Hi, and welcome to Endless Erring!
I’m an agnostic, naturalist Pagan and Druid-in-training. I’ve studied a bit with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and I’m currently stumbling through the Dedicant Path with Ar nDraiocht Fein, also known as ADF: A Druid Fellowship. This blog will be a journal for my essays, exercises and thoughts along the path.
Druidry for me is not about wearing white robes at Stonehenge, or attempting to re-create the beliefs and world of bronze-age Pagans. It is not a role-playing game or an archaic superstition. It 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, and for me at least, it is not only compatible with Druidry, but is a 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 and Paganism work with the magic of myth and symbol to create a meaningful response to that reality, and for me the two are very much entwined.
Apart from Paganism and science, I am also very interested in death-positivity, and contribute occasionally to the blog Deathly Ponderings. I’m a Whovian, a fan of H.P. Lovecraft and a sci-fi nerd. I can generally be found walking in my local woods, or curling up with a good book and a cup of tea.