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Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  264 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A book about Druids unlike any other, Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism not only goes far behind the usual Celtic and Classical references by discussing the evolution and migration of the Proto-Indo-European peoples, from whom the Celts arose, but also discusses the beliefs and ritual practices of both the British and American streams of modern Druidry, as well as pro ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Citadel
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B.  Keith Barron
Excellent book. I cannot rave enough, for the author prefaces the book listing his biases! OMG I am not gay, but I think I love the man! Every human being has biases, and I am sick and tired of people pretending they are unbiased! Its crap and its so refreshing to see a little honesty.

My only difficulty with the book was the section detailing rituals, and I am showing my biases here. Religious rituals give me the screaming willies (even those of my Christian brethren – I WILL NOT participate in
May 28, 2013 Onyx rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: pagan activists and Occupiers.
Shelves: cultural-magicks
I always did like Mr. Bonewits. His writing style is humorous, interesting, and educational. He would have been a great college teacher if the university system would have let him.
In this book, he veers off the magical path he covered in Real Magic. Even though he does an amazing job covering a normally boring subject like prehistory, as well as the background of historical and reconstructed druidism, he spends very little time addressing modern druid spite of what the back of the boo
Davin Raincloud
This is an excellent book for people involved in the Neopagan Druid movement, and is one that I recommend for all people starting out on that path. The late, great Isaac goes into detail about the modern developments in the 20th century and various types of New Druids. It is good to know that their are many interpretations of Druidry and that people worship in different ways.
Andy Lawless
An excellent book for people involved in the Neo-pagan Druid movement, a must read for all people starting out on that path.

Regina Hunter
This book saved my life during last couple of weeks, while writing finals essay.
I always love Isaacks work,and this is well thought out,and a joy to read.
Séan Llew  Æris
Excellent. Exellence Exemplified. Exegesis for Xtreme Sporting events.
A well written survey about how people are reinventing druidism today
Andre Berzins
Not the best on bonewits, but still worth it
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Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits is an influential Neopagan leader and author. He is a liturgist, speaker, journalist, Neo-druid priest, and a singer, songwriter, and independent recording artist. He has been heavily involved in occultism since the 1960s.
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