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Book Specs.

ISBN: 0-00-713388-x
Released: Jun - 2002
List Price: $19.95

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Vox ID: 252081

Book ID: 1018

Posted: 3.2.2005

WV Impressions: 1,922

A magical exploration of what happens when Wicca and Druidry meet

Druidcraft - The Magic of Wicca and Druidry

Author: Philip Carr-Gomm [a Witchvox Sponsor]

Publisher: Thorsons

Category: Paganism   Level: All


Druidry and Wicca are the two great streams of Western Pagan tradition. Both traditions are experiencing a renaissance all over the world, as more and more people seek a spirituality rooted in a love of nature and the land.

Increasingly, readers are combining the ideas of both traditions to craft their own spiritual practice. In this down-to-earth, inspiring guide, Philip Carr-Gomm offers a name for this Path that draws on the common beliefs and practices of Wicca and Druidry: Druidcraft.

'Druidcraft' draws on the traditions of scholarship, storytelling, magical craft and seasonal celebration of both Druids and Wiccans, to offer inspiration, teachings, rituals, and magical techniques that can help you access your innate powers of creativity, intuition and healing.

"Your book is becoming the must read for Northern California Pagans, and I believe it is one of the most important Pagan books to have come out in many, many years." email to author.

"A valuable and thought-provoking contribution to the growth of modern Paganism..." The Druid's Voice magazine.

"Elegantly written and inspiring, ringing with Philip's distinctive tone and style..." Touchstone magazine.

"This is a text to be savoured. To be read and re-read, allowing altered states of perception to take over and dance among the myriad insights concealed beyond the print on the page." Review by Francis Cameron

Review by Aldwyn Draig of Echoed Voices
http://www.echoedvoices.org/Reference_Book_Reviews.html

As a more-or-less full time member of the online pagan community for the past several years, I have often seen questions posed regarding the practicality and/or spiritual correctness of combining elements of Druidry with those of Wicca or Witchcraft. In his latest book, Druidcraft: the Magic of Wicca and Druidry, Philip Carr-Gomm addresses this subject in depth. From an examination of the friendship and interaction between Gerald Gardner, the father of Wicca, and Ross Nichols, founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and a major figure behind the modern revival of Druidry, to a series of lessons offering useful and practical ways to combine various aspects of these two paths, the author leads us on a spiritual quest involving integration through understanding. The subject matter is presented in a manner that tends to hold the reader's interest while, at the same time, providing sound footing for the theories that are being promoted.

It should be noted perhaps that, like virtually any material of this nature, this crossing of spiritualities will be warmly embraced in some sectors while being rejected out of hand in some of the more strictly traditional groups. The author habitually uses the terms Wiccan and Witch interchangeably, but offers a reasonable and rational explanation for doing so. It is relieving to note that nowhere does he claim that Wicca is an ancient Celtic path; merely that it draws some of its foundations from the older beliefs. The book's most positive quality may well be its consistent emphasis on the common links that exist between these paths, as opposed to pointing out the differences.

In summary, I definitely considered it a good read and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in this subject, even more highly to those who may be questioning the wisdom of merging elements of these two belief structures; Wiccans who are drawn to certain aspects of Druidry, as well as Druids who embrace some Wiccan philosophies or practices. Carr-Gomm has done his usual excellent job, as his readers have come to expect, of presenting his case in a clear and concise manner, leaving the reader to reach conclusions and make choices based on knowledge and understanding.
Aldwyn Draig

'The mysticism and magick surrounding the Craft is very appealing; the call of our ancestors and reverence of nature and Mother Earth in modern Druidism is strong within our hearts. Since their resurgence began, Wicca and Druidism have been considered two separate practices. "Druidcraft" offers a rational link that may bridge these two religions and give credence to a mystical and magickal path that also offers a foundation created from the ancient wisdom of these priests and priestesses of nature. Philip demonstrates this through his own unique philosophy, backed by historical facts about the history of these two revived paths of Neo-Pagan spirituality. Highly recommended to any Druid or Wiccan library.' Stormseer, Tempe, Arizona

Author's Notes: Comes with Foreword by Wiccan author Vivianne Crowley.

Where To Buy: The Hart of Oak - the online store of The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. Also available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

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