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.