Council of British Druid Orders

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The 2005 mid-summer festival at Stonehenge

The Council of British Druid Orders is a neo-pagan group that holds ceremonies at Stonehenge. [1] Tim Sebastian [Founder of CoBDO] used the title, "Archdruid of Wiltshire, Chosen Chief of the Secular Order of Druids, Conservation Officer for the Council of British Druid Orders and Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri (Avebury)."[2]

The group is best known for presiding at mid-summer festivals held since 1999.[3] Up to 24,000 have attended.[4] These festivals are a successor to the Stonehenge Free Festival that was held from 1974 to 1984.

Current Membership as of 2017 [5]

  • Rollo Maughfling, Glastonbury Order of Druids (Founder Member 1989)
  • Liz Murray, Universal Druid Order (joined 1990)
  • Steve Wilson, Druid Clan of Dana (joined 1991)
  • Louise Turner, Druids of Albion (joined 1996)
  • Wayne Hughes, Phoenix Order of Druids (joined 2007)
  • Tony Jameson, The Dolmen Grove (joined 2007)
  • Paul Bills, Cumbrian Order Of Druids (joined 2007)

In addition to the above list of members there have been numerous other members of C.O.B.D.O over the years who are not historically listed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallis, Robert (2003). Shamans/Neo-Shamans: Contested Ecstasies, Alternative Archaeologies, and Contemporary Pagans. Routledge  – via Questia (subscription required). p. 145.
  2. ^ Vidal, John (22 June 2000). "The weird and wonderful return to get stoned at Stonehenge". Guardian. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Time Zones: Five Hours of Solstice Reverence and Revelry at Stonehenge," Washington Post, June 24, 2009.
  4. ^ "As dawn broke on the longest day of the year, 24,000 witches, pagans and druids descend on Stonehenge," Daily Mail, 22 June 2007.
  5. ^ Online membership list from Council of British Druid Orders Website 2017

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