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The Mysteries of Druidry: Celtic Mysticism, Theory & Practice

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The Druids were the mystics, philosophers, and magicians of the ancient Celtic world. Their spirituality was borne from their near-worship of poetry and music, thier warrior prowess, and the world of nature. The Mysteries of Druidry reveals this mystical romanticism as it was in ancient times, and shows various ways to bring it to life today, in both private and social rea ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by New Page Books
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Mariah
Brendan Myers has an original and insightful take on Druidry.
I've read a lot on Celtic religion- both ancient and modern and gotten rather jaded- it gets to be a lot of the same stuff. He does have a early chapter with introductory information, which makes it fairly beginner-friendly. His strength is the instructions for contemplative spiritual practices such as "peaceful abiding"
Overall the scholarship was quite good, and he included footnotes, though there were a few Victorian ideas like Lugh
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Matt
Aug 06, 2011 rated it liked it
A pretty good book about neo-druidry. The author seems to know his history (which is something that can be a problem with any book about modern 'druid' practice), and he has good sense about his beliefs. I'd recommend it to anyone whose interested in neo-druidry, but by no means should it be the last book you read on the subject.
Makaia
Mar 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was in my college's library. I enjoyed it so much I found it on Amazon and bought it. It is what it claims - written by Druids for Druids. An excellent reference if you are studying the topic.
Mary-Jean Harris
This was a really fun and fascinating read. Druidry in both ancient and modern times is addressed, with lots of references to Celtic mythology, but not in a boring way. At the beginning of the book, the author says "This book should be read by candlelight...", which is very true, because it has that nice feel to it (I didn't read it by candlelight, but I imagined :)). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about Druids or Celtic religion. There are also some exercise ...more
Bryn
Mar 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: druids, pagans.
Druid and philosopher Brendan Myers writes on the subject of Irish Druidry. His book explores history, myth, philosophy, contemporary practise and personal insight - managing to keep it clear as to which is which along the way. A fascinating read, beautifully expressed and laden with good ideas. It's a book highly suitable for those new to Druidry which still manages to offer a great deal to those further along their path and looking to widen their knowledge. Not being an expert on things irish, ...more
Tod Jones
Meh.....
Kerr Cuhulain
Jan 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book on Druidism and Celtic Spirituality
Charles
Apr 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: celtic-interest
A book on the modern practice of druidry from the Irish/Canadian vantage
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Found through review at Magickware's Book Reviews.
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Raised in Elora, Ontario, a village north of Guelph which I still consider my hometown.

My first published work was a play entitled "Visions of a Better Way": this script won a competition for high school students, run by University of Guelph's department of English.

Attended the University of Guelph for undergraduate studies in Drama, starting in January of 1992.

Attended Memorial University of Newf
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