Black Mountain Druid Order

I first became interested in nature-centered forms of spirituality in the mid-1970s. I was raised Southern Baptist, but it didn’t quite “stick” with me. Growing up on a 400-acre farm in rural South Carolina, I always felt more at home in nature than in a church pew.

In 1978 I moved to Pensacola, Florida and found a Druid group. It felt like coming home.

In 1997 I moved back to my home state of South Carolina and founded the Black Mountain Druid Grove. It was named after the town of Black Mountain, North Carolina because that’s where we usually met.

In 2003 the Grove became an Order as we began teaching others how to start their own Groves using the lessons learned by the Black Mountain Druid Order in our efforts to reconstruct Celtic shamanism.

In 2020 my wife and I moved to the Seattle/Tacoma area. So we no longer meet in Black Mountain, North Carolina, but we kept the name of the Grove and the Order to honor our history and our heritage.

I have served as the Chief Druid of the Order since its founding in 2003. Unlike other Orders, we do not charge for our courses, nor do we charge for membership. We sustain ourselves through donations and through book and music sales.

If you are interested in joining the Black Mountain Druid Order, membership is free.

Click here to visit the Black Mountain Druid Order website.