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Combining Recon and Druidry?
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:55:30 am »
How many of y'all do this? For me I have gone down both paths but never felt right about it wholly. When I started to combine Celtic Recon and parts of Druidry. I feel I have found my way. Just wanted to see if anyone else had a similar experience!
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 08:15:27 am »
Quote from: Cryfder;112754
When I started to combine Celtic Recon and parts of Druidry.

I'm curious as to how you've done that. There are so many ways I could think of to combine them.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 09:18:06 am »
Quote from: Cryfder;112754
How many of y'all do this? For me I have gone down both paths but never felt right about it wholly. When I started to combine Celtic Recon and parts of Druidry. I feel I have found my way. Just wanted to see if anyone else had a similar experience!

 
I've started to explore this recently too. Recon is just a little too rigid for my liking and I like the freedom of the modern Druid revival. So I try to combine them too :)
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 02:37:24 pm »
Quote from: Cryfder;112754
How many of y'all do this? For me I have gone down both paths but never felt right about it wholly. When I started to combine Celtic Recon and parts of Druidry. I feel I have found my way. Just wanted to see if anyone else had a similar experience!

 
I do, but I don't do both exclusively. For example, one of my deities is Hellenic and one is Roman, so right there, pure recon is out the window for me.

But I also do a lot of other things that aren't Celtic recon -- working with gemstones, oracle decks, etc.

My first pagan deity was/is Celtic and I got into recon shortly after that. As my path evolved and changed, more aspects grew into it and I realized I couldn't be exclusively recon.

I've been influenced by druidry for a long while, but it's only recently that I joined an order.

Since I have, I feel the those two aspects of my path coalescing and merging more fluently with other aspects of my faith and craft. I feel more at ease, or at least I feel strongly that I'm heading in the right direction.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 02:54:38 pm »
Quote from: RandallS;112772
I'm curious as to how you've done that. There are so many ways I could think of to combine them.


I'm curious about the division between Druidry and Recon implied by use of the verb "combine," because in Ye Pagan Times, a priesthood was a necessary part of society. In Roman and Egyptian cultures, anyway, being a priest was like jury duty: citizens were picked (not sure how) to fill a priestly role on a regular basis. So, wouldn't we all need to do some druid stuff once in awhile?

Though I haven't gotten around to studying Druidry yet-it's on my reading list, which is a mile long presently. Most likely I don't understand what the differences are.

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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 04:01:55 pm »
Quote from: RandallS;112772
I'm curious as to how you've done that. There are so many ways I could think of to combine them.
Basically as of right now I use the Myths and historical data to base what I believe about the Gods and the Celts. Now my own experiences if they line up with historical myth then I see them as valid. The Druidry comes into to play as far as ritual. I'm very academic as far as history and mythology, but when it comes to ritual, Druidry helps fill in the gaps of my practice. If that makes any kind of sense.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 04:36:06 pm »
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Basically as of right now I use the Myths and historical data to base what I believe about the Gods and the Celts. Now my own experiences if they line up with historical myth then I see them as valid. The Druidry comes into to play as far as ritual. I'm very academic as far as history and mythology, but when it comes to ritual, Druidry helps fill in the gaps of my practice. If that makes any kind of sense.

 
that sort of makes sense to me.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 06:27:43 pm »
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I'm very academic as far as history and mythology, but when it comes to ritual, Druidry helps fill in the gaps of my practice. If that makes any kind of sense.

That makes perfect sense, -- and seems like a sensible way to do things.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 07:42:47 pm »
Quote from: Cryfder;112828
Basically as of right now I use the Myths and historical data to base what I believe about the Gods and the Celts. Now my own experiences if they line up with historical myth then I see them as valid. The Druidry comes into to play as far as ritual. I'm very academic as far as history and mythology, but when it comes to ritual, Druidry helps fill in the gaps of my practice. If that makes any kind of sense.

 
That's pretty much how I do it too.
I like the ritual styles of Druidry but I based my research along the lines of recon. Also there's a lovely spiritual element to Druidry that I'm very drawn to.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 08:32:22 pm »
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That's pretty much how I do it too.
I like the ritual styles of Druidry but I based my research along the lines of recon. Also there's a lovely spiritual element to Druidry that I'm very drawn to.
Same here!
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Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 08:37:36 pm »
Quote from: Cág;112853
That's pretty much how I do it too.
I like the ritual styles of Druidry but I based my research along the lines of recon. Also there's a lovely spiritual element to Druidry that I'm very drawn to.

This is what I'm working on doing, too.

Modern druidry is, well, modern. IME, depending on the order in question (and its style and influences), druidry is more inspired by ancient religion than actually reconstructing it.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 08:44:00 pm »
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That's pretty much how I do it too.
I like the ritual styles of Druidry but I based my research along the lines of recon. Also there's a lovely spiritual element to Druidry that I'm very drawn to.

 
Yep.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 10:43:16 am »
Quote from: Cryfder;112754
How many of y'all do this? For me I have gone down both paths but never felt right about it wholly. When I started to combine Celtic Recon and parts of Druidry. I feel I have found my way. Just wanted to see if anyone else had a similar experience!

 
I don't know if I could call myself a reconstructionist. However, I, as well, have contemplated a blending of those paths. Mainly because I think some of the "gaps" that are prevalent can be filled that way.

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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 04:08:41 pm »
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I don't know if I could call myself a reconstructionist. However, I, as well, have contemplated a blending of those paths. Mainly because I think some of the "gaps" that are prevalent can be filled that way.
With the Celts you can take a lot in the way of archaeology and what the classical writers said, but there are still many gaps when it come to ritual and religion. So I use modern druidry and other sources to fill those in terms of ritual.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 05:33:50 pm »
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With the Celts you can take a lot in the way of archaeology and what the classical writers said, but there are still many gaps when it come to ritual and religion. So I use modern druidry and other sources to fill those in terms of ritual.

 
Exactly. I found straight-up recon a bit too dry for my liking, I like to mix things into my practice and change things so the modern druid movements have been really helpful to me :)
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