Jamie Reid – Artist and Visionary

We heard the sad news that Jamie Reid, artist, revolutionary, and druid has just died.
His great uncle was the founder of the Ancient Druid Order. OBOD awarded Jamie an Honorary Bardship in 2016.
Here you can see the presentation Jamie’s gallerist and friend John Marchant gave for us at the OBOD Summer Gathering in Glastonbury in 2016. And here is the Order’s prayer for the departed for Jamie:
Dear Jamie,
May your journey to the Isles of the Blessed, to the fields of Bliss,
to the land of freedom and splendour, be swift and sure.
May the Light be your guide on the journey.
May the blessings of the Spirits of the Tribe and of the Ancestors
be with you.
May the blessings of the Spirits of North and South, East and West be with you.
May the blessings of the Lord and Lady of the Animals and the Woods,
the mountains and the streams, be with you.
May the blessings of the Spirit that is the Inspirer, be always with you.
By the beauty of the fields, the woods and the sea,
by the splendour that is set upon all that is,
we send you, dear Jamie, our love and blessings.


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