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Learning about/how to practice Druidry

Postby TheMopPetal2 » 13 Sep 2013, 11:36

Forgive me if this isn't the right place to post this question.

I'm really interested in Druidry and want to learn about it in an informal way meaning I don't really want to pay for the course that OBOD offers so I was wondering if there's any other websites besides druidry.org that I can learn about and eventually learn to practice druidry? Are there any inexpensive books that you'd recommend for a complete beginner that knows next to nothing about this path? I'm in the United States if that helps at all.

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Re: Learning about/how to practice Druidry

Postby Aphritha » 13 Sep 2013, 16:17

The Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer was my introductory book on Druidry. I'd recommend it.


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Re: Learning about/how to practice Druidry

Postby Heddwen » 13 Sep 2013, 16:34

Another good druid forum is the New Order of Druids site, there are many different types of druid from varied religious and philosophical backgrounds there as well as here. :)

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Re: Learning about/how to practice Druidry

Postby Gwion » 13 Sep 2013, 16:45

I would start by going through the resources on the main site here http://www.druidry.org/; try the Druid Way and Library sections.

I’m based in England and would also recommend The Druid Network http://druidnetwork.org/ and the British Druid Order http://www.druidry.co.uk/, both of which have plenty of information/reading material on their sites. (There are American organisations and sites that others will have knowledge of but I only know that they exist, not enough to recommend any.)

As for books, again from an English perspective, I’d recommend “What do Druids” believe by Phillip Carr-Gomm. (ISBN 9781862078642, available through OBOD) for a general overview, and “The Path of Druidry, Walking the Ancient Green Way” by Penny Billington (ISBN 9780738723464) which can be treated as a course of druidic study. Penny Billington’s website will tell you more about her book. http://www.pennybillington.co.uk/druid_study_5.html

There are plenty of other books, some highly academic, some not. Typing “recommended books” into the search field at the top of this message board showed up this thread for example.http://www.druidry.org/board/dhp/viewto ... nded+books

And do make sure to read some of Ronald Hutton’s work at some point before you get too carried away with ideas of how ancient druidry is but also read this http://octopusdance.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -validity/ to put him into perspective!
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Re: Learning about/how to practice Druidry

Postby Cosmic Ash » 13 Sep 2013, 22:30

I was going to recommend Penny Billington's book, but I see Gwion has beaten me to it! :)


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