By Veigsidhe Karvgwenn an Drouiz
The Three different faces of Druidism are:
1=The revivalist druidism.
2=The druidism reconstructionnist.
3=The solitary druidism
The Revivalist Druidism
Revivalist are the ones whish establish the Druidism on the information developed at the time of the revival of the Druidism (Neo-druidism) in 1717. Gorsedd of the Wales, in the Brittany the gorsedd was create that in 1895. Approximately.
One of the Druids revivalist most famous is Iolo Morgannwg. The revivalist druidism was thought first of all under a romantic shape in Wales in 1717 but it really has to begin if we can say that later in London in 1781 with Gorsedd of the Wales and the Foundation of the Former(Old) Order of the Druids (Old Order Of Druids and Ancient Order Of Druids, AOD yet(now) OOD)
The revivalists tend has to have an approach very philisophique and sometimes they mix the Druidism with other religions because they are very open to the others and to the world.
Celebrations tend to concentrate on four solstices and equinox. For them it is the festivals ( the Sabbath) the most important although that 8 calendar parties can be celebrate at their home(with them). There is also an inclusion in their practices of classic concepts of the element earth, wind, fire and water and of the alchemy.
The Druidism Reconstructionniste:
The Druids reconstructionnistes make a lot of research on thémes as the archaeology, the history and story of the Celts and Romain. They read many books. Their paths and their erudition come from books. They are has the imageof the Witches.
The term "Druid" is not still used by them to consider it they even or define it.
The Druids reconstructionniste dissent often has their subject(words): " we walk and work on the path of the Former Druids of the Antiquity! "
Among them there are the Druids of the Brythonic Tradition they work with the former British inheritance the most important bass of which is Welsh.
There are also the Druids of the Gaelic Tradition in the case of those who concentrate on the Irish tradition.
The Solitary Druidism:
The solo Druidism sometimes call up in Englishman: "Druidcraft" is an approach which includes practices orthodox as shamanism, clairvoyance, contact them with the gods by the astral journey and the magic.
The purpose for the solitary druid and of this connected in the "whole" of weaved by the strong and sustainable linkswith the earth, the Goddess and the Former Gods.
The best description of this form of druidism is the one made by the druid Craig Cartmell or he speaks about return has the wild being:
"The one who is wild is the one who reached out and banged the wild and primitive heart of them to be and their connection has their former tradition and has découvrire the strength of their earth.
Their journeys in the astral full as their druidic practices of gross feelings, the Nature animal of them I and by the trance or the dream they it transforms through numerous forms; deer, fox, salmon or oak.
And they share the beetle of the woman and the man of the wind ... etc
To be wild the Druid Solitary person must have had a change of prospect on the life and on the world so that during a thought that the solitary Druid can have the real world for him find his it wild side.
Trees move and sing, the earth(ground) buzzs with lines of énérgies, the strengths of the sky with the wild light and the chaotic intensivités.
Indeed the difficulty when you meet her(it) it is this change of prospect(perspective), attracts your senses(directions) on the return to the commonplace reality from now on. "
-Craig Cartmell: the Druid Solitary-
The solo Druidism speaks has solitary number of individuals in their practice and in their life generally.This type of wild state described by Craig Cartmell is not rare (too by moment I feel me like that)
Three Faces of Druidism: revivalist, reconstructive and solitary.
What these various forms of Druidism have in common?
Very can! All pull at the inspiration of past and the Celtic lands. AND the individuals who in the Druidism can refer to them even as Druids.
They often have different views, on of numerous aspect such as the Divinities, the practices, rite and that it is necessary to make for to be druid, but the bottom remains the same. It is the form which changes this is why the druidism has three faces.
- " Happy is the one who during her life can trust its faith and its knowledge, because often of mean advice is given by those whose heart is bad. "-Hàvamàl: 9-( The poelic Edda)
-" Sat at the foot of the hillock, in the light of the moon, the passing of time is not the same.
I become aware that everything is eternally prèsent, the past as the future, the life and the death.
The events of the world do not die, they content with passing as these migratory birds which abandon our territories at the end of the summer, return, restart and know what is good for them. " - druidic wisdom-