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Bonewits’s Essential Guide To Druidism

A book about Druids unlike any other, Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism not only goes far behind the usual Celtic and Classical references by discussing the evolution and migration of the Proto-Indo-European peoples, from whom the Celts arose, but also discusses the beliefs and ritual practices of both the British and American streams of modern Druidry, as well as pro A book about Druids unlike any other, Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism not only goes far behind the usual Celtic and Classical references by discussing the evolution and migration of the Proto-Indo-European peoples, from whom the Celts arose, but also discusses the beliefs and ritual practices of both the British and American streams of modern Druidry, as well as providing warnings about deceptive Druid organizations and authors.

This is a book that belongs in the library of every modern Druid, regardless of their particular path or style of Druidism. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidismplease sign up.

Impossible to get my hands on without spending a LOT of money for a used copy.

Are there digital copies for sale? Any chance this book will be available to Kobo anytime soon? See 2 questions about Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism…. Lists with This Book. Jan 21, B. Barron rated it it was amazing Shelves: I cannot rave enough, for the essemtial prefaces the book listing his biases! Every human being has biases, and I am sick and tired of people pretending they are unbiased!

Its crap and its so refreshing to see a little honesty. My only difficulty with the book was the section detailing rituals, and I am showing my biases here. Creepy ritualized symbolic cannibalism! And before I get complaints, I understand the nature duridism use for ritual and I certainly have my rituals I call them habits, but they amount bonewiits the same thing — but in my personal faith they are anathema they help get you into a certain mental state, and to me you need no altered druidim state to communicate with The Creator; frankly to me it seems sort of a cheat to try for such when talking to God.

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I am frantically copying the first two appendixes listing books and websites before returning the book to the library. And I did have another book by Mr.

Bonewits not sure of his title, so I will go with Mr. A Guide to Creating Public Rituals That Work — but as I said religious rituals hold very little interest save in a vague, academic and observational sense so I returned it unread.

I am however anxious for some of his other titles. View all 3 comments. Jan 26, Heka rated it really liked it. I read this as a follow-up to The Druidry Bnewits. It certainly has a lot more depth than Greer’s book.

That being said, I got the impression that much of this was highly specific to Bonewits’ tradition and experience. It seems to me that this would be most useful and interesting to someone who intends to become a Druid or is seriously considering that path.

May essengial, Onyx rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I always did like Mr.

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His writing style is humorous, interesting, and educational. He would have been a great college teacher if the university system would have let him. bonewigs

In this book, he veers off the magical path he covered in Real Magic. Even though he does an amazing job covering a normally boring subject like prehistory, as well as the background of historical and reconstructed druidism, he spends very little time addressing modern druid magic His emphases and interests are on reviving druidism as a religious practice However, he believes that if it’s done right, Modern Druidry can correct the abuses and neglect that organized religion has done in the past.

I’m not all that convinced; since in my opinion, the older the religion gets, the more conservative it becomes, until so many centuries have passed until it’s forced to change, die out, or strangle its followers with volumes of rules and unspoken expectations. Bonewits just doesn’t want a religion made up from whole cloth, ritual, and cosplay He wants a real live functioning faith that would do the gods proud.

Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism by Isaac Bonewits (2006, Paperback)

It doesn’t matter if it’s resurrected. He wants it legitimate. Jul 18, Chad rated it liked it. The first half is a history of druidism, from the Celts to the 17th c. The second half is a survey of common beliefs and practices of some current druid groups. If you have no idea where to start this will point you in the right direction s. If you’ve looked up a few druid organizations online and read over “Essential” as in the bare essentials NOT as in absolutely necessary.

If you’ve looked up a few druid organizations online and read over the author’s website then you probably already know most of what’s in the book. Jul 31, Davin Raincloud rated it it was amazing.

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This is an excellent book for people involved in the Neopagan Druid bpnewits, and is one that I recommend for ot people starting out on that path. The late, great Isaac goes into detail about the modern developments in the 20th century and various types of New Druids. It is good to know that their are many interpretations of Druidry and that people worship in different ways.

Jun 17, Andy rated it really liked it. Not much to say about this.

Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism by Isaac Bonewits

Giude was informative and Bonewits maintains a very open and accepting atmosphere. It’s a great primer for anyone looking to get involved in druidism. Feb 07, Andre Berzins added it. Not the best on bonewits, but still worth it. Apr 26, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: A well written survey about how people are reinventing druidism today.

Mar 28, Dean rated it it was amazing. I always love Isaacks work,and this is guidee thought out,and a joy to read. Sep 24, Hunter R. This book saved my life during last couple of weeks, while writing finals essay. View all 6 comments.

Nov 02, Andy Lawless rated it really liked it Shelves: An excellent book for people involved in the Neo-pagan Druid movement, a must read for all people starting out on xruidism path.

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Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits was an influential Neopagan leader and author. He was a liturgist, speaker, journalist, Neo-druid priest, and a singer, songwriter, and independent recording artist. He had been heavily involved in occultism since the s. Books by Isaac Bonewits. Trivia About Bonewits’s Essent No trivia or quizzes yet.

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