Honouring the Ancient Dead

Via the blog of OBOD Chief Philip Carr-Gomm, here’s a link to a video by the BBC on a project by a Pagan group called HAD (Honouring the Ancient Dead) that seeks to rebury ancient human remains currently stored in museum basements and such. They’re having some success.

The BBC website doesn’t seem to have a way for me to embed the video here, but here’s the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8530281.stm.

The video is worth watching if only for the opening few minutes, filmed at the Rollright Stones. I have to say it looks far more mystical in the misty snows than it did on the clear April day I was there in 2007! Emma Restall Orr, a Druid, makes an excellent spokesperson for the cause.

Can you imagine any of the US television networks doing something this beautiful and this respectful?

The Rollright Stones

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About John Beckett

I’m a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’m an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. This year I’m also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of CUUPS National. I’m a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

I write as a spiritual practice. It helps me organize my thoughts and work through ideas and concepts. It helps me evaluate my beliefs and practices against my core values and against what I know (or at least, what I think I know) to be true. It helps me interpret my experiences (religious and otherwise) in ways that are both meaningful and honest.


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