Discussion, Environmentalism

What Do We Hope to Build?

Where do I see Paganism in 50 years’ time? Hopefully, diverse, shifting, changing, evolving, questioning itself and not getting too comfortable. I do not see the current navel-gazing we do, as individuals and collectively, as any kind of bad thing. Doubt keeps us on our toes. The need to explain and justify ourselves stops us… Continue reading What Do We Hope to Build?

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Discussion

A Revolution of Consciousness

We live in exciting times, dangerous, changing and challenging times but exciting none-the-less. It’s hard to believe that around 70 years ago it was illegal to be a magical practitioner in the UK (30 years ago in Ireland!) and now Druidry, Wicca and all manner of esoteric arts have blossomed in a way that would… Continue reading A Revolution of Consciousness

Discussion, God and Goddess, Psychology and Well-being

Re-uniting The God and Goddess

Over the last two centuries there has been a gradual re-emergence of the feminine in modern human society. This began very slowly and gently and has gathered great pace in the last hundred years, the last fifty especially. With this revitalizing of women has also come the revitalizing of the many faces of the goddess… Continue reading Re-uniting The God and Goddess

Discussion, Lifestyle

Sexuality and Druids

Before I start, let me point out this post is not going to be X-rated. Relationship is at the heart of Druidry. Now, aside from relationship with land, ancestors, spirit and all the other esoteric options out there, this also means we have every encouragement to think about relationships with each other. Generally speaking, paganism… Continue reading Sexuality and Druids

Discussion, History

Sources for Modern Druidry

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” -Scottish proverb A large question in the Celtic world not only with scholars, but those seeking Druidry as a spiritual path is in regards to where the information about the Celts and Druids derives from. How many times do we… Continue reading Sources for Modern Druidry

Discussion, God and Goddess

Sacred Reciprocity: Forming Relationship with the Celtic Gods and Ancestors

Last New Moon, we explored the spirit-filled world of the polytheistic Celtic-speaking tribes. Of course, this is the same spirit-filled world we inhabit today, whether we currently live in one of the modern Celtic nations or are the far-flung biological or spiritual descendants of the ancient Celts, living in many other countries around the world.… Continue reading Sacred Reciprocity: Forming Relationship with the Celtic Gods and Ancestors

Discussion

What Does it Mean to Be a Druid today?

From my observation those who describe themselves as Druids appear to often fall into one of two categories; these two categories I would describe as ‘Reconstructionist’ and ‘Revivalist’. These two categories appear to be at odds with each other but I believe the reality of modern Druidry is that elements of both are valid and… Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be a Druid today?