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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/ 

20 February -Tarot Reading: Intermediate Eight-week course with Suzanne Corbie at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7BS. So you’ve done the basic course in reading tarot, but you want to progress. For students who have done a foundation tarot class, this is the great way to go further. Join Suzanne Corbie for eight Wednesday evenings of interactive learning to develop your interpretation skills, practice new spreads, and deepen your understanding. You will learn about reversed cards, connecting and opposing pairs, patterns and themes, myths and metaphors, archetypes, and challenging cards. All tarot learners who have completed a beginner’s course are very welcome indeed. Price: £210 (£110 deposit, balance  of £100 due on first night)  Register online. Time: 7 pm - 9 pm. Arrive 6.50 for prompt 7 pm start.

22-24 February Vessels of Change with Caitlín Matthews. An experiential 2 day workshop - ways to deepen connection to spiritual allies, mediating between the worlds and create rituals as vessels for change/healing. Seminarhof Schöppingen, border Holland/Germany. www.druiderij.nl or: marjoree@planet.nl

22nd - 24th February The OBOD Ovate Gorsedd at Brazier's Park in Oxfordshire. Theme "working with the ancestors/being a good ancestor". £180 shared room and food. Details about content from Andrew Anderson at ajanderson72@yahoo.co.uk. To book:  Maggie Bond at obodovategorsedd297@gmail.com

23-24 February OBOD-Rituals Workshop with Matt McCabe in Vienna/Austria. Contact and registration: sigrid.massenbauer@massenbauer.at

24 February - The Story of Your Soul - a Course Through Your Past Lives wiht Steve Hounsome. A one year Course, one day per month. Details at www.tarottherapy.co.uk/courses or email steve@tarottherapy.co.uk

1st March - 3rd March - The 2019 OBOD Druid Grade Gorsedd: Beginnings and Journey £150 for a shared room and food for the weekend. How Hill Trust, How Hill Rd, Ludham, Great Yarmouth Norfolk England NR29 5PG https://howhilltrust.org.uk. All Druid grade members welcome. FFI or to book email Chrissie Kimber rebnikc@btinternet.com

9 March - Certificate in Tarot Therapy with Steve Hounsome -  A one year Course, one day per month. Details at www.tarottherapy.co.uk/courses or email steve@tarottherapy.co.uk

16 March - Certificate in Universal Soul Healing with Steve Hounsome - A one year Course, one day per month. Details at www.tarottherapy.co.uk/courses or email steve@tarottherapy.co.uk

20 March - Earth Festival | Chalice Well Wheel of the Year | Spring Equinox (Meditation) at The Chalice Well, Glastonbury. The sun rises due east and sets due west, there is equal day and equal night. The earth greens, the sap rises and the leaves burst their buds in verdant response. This is a time of awakening, experiencing life with youthful vigour and childish delight. 12.00 - 12.30FREE 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.

March 21-24, 2019 Gulf Coast Gathering -Druidry's Role in a Sustainable Future - Join us amidst the live oaks and cypresses in beautiful Fontainebleau State Park on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, as we leave behind the mundane world and spend a long weekend communing with the earth, trees, and skies of Southeast Louisiana as we look at the ways we, as Druids, can play a part in promoting sustainable practices, help to preserve pollinators and native plants, and connect with the needs of the earth. GCG 2019 will be our fifth annual gathering, and we are delighted to announce that our special guest will be Eimear Burke, OBOD’s new Chosen Chief designee. Eimear, along with her late husband Howard Campbell, founded the Kilkenny Druid Grove in Ireland. She is also a storyteller and harpist, with a deep love of the Irish tales. And for lagniappe, our friend Susan Jones, former OBOD mentor co-coordinator and the Mt. Haemus award winner for 2019, will return to share with us a sneak peek at her upcoming Mt. Haemus Lecture. Registration will open October 1, 2018; full details and registration at OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering. (http://gulfcoastgathering.druidry.org/.)

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

 

updated 4th February 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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Monthly OBOD Meditations for Peace by yourself, or with a Grove or Seedgroup, perform a Grove ceremony with the central theme and focus for world peace.

 

 

 

 

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