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2019

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/ 

 

7 June - Book Signing of 'The Ritual of Writing: Writing as Spiritual Practice' - OBOD Member Andrew Anderson's fabulous book is being published by Moon Books at the end of May. Andrew invites you to come along to Labyrinth Books in Glastonbury on the evening before the OBOD Summer Gathering - Friday 7th June at 6.30 - to help him celebrate! There will be refreshments, a short reading and the chance to explore how you can use writing as part of your spiritual practice. This is a public event so please bring along your friends! Hope to see you there!
There is a Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/268217734129162/

21 June Orkney Open rituals Summer Solstice at 8pm - Comet Stone, Ring of Brodgar 'Scottish Pagan Federation events FFI: Helen and Mark  info@spiritualorkney.co.uk

20-23 June - Internationales Welt der Linden-Gathering der OBOD-Community in Deutschland "Ein Mittsommernachtstraum- A Midsummernight´s Dream" von Donnerstag 20.6. bis Sonntag 23.6.2019 im Naturfreundehaus Ebberg in Schwerte 4 Tage in der OBOD-Gemeinschaft – ein Mittsommernachtstraum. Wir werden feiern, inspirierende Workshops geniessen und gemeinsam ein fantastisches Sommer-Sonnwendritual gestalten, dass diesem Gathering eine besondere Ausrichtung geben wird – sei mit uns dabei bei der Heldenreise!
Wir freuen uns sehr über besondere Gäste aus den OBOD-Reihen, mit denen wir gemeinsam feiern und lernen werden:
Cerri & Dave Smith (aka Damh the Bard)
Eimear Burke (nächster Chosen Chief des Ordens)
JJ Middleway (OBOD-Speaker und herzberührende Chants)
Matt Mc Cabe (OBOD Speaker und grossartiger Workshop-Entertainer)
Es wird ein vielfältiges Programm geben - auch die Ausrichtung der Workshops ist diesmal etwas Besonderes. Und natürlich gibt es wieder Groves, Eistedfodd, Lagerfeuer, Musik, Initiationen…..Du findest alle Informationen auf:  www.weltderlinden.de/intern-gathering-obod-2019-deutsch/        oder direkt unter dem link: 2. Internationales Linden-Gathering. Die Anmeldung beginnt am 1.11.2018. Du findest alle Informationen auf:  www.weltderlinden.de/intern-gathering-obod-2019-deutsch/        oder direkt unter dem link: 2. Internationales Linden-Gathering. Die Anmeldung beginnt am 1.11.2018.

International World of Linden Gathering of the OBOD Community in Germany
"A Midsummer Night's Dream-A Midsummernight" from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23.6.2019 at the nature lover's house Ebberg in Schwerte 4 days in the OBOD community – a Midsummer Night's Dream. We will celebrate, enjoy inspiring workshops and create a fantastic summer Sunday ritual together that will give this Gathering a special orientation – join us on the Hero's Journey!
We are very pleased to welcome special guests from the OBOD ranks, with whom we will celebrate and learn together: Cerri & Dave Smith (aka Damh the Bard) Eimear Burke (next Chosen Chief of the Order) JJ Middleway (OBOD Speaker and heart-touching chants) Matt Mc Cabe (OBOD Speaker un D Great workshop entertainer) There will be a diverse program-the hosting of the workshops is also something special this time. And of course there are Groves, Eistedfodd, bonfires, music...You will find all the information on: www.weltderlinden.de/intern-gathering-obod-2019-deutsch/or directly under the link: 2. International Linden-Gathering Registration begins on 1.11.2018.

21-24 June - THE MIDSUMMER MAGIC OBOD CAMP IN SWEDEN. 21 - 24 June Midsummer Magic Druid Camp in Sweden at Hätteboda Vildmarkscamping, Urshult Guests Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Penny &  Arthur (ZZ Birmingham) Billington,- Melanie Cardwell & Adrian Rooke Workshops, talks, meditations, music, market, ceremonies, childrens activities and of course the Midsummer Magic!  An OBOD camp with a Nordic touch. FFI: : www.druidcampsweden.com. Adults €225 (reductions for self-catering & children) Contact email: druidcampsweden@gmail.com  Welcome to Sweden! June 2019 will be time for the first OBOD International Druid Camp in Sweden.  

21 June - Earth Festival | Chalice Well Wheel of the Year | Summer Solstice (Meditation) at The Chalice Well, Glastonbury. 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.

22 June - The Fourth John Michell Symposium at 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. £55 or £50 Members of the Temenos Academy. Concessions £25 limited tickets for full-time students with ID. Julia Cleave, Professor Joscelyn Godwin, Gary Lachman, Professor Michael Schneider, Adam Tetlow. 9.45am – 5pm
In the chair Christine Rhone. Symposium Boookings contact Stephen Overy on (01233) 813663 or email temenosacademy@myfastmail.com - www.temenosacademy.org. For further information and mailing list contact Christine Rhone at rhonechristine@hotmail.com

27 June – 6 July  Merlin’s Britain – A Journey Through Sacred Sites and Landscapes in South-west England, including a dawn ceremony inside Stonehenge with Penny and Arthur Billington. Contact Linda Marson (linda@globalspiritualstudies.com) or https://globalspiritualstudies.com/travel/avalon-to-camelot/

1 to 5 July - Wild Women Summer ’Soul-Spinning’ Retreat at Springhead Trust, Fontmell Magna, Dorset. ‘Guided by the shining thread of our soul’s love, with each step we become more fully aware of who we are and who we are meant to be’. This Retreat will be a chance to take what you need from a range of sumptuous sharing learning and Be-ing opportunities, through community, crafting, mindful reflection, and nurturing our personal development. Tickets include a full magical programme of events, accommodation, three plentiful vegetarian meals a day, craft resources and a stunning retreat environment.  We offer meditation, yoga or chi gung, workshops, crafts and making, talks and ceremony, singing, healing, laughter and sisterhood. Dormitory tickets £300, camping £250. For more information www.wildwomenretreats.co.uk or to book contact Natalie at info@wildwomenretreats.co.uk 

6 July: Spirit of the Forest: With Adrian Rooke & Jo Dunbar. We divine with the Ogham, walking and meditating with the trees, chanting, druidic ceremony, and the openhearted sharing with others to listen to the wisdom of trees, and understand the currents in our lives so that we can move forward more clearly.     
When/where: 6th of July, near Petersfield, £85.00 per person. To book: jodunbarlane@gmail.com

26 July - 2 August - White Horse Camps’s Lughnasadh camp “The Returning", near Malvern, Worcestershire. For more details see www.whitehorsecamps.co.uk

1 August - Earth Festival | Chalice Well Wheel of the Year | Fruition (Meditation) at The Chalice Well, Glastonbury. 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. Meditation at the well head 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.

1 August Orkney Open Rituals  Lammas 8pm (also known as 'Lughnasadh') - Comet Stone, Ring of Brodgar 'Scottish Pagan Federation events FFI: Helen and Mark info@spiritualorkney.co.uk 

7-11 August The Druid Camp, held by the magical River Severn. Community, Druidry, bardism, talks and rituals.... https://www.facebook.com/groups/druidcamp/ Tickets now on sale, at last year’s prices.

9-11 August - Éigse join us in the centre of Ireland for a weekend of workshops, talks, fun and laughter.  Organised by OBOD members Eimear Burke, Paul Corcoran and Anna Coote. See Eigse.net for tickets and information!

11 August - A one day Druidry workshop with Philip Shallcrass (Greywolf) of the British Druid Order at the Old Bank in Camelford, Cornwall.
Tickets from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/470463 at £11. Please contribute to a bring and share lunch but Coryk's Grove will supply beverages free of charge. Places are limited, so please book now to avoid disappointment!

22-25 August, Ellen Evert Hopman at Camp Cedarcrest , Orange CT Harvest Gathering - Event page on Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/573413636444997/ . Camp Cedarcres 886 Mapledale Rd, Orange, Connecticut 06477. Get tickets here: http://hg.cwpn.org/?fbclid=IwAR1QEkYFF4dE5101zaRulR0-D7g8SnDDWX_W43VqJsR... Ellen will speak on the following topics: Intro to Druid Spiritual Path; Pillars of Druidism; Communicating with Trees.

31August: Spirit of Willow. With Adrian Rooke & Jo Dunbar. Mysterious Willow (known as Saille) is associated with creative flow, the Goddess and our inner femininity. She is related to water and the moon – so we consider the tides of our lives. The taking in and the letting go. As her tendrils dip through the water surfaces, we understand how she helps us to see beyond the obvious, seeing through the reflection that normal life presents us, to the deeper meaning of our life circumstances.
When/where: 31st Aug, near Petersfield, £85.00 per person. To book: jodunbarlane@gmail.com

12-15 September -- BAM Druid Gathering: Earth - Putting Down Roots. Join us for our inaugural year in beautiful Ashby, MA! Adults $175, children (12 and under) $50, includes meals and cabin space. We'll be weaving deep relationships with each other and the land, establishing community expectations, and developing our methods of self-care, community-care, and Earth-care. Workshops, meditations, market, children's activities, Bardic initiations, fire circle, Eisteddfod & more. FFI: https://bamdruidgather.org 

23 September - Earth Festival | Chalice Well Wheel of the Year | Autumn Equinox (Meditation) at the Chalice Well, Glastonbury. The sun rises due east and sets due west and the light is equal to the dark. We begin to move into the twilight of the year and our lives. A time for harvest and making contribution. 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.

28th September: Spirit of Elder Tree With Adrian Rooke & Jo Dunbar. Elder (known by the Celts as Ruis), was deeply respected by our ancestors who did not dare to cut or burn elder because they believe it was associated with the great mysteries. This tree is very generous to human beings medically as magically, and we shall be learning something about Elder magic and medicine to take home for your own kitchen cupboards. When/where: 28th of Sept, near Petersfield, £85.00 per person
To book: jodunbarlane@gmail.com

18-20 October - The Gift of the Forest -Workshop for OBOD Members With Penny Billington. Corine and Welt der Linden e.V. are honored to offer this international workshop with Penny Billington in this old celtic landscape of vulcanic rocks. Start Friday 5 pm, ending Sunday around 3 pm. Place: Naturfreundehaus Maria Laach, Eifel. Cost: 250 Euro including workshop, accomodation and food. Special Rate: 235 Euro for Members of Welt der Linden e.V. Early-booking discount: sign up with payment till 21.3.2019 : 235 Euro. Accomodation:  2-4 bedroom. Limited double rooms on request with us. Number of participants:  Limited to 25 participants.

Language: English. Organizer:  Welt der Linden e.V. www.weltderlinden.de. Contact: Anna Oakflower at info@weltderlinden.de

COMING THIS AUTUMN to Glastonbury: Workshops Level 1 and 2. Designed to support the OBOD course, these focus on visualiation and the art of ritual in a friendly and stimulating environment. For further information/dates email touchstone@druidry.org or mattmccabe.1@btinternet.com

 

 

updated 19th June 2019

OBOD Gatherings

Glastonbury Winter Gathering 2018: 8th December
Glastonbury Summer  Gathering 2019: 8th-9th June
Glastonbury Winter Gathering 2019: 7th December

  

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