acorn & about us link SEEDGROUP OF THE GROVE OF OAK OWL & STONE

The Seedgroup of the Grove of Oak Owl & Stone is a pagan druid group based in Jersey, Channel Islands.

About us

The founding members of the group came together in August 2009. In April 2010 we registered as an autonomous Seedgroup of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD).

We are very fortunate in having the use of an Oak Grove on private land in the Island, where we celebrate the eight Wheel of the Year rituals; in addition we celebrate other rituals such as tree blessings, water blessings and occasional gatherings at the Full Moon, either at the Grove or at various significant places in the island.

Rituals are always performed outside unless the weather is inclement. When we perform rituals at the Grove we are robed: when out and about at other places in the island we usually wear just ordinary clothes.

As well as our ritual work, we meet on a regular basis for informal meetings covering a wide variety of subjects such as herbal walks, dolmen visits, meditations and woad dying, to mention but a few!

Some members of the Seedgroup usually attend the OBOD Summer and Winter Gatherings at Glastonbury. We are a small group and most of us are Bards or Ovates. We have no leader and there is no hierarchy.

Who can join?

We are open to members or prospective members of OBOD who are over the age of eighteen and are able to give a commitment regularly to support our activities. Generally speaking, a new applicant will be invited to meet some members of the group informally; if everyone wants to proceed, the applicant will be invited to attend some of our events as our guest, after which a decision on membership can be made.

Ultimately, membership will be conditional on joining OBOD.

If you are new to druidry and would like to know more about this path, then please do get in touch.

What is Druidry?

Druidry is a nature based spiritual path. It offers a way of re-establishing those connections with the deep magic of the Earth that so many of us have lost. It is a way of re-enchanting the land and in particular a way of rebuilding a sense of connection with the land of this island and its many sacred and healing places.

Although the roots of the druid tradition are ancient, like many other spiritual paths it has grown and evolved and is perhaps more relevant today than it has ever been. It is practised worldwide.

An excellent introduction to modern druidry is: "Druid Mysteries" by Philip Carr-Gomm.

 

 

 

 

Links

  1. The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids: probably the largest druid order in the world, and our parent order. It provides a comprehensive training in druidry by way of a correspondence course. The web site of OBOD is extensive and well worth browsing through. www.druidry.org.
  2. The Pagan Federation: This was founded in 1971. It seeks to support all Pagans to ensure they have the same rights as the followers of other beliefs and religions. It aims to promote a positive profile for Pagans and Paganism and to provide information on Pagan beliefs to the media, official bodies and the greater community. www.paganfed.org.