!The Blacksmith Workshop places are fully booked! If you are interested, you can send a mail for being registered on the waiting list.
- Blacksmith-Workshop at Gathering 2017 – please registrate in advance if you are interested!
One of the Workshops will be a forging Workshop. We were able to gain Blacksmith Jan as an experienced course leader, who will come to the gathering with his mobile Blacksmith Workshop. You´ll have the special opportunity to experience the transformative power of fire intensively and to test forging. With appropriate skill you may be able to customize a small workpiece (e.g. a knife) or just enjoy the active trying of this significant Druid craft. The Workshop will be half-day on Saturday morning or afternoon and possibly it will take more time than the other workshops.
The effort to offer the workshop with tools, forging-fireplace and material is very large. So by the way of exception we have to charge an extra fee of 15 Euro.
Friday evening will be Groves for different grades of Bards, Ovates, Druids and also for guests. To plan groves please enter your grade on registration.
The Places for people who want to be initiated are fully booked! If you are interested, you can send a mail for being registered on the waiting list. Helpers are still welcome!
In OBOD we have different possibilities to offer Initiations. We have the important experience of the self initiation provided by the Gwersi, and Groves can offer Initiations. Furthermore there is the possibility to offer them on a Gathering, when the whole tribe comes together.
For me personally it is a special experience that enriches my druidic pathway, when I stand with other Druids in the circle and witness how a Bard or Ovate is initiated. This time we have an extra evening for our Gathering and we are happy to offer this important step into the different Grades. As it is surrounded by forest, our place for the Gathering provides a special setting for the Initiations. Together with the community we can create a frame and space for magical experiences for all participating. The numbers of people helping us will influence the number of people that can be initiated.
For this we need your help and support for the Initiations into the Bardic grade and the Ovate grade, no matter in which grade you are.
If you are interested to help with initiations please inscribe for this (see the inscription form) and contact us via mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can get into contact, and talk with you about it.
Note for “Initiations” on registration form: If you want to be initiated, please confirm this ONLY with an extra mail to us. The position in the registration form is only for people that HELP with the inititations.