The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids OBOD) works with Druidry as a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: 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. Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of ourselves that we can personify as the Singer, the Shaman and the Sage. In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us, the creative self; Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of Nature, the healer within us; while the Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom: the sage who dwells within each of us.
OBOD offers correspondence courses in all three grades, progressively, and you can learn more about the Order at www.druidry.org
Pamela Meekings-Stewart has been a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids since 1998 after meeting Chosen Chief, Philip Carr-Gomm at a weekend workshop he held in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand and is the Modron of the Grove of the Summer Stars on her farm in Pukerua Bay. The Grove is a true grove of native trees (te kouka – cabbage tree) set in a natural bowl in the land. The Druid seasonal festivals and Druid Camps are held here.
Pamela is also a registered marriage celebrant who is in demand to provide alternative marriage ceremonies and civil unions.