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Awen Badge BDORekindling the sacred fires of Druidry as a living, breathing, animistic, shamanistic, life-affirming, Earth-honouring spirituality for the 21st century, drawing inspiration from the threefold stream of Awen's flow from its source, the Cauldron of the goddess Ceridwen.

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Notice: Where did the BDO Forum go?

Sadly, we had to retire our online forum here on the website, as the software kept breaking the rest of the site. Doh! While we come up with a totally brilliant replacement, you can still partake in friendly forum-like discussions over in our Facebook group

BDO Courses - What our students are saying:

Bardic booklet 5 cover"I have completed the Bardic course and loved every life enriching word of it. Thank you for a wonderful experience. It is one I will continue to go back to time and again and learn even more from. I would highly recommend the Bardic course to anyone." - Bardic student, Shropshire, UK

“I find myself feeling the presence of other beings as I walk, and feel them as fellow travelers in mutual aid. And I’ve finally arrived at a place I can make offerings to the gods and spirits, and do rituals, and really feel it and mean it versus going through the motions because I think I ought to. Finally, I feel the connections I’ve heard others speak of, but found so elusive to find on my own. In the last few months, I’ve felt an incredible surge of energy and renewed meaning in my life. Two months ago, it just popped into my head that my place of employment ought to be doing more on sustainability issues and I proposed, and had accepted, the creation of a task force to implement sustainable processes. I’ve never been a leader, or seen as a leader, but I’m in charge of this initiative and I believe I owe the courage to do this to my Ovate studies.Ovate course student, Minnesota, USA

BDO Groves - growing community

Dear BDO members and friends,

If you have been involved with the BDO for some time you might be familiar with the idea of groves affiliated to the BDO. If you aren't then please take a look at

We are now trying to formalise our record keeping in what groves and where want to be affiliated to us. In order the ensure completeness of records with our new system, please don't assume that we know, so, can I kindly ask everyone who feels that their grove, seed group or other collective either is or should be (or could be) affiliated to the BDO to complete the BDO Grove Affiliation Form and send it back to us. Thanks for your help.


Amanda, Groves Coordinator

PaganAid: A new charity combining aid for people with environmental protection

PA-Header-960x150-leaf-water-dropletsThe British Druid Order is delighted to support PaganAid, a new charity helping people in need through environmentally sound projects. One such project involves planting trees on the edge of the Sahara desert so that local people can harvest products from them while improving their environment for themselves and generations to come. Visit the PaganAid website to learn more and to donate. Any amount, however small, will help people around the world to improve their lives while protecting our planet. Trustees and board members include Ian Chandler, who has worked in over 50 countries and with numerous charities, including Oxfam, Amnesty International and Greenpeace, Mike Stygal, president of the Pagan Federation, and our very own Greywolf (Philip Shallcrass), chief of the BDO.