Events

 

On this page you will find listings of upcoming events that are either directly related to Druidry, or which we feel might be of interest. They are organised by many different people and groups, and their listing here does not imply our endorsement.
If you would like to list an event here please send details to events@druidry.org
 

                

2018

Every Monday at 8pm GMT/UTC Join Philip Carr-Gomm, leader of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, for informal conversations and talks about the questions that matter. Live on video on the OBOD Facebook page. See previous broadcasts here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/druidry/videos/ 

14-23 May – Tarot Magic in Sacred Scotland - Come on a journey through the mists of time in the wild Scottish Isles and tune into the energy of enchanted landscapes and sacred sites to connect with the magic that lives within you. Take part in a Druid ceremony in the beautiful woodland setting of the prehistoric Clava Cairns and standing stones near Inverness. Discover the Scottish legends surrounding the wizard Merlin – the Wild Man of the Woods. Son of the Scottish chief Morken, he lived in nature as a recluse in the Caledonian forest where he developed the gifts of prophecy and shape shifting. Through Tarot readings in sacred sites, gain insight into your own spiritual journey…readings whose messages will continue to unfold for years to come. Deepen your understanding of Tarot in workshops with world-renowned Tarot author and teacher, Mary K. Greer. Details here.

19-20 May - The Shamanic Lands - Journey into the Inner Realms of Nature and the Heart of Annwn for Transformation, Helaing and Harmony. The Shamanic Lands is a two day ceremony and waking shamanic journey uniting the ancient knowledge of the British Isles and Ireland with global shamanic wisdom. We are in a time of great change in the world and shamanism is becoming ever more popular as a way to navigate through the turmoil. The call for us to reconnect back to our authentic selves has never been heard louder. This special edition of The Shamanic Lands will take place in a brand new location, here on the ancient lands of Cymru and will open a doorway of exploration deep into the heart of the Celtic mythical traditions of The Otherworld, Annwn, to reignite the relationship our ancestors had with the lands and the spirits of place. Remembering the ancient pathways of Druidry, Celtic Shamanism, Faery Lore and Earth Based Wisdom each teacher and healer will guide us through a unique teaching from their own traditions and from direct experience to craft an interactive space where we will learn from our original ancestors, the light within the earth, the shining ones. Join us on a healing journey through the wisdom teachings, story telling, practical exercises, art, live music and performances, all woven into a unique weekend that will bring harmony, awaken our original connection to nature and highlights the ancient and deep magical heritage that our Shamanic Lands hold. For details visit the website and to book tickets.

23 May – 1 June – Tarot Magic in Merlin’s Britain - Experience the energy of sacred sites and landscapes by following in the footsteps of Merlin, Morgan La Fey and King Arthur. Listen for whispered messages Merlin’s Cave at Tintagel, at Stonehenge, on the ancient Isle of Avalon and at Avebury. Take part in a Druid dawn ceremony inside the circle of Stonehenge. Call in the spirit of Pamela Colman-Smith in rituals in stone circles in her beloved Cornwall. Sense how she felt as she created the iconic images in the Waite-Smith deck and open to messages she may have for us today. Through Tarot readings in sacred sites, gain insight into your own spiritual journey…readings whose messages will continue to unfold for years to come. Deepen your understanding of Tarot in workshops with world-renowned Tarot author and teacher, Mary K. Greer. Details here.

2 June - Working Magic in the Landscape - Day Workshop - Julian Vayne at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. This full day  is dedicated to experiential psychogeography, the art of  transforming one’s experience of everyday world into something rich and strange.  Julian Vayne will teach methods for encountering the spirits of place, and for re-enchanting your own landscape. The day will include inner exercises, talks, a short walk, interactive workings and simple ritual,; the methods learnt can be applied in your own life, and can be personalised to your own magical practice. Julian Vayne has been a magical practitioner for over thirty years, with a host of books and writings on practical magic, most coming from his creative chaos magic perspective. Please wear suitable shoes for walking, and bring a pillow. Price: £75  (£40 deposit, balance of £35 due on the day).  Register online. Time: Arrive 10.50 for 11 am start. Runs to 5.30 pm.

4 June - Monday 4 June The Wheel of Segais  - Working with the Wheel – a workshop with Pamela Meekings-Stewart. 9am – 1pm Avalon Room, Glastonbury. Cost : £25. Register with Pamela: https://www.wheelofsegais.com/bookings/ or pay on the day. Pamela will also be available for Wheel of Segais Readings Sunday afternoon 3 June following the OBOD Summer Gathering.  Cost: £15 for 30 minutes. Email: pamela@thewoolshed.com. FFI: http://www.wheelofsegais.com.  

9 June - Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners - Afternoon Workshop  with Sue Terry at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. If you’re fascinated by the mysterious tarot cards, but don’t know where to start, this afternoon workshop is for you.   It starts with a look at the structure of the full tarot deck, and then concentrates on the the 21 archetypal character cards, the major arcana  You will learn the principles of card reading, with exercises for everyone to try, using the Rider Smith Waite Tarot. The full afternoon is packed with activities, providing a structured, fun interactive environment. You will go home able to do three-card readings for yourself. Sue Terry is a Treadwell’s in-house tarot reader, who brings years of experience to her teaching. This workshop can be taken on its own, or before (or after) our workshop on the minor arcana.  Bring a Rider Smith Waite deck (or buy one here)  — all other supplies included.
Price: £40  Ring 
 0207 419 8507 or book onlineTime: 1 pm to 5.30 pm.

10 June - British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic Museum walking tour with  Caroline Wise. The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians researched in the library, met in the reading room, and communed with pagan gods in the galleries. You will be looking at chosen items from Egypt, Sumer, Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon England, as your guide regales you with tales of magicians of the revivals, from the Victorian era's Golden Dawn to the 1980s ley hunters. Caroline Wise is a researcher and practitioner whose speciality is the mythic London landscape; her tours are consistently inspiring: join us. Max  15 places. Price: £18. Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time:  11 am to 2 pm. Meeting point: North Entrance (just outside the door), Montague Place.

15-17 June - CELTIC FIRE RETREAT. Explore Celtic Spirituality through Walking with Trees popular Celtic Fire Retreats, Fire Ceremonies and Meditation Courses in the Sussex Countryside. Our inspiring courses take you on a journey into the sacred landscape alongside the practical application of outdoor skills. Learn about Herbs, Foraging, Fire-lighting, Trees, Animals and Plants whilst immersing in deep meditation and ritual practices. To deepen and support you in your exploration of Celtic Tradition you can also enrol on the Woodland Bard Course. WITH ACCREDITED OUTDOOR INSTRUCTORS JONATHON HUET AND MARK LLOYD - SPECIAL OFFER IF YOU BOOK BEFORE 1ST MAY. A unique opportunity to spend a weekend in a Sussex wood learning traditional crafts, living outdoors and connecting deeply with the spiritual traditions of the land. Each day will consist of a morning and evening fire ceremony bringing together Storytelling, Celtic folklore , Herbs and Fire-lighting followed by a deep Meditation session. During the day you will learn to weave bark baskets, identify and harvest wild foods and cook over an open fire.This unique course will give you an experience of stepping out of a modern life to learn , connect and be inspired by nature's beauty. All meals and camping provided, you will need to bring your own tent or tarp. The woodland is based near Eastbourne, East Sussex. Details and Bookings. 

21 June - Summer Solstice at The Chalice WellChilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD. T: 01458 831154. The longest day, a mid-point, where the sun stands still upon the horizon. This marks the height of summer and the solar principle in its full radiance while the earth too is reaching fullness. On the map of human existence, mid-life is a time of self-exploration, consideration, choice, rejection and deciding which road to take. FREE ADMISSION to the gardens between 10 am & 12 pm. (Normal admission from 12 pm - Companions FREE). Refreshments on sale between 10 am and 1:30 pm. We will be gathering at the Well Head at 12 pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the Lower Lawn for informal ’conversation’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs, and a chance to increase connection through understanding. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebration. Details here.

30 June - 1 July 'Transforming story' with Alison Coals & Penny Billington. Glastonbury. Experiential 2-day workshop. A workshop exploring aspects of ritual drama, and its applications. We will take a Druid story and together weave a drama of magic and enchantment. Come one, come all; shy or ebullient, ritualist, artist, behind-scenes and centre-stage bods and from everywhere in between. Express yourself through play, puppetry, masks...Join us in our comfortable space to explore together; awaken your inner Bard, and be part of this epic adventure! Central Glastonbury location * Non-residential * all equipment provided * culminating in a drama * filming possibility *
 £60 pp Enquiries/flyer/booking touchstone@druidry.org

2-6 July - THE WILD WOMEN’S SUMMER RETREAT 2018Monday July 2nd (5pm) to Friday July 6th (10am) Springhead Trust, Centre for Sustainable Living, Dorset. To all the women out there looking for something extraordinary, you are invited to stop what you’re doing for a moment, tiptoe out of your life and into your car, bus, train, etc… and turn South towards Dorset and adventure, magic and community, as we offer you the chance to celebrate all that is incredible about being a woman. Camping or sleeping in dormitories or bedrooms on a stunning seven-acre estate, offering formal and wild gardens at the foot of spectacular downland, with a lake so calm and luminous you will feel like you are gazing into the bedroom of the moon. Here you will find the Wild Women’s Summer Retreat 2018 and a place of refuge and retreat, love and transformation. BOOKING IS NOW OPEN Visit www.wildwomenretreats.co.uk or email info@wildwomenretreats.co.uk

5-8 July - Edge of the Wild 7th Ecopsychology Gathering at Green and Away -'Melting Polarities, finding our flow'. This summer, we gather at the Edge of the Wild for the 7th time, to explore our individual and collective abilities to respond to current environmental crises. There will be keynote contributions from dance and movement psychotherapist Sandra Reeve, and from Sharon Brown and Rebecca Smith from Seeds for Change. Through our songs, stories, rituals, fireside sharings, workshops, poems, artwork, dreamwork, and movement, we continue to explore our reciprocal relationships with the earth and its beings on whom our wellbeing depends.  Bookings open - 1st March. Workshop Submission now open - Please send brief bio and proposal to edgeofthewild2012@gmail.comFor more information go to https://www.ecopsychology.org.uk/edge-of-the-wild-2018. Also see: www.facebook.com/edgeofthewildecopsychologygathering.

25 July - A Ceremony Giving Love and Thanks to the Water at Chalice WellThe Chalice Well Trust, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD. T: 01458 831154, 12.00 - 13.00 Join us for a simple ceremony offering love and thanks to water. You are very welcome to bring some of your own sacred water to this gentle ceremony. Normal admission applies.  FREE admission for Companions. If you pay for garden admission online, please print out your confirmation email and bring it with you. Thank you. Details here.

1 August - Lammas/Lughnasadh at the Chalice WellChilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. T: 01458 831154. A time of ripening and the gathering of the first fruits. In life maturity brings a sense of purpose, the opportunity to begin to enjoy the fruits of life's labours. 12.00 - 12.30.FREE ADMISSION to the gardens between 10 am & 12 pm. (Normal admission from 12 pm - Companions FREE). Refreshments on sale between 10 am and 1:30 pm. We gather at the well head at 12 pm for meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the lower lawn for sharing and an informal ’conversation café’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs, and a chance to increase connection through understanding. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebration. Details here.

2-9 August - Philip Carr-Gomm will be Joining Jack Gescheidt and Cara Gardner on their mystical tour through the English countryside: ‘Our group will dive deep into living history by spending time with sacred, historic and beloved trees hundreds of years old. And a famous yew forest with trees literally thousands of years old. In between, we’ll visit Neolithic monoliths from the dawn of European civilization.’ More details here.

10th - 12th August Éigse Spiorad Cheilteach Clara, Co. Offaly, Ireland. You are very welcome to the annual Irish gathering of druids, shamans, and all those interested in Celtic Spirituality.  Come to the centre of Ireland for a weekend of workshops and talk, storytelling and song, and above all, friendship.   Now in it's 9th year, Éigse has moved to a new home, it is easily accessibly by road or train for those visiting from around Ireland or beyond. See eigse.net for information and tickets. Facebook page.

21-23 September - CELTIC TRIAD D-A-CH MEETING 2018 - A German spoken Camp organised by OBOD members will be held in the three-country-corner of Germany-Austria and Switzerland. The Camp will be in the Region of Bregenz and will take place on the 21-23 September 2018. There will be workshops, talks, ceremony and Eisteddfod to inspire you! To learn more please visit the website: http://druiden.org

4-7 October - The Mystic Garden and the Sanctuary of the Heart – An Autumn Retreat with Philip Carr-Gomm at the Fintry Retreat House, home to the Fintry Trust, set in beautiful countryside in the Surrey Hills with woodland walks and extensive views across the landscape. The atmosphere of the house and grounds is perfectly suited to this contemplative retreat, with time for poetry and conversation about the spiritual life, and time for individual reflection, interspersed with healing and restorative meditations and exercises drawn from psychology and the wisdom traditions. Details.

 

updated 19th May 2018

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Glastonbury Summer  Gathering 2018: 2nd-3rd June
Glastonbury Winter Gathering 2018: 8th December

  

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