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The Book of Druidry Hardcover – March 9, 2009
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All that aside, it is a good read. A wealth of ideas, this book can be one step on your spiritual path. Or it can be just an interesting book about modern druids. Regardless of your beliefs, if you have any interest in the subject this is a good book.
There are many other books available if you are interested in historical druids- "The Druids" by Stuart Piggott, for example.
I think that some reviewers think other folk are stupid. The title of this book gives it all away. This is a book about "Druidry" and not really about the ancient historical persons known as druids. I had no misconceptions when reading this book. I knew it was a modern/romantic view of the druid religion through the eyes of someone who was part of the Ancient Order of Druids as well as the Martinist Order. As far as I know Ross Nichols was not a historian with a PhD from Oxford with scholarly publications in peer reviewed journals. As such I do not expect that kind of scholarly material in his work. I look more for the history of romantic Druidry and a peek into his spiritual path. I also expect to find (within this book) the cumulative lore and rituals as found within the AOD and his OBOD.
Purchase this book before it goes out of print!
With that said, Druidry is perhaps one of the most romanticized group of people known to mankind. A little after the Renaissance period of Europe, some British antiquarians were experimenting with a time that Great Britain had a golden age and longed to return there. Every attempt to find scant knowledge of Druidry was made and sure enough, some was even invented to make a complete history. Some authorities have decided to fill in the blanks, so to speak and this resulted in a movement known today as the Druid Revival Movement. The Order of Druids that the author, Ross Nichols, was exposed to had it's roots in this revival. This does explain why a lot of Druids in America are somewhat disappointed with the book. A lot of archaeology evidence that we have now that supplies us with information regarding the Druids of the ancient past simply did not exist at the time Nichols was alive.
Does this make Revival Druidry wrong in of itself? By no means!Read more ›
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Love this book. It's a must read for those interested in Druidry and it's impact on the way modern Druids relate to the past.Published 5 months ago by Huathe
This is written by Ross Nichols who is the founder of bringing druidism back to life. He was great friends with Gerald gardener which I find to be very interesting. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bridget
Excellent Service and FAST delivery. Everything I hoped and expected. Thanks!!!Published 24 months ago by Dennis R Smith
Good book with good info! Would purchase this book for anyone wanting to know more about the Druid tradition. Both old and new!Published on February 18, 2014 by Trystan
Great book. This copy replaced my old copy due to damage. It was worth replacing. Its a very entrancing read.Published on November 1, 2013 by john
Modern Druidry owes a lot to Ross Nichols. He removed the masonic ties and brought paganism back into the path. Read morePublished on April 22, 2008 by R. Lukas