Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett

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:

Find out more about OBOD and their courses here:

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

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