Experience the Mystery and Magic of Contemporary Druidry
The Book of Hedge Druidry is for those who feel called to explore a powerful earth-based spirituality rooted in Celtic lore. With hands-on practices as well as fascinating perspectives on what it means to be a Druid, this book walks you through the magic of the liminal realm and helps you fill your own cauldron of inspiration.
Longtime Druid Joanna van der Hoeven guides you in creating an altar and crafting rituals based on the Wheel of the Year and important life passages. You will discover enchanting moon rites and ideas for daily practice as well as insights for working with herbs, spells, and the ogham alphabet. When you step onto the Hedge Druid's path, you learn to work with the in-betweeen places, straddling the boundary between this world and the next and developing profound relationships with ancestors, goddesses, gods, spirits of place, and the Fair Folk.
Druidry is a powerful tradition that evokes the mystical spirit of times past. This comprehensive guide to solitary Druidry will connect you to a higher wisdom for the benefit of all.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Joanna van der Hoeven has been working in Pagan traditions for over thirty years. She is an author, teacher, dancer, blogger, photographer, and videographer. Her love of nature and the land where she lives provide her with constant inspiration. She was born in Quebec, Canada, and now lives near the sea in Suffolk, England.
You can find her online on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THEORY Chapter 1: The Druids / 7 Chapter 2: The Awen / 17 Chapter 3: The Gods / 25 Chapter 4: The Ancestors / 31 Chapter 5: The Three Realms: Land, Sea, and Sky / 37 Chapter 6: The World Tree, the Hedge, and the Otherworld / 47 Chapter 7: The Four Quarters / 61 Chapter 8: The Wheel of the Year / 69 Chapter 9: The Cycle of the Moon / 95 Chapter 10: Meditation / 105 Chapter 11: Prayer / 117 Chapter 12: Magic / 127 Chapter 13: Animism and Connection / 137
PART TWO: PRACTICE Chapter 14: Altars, Ritual Space, and Tools / 143 Chapter 15: Crafting Sacred Ritual / 153 Chapter 16: Rites and Rituals for the Hedge Druid / 169 Chapter 17: Seasonal Rituals / 195 Chapter 18: Moon Rites / 225 Chapter 19: Rites of Passage / 231 Chapter 20: Daily Practice / 241
PART THREE: STUDY Chapter 21: Herblore / 251 Chapter 22: Ogham / 261 Chapter 23: Spellcraft / 269
PART FOUR: SKILLS AND TECHNIQUE Chapter 24: Ethics / 283 Chapter 25: Peace / 295 Chapter 26: Voice, Body, and Movement / 301 Chapter 27: Teacher, Leader, Priest / 309