Since the first Druidic lessons were offered by the OBOD in 1988, thousands of members have followed this path, creating a network of Druids with more than 80 groves and seed groups around the world, and providing the foundation for a real Druidic community. Although it consists of’ grades,’ they are more like’ colleges,’ each educating distinct abilities, each building on one another in interpersonal ways.
Druidic beliefs are some of the most fascinating of any ancient or modern religion, and it’s no wonder that they have resonated so powerfully with people around the world.
Druidism is largely free of dogmas and fixed, rigid practices and beliefs, instead taking a more spiritual path in order to change global problems like sectarianism, intolerance and judgement.
The festival of Samhain, or Calan Gaeaf, is a time of honouring the dead and the closing of the year. It is also the time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest.
Each and every druid celebrates Samhain in his or her own special way, but there is a ritual that tends to be followed by all practicing druids in part, or in its entity.
There are 8 periods of particular significance in the year of a Druid and these are celebrated with 8 special festivals.
Of the 8 periods, 4 are lunar and 4 solar, which creates a balance between masculine and feminine observances. Join us as we delve deeper into the significance behind the Eightfold Wheel of the Year. Continue reading Exploring the Eightfold Wheel of the Year
Of all the ancient places in the world, there are few that hold as much mystery as Stonehenge. An ancient, Stone Age site that’s made up of massive stone blocks, there has been plenty of speculation over the years as to why the original Britons decided to create the imposing structures thousands of years ago. Continue reading Stonehenge And The Solstices Explained
Wicca is a varied belief system, meaning that different sects have various understandings and spells that they use on a regular basis. Despite this, most Wiccans all make use of the same basic spells, which usually encompass protection, healing, love, success, and intuition. Continue reading Popular Spells For Beginners
Wicca is defined as a modern form of paganism founded in the 20th century in Britain and says that it has its origins in early Christian religions.
Druidism is considered a spiritual and religious movement with the goal to promote peace and harmony and a connection to the natural world. The earlier Druids identified themselves as Christians. Continue reading Differences Between Wicca and Druidism
A very important part of a Druid’s spiritual journey is prayer and devotion. There are no particular prayers that are prescribed and Druids may use their own prayers, those that feel right for them.
These prayers will change with circumstances, changes in one’s life and even different prayers for the seasons. Continue reading Prayer and Devotion on a Druid’s Spiritual Journey
There are things that druids do agree on such as their spiritual connection to the living world, their respect for nature and finding inspiration from the druids of old.
Druidism is also a personal journey and many druids find it important to set up a shrine or altar, which is based on their own belief system within druidism. Continue reading Setting Up an Altar
Every living being is considered sacred within Druidry. Just as every plant, tree, and blade of grass is cherished, so is every animal, fish, and bird.
However, just as certain trees receive special veneration in Druidry such as mistletoe and the oak, so do certain animals such as the hind, salmon, and the raven. Continue reading The Significance of Animal Lore in Druidry