Druids and Druidry in the 21st century

What would our ancestors think of us? Namely, what would the ancient Druids think of how we conduct Druidic business and organise ourselves?

I guess that, notwithstanding the honest efforts in reviving a fading Tradition, they would be alarmed at our fragmentation …

[We] have an imperative to assemble, talk, move forward, to propose and create rather than always lament how much has been lost and how unfair history has been to our people …

We cannot do that in isolation nor can we dawdle, since modern pressures also deepen the social and cultural deconstruction of our nations. There is a lot of work ahead, but the path we walk should not be a lonely one.

 

This is a reflection of our Durvate Mor (Archdruid), /|\ Milésio, on the future of our Clans and beliefs. In other words, it is a personal observation on the role and preservation of Druidry and Celtic culture and society in the times to come.

Click here for the full text (*.pdf, 85 KB).

This article was first published in A Revista da Tradição Lvsitana, n. 3, ATDL, Nov. 2017. pp. 66-74.

PS. More information about us, in English, >here<

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Artigo de opinião do nosso Durvate Mor, /|\ Milésio, sobre o futuro dos nossos Clãs e crenças. Foi escrito em inglês para favorecer a sua compreensão e debate na Pan-Céltia em geral.

O texto original foi publicado na revista A Revista da Tradição Lvsitana n. 3, ATDL, Nov. 2017. pp. 66-74, e pode-se descarregar em formato pdf >aqui (85 KB)<.

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Galicia and Druidry (TV interview)

What is Druidry? What does it mean to be a “Celt” nowadays? Why is this relevant at all?
Druidry explains the deep spiritual connection between a people and their land, their past and their traditions. Being a Celt in the 21stC is gaining awareness of that ancient heritage and persevering in keeping it alive. Both aspects – Druidry and Celticity – are also a path into the future open to all. It is an example of how a society can embrace ageless but at the same time useful, forward-thinking values, and share them with the world.
Being a Celt is, then, studying, learning, respecting that past, but also reconstructing and living an identity in an educated and reasonable manner, establishing links with akin communities and individuals. Druidry is probably the best option to do that when that fond feeling emanates from the soul and the heart.
It is not only about what was, but what is, and what we want it to be for the times to come.
Welcome, fellow Celts, wherever you may be from.
(More information in English at our specific English page.)

NOTE: This interview is part of  the TV show “Spectacular Spain” (S01 E06), first aired on Channel 5 (UK) on May 5th, 2017. Alex Polizzi talks to Xoán /|\ Milésio (Durvate Mór /Arch-Druid of the IDG). Reproduced here for educational purposes only. Subtitles in Galician-Portuguese by IDG.

 

[GL-PT] O que é a Druidaria? O que significa ser “celta” hoje em dia? Por que isso tudo é relevante em verdade?
A Druidaria explica a profunda conexom espiritual entre um povo e a sua terra, o seu passado e as suas tradiçons. Ser celta no S. XXI significa decatar-se dessa antiga herança e perseverar em mantê-la viva. Ambos aspectos – Druidaria e celticidade – som tamém um caminho para o futuro, aberto a todos e todas. É um exemplo de como umha sociedade pode abraçar valores eternos, mas ao mesmo tempo úteis, progressistas, e compartilhá-los com o mundo.
Ser Celta é, entom, estudar, aprender, respeitar esse passado, mas tamém reconstruir e viver umha identidade de maneira educada e razoável, estabelecendo laços com comunidades e indivíduos afins. A Druidaria é provavelmente a melhor opçom para fazer isso quando esse sentimento fundo emana da alma e do coraçom.
Nom é apenas o que foi, mas o que é, e o que queremos que seja para os tempos vindouros.
Bem-vindos e bem-vindas, amigas celtas, de onde seja que sejades.

NOTA: Esta entrevista é parte do programa de TV “Spectacular Spain” (S01 E06), emitido originalmente em Channel 5 (UK) o 5 de Maio de 2017. Alex Polizzi fala co Xoán /|\ Milésio (Durvate Mór da IDG). Reproduzido aqui apenas para fins educacionais. Legendas em galego-português da IDG.


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If you are reading these lines…

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… it means you are in the right place in case you are looking for information on Galician Druidry or the ancient history and heritage of our Land, which we consider to be the core of the Atlantic Celtic culture.

Anyhow, you are most welcome 🙂

However, you may have noticed that most of our site and regular publications are produced in Galician language only, although some relevant information is also presented in English every now and then (such as our page about Galicia).

Therefore, we would like to invite you to read our specific English page where you will find out a bit more about us and our beliefs.

Also, do not hesitate to contact us (in English, of course) with any questions, and feel free to follow the IDG on Facebook and Twitter.

All the best /|\

[Isto é umha nota de boas-vindas para pessoas que nom percebem galego-português – This is a welcome note for those who don’t understand Galician-Portuguese]

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