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Brendan Ellis Williams

Brendan Ellis Williams holds an undergraduate degree in literary theory and folklore, terminal degrees in poetry and theology, and is presently a candidate for the PhD in religion. He is ordained as an Episcopal priest, and as a Druid priest in the Ancient Order of Druids in America. He is also a fully professed monastic and presently serves as Prior of a canonical, vowed religious community of the Episcopal Church. A long-time student and practitioner of mystical theology, Western esoteric traditions, and the reclamation of pre-Christian Celtic religious expressions, he has maintained since childhood a deep devotion to the animistic worldview of his ancient Ancestors. He is a certified clinical Western herbalist and works in private practice as a traditional healer, spiritual director, teacher of religion, and ancestral Celtic lifeways. He frequently writes on progressive theology, asceticism, animism, spiritual ecology, contemplative practices, and indigenous Celtic beliefs, gives lectures, workshops, seminars, and pilgrimages in the United States and Ireland. He is the author of the book, Seeds from the Wild Verge: Myth, Nature, and Theology in the Border Stream of Celtic Wisdom(2020), as well as a host of articles, poems, and critical reviews. He currently resides in the Eastern Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and maybe found online at: www.brendanelliswilliams.com