Baird Point Druidry has been a mixed-approach Druidry Grove for over a decade. These days, as of Summer Solstice, 2020, we are also a seed group of The Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD). While our Druidry is informed from many different historic and modern resources, our ceremonies and points of view share some common ground with OBOD. However, please also keep in mind that our grove has been walking this path since before our affiliation with OBOD, and our practices reflect that as well.
We do not offer instruction or teaching about Druidism. That’s not our purpose, nor do we consider ourselves historic or modern authorities of Druidic philosophy and spiritual practice. We engage in many discussions about our spirituality, experiences, philosophies, and readings; however, if you are looking for lessons, academic guidance, and/or teachers, please see some of the organizations below.
- OBOD: If you would like to learn more about OBOD, please visit their main website here: https://druidry.org/ You can also find more information about other seed groups and groves within OBOD. There is an affiliate website for those of us here in the United States, and that website is here: https://druidryus.org/
- ADF: If you are looking for experience with and regarding the organization ADF (a Proto-Indo-European group with a bit of a reconstructionist angle, focusing on broader Europe rather than strictly Gaelic Celtica), you can reach their website here: https://ng.adf.org/
- Keltria Druidry: This organization unfortunately no longer exists, but let us know if that is your primary path. They were a small but important group in modern American Druidry. You can still find copies of their book, if you look around the net.
- CUUPS: The pagan organization CUUPS, while also broader-focused than most modern Druidry groups, shares a lot of common ground and tends to welcome Druidry with open arms: https://www.cuups.org/
- North American Map of Druid Groups: In addition, for those who prefer maps as a visual aid, Danaan.net maintains a catalog of Druid groups of various affiliations on their website here: http://www.danaan.net/druidry/druid-groups-map/
Additional groups exist, including some retreats focused on a crash-course of starting or growing your learning. However, our group has not had much experience with such additional groups, and so we refrain from listing them here. As always, the above list is included as a collection of information, not as an endorsement.
If you are looking for authors well-known for their accurate and excellent information regarding Celtica and Druidry, the top five we recommend are:
- Dáithí Ó hÓgáin (an Irish authority on historic stories and myths)
- Emma Restall-Orr (modern Celtic philosophy rooted in historic knowledge)
- Morgan Daimler (Reconstructionist with a wealth of research on Irish myths and gods)
- Kristoffer Hughes (tying together historic and modern Welsh tales and philosophy)
- Erynn Rowan Laurie (Celtic Reconstructionist with modern practicality)
This list is not complete, and there are other amazing authors and teachers out there as well. But these are a good place to get started in Druidry rooted in Gaelic histories.
Please check back for more resources at a later time.