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Happy happy Winter Solstice 🤗☀️🌍 🔥 // And indeed, a Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah for last week, Happy Thanksgiving for last month, and any of the winter celebrations you are marking this year 🙏🏻 // Wherever you are, may you be able to spend time with loved ones, may you...

Today marks All Saints Day, Wszystkich Świętych, Fête de la Toussaint – and with Dia de los Muertos tomorrow – it offers a rich reminder of how this time of year is celebrated across the world, in many different cultures. Whatever we might call it, whichever tradition we’re from, the...

by Bran Paolo Veneziani I have taken the time to work because this is the price of success.I have taken the time to think and meditate because this is the real origin of interior strength.I have taken the time to love and be loved because this is the privilege and...

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven For me, Druidry is not a white-robed affair. Crawling under low scrub pines and getting inside secret places of gorse bushes where only the deer trod, or standing on the seashore in the howling rain, or in the heart of the forest with the badgers...

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven Druidry can be summed up in three words – truth, honour and service. Yet these words can be very vague – what do they mean to the Druid? Truth is not just figurative and literal truth. There are other dimensions to the word when we...

by Karen Sobel Letter Dear Friends on the Druid Path: Quite appropriately, I celebrated the first Imbolc of the Ovate grade while I was massively pregnant with my daughter. I remember lighting candles on a cold, silent night, creating a small circle of firelight, and thinking, ‘Obviously I’m not doing...

by Adam Winbigler In moving through the forest of the Ovates, one of the skills I felt particularly moved to develop were those of the healer. What follows is the result of that work, combined with experiences I brought with me to the Order. I present them here in the...

Here we are. Here she is! Autumn. All browns and auburns and yellows and golds. Wading in with her low sun, cooler mornings and shorter days. Equal day and equal night. As perfect a balance as the universe can offer. Waving goodbye to summer, equinox is a beautiful time for harvesting...

by Sandie Coombs Introduction Many years have passed since I originally wrote ‘Time may Heal but Scars Remain’ following a transformational meditation during the Ovate grade. The many gateways journeyed through, as I progressed through the Bardic and Ovate course gave me strength, understanding, healing and acceptance. These were the...

by Philip Carr-Gomm The subject of this essay is the contribution that contemporary Druidry might play in promoting psychological wellbeing. I’ll begin by setting the scene for you, telling you a little bit about who I am, and about why I have chosen this theme, and then we’ll move into...

by Kimberly Israel Some time ago, my therapist introduced me to a model called Internal Family Systems. As the name may suggest, this model treats the mind as plural, with different parts each having their own priorities and personalities. All the parts want to help, but because of trauma or...

by Uma Puri-Baldwin Is their any such person as a Hindu Druid? A question for which the answer no doubt to most people would be a negative, is it possible to be a member of a religion that reveres many Deities and also follow an Earth based Spirituality and way...

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven What does it mean to be a Druid in this modern day and age? Being a Druid today does not mean trying to live in the same manner as our Celtic ancestors did in this land. We simply couldn’t – with our technology and changed...

by Caitlín Matthews Talk given at OBOD 50th Anniversary ~ 7th June 2014 MIDSUMMER SONGDark is the night, far is the dawning, Sing for the shining of light on the way. Hearken, be ready, attend to my calling: Sing all you guardians who wait at the door. CHORUSSing, sing, sing...

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven Druidry is a spiritual tradition that takes its ethics from the inspiration available in the natural world around us. It does not only listen to the language of humans, but also those of the trees and wind, the pack and the herd, the moss and...

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven A blog post about whether to call yourself “Druid” or not has been brewing in my mind for weeks – when do we think we can claim the title? Simply because in the past one could not claim to be a Druid until after 19...

by Maria Ede-Weaving You will need a white and a black candle. In preparation for the ritual, choose an animal, a tree and a special place.Each must feel scared and special to you. Your animal and tree must speak to you of cerain characteristics and/or abilities that you wish to...

by Maria Ede-Weaving This ritual can be performed outdoors on a beach or in a grove. You will need to construct a large spiral of stones or pebbles upon the sand/ground. If this is not possible, the ritual could be adapted for indoor use, creating a mini spiral with stones,...

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by Maria Ede-Weaving Ritual Statement: I celebrate the bright fertility of summer and the festival of Lughnasadh. We give thanks for the long easy days of light and warmth, the rich colours of nature’s abundance, and the first harvest of grain. We also honour the reaping of our own harvest, grateful...

The Summer Solstice can be celebrated in a group or by yourself. This is a ritual to be performed solo & help welcome you into the summer season....

by Philip Carr-Gomm ~ Traduction ~ Dany Seignabou ~ 1. Awen is chanted out loud or intoned silently within the soul, and is made up of three sounds: Ah-oo-en. The Ah sound opens you to life, evokes joy and purpose, radiates power and creativity. The oo sound expands, continues, and...

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven Druid ritual in many traditions usually begins with what is known as The Call for Peace.  It is an affirmation that there is peace between everyone involved and an aspiration that there be peace throughout the length and breadth of the world. In ancient Roman...

by Maria Ede-Weaving Ritual Statement: We come together to celebrate the festival of Beltane. This is the time when sweet desire weds wild delight. The promise of spring and the power of the waxing year meet in the greening fields and forests, and all life rejoices under the warm sun. The...