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By Ellen Evert Hopman | Comments: ( 150 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

In the tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley s Mists of Avalon, Ellen Evert Hopman weaves Druid history and spirituality into an engaging love story This Bardic teaching tale is set in a fictional third century Ireland when Christianity is sweeping across the Celtic Isles During this time of crisis, love blooms between Ethne, a Druid healer, and her patient, a Fennid warrioIn the tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley s Mists of Avalon, Ellen Evert Hopman weaves Druid history and spirituality into an engaging love story This Bardic teaching tale is set in a fictional third century Ireland when Christianity is sweeping across the Celtic Isles During this time of crisis, love blooms between Ethne, a Druid healer, and her patient, a Fennid warrior Their passionate affair suffers a tragic blow when Ethne is called upon to become the high queen.Told from the Druid perspective, Hopman recreates the daily life, magical practices, politics, and spiritual lives of the ancient Celts during this historic turning point Druid holy days, rites, rituals, herbal lore, and are brought to life in this Celtic fantasy illuminating Druidic teachings and cultural wisdom.


  • Title: Priestess of the Forest
  • Author: Ellen Evert Hopman
  • ISBN: 9780738712628
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Ellen Evert Hopman

Ellen Evert Hopman is a Master Herbalist and lay Homeopath who holds anM.Ed in Mental Health Counseling She is a certified writing instructorthrough Amherst Writers and Artists She is co chief of the Whiteoak Druid Order Ord na Darach Gile and was Vice President ofThe Henge Of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years Sheis thefounder of the Whiteoak internet mailing list, an on line Druid ethics studygroup, and a co founder of The Order of the Whiteoak Ord Na Darach Gile whiteoakdruids She is also a co founder of the North East DruidCoalitionShe is the author of two new books released in 2008Priestess of the Forest A Druid Journey Llewellyn andA Druids Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine Destiny books Inner Traditions Bear and Company Her other books include A Druid s Herbal For the Sacred Earth Year Inner Traditions Destiny Books ,Being a Pagan with Lawrence Bond Inner Traditions Destiny Books , WalkingThe World In Wonder A Children s Herbal Healing Arts Press , she is a co authorof Grimoire For The Apprentice Wizard Newpage Books.She has released thevideo DVDs Gifts From the Healing Earth Vol 1 and 2, and Pagans From SawmillRiver Productions, sawmillriver She has released three audio tapes The Druid Path Herbs And Festivals,Celtic Gods and Goddesses, and The Herbal And Magical Powers Of Trees fromCreative Seminars, POB 203, West Hurley, New York 12491.She has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990 and currently teaches in the Grey School of Wizardry.



Comments Priestess of the Forest

  • Tommy /|\

    An excellent book, detailing the story of a healer thrust into the political games played between the Druids and the Christian priests with the throne of the kingdom as its playing surface. Hopman writes an excellent tale that weaves around the intricacies and beauty of what the life of a Druid may have been like during the initial "invasion" of the Christian beliefs into the islands of Britain. The detail placed into the various ritualized aspects of the cycles of Life is a superb basis upon wh [...]


  • Awallens

    I don't know why I put off reading this book for so long. If you're into Goddess worship at all, or just want to learn of the life of the Druids, grab this jewel of a book. I know i'll return to it again and again.


  • Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)

    This is probably between a 3 star and 4 star. For those with no interest in pre-Christian Celtic history it probably would not be enough story to hold interest. I found it interesting to read about a time with little recorded history and much of it passed down in Celtic lore. I hesitate to tag a book romance and didn't, but it is a love story between a Druid forest woman who is a healer and the warrior she saves. But more than that, it is the story of a woman willing to give up her love and her [...]


  • Loraine

    Ellen Evert Hopman is a practicing Druid, a Reconstructed Druid, as she calls herself. She wrote Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey in the manner of a bardic teaching tale, so every so often she can sound a bit pedantic, but . . . oh well! Her exploration of first contact of Celtic pagans with Roman Christians is first rate. (Lucre, bribery, trickery are used by the monks, so fanatical in their efforts to overpower the Druidic worship of the stars, the moon, and the natural world.) She exp [...]


  • Bonnie Lambourn

    One of the best books I have ever read. A powerful main woman character, and the essence of historical details all throughout, Hopman creates a world that is easy to step in and believe. I feel as if I knew they people, and they represented a world view that showed how men and women could live equally respected. I recommend this book for a good read on many levels - herbal lore, romance, history, local color and it is a great way for men and women to Intention a better world in alignment with na [...]


  • Janessa Veach

    I loved this book, it is a lovely story with actual mythological, herbal, and druid lore stirred up into a warming and comforting soup.


  • Natalie Wright

    I got this book for research for my own WIP with an Irish/Celtic backstory. It was an interesting book but less story than description of the history and culture of the Druids (or at least what some people think was the Druidic way of life). If you are interested in pre-Christian Celtic life, then I recommend this book. If not, then pass; the story just is not enough to hold much interest.


  • Kerry

    I love this book. The central characters are fantastic. The story draws you in and the whole tale is enriched with knowledge of herbal healing and druidic traditions and beliefs that can be taken on board for personal and spiritual growth. Anyone with even a remote interest in Celtic Druidic history must read this book.


  • Mark Albright

    OH my gods and goddesses!I really loved the world Ellen Evert Hopman created. I felt like I was there first hand. While the relationship between Ethne and Ruadh created a vehicle to move the story along, the details within and surrounding the story motivated me to keep reading.


  • Christina

    It was an OK read. I found myself just sort of skimming through parts in the last third of the book. The story becomes a bit vague, rushed, jumbled from Ethne's pregnancy on. Still, interesting story overall , involving the Druid culture .


  • Calantirniel

    I enjoyed the story, and thought it was a good way to access a deeper knowing of Pre-Christian Celtic culture that could have happened.


  • Amy

    This was very interesting, but the parts that didn't involve Ethne and Ruadh, I skimmed. I can't put this on my "books I've read" list because I really didn't.


  • Theresa Parker

    i love this book! the story, the encyclopedia, the knowledgeI feel so much wiser now that I read it!


  • Rtdownward

    Very captivating story. Well written.


  • Rebecca

    It was a pleasant read. I seemingly learned something about druids, and am even now aware that there are groups still practicing it, which is, of course, why someone gifted me this book.


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