Here are various
concepts and beliefs from different groups and traditions. These do not represent any one
tradition, and not all are believed by each tradition.
Nature is the
Embodiment of the Divine
and should be preserved
Druidry reveres nature and urges its followers to reconnect to the earth. Modern society
is disconnected and broken, leading to its destruction of nature. As a result, ecology and
environmental activism is an important part of most forms of druidry, especially for the
spiritual and fraternal forms.
Nature are Circles
Human life follows the same cycle of Birth-Death-Rebirth that nature and its seasons do.
Everything in this world seems to follow this cycling wheel - the day, the year, a
lifetime, even emotions and concepts rise and fade to rise again. This concept is clearly
seen in the Celtic Cross or Celtic Wheel.
All Life is
The life of a person or animal or plant should not be harmed or taken without due
deliberation or regard. One of the myths of druidry is that it believes in human
sacrifice. The only accounts of this on record were written by the Romans who were busy
conquering the Celts and had no need to make the Druids look sympathetic. Wicker men were
probably used for executions of prisoners as opposed to sacrifice. Bones of babies found
in fire pits of ritual circles were probably already dead and were burned as part of their
the Three Kindreds -
The Dead, the Nature Spirits, and the Deities
The Dead are the ancestors. It is believed by many that the knowledge gained by our
ancestors is not lost. Through meditation, one can reconnect with the ancestors and
relearn those ancient lessons. Even though the ancient druids left little of their ways
documented, we can still learn their ways through meditation.
Paths are Valid
All religions and paths to divinity are valid. None are better than others. One must find
the path that is most comfortable. Druidry does not believe in conversion. Druidry, at
least in the spiritual form, has no dogma. Either one is called to the Druid path or one