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Spirits of the Sacred Grove:the world of a Druid priestess.
Emma Restall Orr .
 Thorsons 1998.  Pb 9.99.

The author is Joint Chief of the British Druid Order. This book is an account of her experiences and feelings. It does not tell the reader how to be a Druid (that is probably covered in her Principles of Druidry, which I have not seen). But it does show what being a Druid can be like. We see her acting as a priestess, performing a wedding, giving support to the sick and dying, blessing a new child. We see her in contact with her spirit guides, with the deities she relates to, and with lesser beings of the Otherworld. We see her dealing with journalists, holding public rituals and private ones, chatting with friends.

I continue to have some difficulties with having this path described as Druidry, as I feel it is only slightly related to the original Druidism of the Celts. But this does not prevent it from being a valid path, and it is a pleasant change to have a book which speaks of the essence of a path rather than its specific details.

Wood and Water 65 Winter Solstice 1998
Daniel Cohen

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