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Ellen Evert Hopman

Ellen Evert Hopman

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 Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and in 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) and 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) 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.

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).

Visit her bookstore and blog at www.elleneverthopman.com

Published Works

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 Irish romance with Iron Age Herbalism, practical Druid rites and rituals. The sequel, which takes the action to the Western Isles of Caledonia, is called 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) which takes place in Eire once more.

Non Fiction

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) and

Tree Medicine-Tree Magic (Phoenix Publishing, Inc., 1992, currently out of print)

She has also released video tapes and DVDs on the subjects covered in her books through Sawmill River Productions. See clips from her videos here;



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2 thoughts on “About Ellen

  1. Hannah Morgan says:

    I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find you!! I am so thrilled to have found your book, A Druid’s Herbal, and now your website!! I am currently studying at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism and am very interested in pre-Christian healing traditions in Europe and specifically Ireland. I would love to meet you and take some of your classes!
    Thank you so much,

    1. Dear Hannah: Check out Tribe of the Oak for Druid studies with an Irish focus http://www.tribeoftheoak.com

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