A really interesting new book has been released today – A Legacy of Druids. It’s a collection of interviews with key figures in Druidry made by Ellen Evert Hopman 20 years ago.
When Ellen asked me to write a foreword for the collection I was worried – surely the material would be out of date? But once I started reading, I became fascinated. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and this book celebrates hindsight and asks the simple but highly relevant question: what legacy is modern Druidry leaving? We can see what predictions we got right and what we got wrong, what preoccupations are still prevalent in the community, and what have been forgotten. It all makes for a surprisingly good read! It’s available in ebook and paperback on both sides of the Atlantic.
Here’s what one reviewer has said:
Reading A Legacy of Druids is akin to attending the best Celtic Festival ever. Imagine being given the opportunity to go back twenty years in time to sit around the hearth fire with the elders and storytellers from many varied Celtic paths, discussing their personal spiritual journeys and esteemed valuations for the future of Druidry. A treasure trove of past wisdom though it is, A Legacy of Druids also highlights the truism that the more things change, the more they stay the same, providing both a foundation to the current landscape of Druidry and valuable insight into the continued maturation of modern Druidry. The time is ripe for Paganism to take stock of its roots and honour the pioneers who helped forge the current Pagan climate. Thanks to Ellen for having the foresight to gather this invaluable information those many years ago. ~ Tiffany Lazic, RP, Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, and author of The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year.