Ancestors, death and dying, bereavement, and comforting gods. Weaving these together to see how we plan for our own deaths, look to ancestors, let loved ones go, and look to the gods to see us through the transition of death.
This year’s Samhain and ‘Celtic new year’ activities included rituals for protection and good fortune, the obligatory pumpkin carving, and feasting. Hurricane Sandy Prayers, saining with salt, full moon prayers for peace, Samahin, ritual house cleaning, ancestor’s feast, jack-o-lantern, and drawing wash rituals.
The Ogam (Ogham) is an old Irish alphabet of sacred ‘trees’ that modern Druids have studied and built upon for spiritual uses. This guide will help you find local trees for your own Ogam wherever you may live.
Many Druids practice Buddhist meditation or follow their teachings, either as a spiritual path or a secular way of life. Resources and news related to Buddhism are featured on this new page.
“It’s an attitude, an understanding, an exquisitely simple and natural philosophy of living. For a great many it is a rich and ancient religion, a mystical spirituality. For others it’s simply a guiding way of life. It is absolutely open and free for anyone to discover.”
Remma Restall Orr, Druid Priestess