Druidry is a spiritual path that is close to nature and the Earth, usually depicted as the Mother Goddess. It can (simplistically) be split into two camps. There are those which treat Druidry as a religion, and those that don't, but instead use it as a way of life. ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin) is an example of a group for whom Druidry is a religion, with a congregation and priest/ess. They state that ADF is a national religious organisation devoted to creating a public tradition of Neo-Pagan Druidism. OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids) take the other idea. One proponent states: "Our practice of Druidry is not a Religion, but a way of life in relationship with the Earth, our Mother. It is compatible with all willing religions, and welcomes people of many faiths." Although most Druid groups are open to members of other faiths, they are predominantly pagan.
Please submit only sites about Druidism. Other Celtic Pagan sites should be submitted to the appropriate section (or Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Pagan/Celtic if unsure). **Sites advertising Druidic/Celtic items for sale should be listed under Shopping.** Note also that sites in other languages should be submitted under the appropriate language. If your site is personal (not about a Grove or other organisation, or druidry in general), please submit it in the subcategory Personal_Druidry.
These are personal homepages by druids, about druids and druidry. As such, information contained within may not conform to the ideas and ideals of any of the larger druid organizations.
The definition of 'Ritual' is the text used in a ceremony (which is the act itself). Most Druidic rituals follow a set pattern, i.e. the way the ceremony is opened, the ceremony itself, the closing. These can vary from grove to grove and organisation to organisation, although there are likely to be similarities. The language and purpose of the ritual are generally up to the individual(s) and can make for a very beautiful event if chosen carefully. Some Druid groups have published their rituals for other's perusal and use, such as are categorised herein.
Please only submit rituals as used by Druid groups. Wicca and other Celtic rituals should be listed under the appropriate category. However, there are some crossovers, so if in doubt, submit to the category which most describes it.