Exploring the Druid Blogosphere

June 6, 2008 at 1:09 am 5 comments

Yvonne over on MetaPagan is trying to get collections of blogs on various traditions, countries etc. So I thought I would contribute to this effort with a post on Druid and Celtic Pagan blogs. Now the Druid community is quite diverse, even spanning outside the Pagan community- as some forms of Druidry see it as a philosophy that includes different religions. Others see it as specifically Pagan/polytheistic or culturally Celtic. I’m also throwing in some Celtic polytheists who might not call themselves Druids per se.

Revival Druids (listing them first since, after all they did come first!)

Philip Carr-Gomm’s Weblog Phil is the leader of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids, (OBOD) the largest Druid group in the world. He writes about a variety of topics, including ecology, nudism/naturism and Transcendentalism.

The Weekly Owl Alferian MacLir, is the Chief Druid of the local OBOD grove, and a friend/acquaintance of mine. He’s quite interested in the development of Druid education, philosophy and the intersection of Druidry with Freemasonry/Western Hermetic tradition.

Meadowsweet & Myrrh I really have been enjoying the writings of Ali, a young poet who walks the vibrant and often challenging path of a Christian Druid. I urge you to take a look at and consider her responses to the assumptions many Pagans have about her faith.

The ArchDruid Report John Michael Greer is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) author of many books, including the Druid Handbook and A World Full of Gods. His blog is very focussed on ecological issues.

NeoPagan Druids and Celtic Reconstructionists

Searching for Imbas– Erynn Rowan Laurie, Celtic Reconstructionist author of Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom, discusses various aspects of her practice of filidecht, the mystical poetic tradition of Scotland & Ireland.

Living the Path of Mist– Juni’s thoughts as she creates a spirituality she calls “Conair an Cheo” the Path of Mist (which is heavily influenced by CR)

Seanchas Fior– Finn is also working on a personal path of the same name as the blog, this one focussed on the power of story and poetry, much like filidecht.

Gwellion Founder of the Eadha Deora Community, Gwellion has a deep interest in Welsh traditions, poetry, music, and various other cultures including Norse and Cherokee.

Spiritual Journals

Many individuals document spiritual training programs that they are going through on their blogs. In particular I have found many working on ADF’s Dedicant Path and AODA’s Apprentice Degree. OBOD’s training material is secret, so it’s doubtful that there’s any journals focussed on it, but possible I suppose. I’m friends with so many other Dedicants on Livejournal that it’s hard to choose but I will post a few.

Druid’s Apprentice Nettle writes a lot about nature, fairies, cooking and other down-to-earth matters.

Dedicant Ivy Ivy’s path draws on Norse traditions as well as Ceremonial magick.

Earth-shaker ADF This one hasn’t been updated in a year, but there are some interesting ideas and takes on Druidry here.

Confessions of an Urban Druid Mam Adar has finished her AODA 1st Degree and is beginning on her 2nd. She has also become a student of Buddhism.

The Path Unwinding And of course, here’s my Dedicant/spiritual practice journal.

Please comment if you have any others to add. My criteria are that the blog is active and writes fairly frequently about Druidism and/or Celtic spirituality, in an intelligent and interesting way. (I think I spent about an hour putting this post together, LOL!)

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  • 1. Philip Carr-Gomm  |  June 9, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Greetings!

    Great to see a post exploring the Druid Blogosphere. Have a look a the Blogroll of my blog and you’ll find a few more to add to the list!

    You mention that your criteria is that the blogs be interesting and intelligent – which may screen mine out! 🙂

    Seriously, though, I write so much about Druidry elsewhere, my blog is not confined to just Druidry, so you may not feel it meets your criteria!

    Goid luck and many blessings,

    Philip Carr-Gomm
    http://www.philipcarrgomm.wordpress.com

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  • 2. caelesti  |  June 10, 2008 at 4:28 am

    Phil- I skimmed through your blog and am finding it quite enjoyable. The “druid blogs” don’t have to be just about druidry/ism- I write about a variety of topics here as well- I have many interests and I see all things as being connected (though some more directly than others)

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  • 3. nettle  |  June 10, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Thanks for putting me on the list, Caelesti!

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  • 4. fionn999  |  July 13, 2008 at 1:16 am

    I meant to say this before, but thanks for putting me on your list, Caelesti! : D

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  • 5. Mam Adar  |  October 30, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Hi there! Thanks for linking to my blog! I’m going to be doing my best to post daily in November as part of NaBloPoMo.com.

    Reply

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