Old Gods, New Druids

Old Gods, New Druids

by Robin Herne


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The universe is filled with countless gods, goddesses and nature spirits. Many made themselves known to the Druids of ancient Northern Europe. How can modern day Druids make contact with these age-old Beings? 'Old Gods, New Druids' offers a series of twenty humorous and informative lessons that can be used for group or solitary study and is ideal for people interested in Druidry and the Pagan spirituality of ancient Britain and Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846942266
Publisher: Moon Books
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to use this Book 15

Chapter 1 A snapshot of the Early Insular celts 19

Chapter 2 Druids Ancient and Modern 29

Chapter 3 The Gods and Goddesses 41

Chapter 4 The Ancestors and the Living Land 57

Chapter 5 The Sídhe and Other Spirits 71

Chapter 6 Structure of Early Gaelic Society 79

Chapter 7 Values, Morals and Ideals 87

Chapter 8 he Festivals 97

Chapter 9 Young Prople 113

Chapter 10 Marriage and Gender 121

Chapter 11 Creating Healthy communicaties 129

Chapter 12 Funeral Rites and the Afterlife 137

Chapter 13 Animals in Society and Religion 151

Chapter 14 Herb Lore 161

Chapter 15 Sacred Trees 167

Chapter 16 The Ogam Alphabet 173

Chapter 17 Druidry and Magic 185

Chapter 18 Truth and Justice 195

Chapter 19 Poetry and Storytelling 201

chapter 20 Sacred Space 213

Afterword 229

Appendies 237

Footnotes 242

Recommended Reading 246

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