Festival Of Souls – 2024 Guest of Honor

John Beckett

John Beckett


John Beckett grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside his back door. Wandering through them gave him a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God.

John is a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF), a member of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. He’s been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals since 2003. His books The Path of Paganism (2017) and Paganism In Depth (2019) are published by Llewellyn Worldwide. He is the co-editor of The Book of Cernunnos (2023) published by ADF.

John can be found on his website Under the Ancient Oaks (https://undertheancientoaks.com/), on his Patheos blog (https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/), and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

John lives in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and earns his keep as an engineer.