wolf560 wrote:I guess it would make me feel better to have something tangible to show for all the years of hard work and study that this has entailed. It is more for my own self-gratification I suppose but it has been a very long road with little to show for it but my own feeling of having completed something I suppose....
I understand totally where you are coming from, here are my thoughts. Firstly, the path does involve self development, but its not about having attained a title, the amount of order memberships, follower numbers or any role bestowed by others (just who are these others to be dishing out roles anyway.) Again, OBOD is clear on its non patriarchal, non hierarchal approach, it is written within the the main body of the OBOD website.
Secondly, the path is about ourselves, its about being strong, clear and confident in your path...without the need for the approval, admiration or subservience of our peers. Experience is relative, its about quality and relevence of the experience too.
Thirdly we don't know if all the orders druidic trainings are of equal standard they would have to be accredited to university, this is impossible due to the Mystery nature of the teachings.