Druid Nation Podcast

Druid Nation Podcast

Druid Nation aired from 2012 to 2014 on International Pagan Radio. It was a weekly podcast that occasionally featured special guests or round table discussions, but was mostly geared towards special topics in Druidry.

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001 Druid Nation – Samhain 2012 with Selena Fox


Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary
Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary

This debut episode of Druid Nation aired Samhain of 2012 with special guest Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary.

Selena is an author, activist, founder of Circle Craft and the Lady Liberty League, and a well-respected leader of the Pagan Community.

Join us as we talk about Samhain celebrations and the work of Circle Sanctuary. We also discuss how the Lady Liberty League got Pagan military veterans the right to be buried with the symbols of their own choosing rather than what the U.S. military chose for them.

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002 Druid Nation – History of Druidry 2012

Tower Hill Druid Equinox
Druid Ceremony at the Vernal Equinox, Tower Hill, London

Those who are interested in following a Druid path may discover a bewildering array of Orders and Groves, all with different, but similar beliefs and teachings.

Where did they all come from? How is a person interested in exploring this path supposed to make sense of it all?

In this episode we’ll cover a brief history of Druidry and how we got to where we are today.

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003 Druid Nation – Seeking the Awen

The awen

In Revivalist Druidry, Druids seek the inspiration of the awen. “Awen” is a Welsh word that can roughly be translated into “divine inspiration.”

What is the awen (or imbas in Scots and Irish) and how do we seek it? Why should we seek it?

In this episode we’ll discuss how seeking the inspiration of the awen may be integrated into the Druid path.

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004 Druid Nation – The Earth Path

Druidry is composed of triads. The First Triad of Druidry as practiced by Ordugh na Slighe Meadhanach is Earth Path, Sun Path, and Moon Path.

This episode of the Druid Nation podcast discusses the Earth Path as practiced by our Order.

The Earth Path is divided further into another triad of Ogham, Animal Wisdom, and Deep Ecology. We discuss all of these in the podcast as well.

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005 Druid Nation – Sun Path

Sun Path of Druidry

Druidry is composed of triads. The First Triad of Druidry as practiced by Ordugh na Slighe Meadhanach is Earth Path, Sun Path, and Moon Path.

The Sun Path is divided further into the triad of Wheel of the Year, Gods and Goddesses, and Rites of Passage.

In this episode we give an introductory discussion on the Sun Path as practiced by our Order.

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006 Druid Nation – Moon Path

Moon Path of Druidry

Druidry is composed of triads. The First Triad of Druidry as practiced by Ordugh na Slighe Meadhanach is Earth Path, Sun Path, and Moon Path.

The Moon Path is divided further into the triad of Dream Work, Meditation, and Vision-Seeking (Shamanism).

In this episode we give an introductory discussion on the Moon Path as practiced by our Order.

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007 Druid Nation – The End of the World

NOTE: This episode first aired in 2012.

Join us for our round table discussion about whether or not the end of the world is nigh.

Have people misinterpreted the Mayan calendar, or is the end of the world upon us?

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008 Druid Nation – Alban Arthan 2012 with Damh the Bard

Alban Arthan is the Revivalist Druid celebration of the Winter Solstice.

Damh the Bard
Damh the Bard

With special guest Damh the Bard. Damh the Bard is an author, musician, and Pendragon of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids.

Join us as Damh talks about his music, his work with OBOD, and what Druidry means to him…and hear some of his music!

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009 Druid Nation – Human Sacrifice

The Wicker Man

Julius Caesar and others recorded that the Druids engaged in human sacrifice, including burning people alive in giant wicker men and reading the future from the entrails of human victims.

Did Druids actually commit human sacrifice? While modern Druids certainly do not practice human sacrifice, for diehard Reconstructionists, the problem of human sacrifice poses a real problem.

Join our round table discussion on the subject.

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010 Druid Nation – Spiral Time

Spiral Time

Some see time as linear. Some see it as circular, recurring over and over in cycles.

What if it were both linear and cyclical?

Join our panel as we discuss the concept of spiral time and how it relates to our modern practice of Druidry.

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011 Druid Nation – Stonehenge

Druids at Stonehenge

In the Druid Revival of the 17th and 18th centuries the Druids came to be associated with Stonehenge because at the time the Druids were linked with anything mysterious.

Unfortunately, Stonehenge was built around 3500 BCE, about 3000 years before the first known Druids.

So how did this association come about? Are we stuck with it at this point? Join our panel discuss on the topic.

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012 Druid Nation – Introduction to Druidry

An introduction to Druidry as practiced by the Black Mountain Druid Order, which later became Ordugh na Slighe Meadhanach.

Join us as we discuss the basics of Druidry as practiced by our Order.

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013 Druid Nation – Meaning of Awen

The Awen

In Revival Druidry, the awen is the “divine inspiration” that Druids seek in nature. The Druid revival began in Wales, and awen is a Welsh word. Its equivalent in Ireland and Scotland is “imbas.”

Join us as we discuss what the awen is, and how to seek it.

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014 Druid Nation – Imbolc 2013

Imbolc is usually celebrated on February 1 by Druids and Pagans around the world.

Imbolc
Imbolc celebrates the quickening of lambs

“Imbolc” means “in milk,” and it represents the time when ewes started lactating in preparation for the birth of lambs in the spring.

Join us for our Imbolc celebration in this podcast.

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015 Druid Nation – Celebration of Awen

Celebration of awen

In Episode 13 we learned what “awen” is and why Druids seek it.

How do we celebrate the awen in our lives?

In this episode of Druid Nation we discuss how to integrate the awen into our celebration of life, the universe, and everything.

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016 Druid Nation – Seeking the Awen

Seeking the awen

We’ve learned what the awen is, how to celebrate, and why Druids seek it.

In this episode of Druid Nation we discuss how to seek the awen on the path of Druidry.

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017 Druid Nation – Earth Path Foundations

The Earth Path is Ogham, Animal Wisdom, and Deep Ecology

The First Triad of  Ordugh na Slighe Meadhanach is Earth Path/Sun Path/Moon Path. The Earth Path is further broken down into its own triad of the Ogham, Animal Wisdom, and Deep Ecology.

In this episode of Druid Nation we discuss the foundations of the Earth Path as practiced by our Order.

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018 Druid Nation – Earth Path Celebrations

The First Triad of  Ordugh na Slighe Meadhanach is Earth Path/Sun Path/Moon Path. The Earth Path is further broken down into its own triad of the Ogham, Animal Wisdom, and Deep Ecology.

Integrating nature into celebrating the Wheel of the Year through the Earth Path

In this episode of Druid Nation, we talk about how to integrate the ogham, animal wisdom, and deep ecology into our celebration of the Wheel of the Year.

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019 Druid Nation – Earth Path Meditations

The First Triad of  Ordugh na Slighe Meadhanach is Earth Path/Sun Path/Moon Path. The Earth Path is further broken down into its own triad of the Ogham, Animal Wisdom, and Deep Ecology.

Meditation
Meditation in the Earth Path

In this episode of Druid Nation we discuss some meditations centered on the triad of ogham, animal wisdom, and deep ecology.

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020 Druid Nation – Sun Path Foundations

Sun Path Foundations

The First Triad of  Ordugh na Slighe Meadhanach is Earth Path/Sun Path/Moon Path. The Sun Path is further broken down into its own triad of the Wheel of the Year, Gods and Goddesses, and Rites of Passage.

On this episode we discuss the foundations of the Sun Path Triad and how to apply it to your practice of Druidry.

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021 Druid Nation – Alban Eiler 2013

Alban Eiler is the Revival Druidry celebration of the Vernal Equinox, otherwise known in other Pagan circles as Ostara.

Alban Eiler is the Revival Druidry celebration of the Vernal Equinox

On this final episode of Druid Nation we discuss how Revival Druids celebrate Alban Eiler.

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