The Circle of Coll works with Druidry as a spiritual way and practice. It fills the desire to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom.
From The Order of Bards, Ovates, & Druids (OBOD):
“The Order is essentially a Mystery School and community, and the term ‘order’ is derived from the tradition of magical orders rather than from the tradition of religious orders. Neither the Order nor Druidry is a cult. A cult revolves around a personality, a charismatic leader, or a particular deity or saint. The Order and Druidry have none of these characteristics.
The Feminine principle is considered as important as the Masculine principle, as are principles that transcend gender, and all are celebrated and represented in the Order’s teachings and membership. The Order is not patriarchal or biased in favour of men – many women are in leadership roles and over half the membership is female.
Membership of the Order is open to followers of all faiths and none, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or ethnic origin. This statement reflects the values we consider central to our philosophy: of tolerance and inclusiveness that completely rejects expressions of racism, sexism, fascism and homophobia. The Order has always stood for and continues to stand for equality and freedom for all, and so stands shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with those seeking equal civil rights for all. The Druid’s Prayer inspires the knowledge & love of justice and the love of all existences, and the Order is a community, a mystery school, that celebrates life in all its beauty and diversity, that seeks to protect and preserve the Earth, and that focusses on teaching Druid spirituality for the times we live in – emphasizing the virtues of compassion and respect for all of life.”