I recently posted something about this video in the introductions thread, because I didn't know there was a seperate thread for the video, so i would like to post what I said on the intro thread here as well.....
I was not prepared for this video to have such a profound impact on me. It made me cry. You see, I have been a practicing Pagan for nearly 10 years now, but moved away from my Pagan comminuty in Tampa, Florida to near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA three years ago. Since I moved I have had two more children, bringing the total to four. I havent really had time to search out and meet the Pagan community where I live now, as my youngest is only seven months old. Over the past month or so , I have really been missing the wonderful feelings of that go along with gathering with others of like mind, weather it is for just Coffee, or for Ritual. I have been missing the Pagan Band I used to sing in, and the weekly Tuesday practices, because every time I sang, it was a very deep spiritual expierence for me.
This video brought all those feelings to a head, and I let it all out while I was watching it. It is truly a beautiful video, and captures, for me, the things I used to feel, see and do with others. Now, where druidry comes along with all this is that I have been a Damh the Bard fan for years, and the words and beauty of his songs inspired me to look into druidry back in 2005. I eventually joined ADF because it was a US based druid group, and had a vast amount of groves around the country. After 2 years with them, and only getting about halfway through the initiate program, I realized ADF, while a great group, was not for me. I became interested in joining OBOD, and going through the Bardic course, but have sat on that interest for several years.
I recieved a link to the OBOD video via Damh the Bard's facebook page, and after watching that video, and having it touch me on such a deep level, I just knew it was the right time to join OBOD, so this week I signed up, and am waiting to recieve my bardic course in the mail.
I know I may not find and Groves or Seed Groups close by, but I have a feeling my longing to return to the pagan Community will be answered this year, and I will find the time to be able to get out and gather with other Pagans & Druids again (as I know not all Druids are Pagan).
I would like to thank those that had a hand in making the video for serving as part of my Inspiration for joining OBOD
I am very glad to be here and look forward to the journey I am about to embark on....
"The study of a simple rose blossom, blade of grass, veined leaf or the whistle of the wind through leafy trees will reveal as much,if not more,concerning the true nature of magic than will a hundred dusty Renaissance tomes."
- Scott Cunningham