I've been working on a section about American Pagan Druids today. First, let me say that I am so glad that I do not have to do anything on British Druids, since in the UK there are two hundred years' worth of self-proclaimed various Druidic groups of all sorts, from the merely fraternal to the seriously Pagan to the almost self-parodying sort. Fortunately, Ronald Hutton
has a new book out, Witches, Druids, and King Arthur
, which I now have on order.
The best resource that I know of remains Isaac Bonewits' web site
. Although he did not become involved until six years after the "We're not really a religion" Reformed Druids began at Carleton College
, he remains the central figure of the revival in this country, having devoted more nearly forty years to it--editing journals, writing songs, creating organizations, creating ritual, networking and more networking, creating Web sites. . .
Labels: Druidry, Paganism, scholarship