The Book of Hedge Druidry: A Complete Guide for the Solitary Seeker

The Book of Hedge Druidry: A Complete Guide for the Solitary Seeker

by Joanna van der Hoeven
The Book of Hedge Druidry: A Complete Guide for the Solitary Seeker

The Book of Hedge Druidry: A Complete Guide for the Solitary Seeker

by Joanna van der Hoeven


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738758251
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 176,477
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


Introduction 1

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

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

Chapter 21: Herblore / 251
Chapter 22: Ogham / 261
Chapter 23: Spellcraft / 269

Chapter 24: Ethics / 283
Chapter 25: Peace / 295
Chapter 26: Voice, Body, and Movement / 301
Chapter 27: Teacher, Leader, Priest / 309

Conclusion 317

Glossary 319

Bibliography 325

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