The Druid College offers a three-year program in crafting sacred relationship. Our course is a path of awakened celebration and service to the land, the people, and the Divine; by which we hope to guide the apprentice to be a priest of Nature. The in-person course consist of six weekends (Saturdays mornings through Sunday noon) over the course of a year (Please see our new web-based training course – development). Courses are offered in Maine, New York City, and Sussex, England. Personal study is required between gatherings and additional mentoring is available between weekends.
Committing to the three-year program isn’t necessary to begin. The decision to continue study is done year to year.
The three-year priesthood training is outlined below. Click the link for each year for more detailed descriptions. More information regarding the nature of the training can be provided upon inquiry. To register, please filled out this registration form.
Year One of the Apprenticeship (read more…)
“Reweaving the Broken Connection to the Land”
Year one studies include:
Core principles and teachings of Druidry, Living with Honour, Mud roots and Blood roots, Animism and the Spirits of Place, Listening and Druid meditation, Awen and the cycle of creativity, Working with the Nemeton, Developing Authentic Relationship, Inspiration and the Poetic arts, Storytelling and cultural heritage, The Cycle of Life and the “Wheel of the Year”, Working with the Gods/Deity, Anarchism and the end of Submission, Emotions and “riding the energies”
Year Two of the Apprenticeship (read more…)
“Shapeshifting and in the Arts of Transformation”
Year two studies include:
The Awakened Life; Ritual Trance Induction, Crafting Sacred Ritual; Healing; Prophecy and the Seer; Defining what is meant by Applied Inspiration in Service; Ethical Leadership; Bridge-building as Peacework; Preparations for Declaring your “Chair”
Year Three: Practicum (read more…)
Declaring your “Chair” and manifesting it locally
Purposeful Sharing in Community
Applied Trancing as Priestly Evolution
Training to Lead Ecstatic Ritual
Two large gatherings of the entire College
Possible ritual of Ordination