Contemplating Druidry - Sources?

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Modern Druidry is a 300 year old path that focuses on nature spirituality and inner transformation founded on personal experience rather than dogmatic belief.
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Oh, AWESOME! THANK YOU! I will definitely be checking these out!
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I know you said that you don't like organised groups- I'm actually the same way which is why I like OBOD. You don't have to participate in the community at all, and all of the materials present a way to practice everything in a solitary way. I only bring it up, because when I started on my druidry path in 2007, I could literally find nothing of substance to learn from. The problem with finding a practitioner to teach you, is that (with OBOD at least) we aren't really supposed to disclose the information in the gwersu to people outside of the Order. I also bring it up, because you can order the entire course with audio files instead of booklets, so you can listen instead of reading. I know OBOD is expensive, but for me it was worth it because the knowledge I was able to find outside of the course is lacking compared to what I've learned within. Again, I've been with OBOD since 2007 and I'm still on the Bardic level- everything is done at your own pace and you can use and discard things as you fancy.

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Thank you for sharing the information, Syelraedhel! I'm just not a big fan of paying for membership to things. I have nothing against it at all, I just would rather not do it myself. (: That and I don't have money to do so! Haha. I'm very glad it's helped you, though, and that you've been able to succeed so well with it. I wish you luck in your future endeavors with it!
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Hey, I can totally understand that! It's the reason I haven't progressed to the Ovate grade in years- I just can't justify paying for it. :P

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I just wanted to chime in here fro a sec. I have looked into the OBOD and was put off by the cost, a friend of mine had signed up and was getting the lessons, so he would let me look at them, but then he also didn't complete the course...don't remember if it was because of cost...anyway, the point I'm tying to make is that someone had to put all that material together, ...research, documentation, typing, copying, mailing...I dunno maybe it's on line now? this is back in the paper mailing days,... these people do it because they love what they do, but they need reimbursement. I think Pagan clergy is the lowest paid of any clergy person. We generally are out there for the people, and occasionally get reimbursement through barter and that sort of thing, which is good, but is doesn't pay the rent. I'm wondering if this will ever change.
Sorry ...not really pertaining to your original post.
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I'm not sure, FF, but I did find an entire book online. Haha. I do have another book, though, that I like and am using for my guidance. I forget which order it is, though... It might be OBOD but I'm not sure. Thank you for the input! I'll keep searching, especially because I'm doing a presentation on this for our pagan club.
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Bump 2020

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I have books by Ross Nichols, Phillip Carr Gorm, both Caitlin and John Matthews and Emma Restall Orr. All worthwhile sources for a glimpse into modern Druidism (and indeed modern celtic witchcraft).

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I don't pracrise Druidry, but being a Gaelic polytheist and Wiccan, I love the Druidcraft tarot deck.

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