treegod wrote:If anyone wants I'll describe some of the terminology as best I can.
treegod wrote:Also another term I found was "underground Druidry". Which I'll have more of a look into.
treegod wrote: "neo-Druidry" was... "modern Druidry". The use of it above, in relation to paleo-, meso- and neo was something concocted by the late Isaac Bonewits.
Today there are many of us who proudly call ourselves ‘Pagan’...
‘Paleopaganism’ refers to the original tribal faiths... when they were... practiced as intact belief systems. Hinduism, Taoism, and Shinto fall into this category.
‘Mesopaganism’ ... those religions founded as attempts to recreate, revive or continue what their founders thought of as the Paleopagan ways of their ancestors (or predecessors), but which were heavily influenced, either deliberately or involuntarily, by the monotheistic and dualistic world views of Judaism, Christianity and/or Islam. Examples ... include Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Spiritualism, Druidism (...as practiced by the Masonic-influenced fraternal movements...) the many Afro-American faiths (such as Voudoun, Santeria, or Macumba), Sikhism, and several sects of Hinduism that have been influenced by Islam and Christianity.
‘Neopaganism’ refers to those religions creates since 1940 or so (though they had literary roots going back to the mid-1800s), that have attempted to blend what their founders perceived as the best aspects of different types of Paleopaganism with modern ‘Aquarian Age’ ideals, while consciously striving to eliminate as much as possible of all the traditional Western monotheism and dualism. The Church of All Worlds, most Wiccan traditions, ADF and Keltria, are all Neopagan.
wolf560 wrote:It is my understanding that the Druids led the rites of the tribe in question following tribal beliefs in their particular "Spirit of the Place". This might fly in the face of some who now consider Druidry as a viable religion.
Everyone wants to believe that their choices are "right", and this leads to the irritating conclusion that others have to be "wrong". This concept has led to the escalation of conflict and the death of more than one human in the course of history.
DJ Droood wrote:Are you saying I should call off our raid on the local ADF grove??
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