Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
Kacey Guy Stephensen on Music and Druidry

Kacey Guy Stephensen on Music and Druidry

June 3, 2019

In this episode I speak with Kacey Guy Stephensen, about his music, Druidry, and how his spiritual journey has been a part of the process. He's a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and this comes up a lot in the talk. You can find out more about OBOD and their courses at www.druirdry.org

Find out more about Kacey and his music at his website www.kaceystephensen.com

Follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KcGuyMusic/

Find him on Spotify and iTunes under the name KC Guy.

Find his Bandcamp releases here, also under KC Guy: https://kcguy.bandcamp.com/

 

Paul Corcoran on OBOD, QOBOD and other things

Paul Corcoran on OBOD, QOBOD and other things

May 8, 2019

In this episode I have a chat with Paul Corcoran from Ireland. We made friends as we both have done video episodes of 'Tea with a Druid' for the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD). We get started talking about that experience and then have a long conversation about all kinds of things! Paul helps run the Queer OBOD (QOBOD) Facebook group so we also get into gender and sexual identity politics within Druidry, among many other things. It was great to have a chat with him. I hope you enjoy our long rambles.

You can watch the Tea with a Druid episodes either at the OBOD Facebook page here: 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/druidry/videos/

Or on You Tube via Philip Carr-Gomm's channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Philipcg

You can find the QOBOD group here:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/QOBOD/

You can find my blog and more information about Australian Druidry here:

http://www.juliebrett.net

Samhain in Australia

Samhain in Australia

May 2, 2019

In this episode I talk about my observations of the wheel of the year as we turn through Samhain, the last harvest, beginning of the winter, and time for honouring the ancestors. It includes a short meditation on the three ancestors. 

If you'd like to learn more about creating your own wheel of the year or Australian Druidry, you can find a copy of my book, 'Australian Druidry: connecting with the sacred landscape' by Julie Brett at all good book sellers. 

Read more about Australian Druidry at www.juliebrett.net 

Matt Stone and Christian Druidry

Matt Stone and Christian Druidry

April 6, 2019

In this episode I have a chat with Matt Stone who is a Christian Druid. In Druidry we try to be inclusive and accepting, and though many people in Druidry might call themselves Pagan, there are many others who identify instead as polytheist, agnostic, atheist, or even combine their Druidry with other paths like Christianity or Buddhism. I hope you enjoy listening to another facet of the world of Druidry and what the practice is like for Matt. 

Matt mentions the resources on Christian Druidry on the OBOD website. You can find those here:

https://www.druidry.org/druid-way/other-paths/christianity-druidry/resources-exploring-christian-druidry

Peace Festival/Autumn Equinox in Australia

Peace Festival/Autumn Equinox in Australia

March 25, 2019

In this episode I discuss the Autumn Equinox, my experience of it as a time for foraging and collecting, moving within and peacefulness. Also looking at the nature of the darkness and meditation of what is hidden within us.

Read more at www.juliebrett.net

Or discuss it at Druids Down Under on Facebook

Philip Carr Gomm on SHOBODA

Philip Carr Gomm on SHOBODA

March 18, 2019

In this episode I talk to Philip Carr Gomm who is the current Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids (OBOD). We speak about the Southern Hemisphere OBOD Assembly held near Wellington in New Zealand. Our discussion of the diversity of Druidry leads the discussion to adaptation practices, the experience of feeling 'at home' anywhere in the world, or opening up to presence and the sense of wonder at the new. We also talk about the psychology behind that, as well as many aspects of pilgrimage and travel. We also talk about what it's been like for him to pass over the role of Chosen Chief to Eimear, and what this means for him personally. 

He's an incredibly interesting, genuine and nice person and it was wonderful to have a chat with him about these experiences. I hope you enjoy it too!

You can find out more about OBOD at www.druidry.org

You can read Philip's blog and find out more about him at www.philipcarr-gomm.com

You can find my blog and information about my book at www.juliebrett.net

 

Thanks for listening!

Julie 

Eimear Burke on SHOBODA

Eimear Burke on SHOBODA

March 13, 2019

In this episode I have a chat with Eimear Burke who is the Chosen Chief in-training for the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD). We met at SHOBODA in January - the Southern Hemisphere OBOD Assembly - that was held near Wellington in New Zealand and hosted by the Grove of the Summer Stars. We chat about cultural diversity in Druidry, language and storytelling, connecting with the land and making good relationships and friendships to foster cultural awareness of the First Nations. Her insights on the Irish language and culture, my experiences in Australia, and our shared experience of New Zealand guiding the talk.

I also ask her about what it's been like for her moving into the role of Chosen Chief, how that came about, and in what ways she hopes to add to the course and the order in her time in the role. 

She's a lovely person and it was wonderful to have a chat with her! 

I hope you enjoy having a listen. 

Find out more about Eimear's work here: www.kilkennydruidry.com/

Find out more about OBOD and their courses here: www.druidry.org

And find out more about my book 'Australian Druidry' and the work I do via my blog here: www.juliebrett.net 

Lughnasadh in Australia

Lughnasadh in Australia

February 5, 2019

In this episode I talk about my experience of Lughnasadh and the Storm Festival, the cycle of the light child as needing to shake out the sillies and dance in the rain, the need for keeping a nature diary for your own area, checking out the agricultural cycles near you, making the most of the harvest, enjoying the symbolism of apples, and looking forward to the end of the fierceness of summer's heat. 

I hope this helps you to negotiate your own way through the wheel of the year. There will be more discussion about these ideas on Druids Down Under Facebook group. We'd love to hear your thoughts too!

You can get a copy of my book 'Australian Druidry' at The Book Depository, and many other book sellers.

Druid Camp, and other adventures with Adrienne Piggott

Druid Camp, and other adventures with Adrienne Piggott

February 1, 2019

In this episode I talk with Adrienne Piggott from the Wind Harp Seep Group, and Spiral Dance, about Druid Camp, the English Ale, and events in between. 

Music is: The Dreaming, by Damh the Bard, and 'Goddess of the Southern Land' by Spiral Dance.

Find out more about Damh the Bard at: https://www.paganmusic.co.uk/

Find out more about Cerri Lee at: https://www.cerrilee.com/

Find out more about Kristoffer Hughes via: https://www.angleseydruidorder.co.uk

Find out more about Spiral Dance here: http://www.spiraldance.com.au

Find info about Druid Camp and the English Ale via Spiral Dance's website: http://www.spiraldance.com.au/?Gig_Guide 

Hear my interview with Adrienne about the English Ale back in 2016 here: https://forestspirituality.podbean.com/e/adrienne-piggott-the-english-ale-and-spiral-dance/ 

Find out more about OBOD here: http://www.druidry.org 

 

 

 

 

Summer Solstice in Australia

Summer Solstice in Australia

December 18, 2018

In this podcast I talk about my experience of the Summer Solstice and how we can layer different stories of the traditional wheel of the year alongside new stories we are creating through our experience of the Australian landscape. I hope this helps you to negotiate the holiday season, and I look forward to sharing more of these talks with you about the seasonal changes as we move through the year. 

Julie

You can get a copy of my book 'Australian Druidry' at The Book Depository, and many other book sellers.