combines over 15 years experience with England’s internationally recognised OBOD (Order of Bards Ovates and Druids) and 14 years experience as a registered counsellor in addictions, trauma and homicide. Druid Therapy is a weaving together of modern psychology and the wisdom of Druidry bringing a healing model of gentle empowerment.
A Druid Thurible
Maria Ede-Weaving offers musings of a Druid in the south of England.
A Druid Way
Dean writes, “A Druid Way records my walk along one path of Druidry. I’m a Bard affiliated with OBOD, the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. It should go without saying, but I’ll say it in case it doesn’t: it’s not necessary to belong to any group to practice a Druid path, just as it’s not necessary to be a Druid to live close to the earth and in harmony with nature.”
The Druid’s Garden
Spiritual Journeys in Tending the Land and Sustainable Living
Dana is a Druid-grade member of OBOD and a Druid Companion in the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) who lives in Michigan, USA. She has a growing concern about the disconnection between human beings and the land and how issues of sustainability and permaculture need a stronger voice if our species is to find our balance with the greater world and blogs on ways to make that happen.
The Druid’s Well
Falliing in Love with the Whold World
Catriona McDonald says of herself, “Being a good ol’ American Mutt, a number of different influences currently inform my spiritual practices—probably more of them subconscious than I’d like to admit. The most obvious of these are Revival Druidry (OBOD-style) and the Cunning Arts. Druidry provides my spatial and temporal framework as well as my connections to the Gods and Spirits, and Witchcraft is the technology that pulls everything together. This blog is an outgrowth of my devotional site, The Druid’s Well, which has largely languished in the past few years. I’m very much enjoying the less formal forum in which to air my rambling thoughts (hopefully while keeping in mind a core theme of spiritual exploration).
Random Ramblings from the British Druid Order’s Chief Wolfsbody
Into the Mound
Druidic Occultism & Pagan Sorcery
IanC is a Neopagan Druid, interested in Celtic polytheism as it might manifest for modern people in North America. He’s also an occultist, broadly interested in arcane and magical systems and ideas, from medieval grimoires through Hindu Tantra and Asian shamanism to Thelema and Chaos Magic. He’s a fan of the folk music of the British Isles and its modern inheritors as well as of fantasy and horror literature, especially the work and legacy of HP Lovecraft.
T. Thorn Coyle is a magic worker committed to love, liberation, and justice. Sometimes called a Master Teacher, her work reaches people all over the world through spiritual direction, soul readings, vibrant workshops, and online classes. Pagan, mystic, musician, and activist, she is author of Make Magic of Your Life: Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Desire, Kissing the Limitless, Crafting a Daily Practice, and Evolutionary Witchcraft. Thorn hosts Elemental Castings podcast and the Fiat LVX! video series, has written for Huffington Post, Patheos, and at her own blog, Know Thyself. She has also produced several CDs of sacred music, and appeared in many anthologies. Head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School, she lives by the beautiful San Francisco Bay and wishes for a world with adequate non-gendered pronouns.
Life With Trickster Gods
How I learned to live life with Crow on my shoulder and Coyote by my side.
OBOD member Tommy Elf shares his musings and observations.
Meadowsweet & Myrrh
Alison Leigh Lilly — peace, poesis & wild holy earth
Alison writes, “The Song of the World holds within it the poetry, the ecstasy and metaphor of the Bard, the movement, spaciousness and changing landscapes known to the Seer, and the justice, peace and sure harmonies of truth sought by the Druid. And so, having come a long way without intending to, one day I found myself back at the beginning again: a wild child, a woodsy child, a child who could concentrate all of my attention on holding perfectly still, listening for the soul-song of the robin hunting crickets in the field, and rejoicing quietly in the changing chords of my own song suspended in awareness and gratitude.”
The Once and Future Druid
Athelia Nihtscada has been studying Druidry since 1990. Through her studies under various teachers and through intense self-study, she has become knowledgeable in many fields of Celtic history, myth, legend and the Brehon Laws. An avid artist, writer, public speaker, singer and poet, she brings all of this to her work for the world-wide Druid community with love and passion.
The Blogsite of Caitlín Matthews
Caitlín Matthews is the author of over 60 books, including Singing the Soul Back Home and Celtic Devotional. She has a shamanic practice in Oxford and teaches ancestral traditions around the world.
Mara Freeman’s Blog
Mara Freeman is an author and teacher of Western esoteric tradition, specifically the Celtic and British branches. She lives in a wooded valley in West Wales not far from the sea. “Here you will find my musings on the Worlds Visible and Invisible, from Faeries to Archangels, Elementals to Plant Spirits, the deep ancestral realms within the Earth to the higher regions of the Summer Stars. You may also discover Celtic myths, Arthurian legends, the Holy Grail and the Goddess in her many guises. Take a walk with me…”
Under the Ancient Oaks
The spiritual journey of a Druid, Pagan, and Unitarian Universalist
John Beckett writes, “I’m an engineer, Pagan, Druid, and Unitarian Universalist trying to shape my core beliefs into a consistent and meaningful theology and practice. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.”
Views from the Cyberhenge
The world as seen by Phaedra Bonewits, with fond memories of her late husband Isaac Bonewits (1949-2010)
Phaedra writes, “I’m just an old-fashioned occultist muddling through the 21st century, with interests in Neopaganism, Tarot, magic and ritual. With my late husband, Isaac Bonewits, I wrote Real Energy: Systems, Spirits, and Substances to Heal, Change, and Grow. Isaac passed away on August 12, 2010. Since then, I’ve been working on re-inventing my life.”
The Wild Hunt
A modern Pagan perspective
Since launching “The Wild Hunt” in 2004, Jason Pitzl-Waters has become one of the leading voices for analysis and insight into how modern Pagan faiths are represented within the mainstream media. Jason wants to raise the level of discourse and journalism on important issues within the modern Pagan and Heathen communities, while advocating a broader commitment to encouraging religious multiplicity and solidarity (where appropriate) with surviving indigenous and non-monotheistic faith groups.