Re: druid groups By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 03, 2013
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If you're looking for a group on this website that is specifically for Druids the answer is that there are none. That being said, you can look through the listings for the groups/covens on here to find one that has interests that you share and then go through the application process to join that particular group.
Re: druid groups By: Lewisj8 / Novice Nov 04, 2013
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There are quite a few druids on this site, I being someone takes a druidic slant to things so guess I would be counted too. I've never been in natural Magick coven but I'd assume they will have quite a few druid like people in there.
The problem is there isn't a specific druid designed coven or grove on this site, so most druids are dotted about.
If you need anything your more than welcome to mail me
Hope this helped
I would love to see more of us Druids band together on this site and perhaps someday a druid lodge or grove established here. I think that another part of the reason that there are not many here is that the teachings have largely been lost during the years and some of the new age stuff people think is not historically accurate. Thus we have relegated ourselves to solitary practice I think. But a banding of minds and knowledge would be highly beneficial to all of us in my opinion!
There used to be a group on here called Nemeton. The group website was separate from SoM but most of the members were here on SoM. I joined it until it broke apart a few years ago, but for the most part it was just about like any other coven on here, just less degree of beginners because people who follow the druidical path generally tend to be a bit experienced within the realm of magick while as other paths are more wide-known and draw in people new to the practice.
Personally I would love to see a few druids band together within a coven on here such as some of those who practice Norse beliefs have to teach new people the ways of the druid. Instead of having a coven or grove of just one faith, have a group with experienced people with a variety of faiths would be better, in my own opinion. That way if someone knew to magic joined the group, it would be more likely that they would find the right path for them without having to try many groups, and the learning experience would be phenomenal.
Re: druid groups By: Hatsv Moderator / Knowledgeable Aug 31, 2015
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You can also check out Wyldwood Grove. They are a Norse/Celtic mix.
I'm a member of Black Mountain Druid Order. The free dedicant course they offer is great if you're starting out. I'm joining OBOD and going through their Bardic grade as of tomorrow and I also plan to later become a member of AODA as well. There's lots of Druid groups and it's easy and encouraged to be active in as many as you can.
The only limitation to some is membership fees. OBOD is the most expensive, but for good reason. They send you a years worth of material and books to study while you progress through their Bardic grade. You also get access to private websites and a grove mentor.
AODA is much cheaper, but you are required to take the year initiation course outlined in their book "The Druidry Handbook" by the Archdruid Michael Greer. If you have experience or credit in another Grove's initiation that is equivalent to theirs (e.g. OBOD) you only need to pay the fee.
Black Mountain Druid Order is probably your best bet if you want a free introduction to Druidry.
Re: druid groups By: Kiedah / Beginner Sep 02, 2015
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As for the website website groups, I tried Natural Magic because I thought it would be a good fit for a Druid, but the coven was practically stagnant.
As for real life groups, I'm a member of ADF: Ar nDraiocht Fein, A Druid Fellowship. The annual membership fee to ADF as a whole is only $25 if I remember correctly. You then have access to their dedicant path material and a mentor free of charge after that. They also have listing of the local Groves in your area, and it was really easy for me to find mine. My mentor is lovely. Their high day rituals are open to the public, so you can attend a ritual in your area to see if it's something you'd like to get into before you pay for anything. The people in my local Grove are super friendly, and so accepting and ready to answer all my Druidry questions as well as include me in their rituals. I recommend looking them up and meeting your local Grove.