The Druids as well as many other people believed that particular trees were especially important not only for practical use such as fuel, building materials and making weapons but they also had a spiritual presence. The trees are living things and are filled with energy and the essence of nature and will have an aura that can be visible to those who have total balance and harmony. These trees also held healing properties. Each tree is also associated with a month during the year.
Druidism, often referred to as Druidry, is a spiritual movement promoting harmony, connection, and veneration for the natural world, including all beings.
Druidism originated in Britain during the 18th century first as a cultural movement, but later extended to include religious and spiritual connotations in the 19th century. Continue reading The Rites, Practices, and Beliefs of Druidism
Druidism is a belief system that is perhaps the oldest in the world. While there have been beliefs and civilisations that predate Druidism, almost all of these have been lost to time, but even today, Druidism exists throughout the world, followed by countless people in all walks of life. Continue reading A Look At How The Druids Of Old Existed
Druidism is one of the oldest belief systems in the world, and is said to span countless centuries dating back as far as 25000 years ago.
Although much of the history at this time has been lost to the ages, much of what we know about the ancient druids is found through the writings of the Romans who conquered many parts of the Western world. Continue reading The Earliest Recordings of Druidism As We Know It
While modern archaeology has largely established that the majority of stone monuments and sacred sites that are now commonly referred to as Druid’s altars, druid’s temples and stone circles are in fact much older than the earliest known druids who lived during the first few centuries before Christ.
Some of these ancient sites date back to 2000 BCE. Despite this, many Druids are instinctively drawn to the sacred energy and mystical power that inhabits these ancient sites. Continue reading 3 Sacred Sites for Druids
Following the Druidic way of life means promoting connection, harmony and reverence for the natural world. Modern Druidism places huge importance on respecting all beings and the environment, as well as honouring the beauty, power and bounty of nature.
So it makes sense that throughout history, Druids have had a strong belief in the power of stones and crystals found in nature. Continue reading 4 Significant Crystals & Stones in Druidism
Like with many of the ancient, pagan beliefs and religions, Druidism is fraught with various symbols and runes that were an integral part of the philosophy that the ancient Druids held in such high esteem.
These are symbols that predate most of the languages we speak today, and are the early ancestors that gave birth to the modern alphabets that we’re so familiar with. Continue reading 4 Common Druidic Symbols
In today’s world, we are surrounded by more types of life than ever before. A huge amalgamation of various lifestyles, philosophies, and beliefs that have spanned the ages but haven’t quite died out.
It’s especially true in a world bustling with billions of people, and for many, escaping modern society is the ultimate goal. Continue reading Learning To Live Like A Druid
The Celtic people of ancient times had complex and fascinating belief systems, and for the most part, much of these beliefs were inherently and closely tied with Druidism of the time.
These were people that not only worshiped the forests and nature, but also believed that gods walked the earth, shaping the land around them and the lives they lived. Continue reading Common Druidic Deities And Gods
Let’s Explore Modern Druid Magic
Paganism in the modern age is often associated with magic. It’s difficult not to make this association, especially with Pagan beliefs such as witchcraft and Wicca.
In the case of Druidism, the rules and understandings of magic differ slightly, having a much more subtle affect on the surroundings of the druid as opposed to the fire and brimstone that many have come to associate with a concept like magic. Continue reading Modern Druid Magic – An Overview