Jean Markale's Monist Woodsmen

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Jean Markale's Monist Woodsmen

Post by BCPantheist » 18 Apr 2016, 06:38

One of the books I read in my youth, which steered me to the pantheistic/Druidic path that I currently walk was Jean Markale's The Druids: Celtic Priests of Nature, in which he painted a picture of the Druid as Monist and woodsman, and because I had also grown-up with an interest in primitive living-skills, "Native American" spirituality and the Mythopoetic Men's Movement, particularly under the influence of authors such as Tom Brown, Jr., Robert Bly, Nancy J. Turner, and Joseph Jastrab, I could relate very well to Markale's notion of what Druids and their "tree-knowledge" might have been.

Nowadays, thanks in-part to Markale, my Druidry is pantheistic, with a casual study of ecopsychology, restorative justice, ethnobotany, experimental archaeology, and wilderness rites. The ceremonial/spiritual elements heavily influenced by OBOD, obviously.

What do you think of Markale's ideas? How do you define "oak-wisdom?"
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Re: Jean Markale's Monist Woodsmen

Post by Journey » 22 Apr 2016, 19:36

Sounds interesting. Added it to my wishlist! Thank you for sharing.
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