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Priestess of the Forest
Priestess of the Forest
A Druid Journey

By: Ellen Evert Hopman
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738712628
English  |  360 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: February 2008
Price: $26.99 US
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"[A] beautiful expression of [Hopman's] life drenched in the smells and songs of the herbs that are important to her craft."
--The Druid Network



"Hopman's ability to incorporate moving and beautiful examples of ritual into the narrative without too much disruption demonstrates a nascent talent for blending historical scholarship, modern practice and individual inspiration into effective story-telling."
--Bond of Druids: A Druid Journal



"I highly recommend this book equally to readers who are new to the Celtic tradition as well as those who practice Druidism or related earth-based spirituality."
--Inner Tapestry Holistic Journal



"This narrative is a beautiful glance back at pagan culture, Druidic practices and rituals, and daily Celtic life."
--Historical Novels Review 



"A fascinating and romantic historical novel rooted in the author's deep knowledge of Celtic Druidism."  Isaac Bonewits, ArchDruid emeritus of Ar nDraiocht Fein (A Druid Fellowship)


"From the very beginning I was drawn into this story and found myself mesmerized by it. It is a tale which rings with sincerity, warmth, color, and depth."  Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids


"An authentically human tale of love, hope, and survival. Once I started reading, I was held captive until the very last page."  Christopher A. LaFond, Druid Harper and professor of languages, Boston College



"Wisewomen and clever men are in for a treat in this magnificent book; another thread in the re-weaving of our sacred wisdom."  Susun Weed, wisewoman, herbalist, and author


"A lively tale of ancient Druids and Irish warriors based on substantial research into Celtic history and tradition. While set in a richly imagined ancient Ireland, Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey offers an intriguing vision of a Druid path with lessons to teach the modern world."  John Michael Greer, Grand ArchDruid, Ancient Order of Druids in America



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