Recently Prof.Michael Cooper came over from the US to experience the Spring Equinox in Stonehenge and on his way back to London he interviewed me about Druids and stone circles. When I first met Michael a few years ago and he interviewed me for his Phd thesis I was a little concerned when I heard that he came from an evangelical Christian university. I felt he might be biased! When his research was published on the internet, however, I discovered that the impression he gave me on our meeting was conveyed clearly in his text: he is a person of great integrity and is interested in finding common ground, in deepening his own faith, and in learning in an open-hearted way about other approaches to the Divine. His paper was entitled What I Learned About Christianity From The Druids: An Evangelical Christian Encounter with a European Native Religion and you can read it here.
He has now posted the interview he did with me recently on youtube, and my only feeling is that I should have qualified my statement about continuity of religious practice in these islands between the megalithic pre-Druidic period and the Celtic Druidic period. Like everything to do with ancient history it seems one can hardly ever be certain about anything, so when I say there wasn’t a discrete break in practice, please bear in mind that perhaps there was! Here it is: