Date(s) - 26/07/2017 - 30/07/2017
The theme of this year’s Druid Camp being animal spirits, Greywolf was an obvious choice as a presenter. His theme will be the Re-Wilding of Druidry, tracing the spiritual relationship between humans and other animals from its origins on the Central Asian Steppes 40,000 years ago through to the present day, when classical Druids are increasingly recognised as having been the ‘shamanic’ practitioners of the North-West European Iron Age, a conclusion Greywolf himself came to in 1974, six years before the publication of Michael Harner’s ‘The Way of the Shaman’ and eleven years before the publication of John Matthews’ ‘The Celtic Shaman.’
The BDO was therefore ‘shamanistic’ from its origins, a fact cemented by Greywolf’s vision of ‘his’ Wolf spirit in 1994.
This presentation will include Greywolf’s native British wolf chant. It is hoped that others will be similarly inspired with chants for their own sacred animals. When we have enough, it would be great to combine them into a CD of native British animal chants.
The Druid Camp is probably the best organised event of its kind in Britain. There’s a restaurant onsite, a visiting mobile shop, a powered stage on which an excellent line-up of bands perform, this year including the legendary Inkubus Sukkubus, and a range of presenters including brilliant bard, Kevan Manwaring and ‘urban shaman,’ Gordon ‘the Toad’ MacLellan. It’s a beautiful venue too, on raised ground nestled into a bend of the River Severn. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!