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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  THEeXchanger on Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:59 pm

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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  THEeXchanger on Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:35 pm

    Fire Names -- hot names

    UNISEX:

    HUO (霍): Chinese unisex name meaning "fire."

    TLACHINOLLI: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "fire."
    TLEXICTLI: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "fire navel."
    XIPIL: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "noble of the fire."
    XIUHCOATL: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "fire serpent" or "weapon of destruction."

    MALE:

    ADEN: Anglicized form of Gaelic Áedán, meaning "fire." Compare with another form of Aden.

    ADROUSHAN: Armenian name meaning "temple of fire-worship."
    ÁED: Old form of Gaelic Aodh, meaning "fire."

    ÁEDÁN: Diminutive form of Gaelic Áed, meaning "little fire."

    ÁEDH: Variant spelling of Gaelic Áed, meaning "fire."

    AGNIMUKHA: Hindi name meaning "face of fire." In one of the ancient Panchatantra children's tales, this is the name of a flea.

    AIDAN: Anglicized form of Gaelic Áedán, meaning "little fire."

    AIDEN: Variant spelling of English Aidan, meaning "little fire."

    AODH (pronounced ee): Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Old Gaelic Áed, meaning "fire." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a sun god.

    AODHAGÁN: Irish double diminutive form of Irish/Scottish Gaelic Aodh, meaning "tiny little fire."

    AODHÁN: Irish diminutive form of Gaelic Aodh, meaning "little fire."

    AODHFIN: Irish name meaning "white fire."

    AODHFIONN: Variant of Irish Aodhfin, meaning "white fire."

    BERO: Basque name meaning "hot."

    BORVO: A sobriquet for the Celtic sun god Belenus, meaning "heat." As Belenus Borvo, he was "shining heat."

    BRENTON: Habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements bryne, meaning "fire, flame," and tun "enclosure, settlement, town," hence "fire town."

    CANICUS: Latinized form of Scottish Gaelic Cináed (English Kenneth), meaning "born of fire."

    CHAM (חָם): Hebrew name meaning "blackness" or "heat." In the bible, this is the name of Noah's second son. The Anglicized form is Ham.

    CHAMA (חָמָא): Aramaic form of Hebrew Cham, meaning "heat."

    CINÁED: Scottish Gaelic name, meaning "born of fire." Kenneth is an Anglicized form.

    CIONAODH: Irish form of Scottish Gaelic Cináed, meaning "born of fire."

    CONLÁED: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Conlaodh, meaning "purifying fire."

    CONLAODH: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements connla "pure, chaste" and aodh "fire," hence "purifying fire."

    CONLAODH: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements connla "pure, chaste" and aodh "fire," hence "purifying fire."
    CONLETH: Modern form of Irish Gaelic Conláed, meaning "purifying fire."
    CONLEY: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Conláed, meaning "purifying fire."
    EDAN: Variant spelling of English Aidan, meaning "little fire."

    FIAMMETTA: Italian name composed of the word fiamma "fire" and a diminutive suffix, meaning "little fire."

    FINO: Short form of Italian Serafino, meaning "burning one" or "serpent." Also used as a short form of other names ending with -fino. The feminine form is Fina.

    FINTAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Fiontan, meaning "white fire."
    FIONNTÁN: Variant form of Irish Gaelic Fiontan, meaning "white fire."
    FIONTAN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements fionn "white" and tine "fire," hence "white fire."
    GLAURUNG: In Tolkien's Middle-Earth, this is the name of the wingless, fire-breathing, trickster dragon known as "The Deceiver" and "Father of Dragons." He was slain by Túrin.

    GUAFI: Chamoru name meaning "fire."

    HADYN: Welsh form of Gaelic Áedán, meaning "little fire."

    HAM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Cham, meaning "blackness" or "heat." In the bible, this is the name of Noah's second son.

    HOTARU (蛍): Japanese name meaning "firefly; lightning bug."

    HRAG: Armenian name meaning "fire."

    HRAVART: Armenian name meaning "burning rose."

    HUOJIN (金霍): Chinese name meaning "fire god" or "fire metal."

    IAGAN: Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Aodhagán, meaning "tiny little fire."

    KEAHI: Hawaiian name meaning "flames."

    KEEGAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin "son of Aodhagán," hence "tiny little fire."

    KEGAN: Variant spelling of English Keegan, meaning "tiny little fire."

    KENITH: Variant spelling of English Kenneth, meaning both "born of fire" and "comely; finely made."

    KENNET: Scandinavian form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire."
    KENNETH: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Cináed, meaning "born of fire." This was probably the first Anglicization. Compare with another form of Kenneth.
    KENNITH: Variant spelling of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire."
    KENNY: Pet form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire."
    KENT: Contracted form of Scandinavian Kennet, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." Compare with other forms of Kent.
    MAIPE: Chamoru name meaning "fiery; hot."

    MILINTICA: Nahuatl name meaning "fire; he is waving."

    NOOTAU: Native American Algonquin name meaning "fire."

    NUR (נוּר): Aramaic name meaning "fire." Compare with another form of Nur.
    OGNIAN: Variant spelling of Bulgarian Ognyan, meaning "fire."

    OGNYAN: Bulgarian name derived from the word ognen, meaning "fire."

    PAYTAH: Native American Sioux name meaning "fire."

    PHLEGON: Greek myth name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun, meaning "the burning/blazing one."

    PLAMEN (Пламен): Bulgarian name derived from Slavic plam, meaning "fire, flame."

    PYRRHOS (Πύῤῥος): Greek name meaning "flame-like." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Achilles. He is also known as Neoptolemus.
    PYRRHUS: Latin form of Greek Pyrrhos, meaning "flame-like." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Achilles. He was also known as Neoptolemus.
    PYRROS (Πύρρος): Variant spelling of Greek Pyrrhos, meaning "flame-like."
    QUIDEL: Native American Mapuche name meaning "burning torch."
    ROWTAG: Native American Algonquin name meaning "fire."

    SARAF: Variant spelling of Hebrew Saraph, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."

    SARAPH (שָׂרָף): Hebrew name meaning "burning one" or "serpent." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Shelah. It is also the name of a species of venomous serpents mentioned in Numbers 21:6, and the name of an order of six-winged angels mentioned by Isaiah who attend upon God.

    SERAFEIM (Σεραφείμ): Greek form of Hebrew Saraph, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SERAFIM (Серафим): Russian form of Greek Serafeim, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SERAFIN: Polish form of Greek Serafeim, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SERAFINO: Italian form of Latin Seraphinus, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SÉRAPHIN: French form of Latin Seraphinus, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SERAPHINUS: Late Latin form of Hebrew Saraph, meaning "burning one" or "serpent." In the bible, this is the name of an order of six-winged angels mentioned in Isaiah 6:2.
    SU: Basque name meaning "fire."

    TIT (Тит): Russian form of Roman Latin Titus, meaning "fire; to burn" or "straining."
    TITAN (Τῑτάν): According to Diodorus, the Titans were named after their mother Titaia, meaning "fire; to burn." Hesiod derives the name from titaino, "straining." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a sun god, the brother of Helios, and the name of a race of giants. It is also the name of the largest moon of the planet Saturn.
    TITO: Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Titus, meaning "fire; to burn" or "straining."
    TITOS (Τίτος): A derivative of Greek Titan, meaning "fire; to burn" or "straining." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul.
    TITUS: Latin form of Greek Titos, meaning "fire; to burn" or "straining." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul.
    TYSON: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from a byname for a person who is "fiery tempered," from the Old French word tison, meaning "firebrand."
    TYTUS: Polish form of Roman Latin Titus, meaning "fire; to burn."
    UD (אוּד): Hebrew name meaning "firebrand."

    URULÓKI: This is the name of a sub-species of wingless fire-breathing dragon, also known as the fire-drake. They appear in Tolkien's Middle-Earth and were probably sired by Glaurung. A single Urulóki is called an Urulokë.

    UWR (אוּר): Hebrew name meaning "flame or light of fire," also possibly "revelation." In the bible, this is the native place of Abraham, the city of the Chaldeans, and a center of moon worship. The Persian form of Uwr/Ur is Urim, also meaning "fire, flame." According to the Book of Jubilees, the city of Uwr/Ur was named by Ur, son of Kesed.
    UWRIY (אוּרִי): Hebrew name meaning "fiery" or "my flame, my light." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a prince of Judah.
    UWRIYEL (אוּרִיאֵל): Hebrew name meaning "flame of God" or "light of the Lord." In the bible, this is the name of a Levite, and the maternal grandfather of Abijah.
    VULCAN: Roman name meaning "flash." In mythology, this is the name of a god of fire.
    FEMALE:

    ADENA: Feminine form of English Aden, meaning "fire."
    ADENAH: Variant spelling of English Adena, meaning "fire."
    ADENE: Variant spelling of English Adena, meaning "fire."
    AZAR: Persian name meaning "fire."
    CALIDA: English name derived from the Spanish word calida, meaning "hot."
    CELOSIA: English name derived from the flower name (sometimes called cockcombs or woolflowers), from Greek kelos, meaning "burned."
    EDANA: Feminine form of English Edan, meaning "little fire."
    FAJRA: Esperanto name meaning "fiery."
    FIAMMETTA: Italian name composed of the word fiamma "fire" and a diminutive suffix, meaning "little fire."
    FINA: Short form of Italian Serafina, meaning "burning one" or "serpent." Also used as a short form of other names ending with -fina. The masculine form is Fino.
    GABIJA: Lithuanian name possibly related to proto-Mongolian *gabi-, meaning "careful, diligent, skilled." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of fire.
    HADYN: Welsh form of Gaelic Áedán, meaning "little fire."
    HESTIA (Ἑστία): Greek name meaning "altar, hearth, fireside." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the hearth. Her Roman name is Vesta.
    HOURI: Armenian name meaning "flames."
    HOURHER: Armenian name meaning "flaming hair; red-headed."
    HOURIG: Armenian name meaning "little fire."
    HRATCHOUHI: Armenian name meaning "fire-eyed."
    HREGHEN: Armenian name meaning "fiery."
    HRATCHOUHI: Armenian name meaning "fire-eyed."
    HREGHEN: Armenian name meaning "fiery."
    KALAMA: Hawaiian name meaning "flaming torch."
    KEEZHEEKONI: Native American Cheyenne name meaning "burning fire."
    KENINA: Feminine form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire."
    KENNA: Feminine form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." Compare with another form of Kenna.
    MAKENNA: Variant spelling of English Mckenna, meaning "born of fire."
    MCKENNA: Irish and Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha, meaning "son of Cionaodh," hence "born of fire."
    NINA: Native American Quechua name meaning "fire." Compare with other forms of Nina.
    SERA: Short form of Latin Seraphina, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SERAFIMA (Серафима): Feminine form of Russian Serafim, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SERAFINA (Russian: Серафина):
    Feminine form of Polish Serafin, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    Feminine form of Italian Serafino, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    Russian form of Latin Seraphina, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SERAPHINA: Feminine form of Latin Seraphinus, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SERAPHINE: Feminine form of French Séraphin, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
    SHULA (شعلة): Arabic name meaning "flame." Compare with another form of Shula.
    TITAIA: Greek name, said to be cognate with Sanskrit tithá, "fire," from Aryan tith, "to burn." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of the Titans who were named after her; therefore possibly another name for Gaia (Earth).
    TOPAZ: English name derived from the name of the gem, "topaz," the birthstone for the month of November. Pliny says that the topaz was named for an island where the yellow stone was mined, either in the Red Sea or the Arabian Sea. The word was derived from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos/topazion, which is of obscure origin, but there may be a connection with the Sanskrit word tapas, meaning "heat; fire."
    UDIA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Udiya, meaning "fire of God."
    UDIYA (אוּדִיָּה): Hebrew name meaning "ember (or fire) of God."
    URIT (אוּרִית): Hebrew name meaning "fire, light."
    URITH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Urit, meaning "fire, light."
    URITI: Variant form of Hebrew Urit, meaning "fire, light."
    VESTA: Latin form of Greek Hestia, meaning "altar, hearth, fireside." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the hearth.
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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  HigherLove on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:43 am

    I ventured out and posted about some of my experiences.
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    *Member to HL*: So basically you traveled the vortex to the past during a moment of exhaustion. Words of monks....or the idea of a monk is physical separatism or practice of Asceticism which is another form of separatism or abstinence. Practiced of course for spiritual goals and/or training.

    Where as Druids while being a priestly class were in opposition to the separatism practice and encouraged such belief as not only reincarnation...but many of the principal opposite of monk teachings and separatism up to and including mysticism and magic. Sort of like the dualistic polar opposite of a monk .

    Now what I hearing form you is the possible connection to Neo-Druidism or Neo-Druidry....in which "honoring of the ancestors and honoring of the land" is of primary purpose. Check this and see if this is where you're leaning....rather than the ancient practice perhaps this? Whatever the case your interest seems to be from some past life memory perhaps?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Druidism

    Just a thought.....


    Higher Love:

    Thank you. That was really getting to the point.

    "Basically".

    Lmao

    "You know...same old same old...basically rode the vortex again". hehehe

    Iron Druids? Goody. More leads.

    I had hesitations about the monk idea. It's not like me to sit off by myself somewhere for too long, let alone an entire life.

    Past life memories are another matter. (Keywords: maps, mariner, compass, drowning).

    I am still working on this, and may just let it go if it turns out to be a distraction. There is only value in remembering if I can bring it to the present to effect positive change, anyway. Besides, for now, I may have gleaned as much from this on my own as is possible.

    At least I hope my motivations are pure. However, if a tree just churns out rotten apples no matter how pure the intent, the apples are still rotten.

    Then again, maybe it forgot it was here to make pears?

    I wish I could find the comment again, but I was rushing. It was something about Celtic Druids and some other group of Druids, and that other than a seeming mutual adoration of the kilt, they had little in common. I doubt abstinence has ever been something I took seriously. Especially with so many men in kilts.


    As always, thank you so very much.

    PEACE


    Higher Love: I also get "interesting" little validations (the only measured quakes in the world while I wrote the above comment were all here in Nor Cal).

    http://www.atticus1.org/xenforo/index.php?threads/the-druid-chronicles.5706/page-2#post-26761
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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  HigherLove on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:03 am

    Neodruidism
    1963 - present

    The advent of neodruidism, sometimes called Reform Druidism, was actually a joke--a protest against Minnesota's Carleton College, which had a requirement that all students attend a worship service once a week. In 1963, a group of students who had no interest in religion decided to test this, and claimed to be the Reformed Druids of North America. They held services on Sunday, combining prayers to Mother Earth, Celtic deities, meditation, Zen, Christian mystical writings, and their own philosophies. The university accepted this, to their surprise. More to their surprise, they continued the group, finding that they were actually getting something out of it.

    Upon setting up a chapter in Berkeley, the NRDNA--New Reformed Druids of North America--was formed, taking a less mesodruidic stance; i.e. less a mishmash of philosophies and more concerned with scholarship. However, even this distinction isn't quite correct, as the philosophy of Reformed Druidism is kept intentionally vague--namely, the Earth is Good, and nature has a polarity, but not a duality. Thus, there are NRDNA groups which mix this philosophy and many other religions--Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Wicca, and so on.

    From the RDNA, two groups were formed: Ár nDraíocht Féin, which is primarily concerned with reconstructing an Indo-Eurpean religion; and the Henge of Keltria, which is strictly Celtic in its interest. The reason for this was the lack of organization or even theology in the RDNA. In 1983, Issac Bonewits lead an offshoot dedicated to reconstructing an Indo-European priesthood through studying the works of Stuart Piggot, Georges Dumezil, and other archaeologists and anthropologists. The intent was not Pan-Celtic, but Pan-European, based on the belief that the paleodruids (among many other groups, but the druids being the most recognizable) were the last vestiges of a neolithic/Bronze Age priesthood that existed throughout Europe.

    In 1986, five members of ADF taped a list of concerns to Bonewits' van door--a self-conscious mimicking of Martin Luther. They felt that Druidism was a specifically Celtic priesthood/religion and not a pan-European one. Frustrated, they split off into their own group, the Henge of Keltria, lead by Tony and Pat Taylor. The Henge's focus is to restore as much as possible of the original, classical druidism, though with a modern sensibility (hense no sacrifices of animals or humans, but things like a revival of the mistletoe rite described by Pliny the Elder).

    What is most important, however, about both branches (and many other, smaller branches) of neodruidism is a belief in the sacredness of the earth, the multiplicity of divinities, and the celebration of the Eightfold Year. Unlike some mesodruidic groups, they do not discriminate because of gender; sexuality is left open to the individual (which, given what is known of the Celts, is rather appropriate), and they have thrown out many of the misconceptions of the mesodruids and replaced them with sound scholarship. Some branches believe in magic, while others only in ritual and worship. The ADF has an archdruid at their head, while the Henge has a president. What is at the core, however, is always the same--seeking wisdom from nature, doing no harm, and worshipping the gods.

    It should also be mentioned that there is one more variation, one which is not usually explored or written about, namely Celtic Reconstructionism. While ADF and the Henge refer to Druidism, there are some neodruids who do not take the title "Druid" as they feel they cannot replicate the original, paleodruidic priesthood. Instead, they call their religion Celtic Reconstructionism, so as to acknowledge the lack of true druids as existed in the classical period. (I have to say, I agree with them, in their eschewing the term "Druidism" as inaccurate--however, it is the most convenient term, the one most people are familiar with.)

    http://www.maryjones.us/jce/neodruidism.html

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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  HigherLove on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:22 pm

    Sorry...my threads have become entangled...

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    More on this later, but me thinks I now have the "family" support that seems to have been missing for so long.

    It turns out the symbols used by those seeking a return to the ways of the ancients are some I have been drawn to, all along.

    More, later.

    PEACE

    Oh: I found this image of a Female Druid and an Owl and their pages...








    Well, as I learned long ago, for every PhD, there is an equal and opposite PhD. :op


    I like this. It is good to know up front. Perhaps another thread at some point, but it seems other forums have beat this to death.

    This will guide me well down my path.

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    Frustrations with Celtic Reconstructionism

    Go to the source.

    This has been my philosophy on all things spiritual for many years. It is an impulse that lead me to Celtic Reconstructionism in the first place. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the Pagan Celts, from as many sources as I could. Don’t get me wrong, a thorough study of Celtic lore is invaluable, and there is plenty out there to learn. But I want a heartfelt, passionate education not just an academic one. Go to the source! What did the idea of “source” mean to pagan Celts? What does it mean to me? What did they see as the source for their emotions, cosmology, and life? What do I see as the source for my emotions, cosmology, and life? What if they differ in substantial ways? And if they do, how do I have a comprehensive spirituality without making apologies for “insulting Celtic culture”? Can I still call myself a Celtic Reconstructionist? It was as if a venerable old Druid was tapping me on the shoulder saying, “You must unlearn what you have learned”.

    An experience I had a few years ago seems to be when a lot of these questions started to surface. I had hiked to the top of a pinnacle behind Pikes Peak and did some prayers to Brighid. I had been feeling a decided lack of imbas in my practice lately and wanted to re-connect. Right after the prayer was over I noticed a group of swallows flying around the pinnacle catching the bugs that were riding the thermals off the sun drenched granite. Their wings literally cut the wind and you can hear the sound of it. After loosing myself in the experience of watching the swallows, it hit me. I must approach a time like this with no expectations, and no pre-conceived notions about what is spiritual and what is not. The seed that was planted that day is coming to harvest in my life. I realize that much of my time spent as a Celtic Reconstructionist has been putting my beliefs and experiences into a “Celtic” box and a “Non-Celtic” box. As long as I do this there is no possibility of a fully integrated spirituality.

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    I still have a lot of respect for pagan Reconstructionist religions, but they are, in my opinion, ultimately a step in the right direction and not the journey itself. I don’t think Reconstructionism as it is currently practiced will last much longer. They came along exactly when they needed to to give a little grounding to the fluff out there. However, we must remember that the Celts of the ancient world got their beliefs and practices from their own experiences of their own time. Reconstructing those beliefs is pointless, and ultimately fruitless. We should see the lore as inspiration not as dogma. If we are really going to follow their example it would be for us to go to the source ourselves. Just like they did! This is why Faery Seership has lit a whole new fire of imbas for me. It is grounded in the lore but not ruled by it. Books like Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom by Erynn Rowan Laurie are an exception to most Celtic Reconstructionist literature. Why? Because you can tell the author has worked with the system for many years.

    Frankly I got tired of Celtic Reconstructionist email lists and discussions. After reading the same old argument about who the Celts were, how language is important (and trust me it is) and how personal gnosis is different from Celtic culture and lore, blah blah blah. It gets really damn old. Where’s the beef! I kept hoping we would talk about something other than what an ocaire was and start talking about how Reconstructionism was relevant to current problems. You know like the problem of climate change, human suffering, morality, personal interactions with the Tuatha Dé Dannnn, and a whole host of other issues and needs? That and the fact that you can only read chapters and essays on the “History of the Celts” so many times before you just want to scream.


    Paths like Gaelic Traditionalism and even Reconstructionism now seem anachronistic to me. The world is completely different, and you can read Cattle Lords and Clansmen (great book by the way) until you have it memorized but you will never be able to re-create the economy of Ancient Ireland today no matter how much land you buy. And although I admire the Gaelic Traditionalists knowledge base and commitment to Gaelic culture, it seems to be trading one dogma for another. I don’t want to see the world the same way as my Celtic ancestors did, I want to follow their example and be inspired by them.
    Veve for Maman Brigitte

    Veve for Maman Brigitte

    One of the most fascinating things that I have become aware of in the past year is that Saint Brigit (and yes she is a goddess no matter what any Catholic will try to tell you) is now a part of the Voodoo tradition. When I heard this it blew me away! How did this happen? After a little research I found that:

    “Maman Brigitte, is indeed the Vodou manifestation of the Celtic goddess Brigid. During the Stuart Wars, many Scottish and Irish men and women loyal to the Stuart crown were deported to the West Indies, and that is how Brighid arrived in Haiti. Maman Brigitte will heal the sick if she is invoked for that reason. She is also a magician, and a particular friend of women and children.”

    Now this is in no way traditionally Celtic, but does that mean that it is an insult to Celtic culture? Not at all, it is another expression of it. If a Celtic Reconstructionist tried to incorporate a symbol like this into a book he was writing about the Gods and Goddesses he would get roasted alive in chat rooms and email lists. This creates an atmosphere that stifles growth and personal spiritual expression. Now I am not advocating that people pass anything off as Celtic, but lets give people a chance to express their own interactions with the gods and refrain from calling them posers.

    The long in short of it is that I no longer consider myself to be a Celtic Reconstructionist. I think Faery Seership draws from deep wells of Celtic Otherworld lore, and I continue to learn Gaelic and remain obsessed with anything Celtic. However, I prefer interacting with the Sídhe and the Gods and Goddesses on my own and learning directly from the source. I found that I did not feel like I had any room to breath in Reconstructionism. Faery Seership is much more forgiving in that respect. Faery Seership requires personal honesty and exploration of the self that is by no means easy, it is, however, incredibly rewarding.
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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  HigherLove on Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:36 pm

    From January 6, 2012

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    Sing Ignis Corporis Infirmat, Ignis sed Animae Perstat for Sanctus Rudolf Nureyev, who brought fire to the ballet stage like few before him or since have done!

    Aedicula Antinoi: A Small Shrine of Antinous
    Notitiae Doctoris: The Doctor's Notes

    First, today was the dies mortis of Rudolf Nureyev in 1993. Nureyev was one of the most important and influential Russian ballet dancers of the 20th century, and perhaps one of the most important and noteworthy male ballet dancers of all time, having transformed the role of male ballet dancers into something more than being the “muscle” that supports the female dancers into an expressive and even independently significant persona. Despite being a sensation in the U.S.S.R., he was often in trouble with the authorities for “mixing with foreigners,” and he eventually defected to France in 1961; he was not in the “good books,” as it were, of the KGB for much of the rest of his life–in fact, Kruschev personally signed an order to have him killed. He became the long-term partner of the Danish dancer Erik Bruhn not long after his defection, and they were together until Bruhn’s death in 1986. Other Sancti, including Andy Warhol and Freddie Mercury, were friends with Nureyev. He ended up contracting AIDS in the 1980s, and nearly until his death he refused to acknowledge the existence of the disease, or that he even had it. Let him be remembered, therefore, for his work and for his life, and not for what caused his death!



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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  HigherLove on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:40 pm

    The Grand Dame of Gay Entertainment (Sorry Donna...you are still the better singer; and prettier) -






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    MDNA:

    1. short for Madonna
    2. reference to mdMa (get same euphoria from her record is her point)
    3. DNA of "M" (DNA of Madonna).




    hehehehehe



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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  HigherLove on Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:03 am

    Clyde - after a night of mischief. Just a baby, really. One does not have to be Thuban to have a dragon...at least I get to help train mine. eeep


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    Mischief managed, Clyde. Now have a good sleep.



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    Re: The Neo-Druid Chronicles

    Post  HigherLove on Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:58 pm

    [i][b]A bonus high-holy day for Druids

    MADONNA (and people who wish they were): HALF TIME SHOW

    ROCKS!!!!!!

    53 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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