A Druidry Reference Library?

A few people have asked me recently whether there is a singular reference book or guide for Druidry. The brief answer to that is “No” – we do not have an equivalent of a Bible or Qur’an. What we have in the BDO are our courses and they contain many references to a mutitude of texts, stories, ancient myths and tales, poetry etc. which act as a guide through your journey to becoming a Bard, Ovate or Druid.

The next question which inevitably arises is: “Where do I find all of these? Is there a library of Druidry?”

Well, no, there isn’t a library…yet.

But we’re working on it.

One very exciting phase of this new web development is that we hope to build a reference library which will contain essential texts, links to reading materials, recommendations, reviews and other resources which everyone will find helpful, whether you are undertaking one of our courses, or whether you are just curious and want to find out more about what Druidry is and what Druids do, where we get our current ideas and beliefs from and how they inform our practices and how they fit into practicing Druidry in the modern world.

Keep up to date with all developments on the site here or on our Facebook page.


  1. Philip McAuley

    I find that I want to become A Druid and I want to learn.

    I want to be able to connect my own world with me becoming a great Druid and hope will bring good more folk to the Druid way of life.

    I want to learn what foods I should be consuming as a Druid and what spells I can use to bring light unto and into my heart and my mind.

    I seek peace and white magic.
    I love trees and see people hurting them and they don’t realise their alive.

    I can write long essays or most anything in literature and would welcome work I can do for the Druid Order.


  2. david poole

    I think that this is a very good idea. There are a couple of books which I would like to recommend. The Bardic Handbook by Kevan Manwaring is an exceptional guide to Bardism which I have found to be very inspiring. The Path of Druidry by Penny Billington has also been very helpful. I am not sure whether everyone understands Gaelic, but I think it is very important. Some texts in Gaelic would be useful for some members. I think there is a need for a complete online translation of the Mabinogion, this text is crucial.

  3. Byron Foltz

    Hail to you all from Olympia, Washington (state), USA.

    Great to see the new site up & running, & all these resources being collected into a readily accessable place.


  4. Stephanie McAlea

    While I’m happy not to study for any religious reasons, I am a student of cultural history regarding the Western Traditions and eager to learn. A primer would be enormously helpful.

  5. Star Dancer

    Other good books are – Dancing with Nemetoma by Joanna van der Loeven (I discovered BDO through her books) and The Awen Alone (same author); plus books like Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes and Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees; Lovelock’s Gaia; Elizabeth gilbert’s Big Magic and many many more. I have a room full of books on nature based spirituality, and I’m a nature-based author. My own books include A Patchwork of Angels and the Holly Tree Guardians (both on Kindle/YA fiction but relevant to, and readable by, adults too) plus several more on the way.

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