Hereditary Druid

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Badger Bob
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Re: Hereditary Druid

Postby Badger Bob » 14 Jan 2015, 14:39

there it is. i am 'outed'. i came in search of a 'hereditary' druid; one like I, and have been met only with misunderstanding and judgement. if there are any out there who can relate to what i have offered, please email me. i wish to share experiences.
I am not sure what it was you were hoping to find. I am at least a third or fourth generation Druid (depends whether you count atheist father or not) but I don't find that I can relate to your experiences any more than anyone else here. I'm not even sure that I want to as I don't believe that being born into a family of Druids is any more special than being born into a family of Catholics. My experience of being a Druid in Wexford and Derbyshire are totally different to yours of being a Druid in Canada for a whole host of reasons. One thing I do know from my studies is this - if you spend all your time trying to find someone like yourself you will never be satisfied and you will miss a lot of opportunities to be with people you like.

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DaRC
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Re: Hereditary Druid

Postby DaRC » 14 Jan 2015, 15:06

I came in search of a 'hereditary' druid; one like I, and have been met only with misunderstanding and judgement.
Personally, I am sorry the OP feels this way and if I have contributed to that feeling then it was never my intention.
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In a piece of synchronisity Damh has written about the various varieties of Druid here and that the big forest of Druidry has room for them all...
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Sciethe
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Re: Hereditary Druid

Postby Sciethe » 14 Jan 2015, 17:14

I don't believe that being born into a family of Druids is any more special than being born into a family of Catholics.
Exactly. Many of us have been through periods of intense visionary experience, but then so have lots of Catholics - for example. The visionary experience is part of the human condition and not remotely limited to Druidism, although Druidism respects it as a Holy state more than some philosophies. But usually it is (while intense at the time) something that one eventually becomes comfortable with and is just a normal part of life, and a beauty of existence. That's part of the path, internalising the unimaginably astounding, and living joyfully with it in one's life. But it is also, in general, a very personal aspect of a Druid's experience and not something likely to be shared on the 'net except in poetry and the like.
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