>>16947830 You realise Druidism is practicing the worship of nature? People can do that in their own way without the need for too much knowledge of how it was done 2000 years ago. I do not believe in a deity, the way I spiritually connect is personal to me.
>>16947809 There were decades after the invasion where all ancient documents in Briton were burned and writing was even outlawed so more could not be made. I understand a lot of Druidry is passed on orally, but that really just meant a lot of druids were put to death by Saxons or Vikings for not giving up their secrets. Also, many of the groups supposed to be carrying on their traditions seem to be out of touch with what i know the original teachings were.
How would you give me hope it's not almost completely lost to the ages at this point?
>>16947938 As you know almost nothing is certain about the original Druids. However, the Main practices carried on can be deciphered from archeological evidence and stories. Druidism is no doubt different now to how it was before as many do not believe in magic as they would then.
Literally nothing is known about them, there's Roman accounts of ritualistic animal and human sacrifice so if new-age hippie neo-druidistic shit claims to love everything so much then why would they take their name from something where the only accounts we know of involve them being cunts?
I think the neo-druid philosophy is more of a "Let's follow what we think the druids were like." Which in our culture, we view them as nature attuned spiritual leaders, so that's what people of that faith try to emulate. In all truth though, most ancient spiritualities used some form of sacrifice, it was just a way of showing thankfulness, and faith, I would assume. If Judaism can escape it's history of sacrifice, any faith can.
In terms of ancient druids, most evidence is skewed, and difficult to differentiate between roman propaganda, and truth, despite the Romans being so good at record-keeping. My guess would be druids filled the same role as shaman, or medicine-men. It seems the most logical, because shamanic animism was the dominant faith all throughout eurasia, pre-rome, and most of the world.
>>16949171 When you read the actual Roman historical accounts of Briton you get a completely different perspective than the propaganda has. They knew it was bullshit but used it for war purposes.
And i think sacrifice was originally based on the idea the physical world is bloodthirsty and maybe killing someone would make it happy. Then you might have had egregores grow from that. Seems pretty likely there was animal sacrifice practiced among the druids but human sacrifice was a propaganda claim the Romans used on everyone they attacked and i haven't seen any real historical evidence of it at all among the Druids. If it was practiced it's been well hidden.
>>16947809 I am starting in paganism (learning about Sabbats and runes) but I would really love to know which author could guide me about the diversity inside it. Druids, wiccans, heathens, asatru, etc. There is any book with generals? Or I should read about every culture?
>>16947809 How can i attone the actions of which my fellow man has done to nature? Is that which a burden that is shared or may i lift it and carry it upon my shoulder. May i not, O wise one, Please bestow upon me youre elder knowledge.
>>16950445 History doesn't like to see the Anglo-Saxons as proxies of Rome. It says there were two successful Roman invasions where the Romans decided that they didn't want it anyway and valiantly left, and then hundreds of thousands of Anglo-Saxons just found their way to the shores of Briton by chance.
>>16950429 No. The Druids were exterminated literally by Roman Legions just prior to the rebellion of Boudicca. The legions were still literally on the island finishing ass-raping them when the rebellion started.
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