Druidry is a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom.
Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of the Soul and we can personify these as the Singer, the Shaman and the Sage.
In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us - the creative self.
Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of nature, the healer within us; while the Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom - the sage who dwells within each of us.
In this workshop we will explore the ways in which Druidry can help develop these three aspects of ourselves so that Druidry becomes a living spiritual practice. We will discover, too, how the old stories and the sacred animals and plants used in Druidry can help in our heealing and spiritual development.
Philip began studying Druidry as a spiritual path with Ross Nichols, the founder of The Order of the Bards, Ovates and Druids.
Later he took a degree in psychology from University College London, and trained in psychotherapy for adults at The institute of Psychosynthesis. In 1988 Philip was asked to lead The Order of the Bards, Ovates and Druids.
Although his spiritual practice is rooted in Druidry, Philip believes that we have entered an era in which we can move beyond attachment to labels, drawing instead upon the Perennial Tradition, being inspired by the wisdom in all spiritual paths and teachings - following the Way of the Universal Mystic. Philip is also particularly interested in ways in which we can preserve and protect the natural world for future generations.
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