There is a considerable amount of information held within this site, and although there is a very fine search box at the top of every page, there is always a need for a FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – page. Here it is. In the main it will be a semi-managed subindex of links to articles elsewhere in the site, placed here in response to questions most regularly posed to the office@ email address. If you think something should be in the list and isn’t, that’s the email address to use.
- How does one become a Druid?
- What do Druids do?
- What does the word “Druid” mean?
- Is Druidry a religion?
- Are all Druids Polytheistic?
- Are all Druids animistic?
- What are the Druids’ religious holidays or Festivals?
- Do all Druids go to Stonehenge at the Summer Solstice?
- Who were the Druids historically?
- How can there still be Druids today?
- Can Women be Druids? I thought the ancient Druids were all old men with white beards!
- What is the Druid’s attitude to other religions?
- Can I be a Druid and still be a Christian?
- What is the difference between Wicca & Druidry?
- Do I need to be a Bard, Ovate or Druid, or is it possible to be a little of all of them?
- Do I need to speak or study one of the old Celtic Languages?
- Are there any Druidic creation Myths?
- “My Granfather was a Druid, do you still have his membership details?”
- Is there any connection between Druidry, nationalism and racism?
Discussions around the foreword to the constitution of The Druid Network.
This section uses members writings from the Social-dot section of TDN in relation to the foreword of TDN’s constitution, further clarifying and expanding the understanding of TDN’s stated position of promoting Druidry as a religion. (The use of different fonts indicates different sources of origin, and should not be viewed as indicative of any sign of importance)
- Statement 1: Druidry was the native spiritual tradition of the peoples who inhabited the islands of Britain and Ireland, spreading through much of Europe.
- Statement 2: Though many consider it (Druidry) to have been a religion or political force that came to Britain with the influx of culture concurrent with the Iron Age, it is increasingly understood, and within the Network acknowledged, to be of an older indigenous if ever-evolving religious tradition.
- Statement 3: As an ancient pagan religion, Druidry is based on the reverential, sacred and honourable relationship between the people and the land.
- Statement 4: In its personal expression,modern Druidry is the spiritual interaction between an individual and the spirits of nature, including those of landscape and ancestry, together with the continuities of spiritual, literary and cultural heritage.
- Statement 5: Through this reverence, Druidic practice is based on honour for the ancestors, considered sacred.
- Statement 6: In ancestral stories, in human nature and life’s patterns, in the long river of history, in poetry and music, the Druid finds the divine inspiration known as awen, the force that flows into his/her own sacred creativity of living, allowing depths of understanding and wisdom.