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Druidry and Meditation Paperback – January 16, 2012
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It does so very well however. The book explains meditation from a primarily Druid perspective and give the Druid many techniques from the tool box from which to choose. I think this book would be valuable to anyone on an earth based path however, it's use is not just limited to druids!
Nimue writes the book in her characteristic take you by the sleeve and speak casually style, so that the experience seems more like a one on one conversation. She goes over many topics of use to druids and pagans alike, finally from their own perspective. Inside you will find instructions for walking meditations and connecting with the earth, plants, and animals as well as the 4 classical elements. Also, and extremely valuable addition I thought was the section on how to connect with spirits, which is something that one hears individuals talk about all the time, but is often hard for new comer to get specifics on.
She also goes into the basics of pathworking, contemplation, and joint opening exercises as well as more standard Druidic concepts such as shapeshifting, drumming, chanting, connecting with places, and connecting with your ancestors. The book ends with group meditation work, which was less valuable to me personally being a life long solitary, but a valuable addition to the book none the less considering many druids practice in established groves. The book is relatively thin at 163 pages, but packs in a ton in what's there.
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I'm the kind of person who isn't really into solitary celebratory ritual at all, and I can easily use this info to develop Earthtide, Suntide, and Moontide cycles of meditations (group ritual is fun, I'm just really not into solitary role play lol).
Very highly recommended.
Nimue Brown has performed a great service to the Earth-Mysticism communities by sharing her insight into Awareness Living.
This was one of those books that I consumed quickly while nodding emphatically. I loved practicing the exercises recommended by the author as well as contemplating the philosophical and ethical commentary she provides.
I can't begin to recommend this book enough, though I have done a video recommendation on my youtube channel. Link below:
I also follow a personal Spiritual Path of Druidry. So Nimue's book was of interest to me. I was not sure what I was expecting. A self-help book? A how-to on Druidry? A how-to on Meditation? What I found was a very useful tome on how to approach meditative techniques from a perspective of Druidry.As Nimue points out several times in the book, Meditation techniques are different for each individual. For instance, I do my very best meditations when I am walking in the forest. Not sitting, but actively moving. For others, sitting in the classic lotus position works best. And so on. But taking a Nature-based approach requires some fine tuning of the mind, and the attitude prior to starting. Nimue presents a wonderful approach to the inner Sacred Grove, as well as a splendid chapter on facilitating group ritual - which requires a far different mindset and approach. She also adds some wonderful little exercises in the book that I think are wonderful starting points for those interested in meditation techniques, but unsure of how to start.
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I love the book it's thoroughly descriptive in a non confusing way. Nimue lists all the ways you can meditate, I found out I been doing dancing meditation without knowing it till I... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Francis Plaut
The author does a good job of integrating meditation into druid practice. I will say that is the book with the fewest pages on the subject (s), however, it took me the longest to... Read morePublished on August 13, 2014 by Melvin A. Jones
I like meditation and the concept of being part of nature around me. This book helps me to make that connection in a healthy wayPublished on May 15, 2014 by Brian A. Keegan
Well written and easy to follow. Exactly the information I was looking for. I highly recommend to everyone looking for an insight into this way of thinking and experiencing life.Published on May 3, 2014 by Sue Koon
This is everything I had hoped for when looking for a great meditation book. Clear description and an informative background on why things are done they way they are described.Published on November 4, 2013 by Derek Riddle
This book did have many helpful suggestions and thought-provoking passages....however after the first couple sections, I felt like I had read all I needed and was disinclined to... Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by LAURENM