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Druidism

Modern spiritual or religious movement that promotes connection and reverence for the natural world
(Redirected from Druidry)

Druidism or Druidry (referred to as Neodruidry or Neodruidism by some followers) is a form of modern spirituality that generally promotes harmony with nature, often through the form of nature worship. It is considered to be a Neopagan faith.

Originally inspired by 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century romantic movements, early neo-druidism was based upon largely historically incorrect depictions of the Iron Age Celtic druids, and has no direct relation to the ancient Celts or their culture.[1]

The Awen; a Neo-druid symbol

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Beliefs and PractisesEdit

Neo-druidic beliefs vary wildly, and there is no set dogma or belief system by which all adherents follow. The main belief is an idea that the Earth and nature is sacred, and is worthy of worship itself. For this reason many druids are pantheistic.

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  1. "Modern Druids have no direct connection to the Druids of the Iron Age. Many of our popular ideas about the Druids are based on the misunderstandings and misconceptions of scholars 200 years ago. These ideas have been superseded by later study and discoveries." [1]

More readingEdit

  • Bonewits, Isaac (2006). Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism. Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-2710-2.
  • Hutton, Ronald (2007). The Druids. Hambledon Continuum. ISBN 978-1-85285-533-8.