Grove of the Other Gods, ADF Druidry 101 Workshop (www.othergods.org)
THE DRUIDS, Peter Berresford Ellis, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company,
Grand Rapids, Michigan, ISBN 0-8028-3798-0. This is the book to start
with if you want to know about the ancient Druids.
Modern Pagan Druids:
THE SOLITARY DRUID, Robert Lee (Skip) Ellison, Citadel Press, (www.kensingtonbooks.com),
NY, NY, ISBN 0-8065-2675-0. Written by the current ArchDruid of ADF
for the solitary ADF Druid, contains advice, gleanings of Druid philosophy
from literary sources, holidays and rituals, and an overview of modern
BONEWITSS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DRUIDISM, Isaac Bonewits, ArchDruid
Emeritus of ADF, Citadel Press, (www.kensingtonbooks.com), NY, NY, ISBN
0-8065-2710-2. In depth history of both historical and modern Druids,
Druid revival groups, descriptions of rituals from a few modern groups,
Druid customs, responsibilities, and much more.
THE DRUID TRADITION, Philip Carr-Gomm, Element Books (Part of the Elements
of... series), Rockport, Mass., ISBN 1-85230-202-X. Good overview
of ancient and modern Druidry, by the Archdruid of the Order of Bards,
Ovates and Druids.
THE DRUID RENAISSANCE, edited by Philip Carr-Gomm,Thorsons (Harper Collins),
London, England. ISBN 1-85538-480-9. Information on the modern Druid
revival, by various authors in different traditions.
THE DRUIDRY HANDBOOK, John Michael Greer, Red Wheel / Weiser, York Beach,
ME, ISBN 1-57863-354-0. Good book on OBOD and Revival-style Druidry
by the Grand ArchDruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America.
THE DRUID SOURCE BOOK, compiled and edited by John Matthews, Blandford
Press, London, England, ISBN 0-7137-2572-9. Collection of excerpts from
source material from ancient times through modern times, along with
a bit of explanation. Excerpts are out of context, still it teases you
to read the old stories...
THE MABINOGION, translated and introduced by Jeffery Gantz, Penguin
Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, ISBN 0-88029-039-0. Welsh
tales written down in the 13th century from older oral tradition.
IRISH FOLK AND FAIRY TALES, edited by Sean Kelly, Galley Press, (The
Rutledge Press) New York, NY, ISBN 0-8317-5001-4. Old Irish stories
of Gods and Goddesses, Druids, and Warriors.
CARMINA GADELICA, Hymns and Incantations Collected in the Highlands
and Islands of Scotland in the 1800s by Alexander Carmichael, Lindisfarne
Press, Hudson NY, ISBN 0-940262-50-9. Old Pagan charms and invocations
(some with Christian interjections), spells for various ailments, fairy
spells, auguries, songs for dying wool, churning butter, etc... just
as you would have found them if youd been hiking around Scotland
in the 1800s. With a bit of imagination, theres a lot here that
could be reclaimed by modern Druids. There are wonderful
stories in the notes at the end of the book.
CELTIC HERITAGE, Alwyn Rees and Brinley Rees, Thames and Hudson, London,
England, ISBN 0-500-27039-2. A classic scholarly text focusing on Irish
and Welsh literature.
THE GODS OF THE CELTS, Miranda Green, Alan Sutton, Gloucester, England
& Barnes and Noble Books, Totowa, NJ, ISBN 0-389-20672-5. Guide
to Celtic religion in Britain and Europe covers Gods, ritual customs,
cult objects, and sacred places. Professor Green, Research Fellow at
the centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales,
is a well-respected Celtic scholar.
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A DRUID PRINCE, Anne Ross and Don Robins, A Touchstone
(Simon and Schuster), New York, NY, ISBN 0-671-7422-5. Ross and Robins
speculate that Lindow man, a 2000-year-old body discovered
in a peat bog in the English midlands in 1984, was a high-ranking Druid
who was voluntarily sacrificed in a Druid ritual. Dr. Ross is a consultant
for National Geographic in the U.K. and a well-known Celtic scholar,
Dr. Robins is on the faculty of the Institute of Archaeology at the
University of London.