After some fifteen years of studying Druidry and around ten years training as a Druid I decided to write a book to pull together the wide reaching research and reading that has been part of my studies. Over two years in the writing, it has been a real labour of love. Although it is not a definitive collection of Druidic knowledge I think that it covers all of the core areas with sufficient depth, honesty and accuracy to help the would-be Druid along the path. Publication date was 24 Feb 2012, I also have signed copies available.
'Luke Eastwood gives us the first accessible Irish study on druid history and practice. This book opens the door to Celtic spiritual practice with clarity and grace.'
Caitlín Matthews, Author of Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom & The Celtic Spirit
'A solid introduction to Druidry from a distinctively Irish perspective, The Druid Primer is a welcome addition to the still very modest list of practical books on the Druid path, and deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Celtic spirituality.'
John Michael Greer, Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America and author of The Druidry Handbook.
I think an alternative title to this book would be “Everything you ever wanted to know about Druidry but were afraid to ask”. This is very much a Druid 101 book. Many people use that term to describe a book lacking in substance, but that is not the case here. It’s full of substance and depth, but very much geared to the beginner on the path. The Crossroads Companion
In short, I would recommend this book to newbies as it does a very good job of explaining Druidry in an easy and simple way. TheDruidsVoice.com
A useful and practical resource for seekers of druidry, as well as providing a template for what it means to be a modern druid in the present age. Recommended. The Cauldron
The Druid’s Primer is an excellent book on the subject of Druidry and is an inspirational read for anyone who is seeking to tread this spiritual path. Mind Body Spirit Magazine
...he has written an indispensable handbook for both those already in the orders and those considering joining, as well as anyone else interested in the subject. Inspired by the medieval Irish Scholar's Primer, the book is the product of 15 years' research and examination of the role of the Druid in today's world, and has the special quality of an Irish perspective which adds to its uniqueness. Reference Books @ Suite 101
This book has attracted the positive attention of a number of established writers and practitioners within the Druidic Tradition, notably Philip Carr-Gomm, john Michael Greer and Caitlín Matthews. This book is a distillation of knowledge by the author who brings together his extensive knowledge of known written works and knowledge gained from personal experience... It is a story of Luke's personal quest, but it is also, as its title suggests, a primer for a person who would like to know more about the subject. Certainly worth a read! Brigid's Fire Magazine
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