Highly Recommended Books


Here's thirty-six Druidbooks that deserve the classification "highly recommended." Each of these books appear on the recommended reading list of several prominent Druid and Celtic Pagan web sites. Remember, not all of these books may have an explicitly "Druid" subject matter -- for example, Bonewits' Real Magic is about magic, not Druidry -- but they all cover subject matter that the well-educated Druid should know. So read on, and enjoy!


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Author Title ISBN
Adler, Margot Drawing Down the Moon
Blamires, Steve Glamoury
Bonewits, Isaac Real Magic
Carmichael, Alexander Carmina Gadelica
Carr-Gomm, Philip (ed) The Druid Way
Clarke, David and Roberts, Andy Twilight of the Celtic Gods
Condren, Mary The Serpent And The Goddess, Women, Religion And Power In Celtic Ireland
Cowan, Tom Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit
Dames, Michael Mythic Ireland
Ellis, Peter Berresford Celtic Women
Ellis, Peter Berresford Dictionary of Irish Mythology
Ellis, Peter Berresford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
Ellis-Davidson, H.R. Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe
Gantz, Jeffrey, tr. Early Irish Myths and Sagas
Green, Miranda Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend
Green, Miranda Symbol and Image in Celtic Religious Art
Green, Miranda Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins, and Mothers
Hopman, Ellen Evert Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year
James, Simon The World of the Celts
Joyce, P.W. Social History of Ancient Ireland
Kraig, Bruce and Stover, Leon E. Stonehenge, the Indo-European Heritage
Markale, Jean The Celts
Markale, Jean Women of the Celts
Matthews, John (ed.) Celtic Reader : Selections from Celtic Legend, Scholarship and Story
Matthews, Caitlin Elements of the Celtic Tradition
Merrifield, Ralph The Archaeology Of Ritual And Magic
Nagy, Joseph Falaky The Wisdom Of The Outlaw : The Boyhood Deeds Of Finn In Gaelic Narrative Tradition
O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythological Beasts
O'Hogain, Daithi Myth, Legend and Romance: An Encyclopedia of the Irish Folk Tradition
Powell, T.G.E The Celts
Raftery, Barry Pagan Celtic Ireland
Ross, Anne Druids, Gods and Heroes from Celtic Mythology
Sjoestedt, Marie Louise Gods and Heroes of the Celts
Skelton, Robin and Blackwood, Margaret Earth, Air, Fire, Water : Pre-Christian And Pagan Elements In British Songs, Rhymes And Ballads
Stewart, R.J. Celtic Gods, Celtic Goddesses
Yeats, W.B. Fairy & Folktales Of Ireland


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