The Mysteries of Druidry

Celtic Mysticism, Theory, and Practice (A Training Manual for the Modern-Druid)

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“An excellent study of the way in which Druid spirituality can inspire and help us today.”
Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids; author of The Druidcraft Tarot and Druidcraft
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Book Details

Pages

240 Pages

Size

7 x 10

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

04/07/2006

ISBN

978-1-56414-878-0

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Brendan Cathbad Myers PhD

    Brendan Cathbad Myers has studied and practiced Irish Druidry for more than 12 years. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, and his articles on Celtic spirituality have been published in numerous journals and magazines in four countries. Originally from Ontario, Canada, he now lives in the west of Ireland. This is his second book.

  • Foreword by Isaac Bonewits

“A clear, accessible, and forthright exploration of Celtic tradition as the foundation of a personal path of mystical transformation that’s profoundly relevant to the problems and possibilities of the modern world. This is a book I would be delighted to recommend to my students, to members of my Druid order, and to anyone interested in Celtic spirituality as a living path for today.” —John Michael Greer, former Grand Archdruid, Ancient Order of Druids in America and author of The Druidry Handbook
 
The Druids were the mystics, philosophers, and magicians of the ancient Celtic world. Their spirituality was borne from their near-worship of poetry and music, their warrior prowess, and the world of nature. The Mysteries of Druidry reveals this mystical romanticism as it was in ancient times, and shows various ways to bring it to life today. It includes:

  • A professionally researched survey of Druidic history, tradition, and customs.
  • Detailed descriptions of the mysteries of Celtic spirituality, including the Sacred Truth, the Great Marriage, the Hero’s Journey, and the Otherworld.
  • Practical guidance for meditation and ceremony, for individuals and for groups.
  • The Celtic story of the creation of the world, presented together with a plan for re-enacting the story in ritual.

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“An excellent study of the way in which Druid spirituality can inspire and help us today.”
Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids; author of The Druidcraft Tarot and Druidcraft
“Despite the flurry of books on Celtic spirituality in recent years, very little has seen print that combines a solid foundation in Celtic tradition and scholarship with practical guidance for those who hope to follow a living Celtic spiritual path in today’s world. Brendan Cathbad Myers’ The Mysteries of Druidry fills that void admirably, with a clear, accessible, and forthright exploration of Celtic tradition as the foundation of a personal path of mystical transformation that’s profoundly relevant to the problems and possibilities of the modern world. This is a book I would be delighted to recommend to my students, to members of my Druid order, and to anyone interested in Celtic spirituality as a living path for today.”
John Michael Greer, Grand Archdruid, Ancient Order of Druids in America and author of The Druidry Handbook
“Few books on Druidry successfully blend the intellectual, the emotional, and the spiritual aspects to create a truly representative work on Celtic mysteries. The Mysteries of Druidry is one of these books. It is clearly written by someone who has practical experience in Druidry, making it one of the most enjoyable, inspirational, informative, and beautiful books on the subject.”
Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, founders of Teampall Na Callaighe, Ireland; authors of A Witches’ Bible
“With gentle clarity, [Myers] writes not only of myth, folklore, and Celtic history, but also of and for our Celtic present. With his words, he inspires, calling the reader to breathe in the songs of the ancestors, and so to sing those songs with both a celebratory pride and a profound relevance for today.”
Emma Restall Orr, Joint Chief of the British Druid Order; author of Principles of Druidry
“Cathbad’s The Mysteries of Druidry is an excellent account of this often shrouded topic. He brings a deft touch to this highly informative and illuminating book.”
Nicholas R. Mann, author of The Isle of Avalon and Druid Magic
The Mysteries of Druidry is an exemplary look at one man’s approach to Druidism, with excellent food for thought and suggestions for group ritual and personal practice. Brendan’s questions and discussions lay a firm foundation for all those seeking to explore the many forms of Druidism for themselves. His personal stories of working with and discovering the spirits of the land are inspiring and useful guides to the readers.”
Erynn Laurie, author of A Circle of Stones, Co-founder of the Inis Glas Hedge School
The Mysteries of Druidry is itself a journey well worth taking for any student or teacher of Druidry. Brendan Myers has in this seminal work on Druidry effectively revealed much about the Druid Way that was once hidden. An essential part of the library of any seeker of the Druid Way.”
Searles O’Dubhain, Founder of the summerlands.com, Ogham Seer and Druid Author