November 26, 2011

Circle now has natural burials

I see in an article in the Chicago Tribune that Circle Sanctuary now has full body burials at their cemetery area.  I am so pleased.  I have been a proponent of natural burial for a very long time.  If I were to pass in Wisconsin, it would be my desire to have a full body burial at Circle Sanctuary. This is great news and evidence that Circle Sanctuary is continuing to lead the way in Pagan ways.
Wiccan church members celebrate holiday honoring the dead in new eco-friendly cemetery

Wiccan church honors dead in eco-friendly cemetery
Believers say natural burial shows reverence for the land as well as the departed

Practical Druidry Radio on the Pagan Radio Network (PRN)

I'm looking forward to hear Charlton Hall's new radio show on the Internet beginning next Wednesday (with an encore on Sunday).  Charlton is the Chief Druid of the Black Mountain Druid Order. Besides his PRN show, he also leads round table discussions on Skype.

Practical Druidry Radio | Pagan Radio Network
Practical Druidry Radio

Practical DruidryHost: Charlton Hall
Premiering on PRN Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Practical Druidry focuses on Druidry, Paganism and other topics of interest to those who practice a nature-centered spiritual path.

November 15, 2011

Irmandade Galician Druids

I received a notification about the a new Galician Druid organization that look like kindred folk.  The majority of their site is in Portuguese but they do have some English content as well.  From their website, they pay attention to historical accuracy and documented evidences, yet, adapt Druidism to the contemporary world and make it relevant to followers today.  Much like the Henge of Keltria attempts to do. Best wishes to our Celtic cousins in Galaica on their new public presence.

Irmandade Druídica Galaica

Welcome to the official site of the Pan-Galician Druidic Fellowship (IDG in the Galician acronym).

The IDG is a religious association formed by those who follow the path of the Galician Druidic tradition. The Fellowship offers shelter to Druidic believers, who can then observe the Celtic calendar in community in addition to celebrating Galician Druidic rituals. Furthermore, the Fellowship offers religious services, advice and rituals by request of the Clan.

The IDG shares the main principles of Druidry elsewhere, but focuses on the own Galician tradition and Celtic legacy. There is, in fact, a continuity in the religious beliefs, folklore and Galician character that can be traced back to the times of the old Pan-Galician Celtic civilisation. In this way, the IDG pays paramount attention to historical accuracy and documented evidences, following the scientific criteria of the Galician Institute for Celtic Studies. Nonetheless, IDG’s view of Druidry adapts to the contemporary world in order to avoid anachronisms and make it relevant to followers today.



Paris exhibition debunks Asterix history

I've seen a number of articles about the ‘Les Gaulois’ exhibition at Paris’ Cite des Sciences which proports to debunk much about Asterix and Obelix.  Come on.  They are cartoon characters.  It is like saying Pepé Le Pew doesn't act like a real skunk.  Of course Asterix and Obelix are fictional and do not represent historical Gauls and Druids. 

  • The article about the exhibition goes on to say that the Gaul.
  • Lived in towns and villages (rather than in the woods).
  • Did not wear winged helmets.
  • Did not play with Dolmens.
  • Used polished bronze sickles rather than gold sickles

I don't think any of the "debunking" would surprise a modern day Druid.  I also think the exhibitors are doing a disservice to the French to imply that they believe the historical Gauls and Druids did the things that the cartoon characters do.  See

Paris exhibition debunks Asterix history - Sci/Tech - DNA

The ‘Asterix and Obelix’ comics have done much to mould the popular belief about the Gauls, but the books have got it all wrong, according to a new exhibition at Paris.

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