James Bianchi 1949 – 2015

James Bianchi, John Beckett, and Kimberly Kirner at the 2012 OBOD East Coast Gathering

James Bianchi was a good friend and a fine Druid who did great things for our community. He will be remembered. [Read more...]

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Sabbat

sabbat wide

Damh the Bard’s new album Sabbat has powerful celebrations of being Pagan, Damh’s take on a folk song, a classic rock cover, and lots of musical storytelling. As a long-time fan, I couldn’t be happier. [Read more...]

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Pagan Philosophy, Pagan Ethics

Dr. Brendan Myers

My thoughts on Brendan Myers’ presentations on Pagan philosophy and Pagan ethics at last weekend’s OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering. [Read more...]

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OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering

Seven Sisters Oak

Last weekend was the inaugural OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering at Fontainebleau State Park on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. About 40 Bards, Ovates, Druids, and guests participated in the camp, which carried the theme “making Druidry your own.” [Read more...]

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ADF Texas Imbolc Retreat

Sean Harbaugh titled this photo "Druids Doing Druid Stuff"

I had another great time at the ADF Texas Imbolc Retreat. Thanks again to Chris Godwin, Amanda Godwin, and all the folks of Hearthstone Grove for their hospitality and their good work in planning and presenting this retreat. [Read more...]

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The Dark Side of Druidry

spear in tree

We like our Druidry to be light and peaceful and nice… something that won’t scare our Christian and atheist neighbors. But there’s a dark side to Druidry, and it’s as much a part of our heritage as plant lore and poetry. [Read more...]

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Why I’m An OBOD Druid

Awen pendant on black

There is no best Druid order, just different orders that fit individuals very well or not so well. If you feel called to Druidry, do some on-line investigation, read a few books, talk to some people who have first-hand experience, and make the best choice for you. This is why I’m an OBOD Druid. [Read more...]

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East Coast Gathering 2014

ECG 2014 24

The 2014 OBOD East Coast Gathering reinforced a concept emphasized by another Druid order, the RDNA: “Nature is Good.” And so is a long weekend with your tribe, immersed in your tradition. [Read more...]

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