Druid - A religion or a way of life?
72 rate or flag this pageTweet this By Dragonoak The druid who they are and what they do Who and What are Druids? The Druids are more of a class than a society or religion. The existence of drui dism is probably much older than anything we have uncovered in recorded history. Much of the oldest sources of records come from Roman historians. Rome and its historians did more to slander and propagandize against the druids as a method o f conquering new lands. From the Celtic perspective Druid was a distinction given to knowledgeable or wi se men and women. Druids were considered to have oak knowledge or oak wisdom, as was the distinction of the name druid. There is a debate as to whether they whe re solely an indigenous Celtic People or rather a class of seers and intellectua ls that were known in other cultures by other names. I prefer to see it as the l ater. Of historical accounts we know the druids considered the oak and mistletoe to be sacred. They understood that a symbiotic relationship existed between the two p lants, and some have associates mans dependence upon the earth to be a similar r elationship. So sacred was the oak that many groves of oak trees where pruned an d maintained by the druids. There were universities of the druids, places where students from all over the world came to learn. Often those universites were mad e in close connection to the sacred groves. But so little is actually know of the druids that many have filled the gaps. Tha nks to the Romans, that sought to destroy all knowledge of this class of druids, we have only their biased writings that probably tell a complete mistruth rathe r than a reality of the druid class. Much of what is known today is drawn from knowledge passed down from teacher and from heredity knowledge. A few have been able to access akashic records and hav e been given direction from input. The rites of the Masons and other old secret societies have stored some records of the druids. Archeologists are slowly unear thing other records but there is a tendency towards the findings being biased. O ne such finding is the suggestion that druids conducted human sacrifice, this ru mor was establishing by the Romans during their time of anti-propaganda while th ey destroyed every relic they could find of the druid culture. H.P. Blavatsky brings together some understanding about the druids. How they wer e connected to the ancient cultures. Quote for the Veil of Isis By H.P. Blavatsky http://altreligion.about.com/library/texts/bl_isisunveiled.htm The Druids of Great Britain practised it in the silent crypts of their deep caves ; and Pliny devotes many a chapter to the "wisdom"** of the leaders of the Celts . The Semothees, -- the Druids of the Gauls, expounded the physical as well as t he spiritual sciences. They taught the secrets of the universe, the harmonious p rogress of the heavenly bodies, the formation of the earth, and above all -- the immortality of the soul.*** Into their sacred groves -- natural academies built
teachers. their vegetation is still as verdant and l uxuriant. Some have d ated the ancient pyramids of Egypt to be about 12.
.***** On the dead soil of the long by-gone past stand their sacred oaks.**** They needed no artificial illumination. Realizing their mistakes and imbalance with nature they spread out teachi ng a new message to mankind. for the chaste goddess of night beamed her most silvery rays on their oak-cr owned heads. Yet we seem to move down that same path of destruction yet o nce again. For the Druid it is about adapting yet respecting on a holy level th e environment we live in. nor life-drawing gas. severed wi th his golden sickle the green bough from its mother oak-tree. Draw a conclusion for yourself. to light up their templ es. Bu t for the student of occult learning. Mayan. as at that hour when the arch-d ruid performed his magical cures.com/library/texts/bl_readeveilofisis28. Druids were the judges. and the Druids here: http://altreligion. and Egyptian pyramids all are technologically advanced for the peoples of the time. The message of the druids is to live in harmony wit h your environment. I would like to expand upon the possibilities o f who the druids really were. were there civilizations prior to what we know today of recorded history? Consider that the possibility is that the original druids were refugees from Atl antis. And when th at balance is achieved we both (man and nature) can receive benefit from the oth er. now dried up a nd stripped of their spiritual meaning by the venomous breath of materialism. It is about living in balance with nature. Magic is as old a s man.htm But with that being established.the initiates assembled at the still hour of midnight to learn about what man once was and what he will be. The Veil of Isis also draws a relationship between the ancient Egyptians.by the hand of the Invisible Architect -. and as full of deep and sacred truths. or period pointing to the possibil ity of other civilizations before our own. lawmakers. We know from the intermingling of druids with many different tribes or cultures of people that it was not a religion but a way of thinking. Many theories have come out that Atlantis upon the destruction had survivors tha t moved out to other cultures and brought with them their knowledge. and most of all mans connection to nature. and their white-robed sacred bards knew how to converse with the so litary queen of the starry vault. The Druid path is more about being on A path rather than the path itse lf.about. The Mayan codices point to the 5 Ages.000 years old. Cambodia n. Masons . and waving the branch of mistletoe.