The Elements of The Druid Tradition (by Philip Carr-Gomm)
Presents a historical overview of Druidism and explains its importance in regards to our daily lives. Information presented within this book includes; Chapters on the three differing grades (Ovate, Bard, Druid) of our path, the Druids eightfold year, Stone circles, Dragon [ley] lines and Tree lore. Also presented is a resource list for the student.
"This book is highly recommended as it introduces the seeker to the foundations of Druidic tradition. I would suggest it as reading to both the novice, and experienced initiate." -Taliere
The Druid Way (by Philip Carr-Gomm)
Carr-Gomm takes the reader through sacred lands of southern Britain, and the reader encounters Dragons, giants, ancestral shades and ancient places. They speak to the reader of the beauty and elegance of a spiritual path that still exhists and can be practiced. Included within the text are three Rites of Passage. These ceremonies are rather intriguing.
"A fine book - a truly pagan refreshment for the
soul." ADF Journal
The 21 Lessons of Merlyn (by Douglas Monroe) *****
Monroe takes the reader through a series of stories involving the boyhood of the King Arthur in the 5th century, under the guidance of Merlyn the Druid. Contained within each of the stories are checkpoints for initiation into the Druidic tradition. Monroe introduces the lessons throughout the story, with key concepts represented at the chapters conclusion. Many Triads are contained within the work as well.
"I cannot recommend this book enough. The framework and ideology are presented in a manner that lodges the concepts within your Mind. This book is an ESSENTIAL to the practicing Druid. GO AND BUY IT NOW IF YOU DON'T OWN IT!!!" -Taliere /|\
A Druidís Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year (by Ellen Evert Hopman) ****
Ellen Evert Hopman Introduces the reader as to how herbs are used when celebrating Rites of passage, and Druidic festivals. Also included within the book are chapter on how herbal tinctures, salves and poultices are prepared, those herbs used by contemporary Druids, and the differing relationships between herbs and sacred sites and/or places.
"Another must have for your Library.
Herbalism, and the application of herbs are essential to the Druid initiate.
This one is a Jewel to cherish." -Taliere /|\
The Bardic Source Book (Compiled
and Edited by John Matthews. Forwarded by Rob Williamson)
This compilation give a comprehensive insight into to key Texts from Bardic traditions. From Talisin, Merlyn, Iolo Morganwg, and modern Bardic material, this book has earned its place within the study of anyone studying modern Bardic and Druidic pathways.
The Book of Druidry (by Ross Nichols)
This book represents Nuinn's Lifetime study of the History and practice of Druidism. It seems that this manuscript was lost for 10 years before finally being rediscovered and edited by Carr-Gromm and Mathews. Inside, the book includes, an analysis of 10 sacred sites, excepts of Druidic wisdom, complete rituals and [of course] a bibliography.
"A marvelous treasure-trove of lore" John
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It is time to walk further down the Druidic path with the mystical lessons taught to King Arthur by the Wise Magician Merlyn. As new secrets are revealed in three Mythological tales taken from The Book of Pheryllt, a famous and rare 16th-century text, you will undergo a vision quest beyond the confines of the normal world. Delve deeply into this ancient knowledge -- It is time to reawaken the wisdom and magic of the Druids.
A grimoire that explains the magical elements in the stories follows each tale, providing instructions on how to reenact the lessons and replicate the rituals. Like a Magicians personal Book of shadows, each grimoire contains knowledge specifically reserved for a chosen apprentice --you!
Rich with authentic lore and magical techniques, this work of Traditional, Celtic-style storytelling and scholarship serves to unlock the doorway to your imagination. This powerful follow-up to The 21 Lessons of Merlyn holds the spiritual nourishment and practical shamanic methods you need to reclaim the essential spirit of the ancient Celts.
"I cannot recommend this book enough. The framework and ideology are presented in a manner that lodges the concepts within your Mind. This book is an ESSENTIAL to the Druid initiate. GO AND BUY IT NOW IF YOU DON'T OWN IT!!!" -Taliere /|\