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The Druid Way

Spring Equinox Invitation to Book Launch and Art Exhibition

February 24th, 2010

Nuinn (Ross Nichols) before the Pyramids at Gizeh (composite image)

You are cordially invited to the launch of Journeys of the Soul: The Life & Legacy of a Druid Chief by Philip Carr-Gomm, with the Selected Poetry, Letters, Travel Diaries, Watercolours and Drawings of Ross Nichols, and with a Foreword by Christina Oakley Harrington. The party will be held at Treadwell’s Bookshop, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PB on Monday 22nd March 2010 from 7pm.

Please call the bookshop on 020 7240 8906 to reserve your ticket (free) and to ensure that your glass of wine and peanut will be held for you.

Ross Nichols was one of the key figures in the revival of interest in Druidry and Celtic Spirituality in modern times. Journeys of the Soul vividly describes Nichols’ life in the first complete biography of this enigmatic and influential Druid Chief, allowing us an intimate and controversial glimpse into the life and mind of one of the founding figures of the modern Pagan movement.

In this illustrated 220pp hardback published by The Oak Tree Press in March 2010, photographs, sketches and colour reproductions of his watercolours are included with the letters and diary excerpts of Nichols’ own journeys, continuing the theme of Philip’s biography with stories of travel in evocative places: by the pyramids in Egypt, in the mountains of Bulgaria, in the ‘House of Mysteries’ at Pompeii. In these travel journals, Nichols weaves impressions of the countryside and the people with historical and archaeological information, psychic impressions, anecdotes, jokes and poetry. As we follow a historian and spiritual teacher on his journeys, we too are taken on journeys of the soul.

The book launch also launches the first ever exhibition of Ross Nichols’ watercolours and sketches, which will be on display at Treadwells for a week.

If you can’t come to the party, you can order a signed copy from the bookshop of The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids. (The book will not be available from any other source).