May 15, 2019

Photo courtesy James Moore

Penny Billington is a Druid author and speaker who has had a significant role in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids for many years, and has edited their magazine Touchstone for 15 years. She regularly leads ceremonies and workshops.


'A philosophy of life is a bundle of wisdom you have gathered from your reading & experience. It is not a rigid ideology that allows no development & complexity. It’s a living thing, a developing idea about life that belongs to you alone.'

~Thomas Moore

“Druidry is “...

Dig Deep!

The hunting of Twrch Trwyth is a tale within a tale, a floating narrative that came to rest in the written version of Culhwch & Olwen. It’s quite likely that it was often told alone as well as being used as part of larger narratives. The boar hunt was deemed a...

Part 1:I recently went on a Permaculture course. One of the first things that became evident is that there are as many definitions of what Permaculture is as there are practitioners. What it is becomes apparent through practice, and is coloured by the practitioner’s ex...

February 21, 2017

The Celts themselves were a vast composite-nation; they were a tribal people who spread throughout Britain, Gaul, Ireland, & other parts of Europe, Asia Minor, & the Balkans. The Celts were united by a common culture & Druidism. Druidism is thought to have been the mai...

February 6, 2017

Tea Ritual 2016 – Sue Baxter

Introduction I have grown herbs for many years, and use them in cooking, cleaning, for making incense etc. While beginning my studies on the OBOD Ovate course, and after a visit to Chambawallah Teas shop in Birmingham, I felt guided to resea...

January 9, 2017

Celebrant - My Spiritual Practice – Spiritual Unfoldment through Shamanism, Rosicrucianism & Druidry

A Life’s Journey – Crowsfoot Drinkwater

To begin this paper on ‘my personal spiritual practice’ I shall quote from my Bardic review:

“I came to OBOD via a very long journe...

January 8, 2017

What is a 'Spiritual Path'?

To answer this one must ask many, many questions, gather every scrap of information they can get hold of, study & apply their growing knowledge to a practical unfolding of their spiritual nature through direct personal experience.

At the ‘Comm...

January 4, 2017

The Art of Smudge:

More than Smoke & Mirrors

(extracts from ‘Re-enchanting the Forest’ by William Ayot)

Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf & stone.

Chief Yellow Lark

‘Smudging is an age-old ritual that involves the purification of people & places with th...