Heddwen wrote: Now I'm guessing that the druids of old would be taught how to understand and recognise each tree etc. They would then pass this training and knowledge on to the next generation and so on.
Hennie wrote:I have over the years come to have very personal relationships with about 14 trees. I know which genus the belong to, but more important, what characters they are, what advice they have given me etc. My dearest Jacob, a White beam, has played a major role in me awakening more fully to my inner talents.
Whitemane wrote:I believe that such knowledge would be more dynamic. in addition to knowing the trees, they would have known what would feed from them, nest In them, and what would grow alongside them when healthy and ailing, and what uses they could be put to.
Such knowledge would have become more widespread with the decline of the Druids as a privileged class, and lost with urbanization.
I see a pathway of: Knowing - Doing - Being.
The "book knowledge" is a start and provides a foundation for various sorts of practice. But it is only through doing lots of practical things (esoteric & mundane) that we can reach a stage of "Being".
It depends what you mean by modernised druidry...surely all things change over time. Druidry should be relevent for todays society.
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