Oh, how I wanted to love this book! My love of gardening and permaculture goes deep, as deep as my devotion to my Druidry. This book should be a combination that plays right into what I want to read about the most. However, The Druid Garden by Luke Eastwood sadly left me feeling "meh". It's [...]
I was raised Irish Catholic in a family of farmers and teachers. It was understood that you first loved God, then your neighbors, and then the gifts of the land. Walking the farm was as much a spiritual lesson as economic necessity.
Through a winding and twisty path my relationship with divinity grew and changed. The most important spiritual experiences for me have always been through the land. Whether I was at the farm I grew up on or a park in the city, there was a peace and sublime pleasure in the natural world that I could not, and still cannot, replicate in any other setting. So the Earth is now my temple and priestess.
Druidry has been the easiest way I can relate my spiritual life and experiences with others. I am currently working on my Ovate grade through OBOD. I work mostly as a solitary Druid. My community comes from talking and learning with folks online through YouTube, this blog, and social media. Some Druids feel that the path is more a philosophy or a way to honor their history and ancestry. But, for me it is my primary expression of spirituality and is all the religion I need right now.
Inviting the Gods in
Sacred Actions by Dana O’Driscoll
Oh, how I've longed for a book such as this! My personal practice has long included land stewardship actions, and I've found a lot of commonalities between the ethos of Druidry and permaculture. It's always surprised me that there aren't more books about Paganism that include some juicier conversations about caring for the earth in [...]
My Book of Awen
A common pursuit of those who follow a Pagan path or practice Witchcraft is to create a magical book. That might mean a Book of Shadows, a Grimoire, or some combination of those. I chose to make a Book of Awen to not only document the important procedures, information, spells, and seasonal celebrations but to [...]