Books About Druidry
Druids like to read. A LOT. Many of us have collected books for study and general interest over several years. Here’s a list of titles that we think you may find interesting as you make your way along the path(s).
As a benefit of membership in the grove, several of our members have chosen books they’re willing to lend to other members. If an icon of a book is shown in the Grove Library column, roll over it (or tap-hold) to see who to ask about borrowing the book. This is a simple way to nurture connections between members and facilitate the spreading of knowledge.
Books and Audio by leading members of OBOD
Ross Nichols founded the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids in 1964. He was actively studying and writing about Druidry during the same period that Gerald Gardner was forming Wicca. The two men were acquaintances and shared ideas of the spiritual mysteries they were both in the process of assembling from the treasures of history.
Philip Carr-Gomm is the Order’s current Chosen Chief. A friend and student of Ross Nichols, Philip has a professional background in psychology, and uses this knowledge to delve into many psychic and emotional benefits of Druid studies. Philip has written books on many topics of interest in Druidry.
Damh the Bard (pronounced “Dave the Bard”) currently fills the Order’s position of Pendragon, an artistic leader of sorts. Damh is a folk singer with many albums inspired by Welsh mythology, and hosts the Order’s Druidcast monthly audio program (podcast).
Penny Billington is the editor of the Order’s monthly newsletter Touchstone and is the author of fiction and nonfiction books dealing with eclectic topics of occult and Druidry.
|The Book of Druidry||Ross Nichols||
Ross assembled this comprehensive survey of Druidry’s history and concepts over many years as he framed OBOD’s corpus of knowledge and technique.
As a book of esoteric teachings in the Druid tradition, it is invaluable. But some of its history is out of date, and at times Nichols makes definitive statements that can’t be verified and are unlikely at best. The Book of Druidry is not recommended for beginners, but if you consider yourself a Druid you need to read it eventually. —John Beckett
|Prophet Priest and King: The Poetry of Philip Ross Nichols||Ross Nichols||A collection of Ross Nichol's poetry which includes prose from Prose Chants and Poems (1941), The Cosmic Shape (with James Kirkup, 1946), Seasons at War (1947), and unpublished poems from the early '50s onwards.||1975||Oak Tree Press|
|Druid Mysteries||Philip Carr-Gomm||This book by the Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids is the best single place to start. It’s short (186 pages) and easy to read. It provides a brief introduction to the historical Druids, the revival Druids, and contemporary Druids. It includes some exercises to help you begin a Druid spiritual practice. If you read Druid Mysteries and do the work it recommends you’ll be in good shape to figure out where you need to go next. —John Beckett||1996|
|The Rebirth of Druidry: Ancient Earth Wisdom for Today||Philip Carr-Gomm||
The definitive guide to the modern Druid movement, with contributions from chief Druids from America, Britain and France, as well as writers and mystics, healers and psychologists, professors and historians.
Together, they delve into the past and examine the history and sacred rites of the Druids, as well as examining the state of Druidry today. Includes a lyrical preface by Tom Cowan and introduction by Professor Ronald Hutton.
—Philip Carr-Gomm's website
Originally published as The Druid Renaissance in 1996.
|The Druid Way||Philip Carr-Gomm||A book that weaves history, folklore, Druidry, spirituality and psychology into the story of a walk from a sacred hill in Lewes, Sussex, to the giant chalk hill-figure of the Long Man of Wilmington. A reviewer writes: ‘The book describes one person’s journey in the countryside of southern England that evolves into any-person’s journey of self-discovery, and discovery of the Goddess of the Land.’ —Philip Carr-Gomm's website||1997||Element Publishing|
|In the Grove of the Druids||Philip Carr-Gomm||A major study of the work of one of the seminal thinkers in Western Paganism. Ross Nichols was Chief of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids until his death in 1975. He was a man who believed passionately in the power of myth, poetry, ritual, and drama, and in the interconnectedness of the world’s great religious systems. This fascinating biography and wide-ranging selection of Ross Nichol’s work contains writing on key themes including ritual, festivals, mythology, symbolism, temple architecture, and archeology, and the links between Druidry and other ancient wisdom traditions. —Philip Carr-Gomm's website||2002||Watkins|
|Druidcraft: The Magic of Wicca and Druidry||Philip Carr-Gomm and Vivianne Crowley||This interesting book looks at similarities between Wicca (The Craft) and Druidry, offering teachings, rituals and magical techniques that draw on the power of both traditions.||2002||CreateSpace|
|What do Druids Believe?||Philip Carr-Gomm||"Far and away the best short introduction to modern Druidry in print." —John Michael Greer, Philip Carr-Gomm's website||2006||Granta|
|The Path of Druidry: Walking the Ancient Green Way||Penny Billington||Penny Billington's book explains what Druidry is, but mainly it’s a guide to becoming a Druid without joining one of the major orders. Her method is grounded in the same tradition as OBOD and AODA, but it brings in some of Dion Fortune’s approach to spirituality. It’s not a substitute for the OBOD course – no single book can compare to three years (nominally) of weekly lessons. But for those who don’t want to commit to the time and expense of OBOD’s course, or who want a complementary approach to go with it, this is a good choice. —John Beckett||2011||Llewellyn Publications|
|The Wisdom of Birch, Oak and Yew: Connect to the Magic of Trees for Guidance & Transformation||Penny Billington||
Written by a Druid with more than twenty years of practical experience, The Wisdom of Birch, Oak, and Yew will guide you through a one-of-a-kind journey of magical self-discovery.
Its unique invitation: change your perspective by "being as a tree" and consider yourself in light of the qualities of our arboreal friends.
"Wise, inspiring, and entertaining, this is a profoundly practical book about nature's magic and how it supports our personal development. I warmly recommend it." —Dr. William Bloom, author of The Power of Modern Spirituality, GoodReads
|The Keys to the Temple: Unlocking Dion Fortune's Mystical Qabalah Through Her Occult Novels||Penny Billington||Hearing about this book on Druidcast got me to read three more of Dion Fortune’s haunting novels, in which she hid clues to explore “real life” occult mysteries. Penny Billington digs out those clues to reflect on their striking Qabalic symbolism.||2017||Llewellyn Publications|
|Druidcast||Damh the Bard||An excellent monthly podcast produced by OBOD containing music and interviews on Druid/pagan themes.||Listen Online|
|Y Mabinogi||Damh the Bard||Audio albums of Damh (pronounced “Dave”) telling tales from the four branches of the Mabinogion|
|The Druidcraft Tarot||Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm||A tarot deck and companion book, designed with characters of the ancient British isles; it offers familiar symbols during ritual divinations.||2004|
Other introductory resources on Druidry
|Principles of Druidry: The Only Introduction You’ll Ever Need||Emma Restall Orr||Druids respect the earth and our ancestors, honor the spirits of nature and celebrate individuality and creativity. This is a comprehensive introduction to a compelling spiritual tradition that is more popular today than ever.||1999||Thorsons||Read Online|
|The Bardic Book of Becoming: An Introduction to Modern Druidry||Ian McBeth||Ian McBeth and his wife Fearn Lickfield founded the Green Mountan Druid Order in Vermont in 2006. This book gives delightful insights and inspirations on becoming a Bard. It’s an excellent way to enhance perspectives around OBOD’s bardic material.||2018||Red Wheel/Weiser|
|From the Cauldron Born: Exploring the Magic of Welsh Legend & Lore||Kristoffer Hughes||This book takes the mythological tale that anchors the whole of the Bardic grade even deeper, helping the student synthesize further understanding.||2012||Llewellyn Publications|
|The Druids||Ronald Hutton||This is fairly short (240 pages) and easy to read book. Its premise is that while we can know very little about the ancient Druids with certainty, we do know how the Druids have been imagined over the last 500 years or so. Druids are portrayed in many different ways in the media and popular culture, and that has influenced how contemporary Druids see themselves. If you want to understand why people call themselves Druids, this is the book for you. —John Beckett||2008||Hambledon Continuum|
|The Story Archaeologists||Isolde Carmody and Chris Thompson||A podcast exploring the early Irish mythological cycles; a great resource for budding bards!||Listen Online|
Books by members of our grove!
Kevin Fury founded Doitean agus Uisce, the Flame and Well grove, on the summer solstice of 2015.
Anne Parker is one of our grove’s members who has achieved the Druid grade. She is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Naropa University.
Tina Fields is our grove’s encyclopedic leader of song, dance and performance. She is a Professor of Ecopsychology at Naropa University.
|Hawthorne: The Druid Chronicles, Book 1||Kevin Fury||A fast-paced, well-constructed fantasy novel from a new author, Hawthorne follows present-day people on a heroic quest to restore balance to the hidden land of the Sidhe.||2015||Banshee Publishing|
|Earth Alchemy: Aligning Your Home with Nature's Energies||Anne Parker and Dominique Susani||An introduction to principles of geomancy and dowsing that can be learned in service of improving the relation of your home to the land.||2011||Findhorn Press|
|Celtic Shamanism: Pagan Celtic Spirituality||Tina Fields||A study of various forms of spiritual and magical practice attributed to Bronze and Iron Age Celts, especially the druidic class.||2005||Published in Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (Vol. 1, 469-478)||Read Online|
|So What? Now What? The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World in Crisis||Matthew Bronson and Tina Fields (ed.)||An exploration of how insights from the field of Anthropology of Consciousness can catalyze shifts in dominant cultural-structural systems that have precipitated a nearly chronic state of crises for people around the globe.||2010||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
Books for further reading
|The Mabinogion||Lady Charlotte Guest||The Mabinogi are mythological tales from Middle Welsh, first compiled in the 12th - 13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. Gods and heroes from these tales figure in modern druidic studies as archetypal symbols. Lady Charlotte Guest created the first complete English translation in the mid 19th century. Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones produced another translation in 1948.||1849||Read Online|
|Mount Haemus Lectures Volume 1||OBOD||
Lectures sponsored by OBOD, who grant a scholarship each year for original research in Druidism. Volume 1 contains lectures from 2000 - 2007
The Origins of Modern Druidry (2000)
Druidry: Exported Possibilities and Manifestations (2001)
Phallic Religion in the Druid Revival (2002)
Question, Answer and the Transmission of Wisdom in Celtic and Druidic Tradition (2003)
Universal Majesty, Verity and Love Infinite (2004)
Working With Animals (2005)
'I would know my Shadow and my Light' - An exploration of Michael Tippet’s The Midsummer Marriage and its relevance to a study of Druidism (2006)
Entering Faerie: Elves, Sidhe-folk and the Ancestors (2007)
|2000 - 2007||The Oak Tree Press|
|Mount Haemus Lectures Volume 2||OBOD||
Lectures sponsored by OBOD, who grant a scholarship each year for original research in Druidism. Volume 2 contains lectures from 2008 - 2016
Druid Ethics (2008)
What is a Bard? (2009)
Druidry and Transpersonal History (2010)
From Solstice to Equinox and Back Again: the influence of the midpoint on human health and the use of plants to modify such effects (2011)
Magical Transformation in the Spoils of Annwn and the Book of Taliesin - Exploring the Backbone of Druidry (2012)
Music and the Otherworld: Sacred Places, Sacred Sounds (2013)
‘Almost unmentionable in polite society’? Druidry and Archaeologists in the Twentieth Century (2014)
Gathering Mistletoe - an approach to and an interpretation of E Graham Howe's Non-dual Psycho-spiritual Psychotherapy (2015)
Tree Lore is Wisdom (2016)
|2008 - 2016||The Oak Tree Press|
|A Brief History of The Druids||Peter Berresford Ellis||Ellis covers the general structure of the Celtic world in which the Druids lived and worked, the historical sources we have for them, and what we know or can reasonably guess about their beliefs, teachings, rituals, and work in their societies. Some of this involves speculation, but it’s reasonable speculation supported by evidence and logic. If you want a good guess at what the ancient Druids were really like, this is your best bet. —John Beckett||1994||W.B. Eerdmans Pub|
|Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom||Erynn Rowan Laurie||An introduction to Ogam (or Ogham), a rune-like alphabet used to write the early Irish language. Each letter corresponds to a species of tree, inviting reflection on natural symbolism, including techniques of divination.||2007||Megalithica|
|A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year||Ellen Evert Hopman||Herbal information in chapters that progress through the seasons from All Hallows through the fall equinox. Each of these chapters first sets the seasonal context, then presents a list of the herbs pertinent to that season.||1995|
|Animal Speak. The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small||Ted Andrews||2006||Llewellyn Publishing|
|Merlin: The Prophet and His History||Geoffry Ashe||2006||The History Press|
|Companion Tales to the Maginogi Legend and Landscape of Wales||John K. Bollard||2007||Gomer Press Limited|
|The Druids||Nora K. Chadwick||1966||University of Wales Press|
|The Celts||Nora K. Chadwick||1979||Penguin Books|
|The Ancient Celts||Barry Cunliffe||1997||Oxford University Press|
|Celtic Myths and Legends||Peter Berresford Ellis||2006||Carroll & Graf Pub|
|The Celts: A History||Peter Berresford Ellis||For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. Peter Berresford Ellis, a foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, presents an invigorating overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history, and investigates their rich and complex society. His use of recently uncovered finds brings fascinating insights into Celtic kings and chieftains, architecture, arts, medicine, religion, myths and legends, making this essential reading for any search for Europe's ancient past. —Goodreads||2008||Running Press|
|Kindling the Celtic Spirit||Mara Freeman||2001||Harper|
|Grail Alchemy: Initiation in the Celtic Mystery Tradition||Mara Freeman||Mara Freeman traces the evolution of the Grail from the sacred vessel of the Celtic goddess to the Cup of Christ, revealing a spiritual path rooted in the mysteries of the Goddess, the Grail, and the Sword. She explains how the Sword has dominated over the Goddess and the Grail for far too long, leading to a spiritual wasteland as foretold in the Grail stories. She provides a practical workbook of exercises, visualizations, and magical rituals to restore the power of the divine feminine through spiritually transformative experiences with the Cauldron of Rebirth, the Chalice of Healing, the Sword of Light, and the Holy Grail itself. —Goodreads||2014||Destiny Books|
|The Gods of the Celts||Miranda Green||1986||Barnes and Noble|
|The World of the Druids||Miranda Green||Examining the archaeological evidence, Classical commentaries and early Welsh and Irish myths, she shows that the Druids were fully integrated into Celtic societyfulfilling varied and necessary roles, both secular and religious. The Roman writers are seen to reflect the double standards of an invading society: condemning as barbaric the public sacrifice of enemies by the Druids while accepting as civilized their own practice of slaughter for sport in the arena. Yet the Classical sources can be used to help reveal the real Druids. We learn of their multiple roles as judges, teachers, healers, magicians, philosophers, religious leaders and fomenters of rebellion. —Goodreads||1997||Thames and Hudson|
|A Legacy of Druids: Conversations With Druid Leaders Of Britain, The USA And Canada, Past And Present||Ellen Evert Hopman||2016||Moon Books|
|Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today||Ellen Evert Hopman||In this book Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice. From Margot Adler, an NPR reporter and author of Drawing Down the Moon, to Isaac Bonewits, ArchDruid and founder of a modern neo-Druidic organization, those interviewed in this book express the rich diversity of modern Paganism. Hopman's insightful questions draw on her own experiences as a Pagan and Druid as well as on her extensive research. With coauthor Lawrence Bond, she examines how Pagans address such issues as parenting, organized religion, and politics. The resulting dialogues illuminate the modern Pagan revival. —Goodreads||1996||Destiny|
|The Journey Into Spirit: A Pagan's Perspective on Death, Dying & Bereavement||Kristoffer Hughes||2014||Llewellyn Publications|
|The Book of Celtic Magic: Transformative Teachings from the Cauldron of Awen||Kristoffer Hughes||2014||Llewellyn Publications|
|Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain||Ronald Hutton||Blood and Mistletoe is long (491 pages, including 69 pages of notes and indices) and dense. Hutton is a professional historian and this book is intended to be a serious work of academic history. If you want the facts unglossed by speculation, this is the book for you. —John Beckett||2009||Yale Press|
|Pagan Britain||Ronald Hutton||Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic Era to the coming of Christianity. —Goodreads||2013||Yale Press|
|The Druids||Stuart Piggot||Piggott, noted archaeologist at the University of Edinburgh, takes a rather sour view of the white-robed processionals that today visit Stonehenge and continually contrasts "Druids-as-known" with "Druids-as-wished-for" in the romantic imagination. ... The last section of the book is devoted to the encrustations of legend and folklore which have been going strong since the 18th century. The picture which emerges from Piggott's rather austere presentation is of a heroic society with highly developed and beautifully decorated metal-work, "conditional literacy," a warrior elite, and an itinerant, intertribal learned class which in Ireland, if not Gaul, functioned as "the only national institution." —Kirkus Reviews||1968||Thames & Hudson|
|The Stations of the Sun||Ronald Hutton||1996||Oxford University Press|
|The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual||Alexei Kondratiev||2003||Citadel Press|
|A Circle of Stones||Erynn Rowan Laurie||1995||Eschaton|
|The Well of Five Streams: Essays on Celtic Paganism||Erynn Rowan Laurie||2015||Megalithica Books|
|Blood of the Celts: The New Ancestral Story||Jean Manco||2015||Thames & Hudson|
|The Myst Filled Path: Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers||Frank MacEowen and Tom Cowan||2002||New World Library|
|Yearning for the Wind: Celtic Reflections on Nature and the Soul||Frank MacEowen and Tom Cowan||2003||New World Library|
|The Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology||James MacKillop||2004||Oxford University Press|
|Celtic Myth and Religion: A Study of Traditional Belief, with Newly Translated Prayers, Poems and Songs||Sharon Paice MacLeod||2012||MacFarland|
|Celtic Cosmology and the Otherworld: Mythic Origins, Sovereignty and Liminality||Sharon Paice MacLeod||2018||MacFarland|
|Celtic Visions: Seership, Omens and Dreams of the Otherworld||Caitlin Matthews||2012||Watkins|
|Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom: A Celtic Shaman Sourcebook||Caitlin and John Matthews||This rich cauldron of ancient lore contains many new translations of seminal Celtic text, including stories, poems and prose pieces, many dating from as far back as the seventh century. Key ingredients include shamanic memory, druidic divination and prophecy, shapeshifting, soul-loss and restoration, magic and healing. There are detailed commentaries, comprehensive background material and practical shamanic insights. —Book jacket||1994||Element Pub|
|The Bardic Sourcebook: Inspirational Legacy and Teachings of the Ancient Celts||John Matthews||1998||Blanford|
|The Celtic Seers' Sourcebook: Vision and Magic in the Druid Tradition||John Matthews||Experts in the ancient traditions of the Seers provide the most enlightening collection of writings ever published about their powers, visions, and relationship with nature. The topics range from precognitive dreams, incubatory sleep, and co-walking to auguries, oracles, and second sight. The greatest ancient tales featuring seers also come in for fresh analysis, as do the great prophecies of Merlin, the poems of Suibney Geilt, the visions of MacConglinne, and the visions of Brahan the Seer. —Goodreads||1999||Cassell|
|The Druid Sourcebook||John Matthews||1998||Blandford|
|The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Celtic Wisdom||Carl McColman||2003||Alpha Books, Penguin Group Pub|
|Rituals of Celebration: Honoring the Seasons of Life through the Wheel of the Year||Jane Meredith||2013||Llewellyn Publications|
|The Sea Kingdoms||Alistair Moffat||2002||Harper Collins|
|Ogam: The Celtic Oracle of the Trees: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Druidic Alphabet||Paul Rhys Mountfort||2002||Destiny Books|
|Druids and the Ancestors: Finding Our Place in Our Own History||Nimue Brown||2012||Moon Books|
|Ritual: A guide to Life, Love & Inspiration||Emma Restall Orr||2000||Thorsons|
|Living Druidry: Magical Spirituality for the Wild Soul||Emma Restall Orr||2004||Piatkus Books|
|Druid Priestess||Emma Restall Orr||Thorsons|
|Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales||Alwyn Rees and Brinley Rees||This work looks at Welsh and Irish mythologies, with the goal of updating older comparative studies with new advances (as of 1961) in the fields of religion, mythology and anthropology.||1961||Thames and Hudson|
|The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts||Graham Robb||2013||W. W. Norton & Company|
|The Celts||Alice Roberts||2017||Quercus|
|Pagan Celtic Britain||Anne Ross||1967||Academy Chicago Publishers|
|Four Ancient Books of Wales||William Forbes Skene||2007||Forgotten Books|
|Celtic Myth and Legend||Charles Squire||1975||Newcastle Publishing|
|Druid Magic: The Practice of Celtic Wisdon||Maya Magee Sutton, and Nicholas R. Mann||2000||Llewellyn|
|Saxons, Vikings and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland||Bryan Sykes||2006||W. W. Norton & Company|
|Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fianna of Ireland||Lady Augusta Gregory||Stories of the Tuatha De Danaan, the penultimate invaders of Ireland in a long history of invasions, offer rich mythological tales that figure prominently in pagan studies, including the names and exploits of famous Druids. Gods and heroes in this mythological cycle are cognate to those in the Welsh branches, giving additional perspectives of the same archetypes.||1904||Colin Smythe Ltd.||
|Dancing With Nemetona: A Druid's Exploration of Sanctuary and Sacred||Joanna van der Hoeven||2014||Moon Books|
|Christian Mythology||Phillipe Walter||2003||Inner Traditions|
|Earth Magic||Francis Hitching||A look at megalithic structures in the UK and US, an introduction to ley lines, dowsing and power stones and the simple physical processes that may be their underlying cause. A rational and open-minded study of principles of geomancy.||1976||William Morrow and Company|
|The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth||John Michael Greer||John Michael Greer was the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) until 2015. This book gives some good perspectives on Druid practice outside of the OBOD path.||2006||Weiser Books|
|The Druid Magic Handbook: Ritual Magic Rooted in the Living Earth||John Michael Greer||Companion to Greer’s The Druidry Handbook, the Druid Magic Handbook gives instructions for magical workings and ceremonies in the AODA framework.||2007||Weiser Books|
|The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World||David Abram||David Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which--even at its most abstract--echoes the calls and cries of the earth. On every page of this lyrical work, Abram weaves his arguments with passion and intellectual daring. —Goodreads||1996||Vintage Books|
|The Biophilia Effect: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Healing Bond Between Humans and Nature||Clemens Arvay||We’ve all had an intuitive sense of the healing power of nature. Clemens G. Arvay’s new book brings us the science to verify this power, sharing fascinating research along with teachings and tools for accessing the therapeutic properties of the forest and natural world. Already a bestseller in Germany, The Biophilia Effect is a book that transforms our understanding of our interconnection with nature—and shows us how to engage the natural world wherever we live for greater health, inspiration, rejuvenation, and spiritual sustenance. —Goodreads||2018||Sounds True|
|The Book of the Rewards of Life||Hildegard of Bingen||1994||Oxford University Press|
|If Women Rose Rooted: The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging||Sharon Blackie||2016||September Publishing|
|The Alchemist’s Journey: An Old System for a New Age||Glennie Kindred||2006||Hay House|
|Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives||Wayne Muller||2000||Bantam Books|
|Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom||John O’Donohue||1997||Harper Collins Publishers|
|Benedictus: A Book of Blessings||John O’Donohue||2007||Transworld Publishers|
|The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment||Eckart Tolle||Yes, there is a connection to druidic studies||1999||New World Library|
For those who wish to see antiquarian tomes related to druidic studies.
|The Mabinogion||Lady Charlotte Guest||
The Mabinogi are mythological tales from Middle Welsh, first compiled in the 12th - 13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. Gods and heroes from these tales figure in modern druidic studies as archetypal symbols.
Lady Charlotte Guest created the first complete English translation in the mid 19th century.
In three volumes.
|The Iolo Manuscripts||Taliesin Williams||Edward Williams was a Welsh scholar of the early 19th century, who adopted the name Iolo Morganwg. He collected Welsh manuscripts that supported his ideas of Druidism, and embellished them with other contemporary ideas to create an early reference for bardic study. It's now known that Williams forged many—though not all—of the manuscripts that he claimed represented ancient druidic practice. His son Taliesin Williams translated this selection of his father’s manuscripts into English.||1848||The Welsh Manuscript Society|
|The Arthurian Legend||John Rhys||John Rhys' objective for this book is to “make Welsh literature help to shed light on the Arthurian Legend” and he highlights many tales from the Maginogi, giving us more perspective on these rich mythologies. Rhys held the chair of Professor of Celtic in the University of Oxford when he wrote these studies, first delivering the material in his Hibbert Lectures on Celtic Heathendom in 1886.||1891||Oxford University Press|
|Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fianna of Ireland||Lady Augusta Gregory||
Stories of the Tuatha De Danaan, the penultimate invaders of Ireland in a long history of invasions, offer rich mythological tales that figure prominently in pagan studies, including the names and exploits of famous Druids.
Gods and heroes in this mythological cycle are cognate to those in the Welsh branches, giving additional perspectives of the same archetypes.
Lady Gregory's translations of these myths from the early Irish created a unified group of tales that made a greater impact on people's appreciation of the wealth and strength of Irish mythology than any other similar work.
|1904||Colin Smythe Ltd.|
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