FoxPhantom wrote:1. Druids: I am now utterly confused on how a Druid is called a Druid, I remember that to be known as a druid is called a leader. But is the title available to everyone who has not gone through the coarse?
I think there are two questions here. Firstly, there's the comment that Druids are Leaders. I think it's reasonable to take the approach that a Druid may have been an advisor to a King or Tribal leader, so is part of the "Leadership Team" (to use a more modern term); it's possible that the Druid may head up a school, so again the term Leader can be loosely applied.
In more modern circumstances I think there have been sufficient culture changes to make this term more of an archaic reference.
As for "gone through the course". A challenge as there is little formal information that can be used to identify a course; that there are a number of Druidic organisations offering training using the three grades would imply some agreement, but also a lot of disagreement. Like Wicca, I would not be surprised if there weren't people who lived "Druidry" without holding an official title. Does that make them Druids? Perhaps not a Druid in a specific Order - but then, if I go to another Druidic Order is my grade transferrable?
2. Animal guides: Just as a note, I do believe in animal guides, but I try not to call them much since I remember about them having there own agenda's. How does a person put's a leash on something that is not physically there?
I'm not sure what you mean here. Why would you want to tie down that which would offer you insight and vision? My belief is that a spirit guide can appear however the recipient requires - whether animal or not - but you must allow it to present or not present itself as needed.
3. Spirit: this is something I know little, but close to none. Isn't spirit something that exist all around everyone?
Taoists refer to the Tao as the Great Spirit, exisiting in us and everything around us. To achieve spirituality (IMO) is to be able to see what cannot be seen, to touch what cannot be touched and to understand what cannot be explained. I'm nowhere near that yet!
But - spirit means a lot of things to a lot of people; all I can offer here is my own thought on it.
Good luck with your questions!