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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/ 

25 April - 2 May - White Horse Camp’s Beltane camp at Wildways, Shropshire. For more details see www.whitehorsecamps.co.uk

1 May - Earth Festival | Chalice Well Wheel of the Year | Flowering (Meditation 7 am & 12 noon) at The Chalice Well, Glastonbury. Morning has broken and Nature is blooming and flowering as we enter the season of summer. The earth is fertile and dancing the dance of creation. In the human cycle this time aligns with adolescence, the desire for self-determination and comprehension of potential. The gardens open at 6 am and we hold a morning meditation around the Beltane fire at 7 am. Maypole dancing is at 8:30 am, accompanied by live music. We will also gather at the well head for midday meditation until 12.30. FREE ADMISSION to the gardens 6 am to 12 pm(Normal admission from 12 pm - Companions FREE). Refreshments on sale 6 am to 1:30 pm. 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 celebrations.

3 May Orkney Open rituals Beltaine 8pm - Comet Stone, Ring of Brodgar 'Scottish Pagan Federation events FFI: Helen and Mark  info@spiritualorkney.co.uk

17/18/19 - The Awareness Shop - 180 Main St. New Paltz NY 12561 exit 18 off I-87 - 845 255 5756   cell 845 598 8444. www.awarenessshop.com 
Ellen Evert Hopman comes to visit The Awareness Shop in May 2019: 

17 May - Ancient British Sacred Sites -  6 PM – 9 PM - A slide show and talk covering the South Eastern portion of Scotland with its carved Pictish stones, the major English monuments such as Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill, some Arthurian sites such as Tintagel, Glastonbury (Avalon), and Camelot, and the mysterious and wonderful Cornish sacred sites of the Michael/Mary Brighid/Lugh ley line. The talk lasts about two hours and is followed by a book signing. $30 per person. $10 Non Refundable Deposit is required as class size is limited.

May 18 - Celtic Tree Medicine and Lore  11am-5pm - The Awareness Shop - 180 Main St. New Paltz NY. Tree Divination Using the Ancient Celtic Ogham Alphabet with Ellen Evert Hopman. The Irish Ogham tree alphabet pre-dates the Latin alphabet. Instead of letters like A-B-C-D the alphabet uses tree names like Birch, Rowan, Elder, Oak, etc. Each letter of the alphabet is couched in symbolism and lore. Ellen Evert Hopman is the author of A DRUID’S HERBAL OF SACRED TREE MEDICINE, TREE MEDICINE TREE MAGIC and other volumes that explore ancient Celtic tree lore and tree herbalism.
In this workshop you will learn a Druid tree meditation with live trees, the basics of the Ogham letters and the spiritual, medicinal and cultural lore around them, make a small divination deck, and practice using the trees to do readings for yourself and others. The class involves work outside in nature so wear good shoes and be prepared for the weather.  $125 for the day - $25 Non Refundable Deposit required  - class space is limited.  Full day workshop 11am—5pm bag lunch included for those with no dietary restrictions.

19 May - The Nine Principles of Celtic Spirituality, 11am-1pm The Awareness Shop - 180 Main St. New Paltz NY. What are the basic principles of Celtic Spirituality? How do these principles apply to Celtic Christianity and Celtic Paganism? How is Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism different from more modern paths such as Wicca? In this class we will examine evidence from the historical Celts and their traditional practices, poetry, Celtic triads and aphorisms, and Brehon Law. $50 per person, $10 Non Refundable Deposit to hold your space.

19 May -Cosmology of the Ancient Celts -  2-4pm -The Awareness Shop - 180 Main St. New Paltz NY Two Seasons, Three Worlds, Four Treasures, Five Directions: The Pillars of Druidism. $50 per person. $10 Non Refundable Deposit to reserve your space. 845-255-5756. An exploration of the basic Cosmology of the ancient Celts and the most important symbols of Celtic and Druidic sacred mythology and religion. Learn why Celtic tales included recurring symbols such as magical swords, chalices, stones, water and fire. Discover the religion that was practiced by King Arthur and the Celts before the Christian missionaries arrived.
To register for any or all of these amazing gatherings at The Awareness Shop - 180 Main St. New Paltz NY
please call 845 255 5756 -  be prepared to leave a non-refundable deposit and your contact details.

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/

20 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 

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.

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.

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.

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 10th April 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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