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    Could anyone suggest some good books on Druidism? I've been searching on-line for ages but everything I've found is out of print.

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    Originally posted by Lehnah View Post
    Could anyone suggest some good books on Druidism? I've been searching on-line for ages but everything I've found is out of print.
    John Michael Greer has some decent books on the Druid way:

    The Druid Magic Handbook: Ritual Magic Rooted in the Living Earth by John Michael Greer and David Spangler (Feb 1, 2008)

    The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth by John Michael Greer (Jan 1, 2006)

    Skip Ellison also has book:

    The Solitary Druid: A Practitioner's Guide by Robert Lee Ellison (Oct 1, 2005)

    I was hoping to recommend something from Damh the Bard but could not find any current books by him.

    Searles O'Dubhain

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    • #3
      Thanks very much. I will check these out!

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      • #4
        I've read John Michael Greer's A World Full of Gods
        http://www.amazon.com/World-Full-God...0899332&sr=1-1

        And found it fantabulous. As a Druid, I'm not so sure about him since the order he is important in is connected to the Victorian reconstruction of Druidry as a men's club.

        Skip is a member of ADF which, since I am a member, think has good cred. Brendan Myers, same Druid group, has the good Mysteries of Druidry
        http://www.amazon.com/Mysteries-Drui...0899713&sr=1-3
        Or Emma Restall Orr, different group, also good books:
        Living Druidry
        http://www.amazon.com/Living-Druidry...0899830&sr=1-4
        Or her beginners book, The Principles of Druidry
        http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Dru...0899949&sr=1-5

        Or the founder of ADF, Isaac Bonewits book, The Guide to...

        http://www.amazon.com/Bonewitss-Esse...0900033&sr=1-7

        I am a kind of Irish ReConstructionist, however, and am more likely to be reading the Tain, the Battle of 2MT, the life of Biddy Early, or folklore than how-to books.

        All of the reccomendations and opinions are jmo, of course, ymmv.
        *I am a mystic and work through Imbas rather than re-constructive archeology. Lore, history, and research are vital tools and permit us to validate and amplify communications we recieve. Disagreement and referencing of materials are also welcome benchmarks. What I say is not the 'Truth' but only my perception/opinion/belief and I am happy to give the same consideration to everyone else's point of view.*

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        • #5
          Originally posted by skilly-nilly View Post
          Or the founder of ADF, Isaac Bonewits book, The Guide to...

          http://www.amazon.com/Bonewitss-Esse...0900033&sr=1-7

          I am a kind of Irish ReConstructionist, however, and am more likely to be reading the Tain, the Battle of 2MT, the life of Biddy Early, or folklore than how-to books.

          All of the reccomendations and opinions are jmo, of course, ymmv.
          I would have recommended Isaac's book but the cheapest copies of it are $40 used and over $50 new (it seems to be out of print).

          Searles O'Dubhain

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          • #6
            I've recently purchased and read this book about Druids that was written by a contemporary Chrstian scholar. I think it's vey useful to see ourselves through the eyes of others and highly recommend this work:

            Contemporary Druidry: A Historical and Ethnographic Study by Michael T. Cooper.

            Searles O'Dubhain

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            • #7
              If you'd like a more academic account of Druidry/Druidism, I would highly recommend:

              The Druids - Prof. Ronald Hutton
              Blood and Mistletoe - Prof. Ronald Hutton

              Both are excellent.
              Creu Gwir fel gwydr o ffwrnais awen...



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              • #8
                Anything by Emma Restall Orr - my favourites are Living Druidry, and Ritual: a guide to life, love and inspiration.

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