We're currently running a contest for my newly released book entitled "Under an Expanse of Oaks, A Druid's Journey". You're welcome to enter to win a copy or a discount at http://contest.oaklight.org/.

~Duir

Welcome To Oaklight.org, a site devoted to the Druid Path. Within the site you will find links to various Druid orders as well as articles and bits of recommended reading. This site was started by myself, David "Duir" Smith, in February 2008, and I would like to thank all those who have chosen to contribute to this site as well as those orders and individuals who have caused the growth in the study of Druidry as a whole.

Over the last 12 years or so I've had the chance to study Druidry and talk with many people from many different orders and I am even a member of 3 of them. I first joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids under the current chosen chief Phillip Carr-Gomm. After completing their course I branched out to join the ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship) founded by Rev. Isaac Bonewits and currently under the lead of Archdruid Rev. Skip Ellison, and I went on to join the AODA (Ancient Order of Druids in America) under the current leadership of Archdruid John Michael Greer. I have studied these particular methods and branches of druidry in the most depth but still read all articles and books I can find on the subject.

Aside from Druidry this site is also dedicated to its related studies (though most likely not all of them). These studies include but are not limited to Wicca, Faeries, Celtic Studies, Celtic Mythology, Magick, Wizardry, Herbalism, Stone Magick, Sacred Sites, Welsh Mythology, Spirituality and even travel. All the links will lead on to a world of information, and some to shops that will help to find books and tools to help you on your path. I wish you the best of luck in all your voyages either on this site or in the real world. I hope that you find this site informative and I welcome any questions, comments or complaints through the forums or the contact page so that I can make this site the best it can be.

Yours Under the Trees,
Duir

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Solitary vs. Group Work

When I "officially" started my Druidic Journey 12 years ago, with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, I started as a solitary. Though the order offered a tutor program and there was a grove nearby I started out working completely on my own. Durring this time I started building the blocks that would be the foundations of my future studies in Druidry.

Faerie Falls

The faeries fly round and round,
As water falls to the ground,
As the magic fills the air,
Pilgrims make their offerings to the fae,
Hoping and wishing with each passing day,
The pristine glen with ancient magic,
To mar this place would be tragic,
The beauty of the paradise moves my very soul,
Until I fell I've lost all control,

And am moved to sing along,
I can hear the words of the trees,
Carried on the cooling breeze,
My heart soars above the falls,
As deep within I hear the calls,
The call to peace,
And true release,
My eyes flood with tears,

Alban Eiler/Ostara Egg Meditation

(This is a meditation I wrote for my Druid Grove's Alban Eiler ceremony right before these words are spoke by the ritual leader hard boiled eggs are handed to each person. Try the meditation out it is a nice feeling meditation that really can help open your mind.)

Thank you for these gifts. Let us now take the time to quiet ourselves.

Let us close our eyes. Become aware of your breathing. In and out, the air cooling as it goes in, In and Out, the air gently warmed as it goes out.

My Book

Greetings,

My Book "Under an Expanse of Oaks: A Druid's Journey" has been picked up by Dreamz Work Productions LLC www.dreamz-work.com and will soon be published. I will be posting more here and of course it will eventually appear under recommended reading lol. I am excited by this prospect and look forward to the publication to come. I'll keep the site posted as to how its going.

Yours Under the Trees,
Rev. David P. Smith (Duir) /|\

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