Old Gods, New Druids
Enter the world of ancient Celtic Gods and their modern day followers.
The universe is filled with countless gods, goddesses and nature spirits. Many made themselves known to the Druids of ancient Northern Europe. How can modern day Druids make contact with these age-old Beings?
‘Old Gods, New Druids' offers a series of twenty humorous and informative lessons that can be used for group or solitary study and is ideal for people interested in Druidry and the Pagan spirituality of ancient Britain and Ireland.
Learn about the ancient Gods and other spirits, along with methods of honouring them through ritual, mysticism, poetry and storytelling. Find a spiritual discipline that embraces responsible hedonism whilst venerating the Land and all her children.
The growing worldwide interest in the old polytheist religions has lead people to attempt to reconstruct the shattered traditions of earlier times. This book provides a model for recreating a working, coherent theology for anyone wanting to commune with their Gods and the Living Land, regardless of their origins or heritage.
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The book was a joy to read. I recommend it wholly, to anyone working within the modern Druid tradition, or interested in it. ~ Bish, The Druid Netwok
This book is a teaching tool, likely of benefit to those newly on the druid path, and also offering much to more experienced travellers. I found it a very enjoyable, rewarding and productive read. I hope Robin will continue â€“ thereâ€™s a definite possibility waved of further, and deeper teaching here, which I hope we will be blessed with in the not too dim and distant future. ~ Bryn Colvin, The Druid Network
For anyone new to Druidry, as well as anyone interested in Druidry, Old Gods New Druids is a wonderfully entertaining and informative book. Written with wit and humour, this book will have you chuckling out loud at some places, and deep in thought in others. What I found most entertaining were the notes, which were not only informative, but also rather funny in some cases. ~ Autumn Song, The Druid Network
I was interested in learning about druidry and made my first steps along the path but needed to know how to progress. This book is written as a study course which you can take at your own speed. I am being careful in my studies, taking it very slowly and am enjoying the journey immensely. So far I have read and followed two chapters only but in that time am learning so much. It is proving to be a real 'adventure of discovery'. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in following a druidic path or indeed for anyone who desires to know more about the faith. On a scale of one to ten I would certainly give it an outright 10. ~ Cymraeg Kate, Amazon Books
If you are interested in Druidry but are still unsure of where to start, this is the book for you! While clearly intended for beginners, it also provides a lot of information for experienced readers.~ Melanie Marquis, Witches & Pagans
Those who know Robin as a storyteller will recognise the easy flow of his banter in this book. Within its lines his skill as a wordsmith is evident, yet there is also a sincere devotion and celebration of the subject. The text is exquisitely grounded, both informed and inspired from its blend of Celtic sources. Indeed, it isn't often that I read a book on Druidry and find myself smiling, my fist clenched with the force of my joyful agreement. Yes, this is a very fine exposition of Druidry, fluent, graceful and witty, not only in terms of its content but also in the way it is expressed. ~ Emma Restall Orr, Head of The Druid Network, founder of Honouring the Ancient Dead, author of Living Druidry, Living with Honour : A Pagan Ethics, and Kissing the Hag, among others
Robin Herne's new book is a well-written and insightful account of polytheistic Druidry as practised by his group in East Anglia. Drawing on his reading of medieval Gaelic literature, which may have links to the pre-Christian past of Ireland, he writes with wit and verve. He also appreciates the paucity and enigmatic nature of our sources, building a spiritual tradition therefrom that is relevant to the present day and yet rooted in his particular understanding of our Celtic past. ~ Dr Mark Williams, Celticist, at Peterhouse, Cambridge