What Do Druids Believe? Paperback
Part of the What Do We Believe series
Druidism evolved out of the tribal cultures of Britain, Ireland and western France over two thousand years ago.
In the seventeenth century it experienced a revival, which has continued to this day.
Contemporary Druids can now be found all over the world, and Druidry's appeal lies in its focus on a reverence for the natural world, a belief in the value of personal creativity, and of developing a sense of communion with the powers of nature and the spirit.
Druidry's startling recent growth lies in its broad appeal: some treat it as a philosophy, others as a religion, still others as a path of self-development.
Druids can be Pagan, or can be followers of other faiths, and a Druid ceremony might include Christian and Buddhist Druids alongside Pagan and Wiccan Druids.
Philip Carr-Gomm explains the practical value of following Druidism today, and examines its core beliefs and relevance to the contemporary issues that face us all.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 100 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 03/04/2006
- Category: Celtic religion & mythology
- ISBN: 9781862078642
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Review by TommyElf
Philip Carr-Gomm's book is an excellent and very short read on the basic aspects of Druidry. The book reads like an extremely extended pamphlet, but this is a good thing. As a Druidic student, I am constantly asked by co-workers and friends just what Druids believe. In this 100-page (not including the Notes, Glossary, Further Reading, and Resources and Contacts sections), I have a short reader I can hand to them to answer the typical questions. Then, when they return with more questions, I have them on a solid footing of the basics, which I can build from in discussion. This is a great book for establishing that precious area known as "common ground" with other folks. The book also serves as an excellent primer for the individual seeking more information about a practice that they are potentially interested in.