Modern Druidry

In this section of the library you will find articles by members and friends on contemporary Druidry and related subjects. To contribute an article, send in MSWord format to

Why Druids Now?

by Philip Carr-Gomm

My father introduced me to the Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids when I was 15. His name was Philip Ross Nichols, but I soon came to know him by his mystical name of Nuinn.

John Soul, robed as a Druid, at Stonehenge

John Soul: Local Historian, Druid, Shopkeeper and Personality

John Soul was a prominent figure in Amesbury from the late nineteenth century to the earlier part of the twentieth century, remembered mostly from the 1920s to 1940 or thereabouts. Here we have two accounts of him. The first, created  by member Hazel Ledgard, is derived from research and an account by her mother who, from the 1920s to the 1940s, came with her family to Amesbury for the summer solstice ceremony at Stonehenge.


by Philip Carr-Gomm
Traduction Dany Seignabou

Can Druidry be a Path to Enlightenment?

by Robert Kyle

Many people get confused in the west thinking that enlightenment is ‘an eastern thing’ but when we come to take a closer look we realise that this is not the case at all.

The reason it’s considered eastern is because meditation is the main focus of this journey, but what is that journey and where does it lead?

Authenticity and Authority in Druidry

by Caitlín Matthews

Talk given at OBOD 50th Anniversary – 7th June 2014


Dark is the night, far is the dawning,
Sing for the shining of light on the way.
Hearken, be ready, attend to my calling:
Sing all you guardians who wait at the door.


by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

Calling Oneself a Druid

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

A blog post about whether to call yourself "Druid" or not has been brewing in my mind for weeks – when do we think we can claim the title?

Druid Call for Peace

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

Druid Ethics

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

Druidry is a spiritual tradition that takes its ethics from the inspiration available in the natural world around us.  It does not only listen to the language of humans, but also those of the trees and wind, the pack and the herd, the moss and the fungi.  It looks to the wider web of interconnectedness in order to live a life that is peaceful and attuned to the natural world, with a focus on sacredness and harmony at its very core. 

Druidry Today

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

What does it mean to be a Druid in this modern day and age?