I am glad that your last poll was helpful. Always your best resource; your own base.
I voted #2
I find Druidry has opened the door to all spirituality. Druidry enabled all realms to be accessed to me, like a skeleton key to the various realms, weather it is Ancestral, Animal, Deity, Plant, Tree, Cosmos or Gods.
Druidry is the core of understanding. This makes it more than just a philosophy to me. Yes it truly is my philosophy to life, but being of the lineage I am, it strikes a much deeper chord in me. I feel that if I had not found the OBOD, or if it never existed, I would still have found this path and followed it in some way.
Being able to know that I am Poly-pantheistic, was a very important step. I found this "outside" of the OBOD Gwersi, as a side study of insight into what I believe in. Each realm is a cosmos in itself. Each realm shares it's existence with others, they are interdependent, just like me
The same person may also relate to Druidry differently during different periods of their life: they may begin by following it as a philosophy, then at another time as a religion, or vice versa.
I think we do relate differently in each grade as well. It builds into a "full understanding" by the end of the Druid grade. But it also opens the doorway to further understandings. I cannot begin to explain all the different directions I want to go with my research and insights now. Now that I am at the very end of the Druid grade, I see many realms I will dive deeply into and have many places that I will revisit. The elemental and animal realms hold endless insights, and there are many I have decided to dig deeper into. The elemental Dragons have been one example. They hold many wisdoms.
I hope this is all as helpful as your last poll
Hard to get all my thoughts in on this one but yes I have found Druidry to also be a magical format, one that works very well. It holds the depth needed for me. I found Wicca much to limited and fell short, as did many other approaches. Only Druidry has the depth of insights needed to truly work the magic and access the depth of magical talent I have found within me.