The Druid Revival Reader

The Druid Revival Reader provides the first collection of original writings from that movement.

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Lorian Press

ISBN: 9780983742203

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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In the midst of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, a handful of British intellectuals turned their backs on the social and cultural trends of their time and set out to reinvent the spirituality of the ancient Druids. The movement that rose out of this effort played a central role in struggles for cultural identity in most of the Celtic nations of Europe, provided inspiration to such world-class creative talents as William Blake and Frank Lloyd Wright, and inspired an innovative tradition of Western nature spirituality that remains active to this day. The Druid Revival Reader provides the first collection of original writings from that movement. Its selections, beginning with William Stukeley's survey of Druid theology from 1743 and ending with Ross Nichols' 1947 essay "An Examination of Creative Myth," cover two centuries in the life of an evolving tradition. Edited and introduced by contemporary Druid John Michael Greer, The Druid Revival Reader is essential for understanding the sources of modern Druid and Pagan traditions, and offers a wealth of insights relevant to the ecological and spiritual crises of our own time.

The Paganism Reader

Carr - Gomm ( 2003 ) contains excellent discussions of the Druidic revival in
America , Ireland , and Brittany , as well as considerations of much else of
importance to Druids now . Carr - Gomm ( 2002b ) explores the relationship
between Wicca ...

Author: Chas Clifton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415303521

Category: Religion

Page: 387

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Paganism is one of the world's fastest-growing religions, practised in a huge variety of ways. The Paganism Reader provides a definitive collection of key sources in Paganism, ranging from its ancient origins to its twentieth-century reconstruction and revival. Chronologically organized sections include extracts from ancient Greek, Norse and Celtic literature, inspirational texts from the early twentieth-century, writings by leaders of the Pagan revival, and newer perspectives showing the diversity of Paganism today. Witchcraft, nature religion, shamanism and goddess worship are considered, as is the influence of environmental and feminist movements. Fully introduced, with editors' prefaces to all extracts and suggestions for further reading, this comprehensive book is an invaluable guide to Paganism and critical issues in its study.

Druidry Handbook

Further. Reading. A good history of the Druid Revival has yet to be written, and
Druids interested in the origins and growth of their traditions will have plenty of
digging to do.These are some useful sources: Margot Adler, Drawing Down the ...

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1633412245

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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The classic guide to living a spiritual life rooted in Celtic antiquity and revived to meet the challenges of contemporary life. Druidry offers people a path of harmony through reconnection with the green Earth. The Druidry Handbook is the first hands-on manual of traditional British druid practice that explores the Sun Path of seasonal celebration, the Moon Path of meditation, and the Earth Path of living in harmony with nature as tools for crafting an Earth-honoring life here and now. From ritual and meditation to nature awareness and ecological action, John Michael Greer opens the door to a spirituality rooted in the living Earth. Featuring a mix of philosophy, rituals, spiritual practice, and lifestyle issues, The Druidry Handbook is an essential guide for those seriously interested in practicing a traditional form of druidry. It offers equal value to eclectics and solitary practitioners eager to incorporate more Earth-based spirituality into their own belief system.

Way of the Druid

Like the sacred Druid Oak Tree, those whose roots are strong, will endure all things and survive all things! Go to the deepest present. Go to the furthest past. Go to the edge of mans future. But above all and alas, Read This Book!

Author: Ron McVan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781452878959

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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The Druids, the Tuatha De Danann, Fomors, Fenians, Heroes of Ulster, Cuchulain, Finn Mac Cool, Conan and so much more! Behind the masks of Celtic legend, we find the face of divinity, we find the very roots, essence and origins of the tribes of the Celtoi. Splendid panoramas of myth, magic, legend and esoteric knowledge unfold in this wonderous, must have, open door to an inner revival of Euro-ethnic spirituality and ancestral awakening. "The Way Of The Druid" by Ron McVan. The Emerald Isle will shine brightly once again as each reader travels through this lavishly illustrated, timely and unconventional book. The Druids were the early Celtic spiritual masters, movers, shakers, and magic makers, but most importantly, they had developed a true ancestral spiritual path with roots extending back into the High Priest orders of Atlantis, once a highly cultured cradle of Aryan civilization. Way Of The Druid will bring each reader to a virtual cauldron of ethnic history, inspiration and wisdom. In these perilous days of uncertainty and calculated wholesale decimation of entire cultures and traditions in the Western World, both Celtic Druidism and Teutonic Wotanism are prominately surfacing as the key quintessential spiritual paths of Aryankind in todays world. Both of these undaunted religions have stood the long arduous millenniums of ages and remain as new and dynamically profound, as they are indeed vastly ancient and essential. Druidism and Wotanism are both destined to become the two giant twin towers of all Euro-paganism before the end of this 21st century. Within both ethnic pathways, beckons the entire spectrum of human knowledge and enlightenment. Way Of The Druid is not just any book, it is a primer for an ancestral journey to ones own roots of being. Like the sacred Druid Oak Tree, those whose roots are strong, will endure all things and survive all things! Go to the deepest present. Go to the furthest past. Go to the edge of mans future. But above all and alas, Read This Book! Not only is Way Of The Druid well worthy of your time, it is crutial in these declining days of nations and will awaken you to the calling of your blood, your true history, and spiritual essence as a people and culture! Read "Way Of The Druid" and Go To Your Roots! History is long, life is short, and the urgency of the day is obvious! READ IT NOW!

The Celtic Golden Dawn

This new book provides students with a complete curriculum of Druidical magic and occult wisdom, including training in ceremonial magic, meditation, pathworking, divination, geomancy, and herbal alchemy, allowing self-initiation into the ...

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9780738731551

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 374

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A century ago, groups descending from the famed Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn fused the occult lore of the Western magical tradition with the nature spirituality of the Druid Revival. They invoked Pagan Celtic powers instead of the Judeo-Christian names and symbols. Respected occult author and Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer has re-created a complete magical system based on the Celtic Golden Dawn traditions. This new book provides students with a complete curriculum of Druidical magic and occult wisdom, including training in ceremonial magic, meditation, pathworking, divination, geomancy, and herbal alchemy, allowing self-initiation into the three degrees of Ovate, Bard, and Druid. It features spectacular magical techniques for such things as invisibility, etheric shapeshifing, and conjuring spirits.

The Literary Reader

... dating from the Norman Conquest, Io96, to the accession of Henry VIII, 1509,
the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. IV. MoDERN TIMEs: introduced by the
fall of the feudal system, the Protestant Resormation, and the Revival of Letters ...

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Irisih Druids and Old Irish Religions Revised Edition

This new edition is a must for any reader interested in ancient Ireland, ancient religions or the Druids.

Author: James Bonwick

Publisher: Sovereign Press (WI)

ISBN: 9780987706430

Category: History

Page: 354

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James Bonwick (1817-1906), was a teacher, historian and author, who produced many books over his lifetime. Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions was written when the author was 77 years old, and was the culmination of many years of study. In it he covers a wide range of topics and opinions, from scholarly sources to the authors of the Druid Revival. While not going into great depth with any of the topics, his citations provide the reader with a starting point for further study. Which brings us to this new edition of the book, which has been re-edited, and given a new Biblography to replace the author's list of Authorities Cited, which could be vague, obscure, and provided no biblographic details. While this Biblography is by no means complete, it covers a large percentage of the citations, not only from the author's original list, but also from the main text itself which were not included on the list. This new edition is a must for any reader interested in ancient Ireland, ancient religions or the Druids.

Stonehenge and the Celtic Revival in British Art Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

2 ) The second title page , executed between 1723 and 1733 , contains a plaque
reading " History of the Temples of the Religion of the Druids " . ( fig . 3 ) This
would indicate that Stukeley had more narrowly defined his topic , restricting it
solely ...

Author: Sharon Louise Hanford

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Page: 256

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The Utne Reader

Easter , like Eostre , represents rebirth : the revival , after darkness , of the soil —
or , in Christian terms , of the soul . cient Roman festival of the Lupercalia , fre It is
because of this association of the holquently marked by licentiousness , was ...

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Historical Text Books and Readers

This revival of learning was known as the Renaissance , which means the New
Birth . The study of ... The schools kept by the druids were , as we have seen , not
for children , but for young men who wished to become heathen priests . During ...

Author: Westminster Catholic Federation

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Category: Church and education

Page: 1138

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Reading Irish Histories

56 Rolleston , then , sees this contemporary problem as having its roots in the
dominant role of the Druids in ancient ... 55 Jeanne Sheehy writes in The
rediscovery of Ireland ' s past : the Celtic revival 1830 - 1930 ( London , 1980 )
that the ...

Author: Lawrence W. McBride

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 233

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An array of historians, social scientists, and scholars of literature examines how representatives of various political, social, and educational institutions and diverse cultural traditions employed the written word.

The Druid Renaissance

Suggested Reading The only comprehensive study of modern Druid movements
is at present my own book , Les Druides ... in the Druid Renaissance , including
Robert MacGregor Reid , The Druid Revival in Brittany , France and Europe 121.

Author: Philip Carr-Gomm

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 303

View: 850

The Druid tradition lies at the heart of Western spirituality and today it is experiencing a renaissance unprecedented in its long history. The Druids, like the Native Americans and Aborigines, revere and respect the earth. They see Nature as their teacher and mother. Today, Druidry offers a spiritual way that includes an understanding of healing, creativity and the need to place our love for the land at the centre of our lives. Drawn together in this collection are contributions from Druid Chiefs from Britain, France and America together with writers and mystics, healers and psychologists, professors and historians, which express the excitement and breadth of the modern Druid renaissance. This book is a celebration of the flowering of a tradition that is ancient yet ever-new.

The Techniques of Reading

... Iron Age revival makes it permissible to say that perhaps by good luck Stukeley
may not have been altogether wrong when he spread the idea , still too widely
held , that Stonehenge was the handiwork of the Celtic priesthood of the Druids .

Author: Horace Judson

Publisher:

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Category: Reading

Page: 406

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Folklore in Use

The reader is therefore solely responsible for his or her own action in undertaking
the training offered herein . ... However , the druidism emerging from that revival
emphasized the druid as a scientist - astronomer who already held keys to a ...

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The Reader s Guide to Everyman s Library

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The New Larned History for Ready Reference Reading and Research

... Pope Clement XII , issued his famous bull against Druids , 1761 ; and the
Foresters , 1780 , ' friendly ' Freemasonry . ... XII . declared war on secret
societies and the revival in 1717 , when the four London Lodges · fulminated a
terrible bull ...

Author: Josephus Nelson Larned

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The Druids

This book also looks at the growth of Druidism since the 1700s, along with the practitioners who embrace new ideas and beliefs.

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494829490

Category: History

Page: 44

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*Includes pictures. *Includes ancient accounts of the Druids written by Caesar, Cicero, Pliny, and more. *Explains the modern revival of Druids. *Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading. "Throughout all of Gaul there are two classes of people who are treated with dignity and honor. This does not include the common people, who are little better than slaves and never have a voice in councils. Many of these align themselves with a patron voluntarily, whether because of debt or heavy tribute or out of fear of retribution by some other powerful person. Once they do this, they have given up all rights and are scarcely better than servants. The two powerful classes mentioned above are the Druids and the warriors. Druids are concerned with religious matters, public and private sacrifices, and divination." - Julius Caesar The Celts are one of the most well-known groups in Europe and one of the least understood. Depending on which classifications are used, the Celts are also one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. In the centuries before Christ, the Celts were spread out across much of continental Europe, and though they are mostly identified with Gaul, evidence suggests they also spread as far as Portugal. However, even though they were spread out across Europe before the height of the Roman Empire, most people associate the Celts with the British Isles today, particularly Ireland and Scotland. After they had been relegated to those smaller regions as a result of the Romans and other migrations, the culture of the Celts as it is currently understood began to congeal during the Early Middle Ages, and Celtic culture, folklore, and legend have all become inextricably intertwined with Irish history and British history as a whole. The Celts have fascinated people for centuries, and the biggest fascination of all has been over the Druids, a religious class at the heart of Celtic society that wielded great power. Naturally, people have been interested in Druids for centuries mostly because they don't understand much about the Druids or their practices. The earliest meaning of the word comes from the Ancient Romans, who labeled them "Druidae" in reference to the white robed order of Celtic priests living in Gaul, Britain and Ireland. They were a well-organized, secretive group who kept no written records and performed their rituals - allegedly including human sacrifice - in oaken groves, all of which interested and horrified the Romans. The order was eventually crushed under the weight of first Roman conquest and then the imposition of Christianity, and from the remains, centuries of myths, imaginings and dreams were superimposed over the little that was known about the Druids. Not surprisingly, people have come to associate the Druids with what have been imposed. Even today, there is a revived Druidic religious movement that fuses this skeleton of knowledge about the ancient Druids with ideas such as rituals at standing stones (like Stonehenge), nature and sun worship, the carrying of ornate staves, and Arthuriana. Wider popular culture has seen "Druids" - usually some form of secretive nature-priests - in games like Dungeons and Dragons and World of Warcraft, and films like Wicker Man (1973 and 2006) and Druids (2001). The Druids: The History and Mystery of the Ancient Celtic Priests explores the known and unknown about the Druids, from the historical evidence of their existence and practices to the evolution of Druidic concepts over time. This book also looks at the growth of Druidism since the 1700s, along with the practitioners who embrace new ideas and beliefs. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about the Druids like you never have before, in no time at all.

A Reader s Guide to James Joyce

Druiddrum press ” and “ Most beautiful book ... " are references to Yeats . Cf. pp .
14 , 213 ... If Dowie , a revivalist promising revival , is announcing Bloom , the
remedy “ in his backpocket ” must be potato or soap . Meanwhile , " Yooka ...
Yook .

Author: William York Tindall

Publisher: Octagon Press, Limited

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Druid Shaman Priest

However , the druidism emerging from that revival emphasized the druid as a
scientist - astronomer who already held keys ... Both ethnographic data on
shamanism and early Celtic literature present the reader with material that is very
alien to ...

Author: Leslie Jones

Publisher:

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Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This work examines the changing figure of the Druid as a continuum from classical times to the present. It queries why, if we know virtually nothing about the real druids, people have found the image of the druid so compelling.

The Druids

Even less chance seems to exist for a revival of ' wise ' Druids as important
figures in the national scholarly imagination . ... extrapolations from literal belief in
Scripture , and a simple and trusting reading of Greek and Roman texts - are
denied ...

Author: Ronald Hutton

Publisher: Hambledon Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 240

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A comprehensive insight into Druids in Britain since 1500, with hundreds of sources never used before. The first major overview of the subject for over 30 years.