Miscellaneous

In this section of the library you will find articles by members on a wide range of subjects of interest to Druids. To contribute an article, send in MSWord format to library@druidry.org

Druid Musings

by Vivian Godfrey (Melita Denning)

On an evening that marked no special commemoration, three friends met together for the simple purpose of enjoying one another’s company. At the “toasts” stage of their shared meal, one of the three with mock solemnity declared,

The past is past:
The die is cast!

Another of the three countered this at once with,

The present is present:
It’s happy and pleasant!

Prize Lecture on Druidism (1829)

By J. Whitehead, N. A. of Lodge No. 135, Glodwick near Oldham.

Read before a Delegate Meeting, held at Middleton Sept. 20th. 1829 

Death, Vortigen's Tower, The Horned One & Morgan Le Fey

by Fiona Dowson

How can tarot possibly relate to Druid practice? Isn’t tarot the end-of-the-pier fortune telling for the gullible?

Sadly, it can be but cut through the veneer of tall, dark, handsome strangers and you find an amazing way of connecting to spirit, your higher self, the ancestors. Tarot is endlessly flexible.

The World Our Garden

 

by Julian Rose 

When we walk into a carefully nurtured and diverse garden, we are struck by its beauty and its sense of completeness. We are enraptured by its scents and its mysteries. We are enlivened by its colours, both vivid and subtle, and we are nourished by the freshness that fills our lungs.

Druidry and the Yamas

by Maria Ede-Weaving.

Ancestors of Tradition

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

In Druidry, often the  ancestors are honoured from three different spheres that can overlap each other. These spheres are the ancestors of blood, who share our bloodlines; the ancestors of place, with whom we now share our physical space; and ancestors of tradition, those who have practiced in the same vein as we do.

Deep Paganism

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

As Pagans I feel that we naturally tend towards a worldview that is less anthropocentric, especially if we follow an animistic path.  Our love of nature, whether it is the world around us, or human nature, or both leads us on a journey that can take us outside of our selves, and thereby gaining a wider perspective on the whole.

Ethics and Pantheism

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

In a recent article published in Paganism 101 – An Introduction to Paganism by 101 Pagans, Emma Restall Orr wrote about Pagan ethics, and how they can be achieved and viable through a religion that has no single central authority or god figure.

The Nature of Prayer

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

Prayer – it’s a beautiful word.  It looks pretty on the page; it comes softly from the lips. It’s not a word to be shouted.  It is a word that is deeply connected to other words, like sacred, holiness and religion.  For the pagan, as in other religions and spiritualities, it is about relationship, communion; a shared experience.  Going deeper, we tumble over the words and ideas associated with it – and delve into the nature of prayer.

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