Reading List

This is Tribe of the Oak’s required and suggested reading lists. The first step in your training is to read each of the books in the required list. Write at least a paragraph regarding each book. Keep those comments in a file and when you have read everything send them to Ellen Hopman. After that, you will be working one on one with a Foster.

Borrowing Books from the Ord na Darach Gile Library

Required Reading

Historical Resources

  • Nora Chadwick, THE CELTS
  • Barry Cunliffe, THE CELTIC WORLD
  • Otto Hermann Frey, Venceslas Kruta, THE CELTS
  • Miranda Green, THE WORLD OF THE DRUIDS
  • John Haywood, THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE CELTIC WORLD
  • Fergus Kelly, A GUIDE TO EARLY IRISH LAW
  • Fergus Kelly, EARLY IRISH FARMING
  • Bruce Lincoln, DEATH, WAR AND SACRIFICE
  • Alwyn and Brinley Rees, CELTIC HERITAGE
  • Anne Ross, PAGAN CELTIC BRITAIN Marie
  • Mary-Louise Sjoestedt, GODS AND HEROES OF THE ANCIENT CELTS
  • Peter Wells, BEYOND CELTS, GERMANS, AND SCYTHIANS: Archaeology and Identity in Iron Age Europe

Modern and Historical Druids

  • Ellen Evert Hopman, A LEGACY OF DRUIDS – CONVERSATIONS WITH Druid leaders from Britain, the USA and Canada, past and present

Aids to creating Druidic rituals

  • Alexei Kondratiev, CELTIC RITUALS: AN AUTHENTIC GUIDE TO ANCIENT CELTIC SPIRITUALITY
  • Robert Barton, DANCE OF OAK & WREN: RITES OF DRAIOCHT
  • Janet and Colin Bord, EARTH RITES: Fertility Practices in pre‐Industrial Britain
  • Janet and Colin Bord, SACRED WATERS
  • Alexander Carmichael, CARMINA GADELICA
  • Cross and Slover, ANCIENT IRISH TALES
  • Ellen Evert Hopman, A DRUID’S HERBAL FOR THE SACRED EARTH YEAR
  • Ellen Evert Hopman, A DRUID’S HERBAL OF SACRED TREE MEDICINE
  • Ellen Evert Hopman, trilogy of Druid novels;
    PRIESTESS OF THE FOREST
    THE DRUID ISLE
    PRIESTESS OF THE FIRE TEMPLE
  • Morgan Daimler, BY LAND SEA AND SKY
  • Morgan Daimler, WHERE THE HAWTHORN GROWS

Suggested Reading

  • The Hindus – An Alternative History
  • Nerys Patterson’s “Cattle Lords and Clansmen”,
  • any of MacNeill’s material‐‐especially the “Silver Bough” volumes and the “Festival of Lughnasadh”,
  •  Gregorson’s “The Gaelic Otherworld”,
  • Enright’s “Lady with a Mead Cup”,
  • Brunaux’s “The Celtic Gauls”, “Celtic from the West”
  • Cunliffe et al., “Celtic from the West”
  • CELT – Corpus of Electronic Texts

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