Druid Thoughts: Monarchy and the Druid

Crown

We have a new heir to the throne of England. What would happen if our rulers came to the job with more of a desire to serve than a desire to be important — who were sovereigns in the old sense, married to the land? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Seeking the Mystery (Review)

Nimue Brown

I love books and teachers that give me frameworks to hang my own ideas from, or who offer me a map and encourage me to go and explore. I like broad, flexible ideas I can adapt to fit my own ways of living and being. I don’t want to be led, I want to be inspired! Seeking the Mystery gives some really good DIY tools to get a person thinking about and exploring theology on their own. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Tennis for Pagans

Nimue Brown

What the tennis debacle has shown us, is that bad manners and sexism are so embedded in our culture that a lot of people feel comfortable putting those kinds of views into the public domain. It is a tragedy for our culture, and for the individuals who have so lost touch with what it means to respect themselves and other humans [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Books for Druids

Nimue Brown

If you want to be a Druid, study everything, and try to find study materials written by people who knew what they were talking about. Let’s get away from fantasies of Atlantis and other such works of speculative fiction and educate ourselves about the world we live in. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: What Do Gods Look Like?

The Assembly of the Gods, Jacopo Zucchi (1541–1590)

Most of our representations of deity seem to look suspiciously like us. The Bible has that line about us being made in God’s image, but I think really it’s the other way round – we make Gods in our image. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: What Really Happens When We Die?

Old Graveyard, by Petr Kratochvil

As a Druid, I feel it is much better to try and understand the mysteries of life on its own terms, not with reference to a speculative hereafter. To be a Druid is to live this life well, honourably, deeply. Not by the rules of an ancient book, but by pragmatic standards, humanistic standards, reasoned out as best I am able. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Is There Really a Devil?

Lynx Chasing Rabbit

I think the Devil is a way of putting outside of us all the things we don’t want to admit are part of being human. We kill and torture, rape and abuse. Once we admit that evil wears human faces, then we stand a better chance of dealing with it and not becoming a manifestation of it ourselves. [Read more...]


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