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BOOK OF PHERYLLT – Complete Druid Source Book developed by “Merlyn” Author’s Apprentice

THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT edited by Joshua Free is a realization of legendary proportions, delivering the virtually impossible—a complete collection of esoteric Pheryllt Druid fragments scattered across history into a single coherent source, collected from the popular underground trilogy from Joshua Free, and now accessible to all modern Druidic practitioners for the first time ever! Published in collaboration with Kima Global Books, the literary home of Douglas Monroe’s conclusion to the ‘Merlyn Trilogy’—The Deepteachings of Merlyn, (which also included a brief ‘Interlogue’ written by Joshua Free).

THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT
A Complete Druid Source Book

edited by Joshua Free

Come drink deeply from the wisdom of authentic Celtic Druidism brewed at the Cauldron of Awen, wherein lies unknown depths and heights of true mystic initiation. Travel far along hidden wooden paths of the Enchanted Forest—using The Book of Pheryllt as your guide—and discover the ancient storehouse of Nature’s Mysteries from the original Druidic database of universal knowledge.


Although best known for his work connected to the modern MARDUKITE “New Thought” movement, Joshua Free has been involved with “practical Earth magic” since he was 12, starting with his first initiation into Pheryllt Druidism in the mid-1990’s as “Merlyn Stone.” At that time, he was once the youngest initiate ever of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids (OBOD) in England, before leaving to exclusively pursue a Druidic apprenticeship with Douglas Monroe, and is now “Bard of the Twelfth Chair” at New Forest Centre for Magickal Studies.


Douglas Monroe fondly memorializes the efforts made by his old apprentice in the Preface for the Joshua Free’s presentation of THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT from Kima Global Books

“Our paths first crossed back around 1995. I was teaching university abroad, and there received an email from one Merlyn Stone, a teenage aspiring writer with a headful of penetrating ideas which he confessed the 21 Lessons of Merlyn had someway triggered. I recall being astounded at the depth of the letter, and was soon to learn that ‘Merlyn Stone’ was actually the pen name of Joshua Free… Through the intervening years I have watched as Joshua Free has matured into a fine writer—and an even better scholar, whose prodigious output of books cover a wide range of esoteric topics and philosophies, well worth exploring… Joshua’s genius lies in his ability to compile, categorize and connect vast stockpiles of lore, ancient to modern, and which has, over the last decade, culminated in a truly impressive contribution to world metaphysics… In time, I believe his work will receive more of the serious recognition it deserves…”
—Douglas Monroe, author
“21 Lessons of Merlyn”
“Lost Books of Merlyn”
“Deepteachings of Merlyn”

THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT : A Complete Druid Source Book by Joshua Free is an epic literary compilation drawing from the underground ‘Pheryllt Trilogy’ of volumes edited by Joshua Free for the Mardukites (from 2014 through 2018), collected together in one economical anthology for the first time ever. Globally released on Yule—Winter Solstice, December 22, 2018.

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Really Ancient Wisdom Revealed! — “Book of Pheryllt : A Complete Druid Source Book”

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The Complete Source of Authentic Pheryllt Druidism.

The Book of Pheryllt edited by Joshua Free is a realization of legendary proportions, delivering the virtually impossible—a complete collection of esoteric Pheryllt fragments scattered across history into a single coherent source, now accessible to all modern Druid practitioners for the first time ever!

For decades the public has sought access to teachings based on the famous and rare never-before-published 16th-century Welsh manuscript entitled The Book of Pheryllt, and now what the world has been waiting for has arrived!

Come drink deeply from the wisdom of authentic Celtic Druidism brewed at the Cauldron of Awen, wherein lies unknown depths and heights of true mystic initiation. Travel far along hidden wooded paths of the Enchanted Forest—using The Book of Pheryllt as your guide—and discover the ancient storehouse of Nature’s Mysteries from the original Druidic database of universal knowledge.

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PHERYLLT 3 – Completion of Pheryllt “Books of Fferyllt” Trilogy Series by Joshua Free

In ancient Keltia, the Druid Order consisted of learned ones, those educated in Bardic Arts: cosmology and spirituality, natural-native history and geology, legendary history of heroes and mythology, healing and botanical medicine, astrononmy and astronology, and of course ‘magic’ – all of which are hidden in lines of Bardic verse and the researches of those who study them. As primary preservers of Celtic and Druid Mysteries, it is no wonder that Bardic Druids were considered the transmitter or catalyst of -awen- the essence, Divine Spark or spirit of inspiration that the Greeks termed ‘gnosis’. It is to the ‘ebb and flow’ of the -awen field- that the magical and poetic genius of the Bard is attributed.

Preservation of ancient knowledge is key among all elite orders of the ages. This Ancient Mystery School is timeless and spans all places on Earth. Past mystical cultures often relied on elite orders of scribe-priests and poet-magicians to bridge ancestral roots and traditions with the future – orders rooted in ‘languages’, ‘communication’, and above all the written word. The poetic genius of “awen” – the Divine Spark of Creation – manifests throughout all creative arts and as the spirt of “prophecy,” an ability to observe experiences with a heightened awareness and communicate it in the World of Form. Druidism is, therefore, an echo of this “poetic genius,” an amalgamation of collected knowledge preserved by the ancient elite, including a mystical and scientific understanding of the world that eluded the perceptual range of ‘common’ folk.

PHERYLLT: Volume 1
PHERYLLT: Volume 2
PHERYLLT: Volume 3

A unique metaphysical apprenticeship combining diverse facets of knowledge – from practical magic, to Welsh Bardic tradition, to Celtic history, or even foreign philosophies assimilated by the Druids – all appear in Douglas Monroe’s Merlyn Trilogy under a premise of being derived from the Book of Pheryllt (or Books of Fferyllt); a collective ‘body’ of Druidic wisdom also called the Body of the Dragon. As such, a wide array of sources and subjects were required to develop an allegorical facsimile (but legitimately authentic) manifestation of the Book of Pheryllt consistent with the mysterious manner in which Bards and Druids conceal and reveal the secret tradition. Considering the sheer variety of citations and scattered references in Monroe’s work, meeting justifiably high requirements and expectations for the ‘Body of the Dragon’ would require more than one volume to be complete and follow protocols – actually three volumes: a TRIAD interwoven as ONE.

Many antiquated scholarly references to the “Books of Fferyllt” or the “Pheryllt” themselves may be found (included or paraphrased in the current Book of Pheryllt trilogy series facsmile). Whatever bits trickle down from classical literature and antiquarian druidism to satisfy a modern thirst for the ‘pheryllt paradigm’ have been collected together in one place – a sacred book once thirded and now made whole – forming a complete sourcebook of undefiled lore. Whatever name, guise, or title we might attribute to the ‘Body of the Dragon’ – and we have chosen PHERYLLT – this same lore (originally accessible to few) serves as basis for the majority of Celtic and neo-Druidic revival of the past few centuries; whether or not it has been given due credit as such.

PHERYLLT: Volume 1
PHERYLLT: Volume 2
PHERYLLT: Volume 3

Several different cycles of important Celtic and Welsh literature and lore – Hanes Taliesin, Cad Goddeu, the Gwarchans, Cymric Triads, the books of Aneurin, Taliesin, Myrddin… – are all found in the Iolo Manuscripts including the Myvyrian Archaeology anthology and Barddas. In fact, we can essentially trace the abundant wealth of surviving Welsh MS. – including the Mabinogion – back to “Iolo Morganwg” (Edward Williams) and manuscripts ascribed to “Llywelyn Sion.” Where a thick scholarly aura accumulated from years of controversy may surround the ‘authenticity’ of some of these manuscripts, valid substitution shortages have bound the modern revival specifically to these available texts and the tradition gleaned from them.

The Book of Pheryllt trilogy of volumes edited by Joshua Free (also collected together in one volume in the forthcoming “Pheryllt -or- Body of the Dragon” anthology to be released later this year) is the realization of a legendary tome collecting wisdom passed down from an equally legendary ‘priesthood’ known in the histories of the Druids as the PHERYLLT (pronounced FAIR-ee-llt or VAIR-ult) – those who resided in the ancient Snowdonian mountains of northern Wales. There, they inhabited an ‘ambrosial city’ named for its mysterious founder, PHARAON (FAR-ah-on), meaning ‘higher powers’ and possibly alluding to the ‘celestial’ authority of a “Pharaoh.” Perhaps it is the practice of “Druid Craft” to call down ‘higher powers’ to conjure inspiration and magic in the world – perhaps that is what Ceridwen is doing where Taliesin the Bard writes: – “She took to the crafts of the Books of Fferyllt to boil a cauldron of awen.” According to our modern ‘Neo-Pheryllt’ tradition, a manuscript known as the Book of Pheryllt exists from the 16th Century collection attributed to Llywelyn Sion of Glamorgan Wales. Along with its companion volume, Barddas, also purportedly by Llywelyn Sion, the manuscripts moved from the library of Owen Morgan (“Morian”) to the private collection of the Albion Lodge of the United Ancient Order of Druids in Oxford (an ancient stronghold of the Pheryllt Order noted by Ralph Waldo Emerson).

PHERYLLT: Volume 1
PHERYLLT: Volume 2
PHERYLLT: Volume 3

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MODERN DRUIDS!! Self-Initiation Into Druidic Tradition: A Complete Course Curriculum in Druidry!

Hidden within the folds of time, space and the magic that holds it all together, there hides a little known, though popularly growing interest, misunderstood – yet powerful – facet of history, the evolution of human traditions and culture and the reality we are bound to everyday: the DRUIDS

Beyond the simple — though not necessarily inaccurate — stereotypes of white-robed priestly men gathering in stone circles near oak groves, the tradition of the Druids is laden with a much deeper philosophy of living and spiritual mysticism. It is still available to us in such intensity and power and bright colors that we see no equal in cultural histories of the world evolving since ancient Mesopotamia.

THE DRUID COMPLEAT is the most comprehensive course curriculum in the magick, metaphysics and secret wisdom of Druidry, designed for both novice and adept alike by prolific writer and occultist, Joshua Free, who has developed a huge definitive revolutionary literary anthology contribution for the New Age, comparable to his revolutionary “Arcanum” volume and even the “Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible.” Now, come initiate yourself and gain clear understanding of the ‘secret knowledge’ of the Druids unlike anything ever before compiled in print!

Many issues or challenges face a seeker who is called to pursue a modern study of Druidry. For one, there are very few real resources and published printings that provide truly sufficient foundations or practical applications. There is a significant growth of neodruidic literature appearing on the bookstands, but a significant amount of it is insubstantial after closer inspection and further fragmenting the wholeness of pure Druidry. This provides yet another challenge for the modern Druid in relaying its relevance or ‘reality’ to today’s population.

THE DRUID COMPLEAT is perfect for solitary seekers and working groups. Self-paced instruction provided by a leading member of the underground occult “New Age” community, available without membership and in the privacy of your own home, office or secret chamber. For the first time since its prestigious underground release in 1996, Joshua Free’s Druid Compleat is finally available in this all-in-one NEW economical volume, revised, expanded and reformatted to include the complete text from the author’s personal Druidic trilogy, available separately as “Druidry“, “Draconomicon” and “Book of Elven-Faerie.

As is greatly needed for our world and our times – and of which has been known to a select few in the world at all times – the beauty of the pure stream of Druidic philosophy and spirituality can be revealed in the most simple language; as it had always been intended to be – and as it was relayed in the forests and woodlands of the ancient world.

The quest for Druidic Wisdom is not restricted to a specific locale – some small island in Western Europe – or even a special lineage or bloodline; though many modern or neodruids believe that they have connections to the path from past lifetimes. Druidism differs in that the accessibility to universal knowledge is found everywhere in Nature and does not require a visit certain buildings to pay homage to gods or to seek authorities to administer truth – for there is no religion higher than Truth and there is no Man greater than Truth – there are no intermediaries, no external channels, nothing to prevent the seeker from embracing the wholeness of Nature and the Secrets of the Universe on their own terms…

…THIS is what the Druid path offers one who would come to know it in self-honesty.

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DRUIDOLOGY : Dragon Kings, Druids & Pheryllt, 15th Anniversary “Book of Druidry” by Joshua Free, (Underground Classic Restored)

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Venture deep into the folds of the Green World and initiate yourself to the greatest of the Celtic Mysteries – the Wisdom of the Druids!

Discovering druidic wisdom and dragon power of the ancient woodland mystics has never been more clear for our times. It’s time to come and initiate yourself and on a journey into Groves of the Enchanted Forest.

Drawing upon two decades experience in neodruidism, Joshua Free’s original underground masterpiece, “Druidry”, completes a long-planned trilogy of superior resources for modern druid seekers, which includes with “Book of Elven-Faerie” and “Draconomicon.”


druidry15thannivthumb I completed the material for “Druidry” shortly after my disappearance as “Merlyn Stone” in 2001. Here it is, fifteen years after the fact, being released for widespread distribution for the first time in the history of its underground existence – influencing the New Age in covert ways, something that I have done extensively for these subjects, whether you might recognize where my work and words have made their appearance to you… I assure you they have. “Druidry” is simply one more example of this – one that has stood the test of time among my literary contributions and is even older than Book of Elven-Faerie (the project that I began in 2002 after completing “Druidry”).

lapis lazuli cloak 1 Recently, a related literary contribution of mine, the Draconomicon also celebrated an anniversary: of twenty years! Combined, the Book of Elven-Faerie, Draconomicon and Book of Druidry discourses compose material released as Druid Compleat anthology (formerly titled: “A Complete Course Curriculum in Druidry”). All of this work is a reflection of material collected during my participation in the modern Pheryllt Druidism movement, heavily weighted by the work of Douglas Monroe and his Merlyn Trilogy.

13043328_1691299604455500_7570410307930593095_nvv Many things have transpired since Mardukite Truth Seeker Press released Druidry in 2012, for its first public edition (although it was intentionally not made available to extended distribution channels). During the same time as this work was being developed, Douglas Monroe released the third and final installment of the “Merlyn Trilogy” (titled “Deepteachings of Merlyn”) and included an “interlogue” essay contributed by yours truly. At the same time I was installed to the Twelfth Chair of the Round Table Council maintained by Douglas Monroe and the New Forest Centre. Things had come full circle…


druidry15thannivthumb Providing a new vision for modern Druidry, neodruid expert Joshua Free explores the deep teachings of Druidic Lore, including the core doctrines and codes, triad teachings of the Bards, natural philosophy, the construction of ritual tools and performance of ceremonial magic dedicated to trees and Nature.

Whether you are new to Druidry or simply looking to refresh your own practices, this concise, expertly written and beautifully presented guide to the ancient mysteries will re-enchant your everyday life with the Wisdom of the Druids!


moroiiadlksgnkldsabsmsm The Dragon – the Druidic Legacy is an important part of the history and traditions of cultural magic and the development of human civilization as a whole. Nothing is separate. And this is one of the messages we learn from the Druids. That everything is connected together and we cannot see things in exclusion to other things if we are to see things for how they truly are – for the Druids seek to see with Truth.

Hidden in the depths of the Dragon lair is a legacy of bloodlines, secret pacts and cults, the symbolism of an entire universe and the means by which it can be controlled. This is perhaps one of the best kept secrets or grand conspiracies in the history of occultism. It is the undefiled, raw and primordial truth of things – just as we would expect the Druids to understand them.

With understanding comes wisodm. Enjoy.

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PHERYLLT 2: Secrets of the Ogham: 21 Leaves of Druidic Wisdom from the Book of Ogma Sun-Face (by Joshua Free)

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The 21 plants of Ogma Sun-Face – each one stands for a sacred rune, and each for a lesson… the Ogham plants have remained the cornerstone of Druid Magic since the Cad Goddeu of ages past…
Douglas Monroe, The 21 Lessons of Merlyn

heryllt2pbcvrcrop TREES are an inseparable icon to the Druidic archetype and they are central to this second volume of the Fferyllt series edited by world renown mystic, Joshua Free. The Seeker is led into deep forests of woodland mystery wherein lies the Great Magical Arcanum, initiation to the Divine Secrets of the Universe hidden within the runes of twenty-one Keys – the OGHAM – the secret language and alphabet of the woods.

ladder For two decades a modern movement of neodruids influenced by modern Pheryllt Druidism have become bystanders amidst the unbreakable schism. Alleged authorities on Druidry raise one hand screaming how these documents supporting an ancient Welsh Bardic Druid (and Pheryllt) tradition are a hoax, but with the other hand they borrow from these same sources for their own purposes.

The authentic premise guiding the modern Pheryllt Druid tradition are works that exist from the Welsh MS. Society and the continuing efforts of the National Welsh Eisteddfodd in preserving the genuine Celtic Bardic tradition in Wales. Sources for the Ogham Tree Alphabet include the “Ogham Tract” and 14th Century “Book of Ballymote” transcribed by George Calder as “Auraicept na n’Eces” – named after the opening lines meaning “primer of the poets” or “beginning of the lessons.”

All modern Ogham Tree systems revived for ‘New Age‘ practices derive from the Scholar’s Primer. The Ogham origins, however, are from the Tower of Babel and attributed to the “god” OGMA SUN-FACE, Patron to Bardic Druids (poets, writers, scribes and artists) and the “Mercurial” messenger current that appears elsewhere with Nabu, Merlyn, Thoth, Hermes, and so forth.

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OGMA, a man well skilled in speech and poetry, invented the Ogham. The cause of its invention, as proof of his ingenuity, that this speech should belong to the learned alone, to the exclusion of rustics and herdsmen.
–Auraicept na n’Eces

In ancient Keltia, the Druid Order consisted of learned men, those educated in Bardic Arts: cosmology, native history, legendary history of heroes and spirituality, penal laws and punishments, geography, healing, botanical medicine, astronomy, astrology and magic. It is no wonder the Bard is viewed as transmitter or catalyst of awen, the essence, divine spark or spirit of inspiration that the Greeks termed gnosis. It is to the ‘ebb and flow’ of the awen field that the poetic genius of Bards is attributed.

“–So Ceridwen took to the crafts of the Book of Pheryllt to boil a cauldron of Awen…”


Preservation of ancient knowledge is key among the elite. This Ancient Mystery Tradition is timeless and spans all locations on the globe. Its fundamentals and the connection between history and future is based in “language,” “communication” and above all, the written word. The “poetic genius” of AWENthe Divine Spark of Creation – manifests throughout all creative arts as the spirit of “prophecy,” an ability to observe experience with a heightened awareness and communicate it in the World of Form.

THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT (VOL 2) reveals an incredible “Druid Database” – the original mainframe – of knowledge and wisdom that unified the Celtic lands for at least a millennium and forever shaped the consciousness of the planet thereafter.

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How Ancient Mesopotamian Traditions of Sumerians and Babylonians evolved into Mystical, Mythical Systems of Western Europe

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The legacy brought forth by the ancient Mesopotamian world (and Egyptian for that matter) did not die with them or we would not have anything near to the world that we have today. Their influence remains true. One might believe (or prefer to believe) that since we no longer live under the same conditions and guises of our ancestors, that we have somehow been able to escape their Truth – that it could not longer have application for us. Such is clearly not the case, nor did things end entirely with the lore and sagas of the Sumerians and Babylonians and other desert dwellers in a forgotten world – no indeed…

ElvenFaerieBK3rdTHUMB THE ORIGINAL UNDERGROUND CLASSIC RETURNS…
…in a newly formatted, revised & expanded economical third edition!

THE BOOK OF ELVEN-FAERIE:
Secrets of Dragon Kings, Druids, Wizards & The Pheryllt

(Third Edition)

by Joshua Free

An authentic, beautiful and uniquely complete Elvish Druidic Tradition revealed in the light of the mortal world… for the first time ever!


CRITICAL REVIEWS:

The Book of Elven-Faerie actually restores the historical basis of the modern ‘New Age’ movement, resulting from one seeker’s pursuits into the origins of the Druids.

The Book of Elven-Faerie became the literal genesis of the modern ‘Mardukite’ movement when privately released by prolific visionary writer, Joshua Free, in 2006.

The first part of The Book of Elven-Faerie describes the history of elves and faeries, how they were created and eventually disappeared. The second part dives into the practice of the Elven-Faerie tradition, complete with rituals for both groups and solitary practitioners. The book concludes with a section on less formal practices including working on the astral plane, sacred trees, herbalism and forest magick, including use of the Ogham.


ElvenFaerieBK3rdTHUMB Mesopotamia was only the beginning. As time and geography took its hold onto the ancient source traditions, it… evolved! If it can be said that this ancient stream is indeed our well-spring of civilization (examined very intensely in the Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible), and if we are to try to seek the most complete “systems” that have been brought forth through time and space, there are no others that compare to both the beauty and current and functional revival relevance as the Druids. Druidism is just as misunderstood and just as often misrepresented as the mythos and magick of ancient Sumeria, Babylon and Egypt – and, as it turns out, is directly related via a “dragon lineage” that was seeded by a race that we can identify with as “Elves” or “Faerie” begun in ancient Sumeria and Eurasia and carried forth into the Western World by distinct tribes of Europe.

The Book of Elven-Faerie is a revolutionary and controversial compendium of lore and magic reveals many things including:

ElvenFaerieBK3rdTHUMB * How ancient traditions of Mesopotamia (Sumerians, Babylonians, etc.) evolved into mystical, mythical and societal systems of Western Europe.
* How the most arcane practices shaped the customs and beliefs of the Western World.
* How modern folk magic can be traced back through the evolution of human civilization as carried by Druidic Tribes, the Tuatha de Dannan and ancient Anunnaki.

The Book of Elven-Faerie reveals an entire exploration into the Elven Way, Celtic Faerie Tradition and Danubian Druidism is offered — such as never seen before. Drawing from hundreds of sources, a reconstructionist Elven-Faerie tradition and system paradigm is presented by critically acclaimed Mardukite Druid, Joshua Free, including two complete grimoires that bring the magic and enchantment of nature, the elemental world, astral plane and woodlands to life!

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