I know theres a druid already here but hes quite busy (no offence)
so I went in search of a coven recently, and I found I can't join till I'm 18, but still.
I found a coven of druids, and the leader agreed to meet up with me.
we did (of course I brought a friend, safety first haha).
he wasn't at all what I expected xD but he was very nice.
basically he told me a little of the history of druids.
At the end of our meeting he asked for questions, which I said I didn't have any.
anyway, his chain was weird, it had Ogham (ancient Celtic language involving lines), dunno what it said but it looked nice.
We had coffee and he gave me books on the mythology of the druids.
He says the best place to start off learning about druids, is the mythology and events of the past =)
I was wondering if anyone would like me to ask him anything for you,
or if you prefer, I can ask him for his e-mail and you can ask him yourself.
His name is Luke Eastwood.
He's very patient, he allowed me 1 month to read 3 books, and gave me 1 book to keep.
The only books were:
The Philosopher And The Druids By Philip Freeman
Celtic - Myths And Legends By T. W. Rolleston
Echoes Of A Savage Land By Joe McGowen
He gave me a printed off sheets: "The Celtic Heroic Age, 93 - 96 Selections From The Fin Cycle Trans John Carey.
He gave me a book to keep permanently also, The Journey By Joseph Dawton.
At the moment I've only read a short bit of The philosopher and the druids.
It accounts of meetings between the druids and Alexander the Great at the start, Alexander seemed to think the druids a very weird folk, and the druids did not flatter him when he said "what scares you" they simply replied "nothing" whereas most would have replied "why, of course, YOU Alexander"
So yeah, I'm enjoying this read =) and I would recomment you check out these books. If you have any questions please feel free to post below and I'll bring a list to him to answer haha xD
Short questions please though, I don't want to keep him there for hours on end
He agreed that reading is great, but practicing is better.
I'm going to be going to his house every so often to practice druidry there,
he also told me I should go to the woods and talk alone for a while, which I think would be nice.
He's a pretty normal guy, not very devoted, but still willing to teach me.
He never was interested in druidry until he was 21.
he told me e it's better to start young like I am.
It was kinda weird, before I got to the place we were meeting, I felt a surge of power, like I was drunk off energy, and yesterday I felt drained after meeting with him. It was like he was radiating power and I was unable to handle it.
So yeah, any questions.. go below
I hope you enjoy reading this. I just wanted to share my experiences ^^.
I'm writing a sort of druidry diary of my progress, if I find I'm still interested in it.
I'm considering going to a moot nearby me, it's in an old barn, I love old buildings, they're lovely ^^ so yeah MAYBE
I'm done talking now. Don't wanna bore you guys xD.