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Druids and Druidry

A group for neopagan, mesopagan, and reconstructionist druids, or those just interested in learning more.

Members: 203
Latest Activity: May 22

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Comment by Sir. Raibeart M. Paris on July 29, 2010 at 2:59pm
Hermione, I fail to see the Relevance to this group of yer post on Immagration Protest on May Day. I mean May Day is special to all Pagan based religions nae just Druids. And as for Immigration I hae a solution to the problem of illegal Immigration, the term Illegal Immigration states that it is people coming into the country uninvited, if someone cmoes into my home uninvited and by stealth I would kill them, so lets adopt that to Illegal Immigrants. Mount Machine Guns 3very 75 yards on the border and if anyone tries to cross illegally shoot to kill. Then there is no problem of Illegal Immigrants.
Comment by BlackRaven on May 30, 2010 at 1:58am
I know this is 29 days late but what was your opinion of the protests on Immigration in the U.S that happened to be on May Day. I personally found it offensive because this is our holiday and not a day to protest. Let me know what you think of what I said.
Comment by Cody on March 14, 2010 at 12:36pm
That's a pretty cool article Hermione :)
Comment by BlackRaven on March 2, 2010 at 1:57pm
St.Patrick's day is coming and I'm hoping that all of you will wear your snakes as the Catholic's boast that Patrick got rid of the snakes.
Comment by BlackRaven on February 1, 2010 at 10:07pm
I saw this on Yahoo news and wished to share it. Enjoy.

DENVER – The Air Force Academy has set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other Earth-centered believers, school officials said Monday.

A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for the group, which previously met indoors.

"Being with nature and connecting with it is kind of the whole point," said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, who sponsors the group and describes himself as a Pagan. "It will dramatically improve that atmosphere, the mindset and the actual connection."

The stones were moved to the hilltop last year because erosion threatened to make them unstable in their previous location near the visitors center. Crews arranged them in two concentric circles because they thought it would be a pleasant place for cadets to relax, Longcrier said.

When Longcrier and academy chaplains were looking for an outdoor worship space, they discovered one already existed in the form of the circles.

Lt. Col. William Ziegler, one of the academy's chaplains, said designating the space is part of the school's effort to foster religious tolerance and to defend the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.

"It's about our commitment as airmen to protect freedom and defend freedom. To me this is a freedom thing," he said.

The school also has worship facilities for Protestant and Catholic Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists.

The academy superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, has made religious tolerance a priority. It became a concern in 2004 when a survey found many cadets had heard slurs or jokes about other religions and that some felt ostracized because they weren't religious.

Longcrier and Ziegler said they've heard no criticism of the new worship space but both noted its presence was just made public.

"Not to say that it's not coming, but so far we haven't had any real issues," Longcrier said.

He said 15 to 20 cadets have shown an interest in Earth-centered beliefs, and eight to 10 regularly attend Monday night meetings. Of those, six or seven are devout believers and the others are "searchers," Longcrier said.

The academy has about 4,000 cadets. The school is one of five U.S. service academies, including West Point and Annapolis. Cadets graduate as second lieutenants.

"Earth-centered" spirituality encompasses many beliefs, Longcrier said, many that recognize multiple gods and goddesses and observe holidays tied to the seasons.

Longcrier said he personally doesn't consider gods and goddesses to be actual beings but personifications of natural events that human ancestors wanted to put a face on.

"The goddess is symbolic of the Earth," Longcrier said. "Do I believe I'm worshipping this female entity living in the Earth or up in space somewhere? No. The symbolism is very important."

The group's meetings are usually devoted to mediation, lessons or ceremonies, he said.

Longcrier, who oversees laboratories in the academy's astronautics labs, said he has military designation as a "distinct faith group leader."

Anyone is welcome to visit the new worship site but it should be treated as a religious structure, he said. A formal dedication is planned in March.
Comment by Aither mac Tire on December 16, 2009 at 9:18am
am interested in worthwhile reading material on the subject. Input welcomed.
Comment by Tegwedd ShadowDancer on December 12, 2009 at 11:44pm
Look up either the RDNA of ADF. The people who host the sites will steer you in the right direction. Alternately, learn everything you can about the ancient Celts and about nature.
Comment by willow rain on December 12, 2009 at 7:57pm
Merry meet. Druidism just recently found me and I wam verry intrested. I want to learn the Druidic ways. Can anyone help me and get me started on this path?
Comment by aelf.wihtgar.the.vitki on November 20, 2009 at 9:06pm
Im an RDNA Druid and also AODA by membership.been actively involved with Druidry for about 30 years now.

Good to meet you all...
Comment by Sir. Raibeart M. Paris on September 12, 2009 at 1:34pm
Ain can ainly wonder how Stephen became an Arch-Druid seeing as he is also posting on almost every other group here as well. Is his title as false as he?
 

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