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The Druid Revival Reader, ed. by John Michael Greer

Reviewed by John Beckett

Modern Druidry traces its lineage back to 1717 when the Ancient Druid Order was founded in a pub in London. Historian Ronald Hutton thinks that meeting may be more apocryphal than historical (see Blood and Mistletoe, page 127), but there is no doubt there were people calling themselves Druids in the 18th century and at least one Druid order by 1792.

Who were these early modern Druids, what do we owe them, and what can we learn from them today? The Druid Revival Reader, edited by AODA Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer, presents twelve essays stretching over a 200 year period from 1743 to 1946.

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