Druid Thoughts: Witchcraft Today – 60 Years On

Sixty years ago, Gerald Gardner unleashed Witchcraft Today, bringing the idea of witchcraft into public awareness and replacing fairy tale clichés with a vibrant, modern, and living tradition. Gardner’s status as a semi-mythic figure to those of us who are younger–a ground breaker, a person whose story outlives his mortal life, and who seems destined to be a legend–is worthy of note. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Pagan Portals

Introducing Pagan Portals from Moon Books: focused introductions to particular areas of Paganism, including Nimue Brown’s new SPIRITUALITY WITHOUT STRUCTURE. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Moon Books Insights

News from Moon Books including a review of Robin Herne’s excellent new fiction collection (contains Druids) and a link to me interviewing Ronald Hutton. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Beyond Novicehood

When you start out as a Pagan, it’s not difficult to find reading material. Then comes a point when the books start to feel a bit samey: Yet another rough guide to the Wheel of the Year. Yet another quick list of standard deities. Where are all the mind-expanding secrets? Where’s the long-awaited ancient wisdom? [Read more…]