Hello, and welcome to my website.Latest news on top, then scroll down for a bit of general info...
There is a full year of Druid activity ahead, so events information is being updated very soon. thank you for your patience...
The first news is that my latest book now has an offficial title -
The Wisdom of Birch, Oak and Yew:
connect to the magic of trees for guidance and transformation
courtesy of Llewellyn Worldwide, my publisher, and I'm just finishing the very final i dotting and t crossing before it's totally out of my hands.
And the light-bulb moment of the other week has turned into the beginnings of a brand new book. Exciting times!
In January we had a good wassailing, at Bath in a private orchard, and then at the Glastonbury Abbey orchard, the first time the apples have ever been wassailed.
I've been glad to receive the French translation of my article 'Does God exist' which I'll be posting here very soon. Thank you Dany, for a great job which is now in the OBOD archive.
Excitement for December was the great reaction to our Druid Christmas Tree at St John's Church, High Street Glastonbury. It was called 'Tree of Life', included Druidic Ogham leaves and Awen signs, and drew many admiring glances.
Thanks to Jacki for the photo.
And that's the round up of the news....
I'm a Druid author, speaker, workshop leader and celebrant.
Find all information about my books on the book extract pages. This is currently in progress, so email if you can't find what you want, or would like a list of my talk/workshop titles, to touchstone[at]druidry[dot]org
Use that email for any enquiries about talks and workshops too. I've worked with many groups, from enclosed Druid events to the Brownies! Probably the most accessible general explanatory talk which I give to many groups is 'Living Druidry; nature as teacher.'
News 2013 - so far, apart from regular seasonal festivals with the Ash Grove in the Glastonbury landscape - there's been tree planting and
community singing for the trees, as well as helping
to plan Druidic fun within OBOD and without, and a new study group. the summer brought opportunities to giving talks at camps. And I'm working on a new book for Llewellyn to be published in 2014
That's the general info: now here's some information about my latest Druid detective mystery. Don't think that this is not important stuff because it's such fun: it disguises Druid teachings and wisdom in the form of a cracking Druid adventure, as all the great occult writers always have.
about living lightly - and that includes lightness of spirit!
If you believe that spirituality is not only vitally important but should also
be full of life, love and laughter, then the Druid Detective books, with their
cracking adventures and laced with Druid wisdom and understanding of a
magically lived life, might just be for you.
To sample, take a look at the extracts page.
Latest Book News - just published;
The Case of the Cornish Patsy
‘It was a dark night in the forest that never sleeps...' yes, that fabulous Druid Private Eye, Gwion Dubh (pronouce it Duv), has just
wrapped up another case, which took him all over Cornwall, and involved giants,
gals, geese and a geography teacher. Advance readers say it’s the most exciting
FFI, to buy
at a special price, or for a free extract, just email
Here's the blurb:
The Case of the Cornish Patsy
world through the eyes of a practising Druid as Gwion, robed and ready, is
called once again to maintain the ancient harmonies.
Sent to magical Cornwall, he becomes implicated in human affairs and is marked
man. As he acquires an entourage including girls, geese, giants and a
fanatical geography teacher, he begins to realise that the Land itself is in peril
- and where is Britain’s ancient protector?
Gwion’s crazy circus will traverse the length of the peninsula before the final
showdown with the forces of evil, on May Day Morn.
For a sample extract, email me at touchstone[@]druidry[dot]org
Gwion’s first adventures:
Gwion Dubh, druid investigator, delves into the bright-dark doings of certain
faery-human relations. A tale for all in search of Genius Loci, Totem Trees,
shamanic enlightenment or the lost leafmould of Iolo Morgannwg. Druidic drollery
at its most flamboyant. I laughed to the point of metempsychosis.
Caitlin Matthews, author: Co-founder of FOIS