Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism

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Citadel Press, 2006 - Religion - 329 pages
An elegant and thoughtful tour of modern Druidism. With impeccable scholarship, America's most legendary Druid explores Druidic archaeology and mythology and helps to demystify rituals and prayers. Providing a complete overview of Druidic history, from its origins to its extermination by the Romans and triumphant resurgence as an earth religion in the 20th century, Bonewits explains Druidic traditions and discusses the future of Druidry as a public Pagan religion. Includes spells for love, prosperity and health and a wide-ranging glossary.
 

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Awens to All:
I got this Book in 2009 and I found it to be a Great Guide to Druidism. It covers all the Ins & Outs of Druidism going over the various Druidistic Organizations that you could become
a Member of.
Isaac Bonewits goes into the Histories and Traditions of Celtic Druidism as well as the Origins of Ancient Celtic Neo-Paganism.
It also goes into the Sacred Sabbaths and their Ceremonies, the types of Magic Tools you might need to know of and also goes into Warnings about the Pitfalls within Druidism as well as other Paganistic Organizations.
I really recommend this Book to anyone who is interested in finding out about the Basics in Celtic Druidism.
Dave TheDruid-3X3
 

Contents

THE MESOPAGAN DRUIDS
59
THE NEOPAGAN DRUIDS
105
THE PSEUDOPAGAN DRUIDS
141
CURRENT DRUIDIC BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
159
CURRENT DRUIDIC RELIGIOUS RITUALS
221
DRAÍOCHT TODAY
259
The Future of Druidism Druidry and Draíocht
281
APPENDICES
289
Index
321
About the Author 330
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