What Do Druids Believe?, Paperback Book

What Do Druids Believe? Paperback

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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
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  • Category: Celtic religion & mythology
  • ISBN: 9781862078642

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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.

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