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Jul 2, 2015

What is Druidry? In this episode, Dr. Brendan Howlin explains his Druid path and how to be a urban Druid. We also discuss how science and spirituality coexist together, and how it’s not automatically the case that you have to give up your religion to be a scientist. 


Dr Brendan Howlin is a professional scientist and Druid.  He’s been a scientist longer than a Druid but has been a member of OBOD (the order of Bards, Ovates and Druids), the largest Druid order worldwide, for 18 years. He is science correspondent for the Druid journal Touchstone regularly writing articles on where science and Druidry meet and touch.  He acts as a mentor (tutor) for Bards and Ovates, which he has been doing for 15 years. Last year he published ‘The Handbook of Urban Druidry’ with Moon Books, which seeks to show how the principles of Druidry are accessible to all regardless of religious belief or location. He cofounded the local Druid Grove in Surrey, which is called the Light of the Oak, which has been running for 3 years now. He passionately believes that the spirit of acceptance found in Druidry is badly needed in today’s world.





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The Handbook of Urban Druidry: Modern Druidry for All