Ellen Hopman

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Ellen Evert Hopman is the author of a number of books and has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990. She has presented on Druidism, herbal lore, tree lore, Paganism and magic at conferences, festivals, and events in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States.

She has participated in numerous radio and television programs including National Public Radio's Vox Pop and the Gary Null show in New York.

She presented a weekly "herb report" for WRSI radio out of Greenfield, MA for over a year and was a featured subject in a documentary about Druids on A&E Television's The Unexplained (Secret Societies, February 1999).

She is a Master Herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) as well as a lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a founding member of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile, www.whiteoakdruids.org ) and its former Co-Chief, a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, and a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana. She is currently ArchDruid of Tribe of the Oak, an international Druid teaching Order based in New England, USA http://tribeoftheoak.com/

She was Vice President of The Henge of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years and has been at times a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF).

Ellen Evert Hopman is a voice for Herbalists and Druids in modern society and is the author of a growing number of books.

Her first novel, Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey (Llewellyn, February 2008), was an exciting new project for her, combining a heart-warming fictional romance with practical Druid rites and rituals. The sequel is The Druid Isle (Llewellyn, April 2010). The third book in the series is Priestess of the Fire Temple: A Druid’s Tale (Llewellyn, March, 2012).

She has also released video tapes and DVDs on the subjects covered in her books through Sawmill River Productions.

Features contributed to The Witches' Almanac:

Scottish Fishing Magic and the Lore of Boats, The Witches’ Almanac 2014, p. 22
Straw Men and Scarecrows, The Witches’ Almanac 2014, p. 82
Dragon's Blood, The Witches’ Almanac 2015, p. 14
Magical Hedgerows, The Witches’ Almanac 2015, p. 100
A Bee Keeper's Year, The Witches’ Almanac 2017, p. 34
Marijuana—Da Ma: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis sativa forma indica, Cannabis ruderalis, The Witches’ Almanac 2019, p. 18

Recent videos:

Pagans: The Wheel of the Sacred Year (opening) can be viewed here
Gifts From the Healing Earth, Volume 1 (opening) can be viewed here


Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey, Llewellyn, February 2008
The Druid Isle,
Llewellyn, April 2010
Priestess of the Fire Temple: A Druid’s Tale,
Llewellyn, March, 2012
A Legacy of Druids-Conversations with Druid leaders from Britain, USA and Canada,
Moon Books, April 2016
Secret Medicines from Your Garden, Healing Arts Press, March 2016
The Secret Medicines Of Your Kitchen,  mPowr Ltd., London, October 2012
Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore, Pendraig Publishing, June, 2011
A Druid's Herbal for Sacred Tree Medicine, Inner Traditions — Bear and Company, June 2008
Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today, Destiny Books, 2001
Walking the World in Wonder: A Children's Herbal, Healing Arts Press, 2000
A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year, Destiny Books, 1994
People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out, Inner Traditions, 1995, currently out of print
Tree Medicine-Tree Magic, Pendraig Publishing, will be released in an expanded and revised edition September, 2017

Ellen's website can be found here

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