Celtic Polytheism- Online Discussion Groups
In my last update of the Celtic Polytheism Resource page, I mentioned my disappointment that online discussion seems to have greatly decreased. I have since discovered that much of it has migrated from Livejournal and Yahoo groups to Facebook. The only constant thing is change- before LJ and Yahoo there was PODSNET, USENET, and before that Pagans communicated mostly with mimeographed newsletters! Anyhow there are so many that I am making this separate page. Each group has its own focus, and slightly different rules, so please keep that in mind in your participation. As always with my resource lists, this is a work in progress.
Facebook Groups: Some are private/closed, so if you prefer you can keep your membership hidden, or create a profile that uses a religious or other assumed name. Since almost all are closed, I’m now only making note of the public ones!
Celtic Polytheists (Public)
Irish/British Celtic Polytheism (Public)
Alexei Kondratiev’s Lorekeeper Course study/discussion group (Public)
Creideamh Si & Ancestral Gaelic Folkways encompasses non-Christian culture and spirituality in Ireland and Scotland, from the pre-Celtic through to the present.
Gaelic Polytheism This is the group you need to join in order to join Gaol Naofa
Sinnsreachd- Gaelic Polytheistic Tribalism: Note this group associates more with modern Gaelic cultures rather than Neo-Pagan subcultures
Loachra nan gaidheal– Gaelic warriors guild- Laochra Cuallacht of Comhaltacht na nGaedheal: Cairdreabh nan Gàidheal
Irish Magic & Spirituality– moderated by Lora O’Brien
Teanga na draoithe– Language of the Druids- Irish language learners
Clann na Morrigna For devotees of the Morrigan- of all genders
Ban-gaiscedach na Morrigna Warrior women of the Morrigan (trans-inclusive)
Clann Bhride: Children of Brighid Religious order devoted to Brighid (co-ed)
Ord Brighideach International– Religious order devoted to Brighid (co-ed)
Forge & Well- Keepers of the Flame– Brigidine order, all women
Nigheanan Brighde Order– Celtic Polytheist flame-keeping order, all women
Cuallacht na Brighid– Order of Brighid for Comhaltacht na nGaedheal: Cairdreabh nan Gàidheal, co-ed, not solely flame-keeping
Coire an Dagda– Cauldron of the Dagda
Contemplative Druidry– focus on contemplative practices in Druidry (big tent definition)
ADF- Ar nDraiocht Fein (Closed) Open to non-ADF members. There are other FB groups and lists for specific ADF groves and subgroups- I’m not listing them all!
OBOD Friends (unofficial)
Sylvan Celtic Fellowship– Located in Lincolnton, NC but welcomes folks from other areas, inclusive of all Celtic-based paths
Northwest Druidry: NW United States and SW Canada
Paganacht Reddit– This one is active!
Celtic Reconstructionist Livejournal Community– in the 2000’s this was the main hub of online discussion- less active now, but lots of good material!
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