Ten minutes on the phone with this crazy guy was like drinking ten shots of espresso in a row. When you do these things you start by being ‘patched into’ the show that’s being recorded. You sit there hearing the show for a few minutes and then you get welcomed and you’re off. For this interview it was like being thrown into a party in a pub in full swing, with a bit of nutty banter going on, but then once we started talking we quickly got into what Druidry was. Listen to the bit where he hears what I’ve just said, then feeds it back to me in a kind of meta-analysis that shows he’s absolutely got it. It was fabulous – a kind of high energy rollercoaster feeling to it. We even ended up doing a bit of magic with him and his mates in the studio.
If you’re not familiar with Russell Brand, look at this quote. Isn’t it fabulous?
“Throughout paganism one finds stories that integrate our species with our environment to the benefit of both. The function and benefits of these belief matrixes have been lost, with good reason. They were socialist, egalitarian and integrated. If like the Celtic people we revered the rivers we would prioritise this sacred knowledge and curtail the attempts of any that sought to pollute the rivers. If like the Nordic people we believed the souls of our ancestors lived in the trees, this connection would make mass deforestation anathema. If like the native people of America we believed God was in the soil what would our intuitive response be to the implementation of fracking?” Russell Brand – Read more here.