Pagan Portals - The Awen Alone: Walking the Path of the Solitary Druid

Pagan Portals - The Awen Alone: Walking the Path of the Solitary Druid

by Joanna van der Hoeven


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Druidry is a wonderful, spiritually fulfilling life path. Through the magic that is Druidry, we build deep and abiding relationships with the natural world around us, and through our connection to the natural environment we walk a path of truth, honour and service. We aim to immerse ourselves in the present moment, in the present environment, in order to share in the blessing that is the cycle of life. Throughout the ages, people have withdrawn from the world in order to connect more fully with it. This book is an introductory guide for those who wish to walk the Druid path alone, for however long a time. It is about exploration and connection with the natural world, and finding our place within it. It covers the basics of Druidry and how, when applied to the everyday life, enriches it with a sense of beauty, magic and mystery. This book is for those people who feel called to seek their own path, to use their wit and intelligence, compassion and honour to create their own tradition within Druidry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782795476
Publisher: Moon Books
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Pages: 118
Sales rank: 279,134
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Joanna is an author, Druid and former Trustee of The Druid Network. She has studied with Emma Restall Orr and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. She has a BA Hons English Language and Literature degree. She moved to the UK in 1998, where she now lives with her husband in a small village near the coast of the North Sea.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Section 1 Basics of Druidry 7

Chapter 1 A Brief History of the Druids 9

Chapter 2 What is Druidry? 14

Chapter 3 Druidry and the Awen 20

Chapter 4 The Gods in Druidry 25

Chapter 5 The Ancestors in Druidry 31

Chapter 6 The Eight Festivals of the Year 36

Section 2 Druidry in Practice 41

Chapter 7 Meditation 43

Chapter 8 Prayer 49

Chapter 9 Inner Pathworking 54

Chapter 10 Outer Pathworking 57

Chapter 11 Altar Creation and Sacred Space 59

Chapter 12 Seasonal Rites - Working With the Seasons 62

Chapter 13 Craft Names 81

Section 3 Creating Your Own Path 83

Chapter 14 Designing Druid Ritual 85

Chapter 15 Daily Practice 94

Chapter 16 Walking Your Own Path 97

Bibliography 102

Internet Resources 103

Suggested Reading 104

Other Books by the Author 106

About the Author 107

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