Thursday, May 23, 2013


I've been reading the background newsletters of an Irish themed Druid group. Their belief system closely mirrors the intro from The Spiral Dance. I thought I'd toss it out and then comment on some of them later. The one I especially love is the last. That your faith has to be a living belief, not set in stone; unchangeable. We've had enough of that from the fundies the last few years.

Beliefs of

The Henge of Keltria

1. We believe in Divinity as it is manifest in the Pantheon. There are several valid theistic perceptions of this Pantheon.

2. We believe that nature is the embodiment of the Gods and Goddesses.

3. We believe that Natural Law reflects the will of the Gods and Goddesses.

4. We believe that all life is sacred and should neither be harmed nor taken without deliberation or regard.

5. We believe in the immortality of the spirit.

6. We believe that our purpose is to gain wisdom through experience.

7. We believe that learning is an ongoing process and should be fostered at all ages.

8. We believe that morality should be a matter of personal conviction based upon self respect and respect for others.

9. We believe that evil is not a matter of inheritance but of intent, therefore actions are not in themselves evil. Rather, it is through the intent behind actions that evil can manifest.

10. We believe in the relative nature of all things, that nothing is absolute, and that all things, even the Gods and Goddesses, have their dark sides.

11. We believe that individuals have the right to pursue knowledge and wisdom through his or her chosen path.

12. We believe in a living religion able to adapt to a changing environment. We recognize that our beliefs may undergo change as our tradition grows.

Frankly the Quaker side is hanging on by her fingernails and my hanads are getting tired. I'd rather be playing my recorder with the birds.

1 comment:

Lisa :-] said...

This is very wonderful. It strongly resembes my spiritual view.