Here are materials from my Mt Haemus Lecture, as presented to the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids on May 21, 2024.

Bardic Arts Presentation and Materials

Click here for a PDF of my presentation.

The original Mt Haemus article can be found on OBOD’s website.

I also have a peer-reviewed article on the Bardic Arts in the academic pagan journal, Pomegranate, available.

Additional Articles on Cultivating the Awen and Exploring the Bardic Arts

I have written many pieces on the bardic arts and creative practices over the years on The Druid’s Garden. These are some of my favorites:

Cultivating the Flow of Awen in our Lives

Bardic Arts as Deepening Relationships with the world

Spirit Journeying to Bring forth Bardic Ideas and Creations

Exploring the Bardic Arts through Ancestral Traditions and Bardic Ancestors

Daydreaming and MindWandering as Creative Practices

Herbs to support the flow of Awen and Awen Herbalism

Creativity and Mental Health

Practice Makes Perfect – Taking up the Path of the Bard

Artificial Intelligence and why it is a bad idea for bards!

Artificial Intelligence and why it is even a Worse Idea for using it for Spiritual Tools!