In this conversation, Lee and Ada discuss Ada’s path into Druidry, her decision to join the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, and how our experiences of growing up in Christianity inform our current practices.
Lee: As we’re having this conversation, it’s been about a year since we met (good grief) and I think our spiritual practices have both changed a lot since - for the better. We initially bonded over our similar backgrounds and our experiences with Odin, but I’m really interested to know what drove you to pursue Druidry over the past few months...
Ada: The decision to become a Druid was a long time in coming, but I made the decision to leap rather suddenly.
I had been considering Druidry pretty seriously back in 2017. I picked up a copy of John Michael Greer’s Druidry Handbook, and it really resonated with me. I seriously considered reaching out to the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), the order Greer was head of at the time, but Odin offered a deal-with-the-devil sort of thing, and I dropped the idea of Druidry.
In 2019, I stopped working with Odin and spent a few months wandering around trying to figure out where to go next. In December, I was doing a Tarot reading to help me get some insight, and I drew the Hierophant card. It was the first time in my life I drew the Hierophant in a reading and didn’t want to roll my eyes and shove the card back into the box. I don’t know what happened, but I suddenly didn’t hate the idea of lineage and tradition, and knew it was time to look at Druidry again.
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