Links

We offer here a selection of links to the websites of other groups, organizations and individuals, that might be of interest to you. Please e-mail links@druidry.org to report a broken link, or if you would like to suggest links for consideration for this page. If you are submitting your personal website for inclusion please indicate if you are a member.

 

 

Authors of Druid or Celtic-related Works

  • Penny Billington
    Penny Billington is author of the Gwion Dubh: Druid Investigator mysteries and editor of Touchstone magazine, the monthly journal for OBOD. Her most recent work is one of non-fiction, The Path of Druidry; Walking the Ancient Green Way.

  • Isaac Bonewits
    Isaac Bonewits was an American author, musician and founder of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF). This website contains materials by and about Isaac and his widow, Phaedra, and their topics of expertise: Druidism, Paganism, Witchcraft, magic(k), ritual design, polytheology, polyamory, tarot, energy work, This is an archive site, so old items are numerous. 

  • Philip Carr-Gomm Home Page
    Philip Carr-Gomm is a writer and psychologist. He trained with Ross Nichols, the founder of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, and has been leading the Order for over twenty years. Here you can learn about his books, talks, retreats and workshops.

  • Tom Cowan
    Riverdrum is Tom Cowan’s website. Tom is an author and shamanic practitioner specializing in Celtic visionary and healing techniques. He combines universal core shamanism with traditional European spirit lore to create spiritual practices that can heal and enrich one’s own life and the lives of others. 

  • Peter Berresford Ellis ('Peter Tremayne')
    The prolific and gifted story-teller of Ireland, Peter Berresford Ellis is a historian, a biographer, a novelist, short-story writer, and Celtic scholar. As 'Peter Tremayne', he is best known for his best-selling Sister Fidelma Mysteries, set in 7th Century Ireland and featuring a popular sleuth who solves her cases in accordance with the Brehon, the ancient Irish law system.

  • John Michael Greer
    John Michael Greer is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America and the author of more than twenty books on subjects ranging from magic, polytheism, and the occult to the environment, conservation, and the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world. 

  • Ellen Evert Hopman
    Ellen Evert Hopman is an herbalist, author and Druid Priestess, and has presented on Druidism, herbal lore, tree lore, Paganism, and magic at conferences, festivals, and events in Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States.

  • Ronald Hutton
    Professor Hutton is a leading authority on history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs.

  • Morgan Llywelyn
    Morgan Llywelyn is an American-born Irish author best known for her historical fantasy, historical fiction, and historical non-fiction.

  • Juliet Marillier: The Official Website
    Juliet Marillier’s award-winning novels blend Celtic and Norse history with folklore, mythology and magic. She is the author of the Sevenwaters series and the Bridei Chronicles.

  • John and Caitlín Matthews
    Caitlín Matthews is a writer, singer and teacher whose ground-breaking work has introduced many to the riches of our western spiritual heritage. She is acknowledged as a world authority on Celtic Wisdom, the Western Mysteries and the ancestral traditions of Britain and Europe.  John is an historian, folklorist and author. He has been a full time writer since 1980 and has produced over ninety books on the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies, as well as short stories and a volume of poetry.

  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers is a philosopher, Mt Haemus Scholar, and author of many books including The Mysteries of Druidry.

  • Emma Restall Orr
    Emma Restall Orr is a British neo-druid, animist, priest, poet and author. Over the course of her life in Druidry she has been on numerous television and radio programmes in Britain and around the world, featured and quoted in the print media and on the Internet.

  • Edward Rutherfurd
    Edward Rutherfurd is the author of the international bestseller, Sarum, a historical novel with a ten-thousand year story set in the area around the ancient monument of Stonehenge and Salisbury, as well as several other epic historical novels.

  • R.J. Stewart
    The website of R.J. Stewart, author, musician, and teacher. Here you will find a calendar of events, workshop descriptions, and biographical material on the career, writing, and music of R J Stewart. You will also find web versions of articles and essays published in various magazines, free texts and music extracts and downloads, and links to other Stewart websites and discussion lists.

  • Megan Whitfield
    Megan brings us The Druid Prayer, a site that illustrates that Druidism is a way of living, honoring yourself and the world around you. It is a path for those seeking peace, contentment, and truth.

     

Publishers

  • Awen Publications
    Awen has been publishing quality writing since 2003 when we launched our first title, Writing the Land: an anthology of natural words. Awen is a cottage-run business; we believe in human-centred communication that connects, not distances, people. We value the word – written, spoken, given – and love our living language. We believe in the power of the imagination to set people free.
  • Grey House in the Woods
    Grey House in the Woods is, principally, a publisher run by Druids to provide serious and well-researched books for Druids and others who are interested in native Celtic spirituality.

     

Celtic and Druidic Artisans, Craftspeople, and Musicians

  • Ancient Circles
    Offers Celtic jewelry; symbolic medallions; God and Goddess images; medieval adornment; fantasy, period and other clothing; capes and cloaks, tapestries, drums, and more.

  • Aon Celtic Art
    Featuring the artistic works of international artist Cari Buziak. Find Celtic clothing, prints, posters and jewelry.

  • Bardic Arts
    The hub website for Pagan musician and songwriter Damh the Bard, Pagan artist Cerri Lee, and the Sussex Anderida Gorsedd.

  • Bardwood: Makers of Fine Druid Wands
    Bardwood Wandry is the small, traditional wandmaking establishment of Alferian, author of Wandlore, creating hand-carved wooden wands for use in magic and ritual.

  • Echoes at Dawn Metaphysical Supply
    Your source for Metaphysical, Pagan, Wicca, Witchcraft supplies and giftware year round in Western Canada.

  • Preseli Bluestone Ltd
    Jewelry and ritual items from the only company in the world licensed to extract and supply Preseli Bluestone for commercial purposes, the stone that was used in building Stonehenge.

  • Sacred Source
    Sacred Source is a leading producer and distributor of ancient deity images in North America.

  • Sidhe Handwork
    Sydney Lancaster - visual artist.

  • Katherine Sunderland
     This site showcases the original Celtic artwork of Katherine Sunderland, which focuses primarily on Celtic knotwork.

  • Will Worthington Art
    Will has worked most of his life as a graphic illustrator, but he is best known for his artistic co-operation with OBOD leaders Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm and authors Caitlin and John Matthews in the creation of The DruidCraft Tarot, The Druid Animal Oracle, The Wildwood Tarot, and others.

  • ZZ Birmingham
    An Honorary Bard of OBOD, ZZ Birmingham brings his blues to the people in a career spanning three decades, his charismatic stage presence, dynamic musical skills and fund of blues lore continue to enthral blues fans nation-wide.
     

Celtic Studies and Related Research

  • Beliefs and Legends of Celtic Mythology
    Learn more about Celtic mythology, its cycles, characters, and origins from the resources listed on this page.

  • Caer Feddwyd
    Caer Feddwyd is a resource for those working within or researching the polytheist Brythonic traditions and the Bardic lore.

  • Celtic League
    The Celtic League is an inter-Celtic organisation that campaigns for the political, language, cultural and social rights of the Celtic nations.

  • A Compilation of Triads
    The Traditional Laws, Customs, and Wisdoms, of The Pre-Christian Celtic People Of What Is Now Known As Scotland, Wales, And Ireland

  • Early British Kingdoms Website
    Here you will find the history of the Celtic nations which emerged in Britain after the withdrawal of the Roman Administration in the period generally known as the 'Dark Ages'.

  • The Encyclopaedia of the Celts
    Based on quotations from literature, myth, legend, fiction and history.

  • English Heritage
    English Heritage is the lead body protecting the nation's heritage and the Government's statutory adviser on England's built heritage, including archaeology.

  • Every Ogham Thing on the Web
    Downloadable Ogham fonts and links to dozens of other Ogham-related websites.

  • Heritage Ireland
    The Heritage Ireland website, developed by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, is designed to introduce the reader to some of the many rich and varied attractions of Ireland's heritage and inland waterways.

  • Irish Myth Concordance
    A comprehensive dictionary of Irish mythology and legend based on 'Gods and Fighting Men' by Lady Augusta Gregory, first published in 1904 - the characters, deities and places of Irish myth.

  • KNOWsis
    KNOWsis is a website designed expressly for open-minded spiritual explorers of all ages and faiths.

  • The Megalithic Portal
    The top destination for Megaliths and Prehistory worldwide.

  • Mysterious Britain & Ireland
    Mysterious Britain & Ireland is a resource and community website dedicated to mysterious places, legends and folklore of the British and Irish Isles.

  • Roman Britain
    A scholarly site with thousands of pages of info about the Archeology and History of Roman Britain

  • The Internet Sacred Text Archive
    The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet.

  • Stone Pages
    Stonehenge, stone circles, dolmens, ancient standing stones, cairns, barrows, hillforts and archaeology of megalithic Europe.

  • Welsh Myth Concordance
    This concordance is based on the four branches of the Welsh "Mabinogi", as retold in the four books by Evangeline Walton: "Prince of Annwn", "The Children of Llyr", "The Song of Rhiannon", and "The Island of the Mighty".

     

Sacred Sites and Pilgrimages

  • Ancient & Sacred Sites Tours
    Ancient and Sacred Sites Tours invites you on a spiritual journey to the magical sacred landscapes of Egypt, Ireland, and South West England. Experience the mystery of our ancestors.

     
  • The Bog Page
    A page devoted to Bogs and Bog Bodies with loads of pictures.

     
  • Celtic Trails
    Tours of sacred sites in Scotland, Ireland, and southwest England.

     
  • Knowth.com
    Site dedicated to the megalithic passage tombs, such as Newgrange, Knowth, and others, and other sacred sites of Ireland.

     
  • The Modern Antiquarian
    The Modern Antiquarian website is based on Julian Cope's epic guidebook of the same name and his equally epic exploration of Europe, The Megalithic European. It is a massive resource for news, information, images, folklore & weblinks on the ancient sites across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
     
  • Sacred Places
    Explore the world of sacred sites and spiritual pilgrimage through this website and the book it is based upon: Sacred Places by Philip Carr-Gomm.

     
  • Sacred Sites
    Places of Peace and Power
    Since ancient times, sacred sites have had a mysterious allure for billions of people around the world. Anthropologist Martin Gray has discusses the mythology and history of sacred sites and presents a fascinating explanation of the miraculous phenomena that occur at them.

 

Goddess Worship 

  • Brigit’s Forge
    Brigit's Forge is dedicated to the Celtic Brigit. It contains information about Celtic mythology and folklore relating to Brigit and to poetry, healing and smithcraft.

  • Brighid: Goddess and Saint
    This site is dedicated to Brighid, Goddess of the British Isles, who is now honoured worldwide. She is known as the Goddess of healers, poets, smiths, childbirth and inspiration, fire and hearth.

  • The Faces of WomanSpirit
    A Celtic Oracle of Avalon presents a feminine view of the Universe through the eyes of a Shaman.

  • Ord Brighideach International
    We of Ord Brighideach have heard and have answered Her call. We are a Brigidine Order of Flamekeepers engaging in devotional work to Brighid.

     

Stories and Poetry

  • Susa Morgan Black
    Step into a mystical forest and listen for the numinous strains of harp music. Under an ancient oak tree, you’ll find a bardic storyteller, Susa Morgan Black, who invites you into her mythic world of stories and poetry.

  • Order of Peace Poets, Bards, and Druids (OPPBD)
    OPPBD is a new initiative taken to advance the cause of peace, to help uncover the wisdom of the ancient world at its best, to help usher in a new era of harmony between men and women, between science, spirituality and technology, and philosophy.

  • Jay Ramsay
    Jay Ramsay has been a singular and influential presence on the poetry scene over the last 25 years and has increasingly come into his own as a voice for transformative spiritual, political and psychological awareness. He has been described as “England’s foremost transformation poet” and believes that poetry has a unique, catalytic role in our culture.

  • Welsh National Eisteddfod (Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru)
    The National Eisteddfod is Wales’ leading festival held annually during the first week of August.  

     

Other Druid Organizations and Networks

  • The Druid Network (TDN)
    The Aim of the Druid Network is to act as an ethereal framework, making tangible the spirit-web that is the global community of the Druid tradition and other natural philosophies and Paganisms.
     
  • Druidic Dawn
    The Druidic Dawn is a Druidic portal presenting links from participating Druidry websites from around the world to form  an online global resource about Druid beliefs, practices, organisation, locations, and historical information; its mission is to foster understanding, through shared knowledge, of the various strands that combine in what we now know as Druidry. It offers articles, videos, reviews and a magazine in service to the Druid community.
     
  • Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA)
    Founded in 1912 as the American branch of the Ancient and Archaeological Order of Druids, AODA is a traditional Druid order rooted in the Druid Revival of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, offering an opportunity for modern people to experience the teachings and practices of Druidry in today's world.
  • Ár nDraíoch Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF)
    The Irish words, pronounced "arn ree-ocht fane", mean "Our Own Druidism", and that's just what ADF is - a completely independent tradition of Neopagan Druidism. Like our sisters and brothers in the other Neopagan movements, we're polytheistic Nature worshipers, attempting to revive the best aspects of the Paleopagan faiths of our ancestors within a modern scientific, artistic, ecological, and wholistic context.

  • British Druid Order (BDO)
    The British Druid Order teaches and practices Druidry as the ancient native spirituality of Europe, re-kindling its sacred fire for the 21st century.

  • The Council of British Druid Orders (CoBDO)
    The overriding principle which unites the various druid orders that make up the Council of British Druid Orders, is the belief and determination that we are all part of the process of the rekindling, in the 21stCentury, of an ancient national nature religion.

  • The Druid Order of the Three Realms
    We walk the path between the heavens and the earth, surrounded and embraced by the sea. Our most basic value is respect for integrity (wholeness). We use the Three Elements from ancient Celtic expression, Nwyfre (life force), Calas (solidity and stability) and Gwyar (fluidity, flexibility and change), as a tool for discernment for any important decision and for the basics of our ritual work.

  • The Druidic Order of Naturalists
    Druidic Naturalism holds that there is only Nature and that the scientific method is the best suited to determine the nature of Nature. Druidic Naturalists will probably tend to be Pantheist, Agnostic or Atheist, yet see in Druidry an appropriate philosophy that allows one to honour one’s Land and Ancestors in a way that establishes a healthy, and ethical, relationship with them and with one’s fellow creatures.

  • Druids of Albion — Celtic spirituality for the third millennium
    The Druids of Albion have a teaching focus to their activity and utilise or advocate a range of resources or techniques available in Druidry and Celtic Chritianity today from a wealth of diverse and respected teachers. 

  • Henge of Keltria
    Keltrian Druidism is a spiritual path dedicated to revering the Nature Spirits, honoring the Ancestors, and worshipping the Deities of our ancient Irish ancestors.

  • The Invisible Druid Order — Ancient Disciplines for Modern Minds
    The Invisible Druid Order (IDO) is an instructional organization bringing Druidic disciplines to the modern world. The term “invisible” refers to the principle that Druids of the IDO are known not for their Druidic training but for their character and social responsibility.

  • Loyal Arthurian Warband
    The Loyal Arthurian Warband is a vast network of people working together throughout the world towards a vision of Truth, Honour & Justice.

  • Ord na Druí — The Order of Gaelic Druids
    The oldest known Spiritual Tradition of Pagan Ireland is Druidism; this is expressed today as Pagan Spirituality by members of Ord na Druí.

  • Order of Whiteoak
    The Order of Whiteoak is the on-line home of the Reconstructionist Druid organization, Ord na Darach Gile, and our friends.

  • The Pagan Federation
    Founded in 1971, the PF seeks to support all Pagans to ensure they have the same rights as the followers of other beliefs and religions. It aims to promote a positive profile for Pagans and Paganism and to provide information on Pagan beliefs to the media, official bodies and the greater community. 

  • Reformed Druids of North America
    The RDNA is the oldest and largest Druid organization native to the United States, and began in 1963 as a protest against coerced religious attendance at Carleton College in MN. The RDNA is known for its lack of dogma, a loose hierarchy, eclectic traditions, a wry sense of humor, well archived numerous publications, and having spawned many well-known spin-off groups.

     

Speakers, Retreats, and Workshops

  • The Avalon Mystery School
    The Avalon Mystery School, directed by Mara Freeman, offers a training course in sacred magic, which has its roots in the Isle of Avalon, the inner Temple of the Celtic Mysteries. Classes, workshops, articles, pilgrimages and more.

  • Chalice Centre
    The website of Mara Freeman, author and international teacher of Celtic and Druid magical traditions. Writings, rituals, recipes, classes, correspondence courses, and more.

  • The Daily Druid Workshop on Practical Druidry
    Carol Calvert, a Priest with the Church of Antioch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and member of OBOD, conducts The Daily Druid Workshop, which explores the timeless tradition of the Druid teachings. The ancient wisdom of these teachings can help one live each day in harmony with the natural world, and with all life, both seen and unseen.

  • Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies
    The Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies or FíOS, is dedicated to the re-enchantment of the soul through the restoration of the sacred arts: the creative, artistic and mystical experiences which are the gifting vision of all human beings. John and Caitlín Matthews.

  • Ian Rees
    Ian Rees is a psycho-spiritual psychotherapist practising in Glastonbury Somerset UK,  and his site is the Annwn Foundation. The Annwn Foundation exists to further the study and practice of the Deep Imagination. The word Annwn is a welsh world which means the 'very deep place'. In Welsh tradition it is the source of life, creativity and the root place that Bards, Druids and Shamans would descend into to find healing and inspiration for themselves and the world. Since 2009 he has concentrated on developing the Annwn Foundation workshops and the Awen training and presents this material in the UK and Israel.

  • The Official Website of Caitlín & John Matthews
    Together we like to explore the myths of Britain and Ireland, uncover the Celtic and Arthurian mysteries, explore the shamanic possibilities and create rituals that honour the ancestral ways and tell the ancient stories that our descendants will remember. We offer a wide range of training in the UK and round the World.

  • David Whyte
    Poet David Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. The author of six books of poetry and three books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes the Amazon and the Himalayas. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures and workshops.
     

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