What is Druidry?
…You people want to be Druids? Really? I heard about a movie where in ancient times they burned people, or ate them. Aren’t you really trying to be dark sorcerers or something?
Uh, no, we’re not trying to learn magic powers to control people, kill enemies, or anything destructive… because we think it’s impossible to create harmony in the world by suppressing or hurting others. We’re not trying to recruit people into some weird religion either… we’ve seen enough terrible consequences of that throughout the centuries.
The study of Druidry is a study of the natural world, of creative human energy and ancient wisdom. The order that we affiliate with says it very eloquently:
Druidry as a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom. Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of ourselves that we can personify as the Singer, the Shaman and the Sage. In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us: the creative self; Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of Nature, the healer within us; while the Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom: the sage who dwells within each of us.
If you have any concerns about our group or values, I encourage you read a bit more from the link above, and to contact us so we can have a respectful conversation. Basically, we respect your freedom of belief and ask that you respect ours.
Our grove serves members along the Colorado Front Range (US) including the Denver and Boulder metropolitan areas. We hold most of our public ceremonies in Arvada, and private events at member's homes from south of Denver, up to Boulder, and into the foothills.