Hello! It’s my great pleasure and indeed an honour to share with you the details of this upcoming conference, of which I’ll be a panelist. While I’m still recovering from surgery, I won’t be presenting a workshop, but I can still participate in the discussion, and so I’m very much looking forward to it! Here are the details from the website – I hope to see you there!
If you were to ask someone to describe an historical Druid, most would overwhelmingly paint a picture of a wise old man with a long grey beard and white flowing robes, but this tells only part of the story.
An elite and learned social caste in ancient Celtic cultures, Druids enjoyed many privileges – such as exemption from taxes and from serving during war – and were accorded a great amount of honor and social power.
They were priests and augurs, teachers and judges, transmitters of history, and holders of sacred memory.
They were educated and deeply respected men, to be sure…
And, they were also women.
As part of an effort to broaden the general understanding and depiction of ancient Druids to include the women who earned this status, as well as to amplify the voices of women who walk a modern-day druidic path, The Coracle and the Sisterhood of Avalon are proud to be hosting the Women in Druidry Conference 2020.
In this first of what we hope will become an annual offering, we have gathered together accomplished women practitioners, leaders, authors, and teachers representing a variety of modern Druidic (and Druid-adjacent) orders and traditions. Together, we will explore Druidic beliefs and traditions, discuss the differences and similarities between these modern pathways, and share some personal experiences and insights about walking a Druidic path as a female practitioner.
This year’s panelists will be:
Bonnie Lynn Landry
Joanna van der Hoeven
Our panel discussion will be followed by several workshops, including:
The Faery Faith in Gaelic Folk Magic, presented by Danu Forest
Ritual as a Tool for Magical Archeology, presented by Cerri Lee.
Detailed information about our presenters and their offerings can be found on our website:
Conference and Registration Details
The Women in Druidry Conference will take place on Sunday, 19 July 2020 from 10am to 4:30pm EDT (3:00pm – 9:30 GMT). This online conference will be recorded and audio will be made available to every paid attendee.
Conference admission is open to anyone of any gender or spiritual tradition.
Tickets for the conference are $20.00, with 80 spots available. Should we encounter a greater demand, we will consider expanding the amount of people we can accommodate.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/WomenInDruidry2020
Thank you for your interest! We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event!
I’ve signed up for the conference and, of course, am really looking forward to it!