Hi, and welcome to Endless Erring!
I’m a Druid-in-training and a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.
Druidry, for me, is not about wearing fancy robes, or attempting to re-create the beliefs and world of bronze-age tribes. It is not a role-playing game or an archaic superstition. Druidry is about finding a deep connection to the land beneath us, the waters around us and the sky above us, in order to be more fully engaged in this life, here and now.
My love of the natural world is enhanced through science. Science is the single greatest toolkit humanity has ever invented to help us understand the world around us. Science is not only compatible with a Pagan sensibility, but is a deeply profound source of wonder, awe and spirituality. From Darwin’s epic of evolution, revealing that all life is one interconnected, 4.6 billion year old, family tree to physics confirming that we are made of elements forged in the white heat of dying stars, science reveals the magic of reality.
At the same time, Druidry works with the magic of myth and symbol to create a meaningful response to that reality, and for me the two are very much entwined.
I have an MA in religious studies specialising in the psychology of religious belief, and am also active in the growing death positive/death acceptance movement.
I’m a Whovian, a fan of H.P. Lovecraft and an all round superheroes/sci-fi/fantasy/horror nerd. I can generally be found walking in my local woods, or curling up with a good book and a cup of tea.