Nemeton Dearraich OBOD Grove
Web site: http://www.Keltia.de
(German only) or http://www.KultURgeister.de
(German and English)
Contact: Naturheilpraxis, Tel 06085 919932
In ancient times, sacred groves were sanctuaries and places of worship
for our ancestors, the Celtic and Germanic people and their leaders the
druids. The Comardiia Druuidiacta began its active phase 30 years
ago. Our druidic teaching program is based on traditional lore and includes
theoretical as well as practical training. Our aim is to understand the
inner self and nature and to give people the opportunity to develop their
spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual potential.
Traditionally there are three grades of initiation: Bards, Ovates and
Druids. The Comardiia Druuidiacta organizes and celebrates the yearly
seasonal festivals as given in the Mag Tured and Coligny calendar. We
have had a tree-planting program for 15 years and have planted thousands
of trees and many tree circles of ash, elm and oak etc. We have regularly
published our magazine “Abraxas” for 20 years now. The CD
organizes many special events (rites of passage), workshops, seminars
and weekly meetings. Some of our druids have already been invited to festivals
and radio and TV shows as speakers for our traditional natural religion.
The Comardiia Druuidiacta and their Circle of Bards have a special
gathering every two years: A Celtic experimental field were all visitors
can experience themes like archeology, Celtic philosophy and work with
oghams and runes. Included in this field are harpers and other Celtic
musicians, a mask theatre, which invites the visitor to find out where
he comes from and to find out what natural religion is about. The CD is
a non-profit organization, officially registered and a member of KultURgeister,
the umbrella organization for our traditional natural religion.
Volkert Volkmann (Uer Druis). Used with permission.