Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Episode 16 - The Druids

Today’s episode is all about the Druids!  Alright, so it’s an introduction to modern Druidry, with an interview in “The Pagan Corner”.  Plus, a bodice-ripping good time that has the occasional Druid and Immortal thrown in for good measure.



- winner of the Miso Crafty Knits project bag and a skein of yarn is: Anjanette (explodingpinecone on Ravelry)
- new contest for April - see photos/details below.

Eyes and Ears:

Karen Marie Moning's Highlander Romance novels (the "bodice-rippers"!) (Wiki page)

The Pagan Corner:

An interview with modern-day Druid Teo Bishop.  

Books & Authors recommended by Teo:

Issac Bonewits
Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism

John Michael Greer (not recommended directly on the podcast, but a great read)
The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth

Phillip Carr-Gomm (Chosen Chief Druid of OBOD)
Druid Mysteries: Ancient Wisdom for the 21st Century

Links to Druid Organizations

OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids)

ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship)

Bits I mentioned during/after the interview:
- Knitted Morse code - a CBC radio interview with Kristin Haring on the show "Spark" (scroll down the the section called "The Beauty of Binary".
- DJ Conway's book "Magick of the Gods & Goddesses"
- Joseph Campbell, writer of books on myth, religion and archetype.

Green Druid, "Dignity", from MusicAlley.com

Yarn to win this month - Springtree Road, Emeline sock (50% Merino/50% Silk, 434yards per 100grams) in "Anenome" colourway.
Muscadine sock (75% SW Merino/25% Nylon, 460yards per 100grams) in "Bramble" colourway.
To enter to win one of these lovely skeins, please leave a comment in the shownotes with a Ravelry ID or another way to contact you.  Deadline is Monday, April 30th, around 9pm Pacific, midnight Eastern time.


  1. What beautiful yarn! Thanks for the chance,
    Chels580 (Rav)

  2. Beautiful yarn and great episode as always :)
    barbn77 on Rav

  3. I'm leaving my Hello comment straight away this time, I forgot to call back to do it for your last giveaway, thank you for another chance :)
    RoseEnrose (Rav)

  4. Gorgeous colors! Just found this site/cast - can't wait to dive in! Thanks!
    LuckyJenn (Rav)

  5. Just found this site threw a friend. Can't wait to listen and read. thanks
    Lani1970 ravelry id

  6. beautiful yarn and great episode!

    momofpeg (rav)

  7. I love both of them. Punkrockkid (rav)

  8. Thank you for such an intelligent conversation. You both reminded me of some old paths I once began looking into, before getting sidetracked. Thank you for the push. One of the first things I am going to do tomorrow morning is to touch the ground and recognize it as earth. It's time to come down out of my head!
    Also, the yarns are gorgeous, as all of your picks are. I'm MayaMoonie on Ravelry, and would love a chance to win one.

  9. Hi Ursa, I just discovered your interesting podcast; great work! I am floro on Ravelry.

  10. I am enjoying your podcast. The yarn is great.
    SallyFromIdaho on Ravelry

  11. Love the Anenome colourway. Trying to get caught up on the podcast and enjoying every minute.

    vicksbears on Ravelry

  12. I've been lurking for awhile and listening to the podcast, mostly catching up on past episodes. I'm really enjoying the show! Keep up the good work. I'm jmallen on Rav.

  13. Hi, Ursa! Thanks so much for another great podcast: I always enjoy listening. I'm littlecaptina on Ravelry. :)

  14. Fascinating episode! I didn't realize that there was so much difference between the Druids and the Pagans.

    Pibble on Ravelry

  15. Thanks for your podcast & another chance to win some beautiful yarn.

  16. Love the music! I love Maya's yarns, too.
    Needlefingers (Rav)

  17. I'm so happy to have discovered your podcast! Thanks for the opportunity to win that gorgeous yarn!

    I'm rawrpounce on Rav.

  18. Oooh, Springtree Road yarn - very nice! One of my favorite pairs of socks were made with her Chartreux colorway from last year's yarn club!

    Rav ID: knittymelissa

  19. Just discovered your podcast yesterday, and I've been catching up from episode 3 (my phone app won't let me download anything earlier for some reason). I like it, and it's nice to hear the Pagan perspective on things, from someone other than me and my friends.

    The sock yarns are beautiful!!

    ravelry ID susancoyotesfan


  20. Those colours are lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~ Sally

    Rav ID: ocean1120

  21. Very informative episode! Thanks for the chance to win - I love Springtree Road yarn.

    melodyv on Rav

  22. I love Springtree Road. The colors are beautiful. Rinebird on Rav

  23. Ooooh! I love the bramble colorway! THanks for a great episode and thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Just a few weeks I started listening to your podcast, number 1 first, then 2nd ... currently listening to nr. 12, thinking to skip a few to listen to your podcast about druidry first. As a druid/druicca myself, I am curious about your opinion. I love listening to your podcast, and hope much more are to come. I really like the Anenome. Love, MoonWise on Ravelry

  25. I know that I missed the giveaway (shoot!) but I just wanted to tell you that I am still very much enjoying your show. I find it very informative.