Trilithon: The Journal of the Ancient Order of Druids in America: Volume I (Volume 1)

Trilithon: The Journal of the Ancient Order of Druids in America is the official journal of the AODA. In this first volume, published in 2014, you can find inspiration for walking the path of druidry today, discussions of revival druidry past and present, and inspiration for practicing AODA druidry. Like Revival Druidry, the topics in our inaugural issue are diverse and represent a range of perspectives and paths. Starting in our roots, we have two articles focusing on the druid revival, including “The Myth of Einigan” by John Michael Greer and a “Blast from the Past” feature from an original nineteenth-century document in its entirety, titled “Letters on Tellurism, Commonly Called Animal Magnetism.” These articles represent some of the foundations upon which our tradition is based, and learning more about our roots can influence our practices and knowledge in critical ways. Moving into the core of daily practice, Sara Greer describes devotional practices in detail, providing information on various ways of engaging in devotional activity, tending shrines and altars, providing various offerings, and the question that stumps many of us-what to do with daily devotional practice when one travels. We also have two articles on the Sphere of Protection (SOP); Tracy Glomski provides a fascinating integration of the sword into the SOP, drawing upon material from the middle ages. Our second article on the SOP, written by Dana Driscoll, examines the energetics and uses for the SOP from her experience. From the realm of the natural world and the ovate path, Paul Angelini encourages us to go out and forage for our own wild foods and medicine and how this foraging practice can seamlessly align with the Earth Path in our curriculum. Dana Wiyninger’s “A Local Ogham: Finding Your Area’s Sacred Plants” connects natural practice with divination; while Daniel Cureton’s “Working through the Animals: Intuitive Bone Divination” explores bone divination within Druidry. Now that the readers have some Ogham and bone tools, we can turn to Lexie Devine’s “Crane Bags and the Druid Revival: A Personal Journey” where she describes the Druid’s crane bag as a working tool and shares the story of her three crane bags.

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