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Author Topic: Combining Recon and Druidry?  (Read 4025 times)

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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2013, 06:27:41 pm »
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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 :)
Are there other sources you use for ritual other than Druidry?
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2013, 07:44:47 pm »
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Are there other sources you use for ritual other than Druidry?

 
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Also, I came from eclectic Wicca in the beginning so that still has a slight influence on how I do things :)
A friend and I (she's a hedge witch/kitchen witch) started a small 'coven'-like group together recently to celebrate holidays and work together and the rituals we do have a strong neo-Wiccan style to them because it suits a kind of middle ground between us :)
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2013, 09:40:22 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.

I can understand that. Even when there are nods to some ancient Celtic practices, they will only be completely meaningful in a 21st century context. We can implement what we know from the ancestors. I believe in utilizing what we can from the past, but I don't see the shame in filling the gaps with modern ideas.

The ancestors probably didn't wake up one morning and have their entire belief system figured out. They probably learned as they went. That is what we have to do as Celtic Pagans noe. I'm not much for eclecticism. However, there are definitely ways to incorporate modern practices like modern Druidry. Regardless, as much as the Pagan Celtic past has its rightful place as the basis and core of the many modern Celtic Pagan praxes, we have inherited a different world than our ancestors.

We have to be at least almost as willing to add our own Celtic Pagan legacy to that which was set forth by our ancestors. Like our ancestors, we must be willing to learn as we go. That is my take.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2013, 02:12:38 pm »
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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.

 
My Celt has commented, more or less, that given the paucity of native textual sources modern CR has to come to terms rather thoroughly with the Making Shit Up requirements of doing anything at all ever.
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2013, 10:17:19 pm »
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My Celt has commented, more or less, that given the paucity of native textual sources modern CR has to come to terms rather thoroughly with the Making Shit Up requirements of doing anything at all ever.


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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2013, 10:28:07 am »
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My Celt has commented, more or less, that given the paucity of native textual sources modern CR has to come to terms rather thoroughly with the Making Shit Up requirements of doing anything at all ever.

 
Your Celt really ought to join TC and say these sorts of things himself instead of having you pass them along, so I can give him rep for them.

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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2013, 11:02:13 am »
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Your Celt really ought to join TC and say these sorts of things himself instead of having you pass them along, so I can give him rep for them.

 
Ha.  I have informed him of this.  (I suspect his response right now is something along the lines of "STILL IN GRAD SCHOOL HALP".)
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Re: Combining Recon and Druidry?
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2013, 08:13:42 am »
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Ha.  I have informed him of this.  (I suspect his response right now is something along the lines of "STILL IN GRAD SCHOOL HALP".)

 
Good point. If he already doesn't have enough time to get enough sleep, he certainly doesn't have time for TC - nor even just for Hazel and Oak (and maybe reading Cill threads, because I bet he wouldn't be able to resist 'em once he was here).

I do hope he's able to find time once he finishes grad school, though; you've been dropping his gems of insight onto the forum for as long as I can remember.

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