A common belief was Druids did not leave written history because to write something down would cause the memory to go. If this is true or not, I don't know. The best way to understand Druids is to talk to them, rather than pick up information from self-proclaimed experts on the Internet.
Author Ellen Evert Hopman gathers Druids from all walks of life including politicians, spiritual leaders, poets, and musicians. It is a nice collection because no one is alike, which means the interviewees while having a shared faith didn’t always have the same practices, rather like almost any other religion.
I applaud Hopman for her effort and research. She’s not just a woman in search of an interesting topic, but an archivist of sorts, gathering her own faith history as Archdruid of the Tribe of Oak.
The Legacy of Druids is a much-needed book that demonstrates not all Druids s are bearded old men. Now, there’s nothing wrong with an elder in a ceremonial robe, but it’s also okay sometimes just to be another person standing in line at the water and soil conservation center waiting to get his or her rain barrel. It’s excellent read to expand your horizons.
This book was given to me for a free and unbiased review.
Make sure to check out Ellen Evert Hopman's other books, including several herbals.