Welcome to Druidical
Druidical is a print and online Bardic Arts and Literary Journal. It is devoted to honoring the breath of Awen that arises from our direct and indirect connection with the spirit, stories, and beings of the land.
In the Druid tradition, Awen means, ‘inspiration; the flowing spirit of our creative nature.’ The experience of Awen infuses us with ‘Bright Knowledge,’ which nurtures in us a spiritual understanding, leading to the discovery of a pathway to wholeness and relationship with the land.
Within Druidical, we share the works of Awen that have been touched by the three drops of the cauldron. Works that guide us to the grove of the deep forest, teaches us to swim with the salmon of wisdom, shapeshifts us in to the great bear, or compels us to trance dance around the fire. Works that invite us into the myths and legends of our ancestors.
We are now open for submission to our spring edition. The deadline is Jan. 1, 2022.
In this journal we decided to have a more focused theme weaved into our general theme.
While we have been in the throes of a life altering pandemic, political upheavals and the fight for Black Lives Matter, the landscape around us has been responding, moving, adjusting, and speaking to us in unique and compelling ways.
How have your experiences been influenced and impacted by the environment’s response to these difficult and transforming times? How has your relationship to the land and all its beings shifted or deepened as a result?
We invite you to share your writing and art as it speaks to the heart of the earth during these times.