Mike's Personally Recommended
Academic & Inspirational
Druid Books; 2007 Update

Part One: Modern Group Studies
Academic Studies on Neo-Paganism
Focused Studies on Neo-Pagan-like topics
Some Academic-ish Studies on Wicca
Neo-pagan Encyclopedia Resources
Books on Modern Druid Groups

Part Two: Ancient Celtic Culture
Celtic History and Archaeology
Celtic Literature and Mythology
Traditional Irish Laws
Celtic Miscellany
Ancient Indo-European Studies & Overview

Part Three: Ancient & Pre-Modern Celtic Religion
Books about Ancient Druids
Books about Druids of 17th to 19th Century
Celtic Gods and Religious Customs
Celtic Christianity

Part Four: Books to be Cautious About
Inspirational Books
Mis-leading Books

*Academic Studies on Neo-Paganism

  1. Drawing Down the Moon Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today by Margot Adler, Amazon List Price: $16.95 Paperback - 584 pages Rev&Exp edition (March 1997) Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 014019536X ;
  2. People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out, by Ellen Evert Hopman and Lawrence Bond, Destiny Books, 1996, ISBN 0892815590; paper. $17 at Amazon
  3. A Community of Witches : Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States (Studies in Comparative Religion) by Helen A. Berger / Hardcover / Published 1999 Amazon Price: $18.71
  4. Paganism Today:Wiccans, Druids, the Goddess and Ancient Earth Traditions for the Twenty-first Century by Harvey, Graham and Hardman, Charlotte ISBN: 0722532334
  5. Contemporary Paganism: Listening People, Speaking Earth a book by Harvey, Graham. Amazon Price: $17.95 Paperback - 250 pages (July2000) New York Univ Pr; ISBN: 0814736203
  6. Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft by Susan Greenwood (James R Lewis, editor) Paperback (May 1996) State Univ of New York Pr; ISBN: 0791428907 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.78 x 8.98 x 5.84 Other Editions: Hardcover ($56)
  7. Phoenix From the Flame by Vivianne Crowley. ASIN: 1855381613 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 8.51 x 5.28
  8. Witchcraft & Paganism in Australia by Lynne Hume, Amazon Price: $29.95 Paperback (October 1997) Melbourne Univ Pr; ISBN: 052284782X
  9. Nature Religion Today: the Pagan alternative in the modern world." by Eds J. Pearson, (see Resource Section) R. Roberts & G. Samuel. Edinburgh University Press. 1998; ISBN: 074861057X Paperback $26.
  10. Witchcraft and Paganism Todayby Anthony Kemp. ASIN: 1854791176
  11. Neo-Paganism (Truth About Series) by Anodea Judith, List Price: $1.99 Paperback (November 1999) Llewellyn Publications; ISBN: 1567185673 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.19 x 6.89 x 4.19
  12. Paganism : A Beginner's Guide by Teresa Moorey Paperback (July 1999) Amazon Price $13,Hodder & Stoughton; ISBN: 0340742496
  13. The Pagan Path >By Janet and Stewart Farrar and Gavin Bone, published by Phoenix (USA) and distributed by Hale. 250pp., ISBN: 0919345409 Amzaon Price: $14.95 Paperback (March 1995)
  14. Liber Wicca: A Flight into the Fanciful By Frater I Nigris
  15. The New Paganism by Harold Lindsell

*Focused Studies on Neo-Pagan-like topics

  1. The Emerging Network : A Sociology of the New Age and Neo-Pagan Movements by Michael York Paperback (May 1995) $21 Rowman & Littlefield; ISBN: 0847680010 Other Editions: Hardcover Library Binding - 372 pages $71 (May 1995) Rowman & Littlefield; ISBN: 0847680002 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 9.20 x 6.21
  2. The Existential Pagan -- On Freedom and Responsibility by Rel Davis, Eston Mansfield (Photographer), Greg Fisher (Illustrator) Our Price: $18.95 Paperback - 192 pages (October 1, 1998) Old Time Religion, Inc.; ISBN: 096663800X
  3. The Enlightenment an Interpretation : The Rise of Modern Paganism by Peter Gay Amazon Price: $27.50 Hardcover (December 1996) Peter Smith Pub; ISBN: 0844668915
  4. Methods of Compassion or Pretension? : Conducting Anthropological Fieldwork in Modern Magical Communities by Jone Salomonsen

  5. Nature & Supernature--Harmony & Mastery: Irony and Evolution in Contemporary Nature Religion by Bron Taylor

  6. Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age by Albanese, Catherine. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990). Paperback Reprint edition ISBN: 0226011461 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.72 x 9.05 x 6.07 Amazon Price $17.
  7. American Sacred Space by Chidester, David, and Edwart T. Linenthal, eds. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.) ISBN: 0253210062 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 9.28 x 6.18 Other Editions: Hardcover. Amazon price $19 (paperback)
  8. New Spirituality, Self, and Belonging: How New Agers and Neo-Pagans talk about Themselves by Bloch, Jon P. (Westport, Conn.: Praeger,1998 ) Hardcover version is ISBN: 0275959570 and $55
  9. Living in the Broom Closet : Hiding Neo-Paganism in the Culture of Confession by Keenan, Tanya E. (M.A. thesis, University of South Florida, 1998)
  10. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess by Starhawk [Miriam Simos], (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979) second edition 1989 ISBN: 0062508148
  11. The Concept of the Goddess Sandra Billington and Miranda Green (eds.) Routledge 1996
  12. Ancient Goddesses: The Myth and the Evidence by Lucy Godison and Christine Morris (eds.) British Museum Press 1998
  13. The Faces of the Goddess Oxford University Press
  14. Journeying the Politics of Ecstacy: Anthropological Perspectives on Neoshamanismby Robert J. Wallis
  15. The Old Religion by Richard Smoley
  16. A Goddess Arrives The Novels Of Dion Fortune And The Development Of Gardnerian Witchcraft
  17. Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America by Mark Carnes
  18. From Persecution to Toleration by Israel, Grell & Tynacken (editors),
  19. British Poets and Secret Societies by Maire Roberts Barne& Nobles Books:Totowa NJ 1986

*Some Academic-ish Studies on Wicca

  1. Drawing Down the Moon Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today by Margot Adler, Amazon List Price: $16.95 Paperback - 584 pages Rev&Exp edition (March 1997) Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 014019536X
  2. Persuasions of the Witch's Craft, by Tanya Lurhman, Blackwell 1989 Paperback (December 1994) McClelland & Stewart; ISBN: 0330329464 Other Editions: Paperback Reprint edition(March 1991) Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674663241
  3. Witchcraft Today: the Modern Craft Movement (Witchcraft Today, Book 1) by Chas S. Clifton (Editor), Charles S. Clifton (Editor) Amazon List Price: $9.95 Paperback - 208 pages (May 1992) Llewellyn Publications; ISBN: 0875423779 ;
  4. Never Again the Burning Times: Paganism Revived Orion, Loretta. (Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press, 1995).Paperback ISBN: 0881338354 Amazon Price $14
  5. A Community of Witches : Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States (Studies in Comparative Religion) ~ by Helen A. Berger / Hardcover / Published 1999 Amazon Price: $18.71 ~
  6. What Witches Do: The Modern Coven Revealed, 2nd edition by Stewart Farrar. Phoenix trade paperback. $9.95; ISBN: 0919345174
  7. Witchcraft from the Inside. Buckland, Raymond. Paperback - 240 pages 3rd Rev&en edition (March 1995) Llewellyn Publications; ISBN: 1567181015 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 9.01 x 6.00 Amazon Price $14
  8. Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, by Raymond Buckland. List: $14.95, Amazon Price: $11.96, 272 pages, Llewellyn Publications, 1986, ISBN: 0875420508
  9. The Truth About Witchcraft Today Scott Cunningham Llewellyn Publications, 1988 ISBN: 0-87542-127-X
  10. A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, and Pagans, Jeffrey B. Russell, List: $15.95, Amazon Price: $12.76 You Save: $3.19 (20%), Thames & Hudson, 1982, ISBN: 0500272425
  11. Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and America. - WITCHCRAFT IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE AND AMERICA compiled by Jeffrey Merrick,
  12. "Heretic's Heart" by Margot Adler Paperback - 309 pages (August 1998) Beacon Pr; ISBN: 0807070998 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.90 x 9.01 x 6.02 $11 Other Editions: Hardcover 384 pages (August 1997) Beacon Pr; ISBN: 080707098X
  13. HISTORY OF WICCA IN ENGLAND: 1939 - present day by Julia Phillips
  14. Satanism and the History of Wicca by Diane Vera

* Neo-pagan Encyclopedia Resources

  1. Witchcraft Today : An Encyclopedia of Wiccan and Neopagan Traditions by James R. Lewis Amazon Price: $75.00 Hardcover - 370 pages (December 1999) ABC - Clio; ISBN: 1576071340 ;
  2. Neo-Pagan Witchcraft I and II(Cults and New Religions) by J. Gordon Melton(Editor) 1999
  3. Magic, Witchcraft, and Paganism in America : A Bibliography (Religious Information Systems Series, Vol 3) by J. Gordon Melton, Isotta Poggi Amazon Price: $30.00 Hardcover 2nd edition (June 1992) Garland Pub; ISBN: 0815304994
  4. New Age Encyclopedia by J. Gordon Melton, J. Gordon Our Price: $67.00 Paperback 1st edition (May1995) GALE Group; ISBN: 0810371596 ;Dimensions (in inches): 1.12 x 9.32 x 6.26
  5. Perspectives on the New Age (Suny Series in Religious Studies) by James R. Lewis (Editor), J. Gordon Melton (Editor) Amazon Price: $59.50 Availability: Hardcover - 369 pages (September 1992) State Univ of New York Pr; ISBN: 079141213X ;
  6. Witches - An Encyclopedia of Paganism and Magic by Michael Jordan List Price: $19.95 Paperback (October 1, 1998) Trafalgar Square; ISBN: 1856263053
  7. Encylopedia of Witches and Witchcraft by Edain McCoy
  8. The Encyclopedia of Witches and WitchcraftRosemary Ellen Guiley Facts on File, 1989 ISBN: 0-8160-2268-2
  9. Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology by Leslie and Shepard, Gale Research Company 1983, 3 volumes
  10. Encyclopedeia of American Religions by Gordon Melton,
  11. The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions Hardcover - 600 pages (July 1998) Prometheus Books; ISBN: 1573922226 ;

*Books on Modern Druid Groups

A Reformed Druid Anthology

Available for free download at http://www.geocities.com/mikerdna


A Little History of Druidism

by Greywolf available at http://www.druidorder.demon.co.uk/Druid%20History.htm


Meso Pagan Drudism

A good 5 page General Essay by Isaac Bonewits on the fraternalistic Mesopagan Druidism (i.e. 1700-Present) outgrowths of Masonry. http://www.neopagan.net/mesodruids.html

A good page for researching old and new druidism:

found at http://www.neopagan.net/RecDruidBooks.HTML

The Mind of the Druid

by E Graham Howe ASIN: 1871438756

American Druidism

by Daniel Hansen / Paperback / Published 1995 Amazon Price: $14.95 (Special Order)

Elements of the Druid Tradition,

by Philip Carr-Gomm; Element Books (Dorset, England), 1991; ISBN 185230202X; paper.

The Druid Way

by Phillip Carr Gomm (Element Books, 1993, ISBN 1852303654, paper) $15 at Amazon

The Druid Renaissance: the Voice of Druidry Today,

by Phillip Carr Gomm (Harper Collins/Thorsons, 1996, ISBN 1855384809, paperback)List Price: $21.00- 320 pages

The Book of Druidry : History, Sites and Wisdom

by Ross Nichols, John Matthews, Philip Carr-Gomm (Editor), phi Carr-Gomm, Amazon Price: $15.20 Paperback - 320 pages Reprint edition (May 1992) Thorsons Pub; ISBN: 1855381672 ;

The Druids (Ancient Peoples and Places Series)

by Stuart Piggott Amazon Price:$15.95 Paperback (May 1985) W W Norton & Co; ISBN: 0500273634 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.54 x 9.48 x 6.27

Spirits of the Sacred Grove : The World of a Druid Priestess

by Emma Restall Orr, Emma Restall Orr Paperback - 272 pages (November 1998) Thorsons Pub; ISBN: 0722535961 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 8.50 x 5.34

The Druid Source Book : From Earliest Times to the Present Day

by John Matthews (Editor) ASIN: 0713725729

*Celtic History and Archaeology

  1. The Celtic World : An Illustrated History 700 B. C. to the Present by Patrick Lavin, Patrick Lavino, Amazon Price: $10.47
  2. A History of Pagan Europe by Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick, Routledge:London 1995 ISBN 0-419-09136-5
  3. The World of the Druids by Miranda J. Green List Price: $29.95 Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 050005083X
  4. The World of the Celts by Simon James , Amazon Price: $22.46 Hardcover - 192 pages (October 1993) Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500050678
  5. The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe (Editor) , Amazon Price: $49.95 Hardcover - 400 pages (October 1997) Oxford Univ Press; ISBN: 0198150105 ;
  6. Celt and Greek : Celts in the Hellenic World by Peter Berresford Ellis Hardcover (December 1996) Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.; ISBN: 0094755809
  7. Celt and Roman : The Celts of Italy by Peter Berresford Ellis, Amazon Price:$35.00Hardcover - 288 pages (September 1998) St Martins Pr (Short); ISBN: 0312214197 ;
  8. The Celts by Nora K. Chadwick, Barry Cunliffe (Introduction) , Amazon Price: $10.36 Paperback - 328 pages 2 Ed edition (January 1998) Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140250743 ;
  9. The Rise of the Roman Empire by Polybius, Penguin Books:Great Britain 1986
  10. The Celts and the Classical World by H.D. Rankin, Croom Helm: London & Sydney 1987
  11. The Battle for Gaul by Julius Caeser (trans. Anne & Peter Wiseman), David R. Godine:Boston 1980
  12. The Celtic Empire by Peter Berresford Ellis, Constable:London 1990 ISBN 0-89089-457-4
  13. The Oldest Irish Tradition: A Window on the Iron Age by Kenneth Jackson, Cambridge Univ. Press 1964
  14. The Celts in Europe by Aedeen Cremin, Centre for Celtic Studies:Sydney 1992 ISBN 086758 624-9
  15. Monumenta Historica Celtica: Notices of the Celts in the writings of Greek and Latin Authors from the 10th Century B.c.e. to the Fifth Century A.d. by W. Dinan, London 1911 Volume 1 and 2
  16. The Elizabethans and the Irish by David Beers Quinn, Cornell Univ. Press: Ithaca NY 1966
  17. Celtic Britain by Lloyd Laing, Charles Scriber's Sons: NY 1979
  18. Celtic Britain by Nora Chadwick, Frederick Praeger:NY, 1963 (poss. reprinted)
  19. The Age of the Picts by Cummins, W.A., (NY: Barnes and Noble Books, 1995)
  20. Pre-Christian Ireland, From the Early Settlers tothe Early Celts by Harbison, Peter, Thames and Hudson, London, 1988
  21. Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Enigma of the Iron Age Raftery, Barry, (Paperback - 240 pages (March 1998) Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500279837 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.90 x 10.08 x 6.93
  22. The Celtic Heroic Age: Literary Sources for Ancient Celtic Europe and Early Ireland and Wales by Koch, John and John Carey, (Malden MA: Celtic Studies Publications, 1995)
  23. Roman Britain S. Ireland, Routledge Books, 1979
  24. An Atlas of Roman Britain Jones, Barri and David Mattingly; Blackwell, 1990

*Celtic Literature and Mythology

  1. Celtic Heritage:Tradition through the Tales - by Alwyn Rees, Brinley Rees (Contributor) , Amazon Price: $12.76 Paperback - 428 pages Revised edition (May 1989) Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500270392 ;
  2. Celtic Myths and Legends by T. W. Rolleston ,List Price: $9.95 Paperback - 456 pages (December 1990) Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486265072
  3. Chronicles of the Celts by Peter Berresford Ellis (Carroll & Graf, 1999; ISBN: 0786706066, hardcover ),
  4. Cath Maige Tuired: Second Battle of Mag Tuired, by ed. and tr. by Elizabeth A. Gray (Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1983)
  5. Lebor Gabŗla Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland (5 vols.), ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister (Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1938-56)
  6. Ancient Irish Tales by Tom Cross and Clark Slover, Henry Holt & co.:NY 1936
  7. The Tain:Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailgne by Thomas Kinsella, Oxford University Press: London 1975
  8. Trioedd Ynys Prydain (the Welsh Triads) by Rachel Bromwich, Cardiff 1977
  9. Celtic Myth and Legend - Charles Squire Paperback (October 1987) Newcastle Publishing Company; ISBN: 0878770305 ;
  10. The Mabinogion -by Lady Charlotte Guest Paperback - 160 pages (April 1997) Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486295419
  11. Celtic Myths and Legends - by T.W. Rolleston Paperback - 456 pages (December 1990) Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486265072 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.98 x 8.84 x 6.20
  12. Glamoury -by Steve Blamires
  13. Celtic Mythology - Proinsias MacCana
  14. Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom -
  15. Myth, Legend and Romance: An Encyclopedia of the Irish Folk Tradition by Daithi O hOgain, Prentice Hall:NY 1991 ISBN 0-13275959-4
  16. Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend by Miranda Green, Thames & Hudson:London 1992 ISBN 0-500-01516-3
  17. The Earliest Welsh Poetry by Joseph P. Clancy, R&R Clark:Edinburgh 1970
  18. A Pocket Guide: The Customs and Traditions of Wales by Owen, Trefor M., (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991)
  19. Gods and Heroes of the Celts, by Sjoestedt, Marie-Louise, tr. by Myles Dillon (Berkeley: Turtle Island Books, 1994)
  20. Ancient Irish Tales, ed. by Tom P. Cross and Clark Harris Slover (Totowa NJ: Barnes & Noble, 1996)
  21. The Metrical Dindshenchas (Vol 1-5) by Gwyn, Edward, School Of CelticStudies, Dublin Institute For Advanced Studies, 1991
  22. The Apple Branch; A Path to Celtic Ritual_ by Alexei Kondratiev Paperback - 258 pages (October 1998) Collins Pub San Francisco; ISBN: 189825642X
  23. Bards of the Gael and Gaul : examples of the poetic literature of Erinn by George Sigerson., pub. London, T. Fisher Unwin, c1907 [there are many editions!]. [Sigerson was then Pres. of the Nat'l Literary Soc. of Ireland.] 2d ed., rev. & enl. xv, 431 p. : ill. ; ca. 25 cm.
  24. Mythic Ireland Michael Dames, Thames and Hudson, London 1996.
  25. Early Irish Myths and Sagas Jeffrey Gantz, penguin books, NY 1981
  26. The Wisdom of the Outlaw: THe Boyhood Deeds of Finn in Gaelic Narrative Tradition Joseph Falaky Nagy, Univ. Calif. Press, Berkeley, 1985
  27. Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Pre-Christian and Pagan Elements in British Songs Rhymes and Ballads Skelton, Robin and Blackwood, Margaret
  28. Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland: A Folklore Sketch: A Handbook of Irish Pre-Christian Traditions W.G. Wood-Martin
  29. Celtic Women: Women in Celtic Society and Literature By Peter Berresford Ellis , William Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids, 1996 ISBN 0-8028-3808-1

* Traditional Irish Laws

  1. Traditional Irish Lawsby Mary Dowling Daley, Ian McCullough (Illustrator) Amazon Price: $8.21 Hardcover - 80 pages (March 1998) Chronicle Books; ISBN: 0811819957
  2. Women in Celtic Law and Culture (Women's Studies, Vol 12) by Jack George Thompson , Amazon Price: $99.95 Hardcover (May 1996) Edwin Mellen Press; ISBN: 0773487603
  3. The Brehon Laws : A Legal Handbook by Laurence Ginnell THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. The publisher is out of stock. If you would like to purchase this title, we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it's been reprinted. Hardcover reprint edition (September 1993) Fred B Rothman & Co; ISBN: 0837722136
  4. Early Irish Laws and Institutions by E. MacNeil, London 1935

*Celtic Miscellany

  1. The Festival of Lughnasa by Maire MacNeill, Comhairle Bhelaoideas Eireann, Dublin:1982 2 Volumes (possibly reprinted)
  2. The Stars and the Stones by Martin Bremm, Thames & Hudson:London 1984.
  3. The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries by Evans-Wentz, W. Y., (NY: Citadel Press, 1990)
  4. The New Comparative Mythology (Third Edition) by Littleton, C. Scott, (Berkeley:University of California Press, 1982)
  5. Sex and Marriage in Ancient Ireland by Power,Patrick C., (Dublin: Mercier Press, 1976)
  6. Women of the Celts; Jean Markale
  7. Celtic WOmen: WOmen in Celtic Society and Literature By Peter Berresford Ellis William Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids, 1996ISBN 0-8028-3808-1
  8. Social History of Ancient Ireland P.W. Joyce
  9. The Stones of Time, Calendars, Sundials, and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland Martin Brennan, Inner Traditions International, Rochester VT, 1994
  10. A guid e to Megalithic Ireland J.H. Brennan, Aquarian Press, SF, 1994
  11. The Celtic Gauls: Gods, Rites and Sanctuaries Jean Louis Brunaux, B.A. Seaby Ltd, London, 1988
  12. Earth Rites:Fertility Practices in Pre-Industrial Britain Janet and COlin Bord, Granda Publishing, London 1982

*Indo-European Studies & Overview

  1. In Search of the Indo-Europeans -J.P. Mallory:
  2. Comparative Mythology - C. Scott Littleton:
  3. A History of Pagan Europe - Nigel Pennick and Prudence Jones:
  4. Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe by Davidson, H. R. Ellis, (Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Press, 1988)
  5. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe by Davidson, Hilda Ellis, (London: Routledge, 1993)
  6. Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles- Ronald Hutton:
  7. Lost Beliefs of Pagan Europe - H.R. Ellis-Davidson:
  8. Stonehenge, the Indo-European Heritage- Stover & Kraig
  9. The Silver Bough - F. Marian MacNeill

*Books about Ancient Druids

  1. The Druids Stuart Piggott, Thames and Hudson, 1985; ISBN 0500273634; paper.
  2. The Druids by Paul R. Lonigan, Amazon Price: $55.00 Hardcover - 160 pages (June 30, 1996) Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 0313299552 ;
  3. The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis, Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1995; ISBN 0802837980; paper.
  4. The Life and Death of a Druid Prince by Anne Ross, Summit Books:NY 1989 ISBN 0-671-74122-5
  5. The Druids: A Study in Keltic Prehistory by Thomas D. Kendrick, Frank Cass & Co. 1966 (perhaps first in 1927).
  6. The Druids by Nora Chadwick, Cardiff University:Cardiff Wales 1966
  7. The Excellence of Ancient Word: Druid Rhetorics from Ancient Irish Tales by Seán ?ETuathail websit Copyright © 1993 John Kellnhauser
  8. The World of the Druids by Miranda J. Green List Price: $29.95 Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 050005083X ;

*Books about Druids of 17th to 19th Century

  1. Taliesin: The Bards and Druids of Britain by David William Nash, John Russel Smith Publ:London 1858! At Dennison University
  2. The Famous Driuds by A.L. Owen, Greenwood Press:Westport Conn. 1979
  3. The Druid Source Book edited by John Matthews

  4. The Taliesin Tradition by Emyr Humphries, Black Raven Press: 1983
  5. William Stukeley:A Portrait of an Antiquarian by Stuart Piggot, Oxford 1950
  6. The Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom edited by Caitlinn and John Matthews

*Celtic Gods and Religious Customs

  1. The Gods of the Celts by Miranda Green, Alan Sutton Publ.:Gloucester UK1986 ISBN 0-86299-292-5, (barnes and nobles) ISBN 0-389-20672-5
  2. Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins, and Mothers by Miranda Green , Amazon Price: $22.50 Hardcover - 224 pages (January 1996) George Braziller; ISBN: 080761405X ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.87 x 9.96 x 7.06
  3. >Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend by Miranda J. Green, Amazon Price: $15.16 (November 1997) 240 pages
  4. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology by Peter Berresford Ellis(Oxford Univ Press1994; ISBN: 0195089618, paper).
  5. Symbol and Image in Celtic Religious Art by Miranda Green , Amazon Price: $25.99 Paperback Reprint edition (September 1997) Routledge; ISBN: 0415080762
  6. Pagan Celtic Britain Anne Ross: , Amazon Price: $15.26 Paperback (January 1997, Originally 1977) Academy Chicago Pub; ISBN: 0897334353 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.30 x 8.91 x 5.99
  7. The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy by Ranold Hutton, Blackwell:Oxford 1991 ISBN 0-631-17288-2
  8. The Pagan Celts by Anne Ross, BT Bartsford Ltd:London 1986 (orig 1970)
  9. Druids, Gods and Heroes -by Anne Ross
  10. The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic by Ralph Merrifield (NY: New Amsterdam Books,1988)
  11. The Sacred Isle: Pre-Christian Religions in Ireland by Daithi O'Hogain, (Dublin: Boydell & Brewer; 1999)
  12. The Celtic and Scandinavian Religions by John Arnott MacCulloch THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. The publisher is out of stock. Hardcover (June 1973) Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 0837167051 Other Editions: Paperback
  13. The Religion of the Ancient Celts by John Arnot MacCulloch, T&T Clark:Edinburgh 1911
  14. Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions by James Bonwick, Griffith Farran & CO: NY 1894 (1984 reprint)

* Celtic Christianity

  1. The Celtic Churches:A history from 200-1200 by John MacNeil , Chicago Univ. Press, 1974
  2. Celtic Christian Spirituality : An Anthology of Medieval and Modern Sources by Oliver Davies (Editor), Fiona Bowie (Editor) , Amazon Price: $16.96 Paperback (December 1995) Continuum Pub Group; ISBN: 0826408354 ;
  3. Carmina Gadelica: Hymns & Incantations by Alexander Carmichael (Compiler) , Amazon Price: $15.95 Paperback - 512 pages (August 1992) Lindisfarne Books; ISBN: 0940262509 ;
  4. The Sacred World of the Celts : An Illustrated Guide to Celtic Spirituality and Mythology by Nigel Pennick , Amazon Price: $21.00 Hardcover - 144 pages illustrate edition (November 1997) Inner Traditions Intl Ltd; ISBN: 0892816546 ;
  5. Anam Cara : A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue, Amazon Price: $10.40 (November 1998) 234 pages
  6. Pagan Past and Christian Present in Early Irish Literatureby Kim McCone, (Maynooth: Maynooth Monographs Series, Maynooth Press; 1990)
  7. The Life of St. Columba by Saint Adamnan, E.d. Dutton & co: NY 1908
  8. Celt, Druid and Culdee by Isabella Elder, Covenant:London 1962 (maybe reprinted)
    Drynemetum Review
  9. Saint Patrick: His Writings and Muirchu:s Life by A.B.E. Hood, Phillimore & Co.:Sussex 1972

Books to be Cautious About


Purely Inspirational Books


Mis-leading Books