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Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Can anyone recommend some good reading about modern Druidism?  Or even opinions about what is a waste of time. 
I went to Amazon last night to see if I could find something and there is so much!  I know enough about witchcraft to be able to browse books and see what might be interesting reading, but I am kind of at a loss about Druidism and have a new curiosity.  Help me out.


  1. I would recommend trying to meet some druids and asking them. I think druidism is a lot like hoodoo and voodoo, the books out there only tell a part of the story or they are watered down consumer books that have nothing to do with the art. I have a few druid friends and the whole thing is very secretive.

  2. I recommend this book

    It gives you different approaches to druidism, an overview of other paths (some similar to druidism), and lots of great resources.

  3. I've got one by Miranda Green. The only reason I bought that one is that it's the only one my local bookshop had in stock (a long time ago). I wouldn't really recommend it. It's a 'factual book' with a historial approach. Other books see the subject very differently.

    On Amazon, you can easily see which books have the most readers comments against them. Those are often the most popular books. Just read what readers have said about them.

    Also on Amazon, you can look inside several of the most popular books. Just reading the first few pages should tell you if that's your style of book. I noticed one readers comment which mentioned 'rolling in the mud and fairies'. Another book has a chapter titled 'drugs and drums'. Different people are looking for different things.

    Personally, the one I would choose is the one by Jean Markale. But that's only because I have several other books by him, and I like his style, which is very serious and academic. That's not everyone's cup of tea, and probably not what you are looking for.

    You can also read parts of a few of those books on Google Books. That's worth checking out too.

  4. Merry Meet.

    I haven't personally read any druid books myself, however if you will pardon me for mentioning my online store, we have few books on druidism currently available at the moment.

    If you would like to stop by and check them out the URL is We would be happy to help you.

    I hope find the information you are looking for.

    Brightest Blessings and Merry Part.

  5. I have a book called A Druid's Herbal by Hopman that I like and refer back to. A good way to know what books are received well (or not) is to read the reviews on (Hope that helps.)

    P.S. Regarding a comment someone else left ... saying that "druidism is a lot like hoodoo and voodoo" is the same as saying "Judaism is a lot like Catholicism and the Muslim religion." (They are all very different from one another.)

  6. There's a series of books by Emma Restall Orr. They've got very good reviews. They look sensible, down to earth, and authentic. I've just ordered one!



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