- January 3, 2021 at 6:53 pm #12858
Good evening everyone
I just wanted to stop by, say hello and introduce myself. I’m Abi, nature lover, animal lover.
Very new to this path, I think it’s the path for me…it resonates with me on a deep level…I feel at peace in the company of nature, the woodlands, the elements. I’ve been hoping to meet like minded people, chat and learn. Good old google sent me in this direction so here I am 😀
If anyone can suggest any articles/blogs/books to start and help a newbie, it would be much appreciated. Many thanks ☺️January 4, 2021 at 9:02 am #12862DannorixParticipant
Hope you find what you are looking for here. The Bardic Course is just amazing. For an in-depth introduction to all concepts, try Natural Druidry by Kristoffer Hughes.January 4, 2021 at 11:06 am #12864
Welcome Abi. Regarding your question, anything by Philip Carr-Gomm, Penny Billington, Kristoffer Hughes or Morgan Daimler might help you. There are quite a lot of entries in the BDO main page, including Greywolf’s own blog. OBOD has a very good resources section which is open to members and non-members which has a lot of great articles, see https://druidry.org/resourcesJanuary 4, 2021 at 6:20 pm #12866DowrgiParticipant
Hello and welcome to our virtual nemeton. I hope you find your time here enjoyable and rewarding.
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Thank you all so much. Nice to meet likeminded people especially during these unprecedented times!
Thank you for guidance re blogs and books…I’ll get looking and ordering. I love reading so looking forward to learning about this path.
How is everyone doing during this time? ☺️January 6, 2021 at 1:37 pm #12891Pinar SaglavParticipant
Hello Abi, greetings from Istanbul, Turkey!
I’m a new member here as well, just started the Bardic course in BDO, but not new to “all this” overall. Been at it for 20+ years but I’m always learning as we all are. I love reading too and would love to swap recommendations on books etc. I second David’s starting suggestions. I love being in nature and feel at home with the trees and the wildlife; sadly I live in the middle of a very big and crowded city and nature is hard to come by.
Nice to meet you.January 11, 2021 at 12:13 am #12917Balaam CampParticipant
Also new here and looking to listen, commune and develop my current spirituality and connection with nature.
Hope everyone is well.January 12, 2021 at 1:39 am #12922Dave TheDruid-3X3Participant
Awens to Abi:
– Essential Guide to Druidism by Isaac Bonewits,
– Living With Honour – A Pagans Ethics by Emma ‘Bobcat’ Restall-Orr,
– And Wicca For Life by Raymond Buckland.
3X3January 15, 2021 at 6:51 pm #12943
Hello, Welcome and Thank you 🙂 I’ve made a lovely list of your welcomed recommendations..A big thank you 🙂 How is everyone doing?January 17, 2021 at 12:28 pm #12947
I am not too bad Abu, thank you for asking. I hope that you are well too. I was going to recommend The Path of Druidry by Penny Billington as particularly insightful, also The Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer.February 7, 2021 at 10:14 pm #13034Spyridon Marinos LeftheriotisParticipant
Hello Abi nice to meet you!
I am Spyro I started my journey 2 days later than you let’s hope we achieve our goals, good luck and if you feel you want to share your experiences with someone in the same level please feel free to send me a massage
Stay safeFebruary 18, 2021 at 7:46 pm #13088Pauline HamadiParticipant
Hi Abi, I hope you’re well!
I too am new here, I joined today in fact. I’m also fairly new along this path, and discovered several really good books, recommended to me, which I would also certainly recommend…Penny Billington’s The Path of Druidry, John Michael Greer’s The Druidry Handbook, and Joanna van der Hoeven’s The Awen Alone, which is about hedge, or solitary druidry. They are extremely enlightening, and I use them regularly, to reflect.February 19, 2021 at 8:45 am #13089
I have discovered a couple of other books which I thought were quite useful as basic guides to Druidry. The Mysteries Of Druidry by Brendan Cathbad Myers, The Druid’s Primer by Luke Eastwood and The Apple Branch by Alexei Kondratiev. Alexei’s book was particularly insightful and inspiring, although Brendan and Luke both have certain things to say which I had not seen anywhere else before. John Michael Greer runs an exceptionally good blog at http://www.ecosophia.org, although I have barely begun to explore it. The questions and answers provided by users are extremely interesting.
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