Elven, Druidry, Tuatha de Danann: Spiritual Inheritance
May you feel the Elven song within, hear the voice speaking from your heart. We are Tuatha de Danann, the children of Earth and stars together, faeries of a new dimension.
–T.E. Pelton, Elven World mythologies
Druidry is a spiritual practice and tradition that focuses on harmony with and worship of Nature, respect for all beings and the environment.
“Each of us carries a physical, genetic inheritance and a non-physical, spiritual inheritance of the combined experience of our previous lives. In the same way, a spiritual current, such as Druidry, has both physical transmissions of tradition and spiritual ones. If all books on Druidry and all its current practitioners were to be destroyed it would still survive to appear again in some form at some time and in some place. Such things a materialist historian cannot understand. Psychologists and physicists might find it easier, with their knowledge of the workings of the collective unconscious and of such phenomenon as morphic resonance. Things are never what they appear to be and communication can occur in non physical ways.
This understanding helps us to see that the Druid Tradition did not die with the coming of Christianity, but remained alive and has been transmitted through the centuries because Druidry, Druids and Druid practice are not simply physical. One of the most striking proofs of this lies in the experiences isolated individuals have of receiving instruction from inner-place Druid teachers, who convey inspiration and practices which accord precisely with outer place Druid practice, even thought individuals concerned knew nothing of outer-plane Druidry. Each successive Chief of the Order has contributed material which he has received from inner-place contacts to the body of lore handed down to him. In this way, the tree of Druidry grows from within, nourished from a supra-physical source.”
Excerpted from “The Druid Tradition” © 1991 by Philip Carr-Gomm a wonderful source of information and resources on the subject.
Philip is Chief of the Order of the Bards, Ovates and Druids.
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