About the Book
This introduction to modern Druidism provides a comprehensive overview of today’s pagan religion and philosophy, whose roots go back to the Celtic tribal societies of ancient Britain and Ireland. The author covers Druidism’s mythology, history and important figures and its beliefs and moral system, and describes practices, rituals and ceremonies. A gazetteer of important sacred sites in Europe and America is included, along with information about modern Druid groups and organizations.
About the Author(s)
Yowann Byghan is an author, poet and playwright who has been a practising Druid for more than fifty years. He is a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, and speaks fluent Cornish. His knowledge of Scottish Gàidhlig, Irish Gaeilge and Welsh, as well as Latin, has allowed him to research source texts in the original languages as well as in translation. He lives on a small island in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 25 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
Book Reviews & Awards
“This is a lovely book that the aspiring Druid will find very useful. I particularly enjoyed the write-ups of the Druidic founders, especially the Breton Druids with whom I was less familiar. It is always refreshing to note the Socialist leanings of early modern Druids,something that I find quite sympathetic. There is a great gazetteer of sacred places in Britain, Ireland and North America within these pages that should inspire wandering Druids in their travels.”—Ellen Evert Hopman, author of the Priestess of the Forest trilogy of Druid novels.