Bayou Grove is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and reflects the places where the land, water, and sky meet in our region- the bayous. We believe in magic, nature, and the other realms. Striving for balance, we leave solely dark practice to others.
Our grove meets for open public seasonal rituals eight times a year. We also hold Grove meetings, and public discussions on Druidism.
In the Bayou Grove you must be an adult (at least 18 years old) to attend activities, or attend in the company of a parent or legal guardian.
[Note: the Bayou Grove founders previously had an OBOD Seed Group in Baton Rouge, which was disbanded when we moved to the New Orleans area. There is no culture of ‘hiving’ or splitting off from other OBOD groups.]
Public Group Rituals for Seasonal Festivals
Discussions on Druid Spirituality
Nature walks (planned)
Private Grove Initiations, & Rites of Passage
We are affiliated with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD), a correspondence mystery school based out of the United Kingdom. OBOD is open to followers of all faiths and none, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.
Roughly half of OBOD’s total 25,000 membership is in the United States. Except for 2 yearly UK gatherings, all non-coursework activities (like groves, seed groups, and gatherings) are independently developed and run by member volunteers.