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Sacramental Whine

Apr 12, 2019

In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing:

Bishop Fred Bower, also known as Tau Taliesin, is the bishop of New Hampshire for the Liberal Catholic Union and pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.  He was ordained a priest and then a bishop in the Liberal Catholic Rite in 1994. He is a professionally certified Achologist focusing on transformational Life Coaching and Neuro-linguistic Programming.   He is currently studying Transformation Storytelling and working on his certification as an end of life doula.

He has a diverse spiritual background. Having explored esoteric and Gnostic Christianity, Zen and Nichiren Buddhism, as well as Theosophy and Revival Druidry.  Fred is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, also known as OBOD, where he finds a connection to the sacred through the power of myth and story.  He is an organizer of Silent Heron Seed Group, an OBOD affiliated contemplative Druidry group exploring the connection to the natural world through meditation and ritual.

In the episode, we talked about several things, including: 

  • His elevator speech?
  • How he integrates the spirituality found in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids into his understanding of Christianity. And he talks about what is the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids.
  • He talks about his acceptance within Druidry while also being a Christian.
  • His greatest challenge as a bishop within the Independent Sacramental Movement.
  • And finally, we talk about his greatest blessing within ministry.

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This Podcast is produced by the Community of Saint George (The Young Rite).