After a month of internal debate and wrestling with the not-insignificant cost of travel, I’ve registered for the Druid Gorsedd being held in California at Lughnasadh. It’s being organized by an collection of OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids – I’m a member, though there are no groups in the North Texas area) groups, and it features leaders from three of the largest Druid organizations in the world: Philip Carr-Gomm of OBOD, John Michael Greer of AODA, and Isaac Bonewits of ADF. I’ve read books by all three of them and found them all helpful, plus I met Isaac at the CUUPS Convocation in 2004.
I’m not looking to learn anything so much as I’m looking to experience Druidry in a group setting. After all the complaints about “distractions” I figure I could use something that will feed my soul.