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/ 

 

23 Feb - Katy Bohinc Poetic Invocation - The Feminine Divine - Scarlet Imprint at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. We invite you to a night in which poet and mage Katy Bohinc brings alive her ode to the goddess Hera for a limited audience in a candle-lit space. Those attending will experience the force of this divinity through a reading from Bohinc's new book Trinity Star Trinity, published by Scarlet Imprint. Katy Bohinc has a background in classical poetic form, pure mathematics and the Occupy movement: these strands all feed into her radical goddess writing. Here on a short visit from the United States, she will be introduced by Scarlet Imprint's own  Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech.  Please come along. Price: Free of charge but advance booking essential. Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Copies of the Trinity Star Trinity will be on sale on the night.  Time: 6.45 for 7 pm start. No latecomers. 

24-25 February - ‘Know Thyself ‘:  Spiritual Psychology - The Opposites Within - This is Workshop II in the ‘Know Thyself’  Series with Vivianne and Chris Crowley at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Masculine and feminine, ego and shadow – the spiritual journey is a struggle to integrate the competing energies within , and to discover and connect with the true self.  Aimed at those practising specific spiritual or magical traditions, and for those on their own personal path, this two-day worksop is geared to aiding the understanding of the inner self in all its complexity, so one may better pursue our chosen path. The two days will include many practical exercises using meditation, inner journeying, symbolism and small group work. This is combined with short talks on theory, to help you deepen your understanding of your inner self.   It is a two-day experience for exploring one’s inner life in a context both magical and spiritual. Workshops 1 and 2 can be taken in any order.   The workshops involve deep inner work and are not recommended for people currently having psychiatric treatment. Workshop Leaders Vivianne Crowley BSc, PhD, AFBPsS, CPsychol is a Chartered Psychologist with a doctorate in psychology.  She trained in counselling with the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology and is a international teacher of Wicca, Paganism and spiritual psychology. She is  the author of many books, including Wicca and Jung: Journey of Transformation. Chris Crowley BA, MA, trained in counselling with the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology. He is a international teacher of Wicca, Paganism, and spiritual psychology, and a specialist in mid-life counselling.  He is the co-author of Your Dark Side and Ancient Wisdom. Times:  Saturday: 10.30 am to  5.30 pm; Sunday: 10.30 am to 5 pm Price: £130  (£60 deposit, balance of £70 will be due on first day). Book online or phone 0207 419 8507.

26 Feb - Living with Magic: the Occult Moon. Evening seminar / workshop with Rebecca Beattie at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. At the heart of western natural magic is an engagement with forces we call planetary. This evening workshop focusses on one of them: the moon.  It's been worked with down the centuries, across all of Europe, by magic workers from the ceremonial magician to the hedge-witch to the kabbalist. The first partof the evening covers how the European mystery tradition understands the moon, and the second half turns to practical applications, past and present.  Rebecca Beattie is has worked planetary magic for over a decade and is an engaging teacher. If you want to learn about the richness of magic, this seminar is for you. Price: £20  Ring 0207 419 8507 or book onlineTime: 7 pm - 9.10 pm. Please arrive 6.50 for prompt start.

2-4 March - OBOD Druid Grade Gorsedd at the Othona Community, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, UK. For Druid Grade members only. Our theme will be ‘ The Sanctuary of the Shore.’ For more information please contact Lorien Cadier l.cadier@btinternet.com.

2-5 March - Druids Down Under National Gathering 2018From Friday 2nd March – Monday 5th March the Druids of Australia will gather in Sydney NSW. Many different representatives of Druidry, including those who are members of the orders (OBOD, BDO and ADF) and those whose study is independent, will come together at this event to discuss what it means to practice Druidry in an Australian environment. There will be many talks and workshops, rituals, meditations, an Awen creative space, some children’s activities, a bardic circle, a feast, and live music from Spiral Dance and KC Guy.  Tickets are available now. All welcome. For more information click here.

10-11 March -Mysterious Earth Conference atGrimsargh Village Hall, Grimsargh, Preston, Lancashire PR2 5JS. Contact - Neil - neilmc@megalithictours.com - 07799 061991. Payment Details, In Advance – £34 for the Weekend Conference – £18 per day, On the Day – £38 for the Weekend Conference – £20 per day. Speakers: Steve Mera - Ancient Discoveries and Unanswered Questions; Gary Biltcliffe (Talk & Book Launch) - Sacred Centres of the British Isle, including the Isle of Man and Cumbria; Nicholas Cope - The Neolithic site of Knap of Howar, Papa Westray, Orkney’; Steve Jones - Hooded Entities; Brian Halliwell  - A World of Synchronicity; Kate Preston - The Lamanche Zodiac; John Lamb (Talk & Book Launch) - Lancashire – a journey from prehistoric sites to modern wilderness. Saturday evening meal at The Silk Route, Preston. More details.

16-18 March - Chalice Well Essences | Weekend Workshop | 'Return to the Garden'; Working with Chalice Well Essences at Chalice Well, Chilkwell, Street, Glastobury. 'Return to the Garden'; Working with Chalice Well Essences| Weekend Workshop This practical and experiential workshop designed for practitioners, healers and therapists, but also open to anyone interested in vibrational essences, who wishes to connect with the healing energies of Chalice Well. During this workshop you will; Attune to nature, plants and essences and use essences in consultations. Experience traditional plant spirit medicine and increase sensitivity to the healing energies of nature. Study and apply botanical analysis and the Doctrine of Signatures to Essence therapy practice. Co-create a special essence to gain an understanding of the Chalice Well Essences approach and philosophy. Explore and apply Chalice Well Essences in client consultations, diagnosis and treatment. You can book your place on Working with Chalice Well Essences now by clicking HERE or by calling us on 01458 831154. Details

20 March - Spring Equinox Ritual at Chalice Well, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury. 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 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

3-6 May - Magus 2018 - OBOD Mid-Atlantic US Gathering - Sacred Time, Sacred Space - at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary, Artemas, PAPlease join us for three and a half days of ritual, Bardic Arts, workshops, excellent food, and wandering the land! MAGUS is the Mid-Atlantic Gathering for U.S. members, guests, and friends of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD); as well as the simply “Druid-curious.” Our inaugural event, MAGUS 2017, was held at Four Quarters last year with the theme of “kindling the fire.”  It received rave reviews, and 2018’s theme of “sacred time and sacred space” promises to continue that tradition and be even bigger and better!  ...and what better location to hold a Druid event than among the beautiful hills, hemlocks, bonfires, waters, and circle of stones that is Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary? This is our ‘sacred time and sacred space.’  This is as much about our opportunity to spread peace and love through positive action in the greater world as it is about celebrating the Beltane season.  BELTANE! Find out more about MAGUS, our workshops, and key note speakers on our MAGUS Gathering FaceBook Group; and also on our website at www.oakandeagle.org/midatlanticgathering. Registration for the gathering opens 1st January 2018.

4-7 May - Into the Wild Beltane Fire Festival - May Bank Holiday, Coombe Woods, Broomlands, Near Cowden. TN8 7EA. Gate opens from 10am -10pm each day. After the long winter, it's time to get together with warmth and friendship, a time for joy and celebration, come along to a soul fulfilling weekend.  At the time of of Beltane, the ancient festival to celebrate the warmer and longer days at the beginning of Spring. It's a beautiful time of year, with May blossoms, birdsong, often clear warmer days and starry nights. This weekend is open to people of all ages, with a wide range of workshops and activities. Come and join us for a wildly enchanting weekend. With inspiring Workshops, Yoga, Meditation, Bushcraft Skills, Foraging, Herbal walks,  Kids workshops & games, Archery, Martial arts,  Dzogchen, Shamanism, Tantra, Singing, Dance, Talks from Elders, Rituals, Storytelling, Skating, Slack-lining, Falconry, Circus Skills, Kalahari Drummers, Ceremony, Teen area, Cinema, Stalls and much more. Website.

4-7 May - Spirit of the Marsh Beltane Fire Gathering and FestivalCelebrate Beltane with three days of camping in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.   Spirit of the Marsh is a family gathering that aims to keep ancient traditions alive. 2018’s event will be packed with talks, workshops, music, meditations, plenty of Pagan and spiritual ceremonies, childrens entertainment and of course, the Beltane fire. For more information visit www.spiritofthemarsh.com

12-13 May - London Tarot Workshops - CityLit, 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden London WC2B 4BA. Spend a day or two exploring techniques for reading Tarot for yourself and others. Internationally renowned Tarot author and teacher, Mary K. Greer, is offering a full day workshop where, under her expert guidance, you will practise reading techniques from her best-selling book, 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card. In Linda Marson’s half day workshop, you will do readings for yourself and discover how Tarot can be used as a GPS to guide you through life. Register for one workshop or take advantage of the workshop package which gives you both workshops at a discounted rate. Register by the early bird date of 31 March and save 10%! Details here.

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.

2-6 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

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

 

updated 20th February 2018

OBOD Gatherings

Glastonbury Winter Gathering 2017: 9th December
Glastonbury Summer  Gathering 2018: 2nd-3rd June
Glastonbury Winter Gathering 2018: 8th December

  

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