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Experience the mystery and magic of contemporary druidry

The Book of Hedge Druidry is for those who feel called to explore a powerful earth-based spirituality rooted in Celtic lore. With hands-on practices as well as fascinating perspectives on what it means to be a Druid, this book walks you through the magic of the liminal realm and helps you fill your own cauldron of inspiration.

Longtime Druid Joanna van der Hoeven guides you in creating an altar and crafting rituals based on the Wheel of the Year and important life passages. You will discover enchanting moon rites and ideas for daily practice as well as insights for working with herbs, spells, and the ogham alphabet. When you step onto the Hedge Druid's path, you learn to work with the in-betweeen places, straddling the boundary between this world and the next and developing profound relationships with ancestors, goddesses, gods, spirits of place, and the Fair Folk.

Druidry is a powerful tradition that evokes the mystical spirit of times past. This comprehensive guide to solitary Druidry will connect you to a higher wisdom for the benefit of all.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Joanna van der Hoeven (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Margaree
  • 17-01-2020

Excellent book - horrible narrator

Hedge Druidry is filled with great information. Van der Hoeven tells a great story . Thought-provoking comments are found throughout the entire book. The writing is clear, scholarship sound, and the concepts are very well explained. Unfortunately the narrator drove me bonkers. Uncorrected mispronunciations litter the book. I'm not talking about the difficult Celtic words though after about the 20th mispronunciation of SamHain I had to skip chapter 6 on the Wheel of the Year, I'm referring to English words and Anglo names. I don't know who produced this mess, but their standards were not very high.

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  • Brandon H.
  • 27-05-2020

Poor narrator

This is a fairly good book on the subject matter, but listeners should be warned that the narrator butchers the pronunciation of even the more common words you’ll encounter in this sort of material. It’s bizarre and almost inexcusable that no one with oversight on the production of the audiobook couldn’t be bothered to provide the narrator with a pronunciation guide or review the recording after the fact to discover that so many things were mispronounced. I’d definitely recommend the print version of this book, but the narrators mispronunciations are so prominent and frequent that it distracts from the material in the audio version

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  • F.B.H.
  • 09-08-2020

It's okay

Outside of the horrible pronunciations of words, the narrator's voice sounds like she was telling a fairytale instead of it being a guide. She lost my attention when she said that no one knows where the date of December 25th came from. The author should have done her homework. If she did, she would have found that date correlates to Sol Invictus who was - as the Roman tale goes - born on that day. If you're looking for a beginners book this is fine.

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  • Kayla
  • 31-03-2020

I found this book very inspiring and enlightening.

I strongly suggest the path to Drury first buy Penny Billington. This phenomenal book on Hedge druidry is a great building block.

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  • Matt
  • 02-07-2020

It was all I could have hoped for

This book is detailed, so personal. It was exactly what I needed as I continue to walk my pqth.

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  • E. Tillema
  • 12-02-2020

Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant. Author has a lot of knowledge and this is the perfect book for people who want to practice alone or with a community. Also perfect for those who want to worship a deity or not. I found the narrator to be clear and pleasant to listen to. I think this is a very, very good book for anyone wanting to delve into a spiritual nature based practice. I bought the kindle, audible and will now purchase the print copy.

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  • Me
  • 22-12-2019

Lifes Way

Like the author I too find greater connection to spirit in the deeper solitary states. A good get together is nice on occasion and I think validating in many ways but the most powerful connections come in ways that undivided attention ensures that you wont "miss out" on. I hope for more in the future from this great writer.

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  • Simie
  • 19-01-2020

Excellent, very good wisdom and insight

I came across this by pure chance. I guess this I how it was meant! I've had a different book on druidry for 10 years and found that heavy going as I am not a man of words! So this fantastic work has given me inspiration to take things in the right direction. All because of Joanna's wonderful book. It has great down to earth material, you can take as much or as little from it as you want. Makes perfect sense to me. The potential in whatever you want from this book is truly Awen! Thankyou for this Joanna, you are so generous and real ! The only one thing that didn't quite gel at first was the narration. It was OK in the end once I got used to it. The Welsh prenouncations and plant names for UK audience may not be what you are used to. If you are American or Canadian then, happy days. Awesome thanks.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-2020

An Absolute Must Have!

Most enjoyable, informative and entertaining book well worthy of being in my collection. I rate it as one of the best books a lone practitioner of Druidry could have. It is loaded with ideas and practices and very rare for me will be visited time and time again in my practice. Joanna has really exceeded in relaying teachings on the subject in this book. One of the best!!!

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