You might be a Reformed Druid . . .


Signs of Druidical Inclinations by Mike the Fool, 2010

  • If you think the two Basic Tenets address a neglected part of your spiritual quest
  • If you think there is more going on behind tangible reality
  • If a sunrise gives you hope
  • If you don’t feel alone in the woods or by the seaside
  • If you see a bird feeding its chicks, and think of your children’s upbringing
  • If you’ve ever watched the shadow of a tree slowly rotate around the base or sat long enough to see the stars spin during a night .
  • If you’ve ever thought twice about pruning a tree or cutting the grass
  • If you’ve ever thanked your meal for its sacrifice
  • If you’ve ever greeted a tree or a rock
  • If fall makes you think of death, winter makes you dream of stories, spring brings thoughts of renewed life and summer is a frisky time
  • If seeing an owl tearing apart a mouse, gives you a moment of reflection on your own mortality
  • If you get a warm chuckle at mankind’s hubris and vanity in matters of religion
  • If you’ve been taught “right and wrong”, but wish to follow a honorable path for reasons other than threats or bribes…
  • If you know that while there are differences, there is also common ground in all faiths to work together
  • If you ever wondered where was the reverence for Nature in her own right
  • If you thought the creation part of Genesis was a bit skimpy
  • If you’d like to ask folks some hard questions and take away some frank answers
  • If you’ve wondered why people pray inside concrete boxes
  • If environmentalism means more than recycling beer cans
  • If you’ve ever felt the pulse of power in a song or poem
  • If you usually figure out the weather better than the news
  • If you devoured books of mythology, magic and monsters
  • If the idea of sitting around the fire all night with friends, food, folk music, a bottle of whiskey and fantastic stories sounds like “your kind of church”
  • If you got a sense of humor that’s irrepressible
  • If you’ve wondered how the peoples of ancient times felt about life, society, the divine and the arts
  • If mandatory religious practice or belief disquiets you
  • If you like to figure things out by mixing advice, research, trial and error and happenstance
  • If you have the courage of opinion to stand by what experience has taught you
  • If you sometimes lose track of the boundaries between religion, philosophy and culture
  • If the thirst for knowledge and wisdom consumes you
  • If you find an exception to every rule and a connection to every random fact
  • If you’re interested in the Celts, but not averse to going farther afield in your studies to patch together a framework .

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