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John Matthews presents this as a source book for those wishing to be druids today. He gives the impression that this book will give you accurate information about what the druids were like

John Matthews presents this as a source book for those wishing to be druids today. He gives the impression that this book will give you accurate information about what the druids were like. However, what he has collected is a number of essays and excerpts that tell you what antiquarians and occultists from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries thought druids were like. The scholarship is outdated, though it may be of interest to those studying the druidic revival as a sociological or historical event

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John Matthews (born 1948) and Caitlín Matthews (born 1952) are English writers

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Precious
Wrapped very well, no damage; was as advertised; arrived quickly. Thanks
Flower
For those who are inerested in the druid path, may i sugest you get your hands on one of these copies,
Alianyau
Much work has gone into this study and it deserves to be read. Some reviewers have faulted this book because it draws on 'dated' sources - but, the author explains why he has chosen those sources. They may be 'dated' but that could be seen as a virtue, rather than a drawback. Quite rightly, one reviewer has noted that - traditionally, the key elements of Druidic teaching have been transmitted orally. Thus, whatever may be found in written sources, needs to be fleshed out with reference to the oral tradition. The sources Matthews has drawn on were put together by people able to assess that side of the tradition, far more accurately than than we are today. Druidic Studies suffer from a twofold bane - the speculations of Neo-Druids - who, for want of an informed background, have almost been forced to re-invent the tradition, introducing arbitrary notions of their own. Then we have the sceptical voice of modern scholarship (e.g. Stuart Piggot, who devotes his time and energy to de-bunking Druidism). For the most part, the material Matthews has put together avoids these extremes.Hence the interest of this book.
Samuhn
John and Caitlin Matthews are two more authors that I generally enjoy. I caught on to Celtic worship many years ago and for a long while they seemed the only non-Llywelyn published authors which were accessible. They both get kudos for being tireless translators and bringing to mainstream readership many older documents which we would not otherwise be able to read for ourselves.

The Druid Source Book is a compilation of Druid history, scholarship and commentary from a range of sources. It is especially treasured for the beginning section on the Druids in history, quoting many of the sources, Caesar and beyond, and their words. The book also contains a wealth of knowledge spanning the last two centuries or so from historians and practitioners alike. It is a very nice addition to any Druid shelf for this wealth of source material.
asAS
I've read alot on the Druid tradition of both today and in ancient times. This is an excellent read for anyone who wants to know about historical accounts of the Druids both from Roman and Irish writings. Some Druids committed most of their ideas and beliefs to memory, but the Irish Druids wrote some things down and so their accounts are in here too.
Most of these are excerpts from different writings on the subject. If you are just interested in Celtic tradition from a historical stand point or if you are interested in finding out more about what the Druids were like, this is an excellent book to read from.
It's only declining aspect is that it is dry history. Pure facts and pure history can bore some readers and so it may not be for everyone. However, it is good information none-the-less. Overall, it is a great book of Druid history.
Nikohn
I had a bad feeling about this book. In a field and involving an era of which little is known, this book claims to be the source book of all things druidic. The writing, too, might seem authoritative, but not academic enough to be the product of a trained professional. So I followed my instincts. He does indeed have articles from leading scholars in the field in this and the companion edition - Daniel Corkery, Idrison, Osborn Bergin, Charlotte Guest, and Iolo Morgannwg - but they have one flaw. None wrote after 1920. In literature, such is not an issue, but the standards of writing and the demands placed on the source material have greatly increased since then, and especially since 1970. In academic circles, it is the rare scholar who is still citable from that period. To use entire articles from this period to promulgate a theory is the worst kind of scholarship. How could a person in this age think about writing of Celtic literature without making use of MacCana? How could K.H. Jackson only be used for his collection of Celtic writings? If you have any serious interest in the druids, don't read this book or believe any thing you find there. It is embarrassing that something this amateurish is allowed on the market.
Kigul
John Matthews presents this as a source book for those wishing to be druids today. He gives the impression that this book will give you accurate information about what the druids were like. However, what he has collected is a number of essays and excerpts that tell you what antiquarians and occultists from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries *thought* druids were like. The scholarship is outdated, though it may be of interest to those studying the druidic revival as a sociological or historical event. If you are interested in learning what is truly known about the druids, rather than an imaginative depiction, I recommend Piggott's _The Druids_ or Miranda Green's _World of the Druids_. Those books provide all the essential information and direct you to other sources for further reading. For an insightful study of the image of druids through the ages, see Leslie Ellen Jones' _Druid, Shaman, Priest._
The Druid Source Book is a fine gateway to information for those researching Celtic religions or starting a quest for a spiritual path. Unlike many books on the subject, the Source Book is a collection of writings, essays, and articles that relate to the religious practice, gods and myths of the celts. The writings are from several different points of view and time periods. The book is devided by chronological periods so you get not only the information the articles offer, but a historical reference on how this particular religious system was viewed at differtent times of history. This book is also helpful in that many of the passeges contained within are extremely hard to find and it is nice to have them collected in one volume(even if alot of them are not complete). I recomend this book to any person with an interest in celtic religions that want to go to the source information,rather than a regurgitation by someone else, and avoid contamination by others opinions.
Druid Source Book From Earliest Times To download epub
New Age & Spirituality
Author: John Matthews
ISBN: 1860198422
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: Dummy Book Co (January 1, 2000)
Pages: 384 pages