Before I start to write a script, I want to explore what is a Druid and how a druid differs from other pagans or Celtics.
A Druid is a person who has become aware that his/her life must have a meaning and has things to accomplish. This awareness prompted him/her to get on the road, looking for answers.
When a person who engages in the Druidic Tradition responds to a call from the order of the Sacred. They do not respond to a desire for title, recognition, and even less financial income.
This quest places him in a searching position, and this research covers all topics as they may be the way to find answers. All experiences collaborate on a Quest. This is why a druid combines book studies (literature, myths, sciences, …), ascetic practices (meditation, concentration, prayer, …), practical and manual work.
He has no other limit to his investigations than those he has set himself and those imposed on him by his condition as a man. These works also incite the Druid to humility and doubt, and he is aware that many things are not accessible to his understanding.
To carry out his work, A Druid becomes a free of spirit, free of his means. Living fully in society, he understands it and understands the faithful who seek advice.
Detached from the results of his actions, the Druid also has the right to aspire to a change in his comfort. But he knows that’s not the point. He became aware of the existence in him of a part of Divine; he goes to meet him, he works to reconcile it with the conditions of his material life. Druids strive above all to work for the elevation of his Spirit so that, when the time comes, he will be able to join the Divine from whom he comes.
The work he does on himself allows himself to gain height and relativise things in life. The multitude of his fields of investigation also gives him many means of investigation and action and will enable him to consider serenely and effectively multiple angles of approach to the facts that are submitted to his appreciation.
A Druid is someone who invests in contemporary society, even though it is far from his ideal. They tend to show that there are other ways, other behaviors, different ways of being and doing. It does not necessarily do so by specifying its druidic quality.
The knowledge he has acquired does not belong to the Druid who has the duty, as a repository of Tradition, to teach, transmit and train others, principally by the example of what he is and what he does. This disposition will be intended for the persons to whom it teaches, as for the people who surround him.
In a ceremony, the Druid does not act on his own. It is not he who gives a blessing or a consecration. He is the one who links men and the Divinities; he is the body that allows the will of the Deities to act with men. In fact, the Druid transmits to God the deities and consecrations that Gods bestow on the faithful, who are solely responsible for their requests. In return, he will ensure that the prayers of the Faithful can rise to the world of the Gods.
Druids follow certain virtues which must be recognised. Self-respect and authenticity, patience and perseverance, strength and courage, tolerance and transparency. Confidence and balance, intelligence and wisdom, compassion and benevolence, humility and recognition.
Tending to these virtues is a permanent job; hence the Druid’s formation takes time, at least nine years.
Please if you are a druid and you consider this blog in any shape or form to be inaccurate, please contact me or leave a comment below. I’m happy to talk to you.