A Druid’s Tale by Cat Treadwell (Coming 29th June 2012)
A Druidic Priest tells the story of living her spirituality in the modern world, based on the popular blog. What do people think of when they hear the word ‘Druidry?’ The realquestions, not the ‘old men in white robes’ stereotypes. What makes a Druid? What do they do?
Having been a practising Druid for over ten years, Cat Treadwell thought the same. Asked to present a talk at a national Pagan Festival, and unsure exactly what the audience would want to hear, she started a blog, asking friends and colleagues (Muggle and Pagan) what they would like to know about the Druid Path.
Two years later, they’re still asking.
This book hopes to answer some of those questions. For the benefit of those who prefer the more traditional methods of finding information, Cat has compiled and expanded on some of the more common queries (‘So, do you worship the sun?’) as well as focusing on the day-to-day aspects of Druidry as a lived path, constantly evolving to be relevant and accessible in the modern world.
‘A Druid’s Tale’ is £11.99 (+ £2.50 P&P) paperback, or £6.99 as an ebook.
‘A very lively and interesting example of a how it is book of modern spirituality, as opposed to a how to one: and thus one of the best illustrations of how Druidry is lived that I have seen.‘ – Professor Ronald Hutton, University of Bristol. Author of ‘The Triumph of the Moon’ & ‘Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain’
‘Spun from personal experience, ‘A Druids Tale’ is a refreshingly honest, accessible guide to a belief system that is as valid today as it was in ancient times. Non-formulaic, non-exclusive and never preachy, this is an essential read for anyone interested in this vast and fascinating topic.’ – Russell Whitfield, Author of ‘Gladiatrix’ and ‘Roma Victrix’
‘Cat is one of those rare gems. What you see is what you get and what you get is all good. In this her first book she demonstrates very accurately her own view and personal commitment to her path. Typical of her she is a guide and never dogmatic, but certainly worth following. I was fortunate enough to be at her first talk where we rather put her on the spot and she took up the challenge. I was even more fortunate to be at the following years talk where she filled the room. I am even more fortunate to have her as a dear friend.‘– John Belham-Payne, Co-Founder, The Centre for Pagan Studies
‘From the spring of new introductory guides to Druidry, this is a book very much written in the informal style of a modern web blog. Warm, bubbly and accessible, it reveals the honest thinking and wakeful self-reflection that should be the foundation of every personal exploration of Druidry – indeed, any belief system – today.‘ – Emma Restall Orr, Founder of ‘The Druid Network’ and Author of ‘Living Druidry’ and ‘Living with Honour: A Pagan Ethics’.