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
Are you a Druid? Do you want to become a Druid? Does the path choose you or do you choose it? There is no one answer to these questions and as with all paths there will be many opinions.
People who feel that Druidry is part of who you are from birth, like your feet or your kidneys and others who believe that it is something you can come to at any time in your life. Continue reading How to Become a Druid and Follow Your Spiritual Path
For me, being a Druid does not entail an abundance of white robes, a practice of creeping around beneath the pines and finding ways into and out of gorse bushes where only the deer and I tread.
I don’t howl at the seashore in the rain, or bellow in the heart of the forest when the moon is full. Besides the badgers and mosquitoes, this kind of living just wouldn’t suit me. Continue reading What Druidry is Not
At its most basic, Druidry is a method of dealing with the physical and spiritual worlds, but it is just one of many possible practices.
That one selects Druidry over any of the others really comes down to a personal connection with a deity or deities, or perhaps to a cultural heritage, or even a geographic location. Continue reading How To Become a Druid