Monthly Archives: January 2016

Nature Awareness Essay

Michael J. Dangler writes that “Druidry in general, and ADF Druidry in particular, is not only about scholarship, ritual and magic; it is also about connecting with the land and with the Earth Mother that birthed and sustains us. Druidry … Continue reading

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Nine Virtues: Hospitality

The Dedicant Handbook, Our Own Druidry, defines hospitality as “Acting as both a gracious host and an appreciative guest, involving benevolence, friendliness, humour and the honouring of a gift for a gift”. The Oxford Dictionary online defines it as “the … Continue reading

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Third book started: Hearth Culture

As well as reading about Indo-European studies and Modern Paganism, the DP requires you to study one particular “hearth culture”. I decided a while back on exploring the Norse hearth culture for my DP, and so the book I have … Continue reading

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Home Shrine revisited

Our Own Druidry states that “one of the most traditional ways to begin your relationship with the inner world is to create a personal shrine of worship in your own home. Pagan religion cannot be contained in groves and temples. … Continue reading

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Personal Paganism: first thoughts

The Dedicant Path textbooks call this requirement “personal religion” but I have issues with the “r” word and prefer to talk about my Druid practice in terms of spirituality or philosophy, which sort of sets me apart from what ADF … Continue reading

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Sauntering

Originally posted on Druid Life:
In an essay about walking, Thoreau talks about the origin of the word ‘saunter’. He says “going à la sainte terre” means going to the Holy Land, and also offers ‘Sans terre’ – without land…

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Ethical Druids

One of the joys of Druidry, and Paganism more generally, is the lack of restrictive ethical laws and commandments. This doesn’t mean that Druids and Pagans are unethical, of course, but we draw our ethical framework from other sources: virtues, … Continue reading

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