Critique: Impressively succinct, informed and informative, "Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism
to Arthurian Legend" is very instructive and highly recommended reading for students of Metaphysical Studies, as well as the non-specialist general reader with an interest in Celtic history, mythology, spirituality, and culture.
Cornwall Council's initiative follows the 2010 decision by the Charity Commission to recognise druidism
as a religion.
Kris says his Pagan Druidism
is rooted in Celtic and Welsh mythology.
65) But Wood's ideas on Bladud, the Druids, and Bath were considered ignorant and crazy even by William Stukeley, the major contemporary antiquarian proponent of Druidism
, who was himself increasingly ridiculed for his theories in this area.
, Pagan, Occult, Satanism, Scientology and the Free Church of Love.
As humans seem wired to continually push the envelope, this has led to an expanded participation in New Age practices and from there to the old pagan religions of Druidism
and Wicca, culminating at the extreme in Satanism.
However, even if we accept Julius Caesar's statement that it is supposed that druidism
first developed in Britain and spread to the continent from there, the hypothesis about the druid provenance of the pagan judge will not be undermined.
Kissing under the mistletoe is a legacy of pagan times when the plant played an important part in both Celtic Druidism
and the Asgardian myths of Scandinavia.
38) However, if Nietzsche had been able to trade in his Christian culture for one dominated by Druidism
, however Dionysian, he simply would have been trading in one authority structure for another.
This group practises Druidism
, Shamanism and white magic, but the biggest and most popular of these pagan movements is witchcraft or, as its modern-day followers refer to it, wicca.
Any suggestion of links between Gorsedd y Beirdd and paganism or druidism
is simply incorrect and misleading.
29 For the possible founding of druidism
in Britain, see Caesar, 337.
When asked what real witches wear, Lady Brenda Matarazzo, high priestess of the Grove of the Green Cobra, Temple of Wicca (it's the Anglo-Saxon word for witch) and Druidism
in Riverside County, laughed and said today's witches buy off the rack.
What Powys is saying is that before the dubious dawn of Christianity, the patriarchal and matriarchal orders continued to struggle, as did Mithraism, Druidism
, and Pelagianism, resisting assimilation into a system that would destroy the uniqueness of each.
After all, this is where Tacitus tells us that one of the centres of British Druidism