The Christian Druid
Heather

UK

#1 Nov 25, 2009
One author defined this as "a Christian with a deep nature based spiritual awareness".

A Christian might tell you God lives in all things. Druidry illustrates this with the notion of animism. This is not necessarily believing that all things have an individual soul, but that Awen (the creative life force) is God and flows through all things, so He is all.

This is one of the examples of the way in which Christians can apply a deeper spirituality (more intune with the natural world) to their Christian faith. Many would argue that these have never been seperated.

Here are some interesting links about the issue:

http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/theemerald/...

http://matthewslater.blogspot.com/2009/08/dru...

http://druidry.org/obod/druid-path/druidtrini...

"There are Wiccans and other Pagan Paths that are Druids. There are Buddhist and Hindus that are Druids. There are Moslems, New Agers and even Fundamental Christians who are Druids. They just may not know it. They hold within their heart, mind and soul, that which makes a Druid. They truly do understand the virtues that we live by. They just have never understood what a Druid is, or had the training, the encouragement, to become one of us who can stand proudly and say “I AM a Druid".

:):):):)
Delicate Sound of Breeze

Englewood, CO

#2 Nov 25, 2009
"DOOM II: Extended"

The dust, you aren't devils note.

Off the record "We're giving Alaska back to Russia."
Christmas

Portland, OR

#3 Nov 27, 2009
Heather wrote:
One author defined this as "a Christian with a deep nature based spiritual awareness".
A Christian might tell you God lives in all things. Druidry illustrates this with the notion of animism. This is not necessarily believing that all things have an individual soul, but that Awen (the creative life force) is God and flows through all things, so He is all.
This is one of the examples of the way in which Christians can apply a deeper spirituality (more intune with the natural world) to their Christian faith. Many would argue that these have never been seperated.
Here are some interesting links about the issue:
http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/theemerald/...
http://matthewslater.blogspot.com/2009/08/dru...
http://druidry.org/obod/druid-path/druidtrini...
"There are Wiccans and other Pagan Paths that are Druids. There are Buddhist and Hindus that are Druids. There are Moslems, New Agers and even Fundamental Christians who are Druids. They just may not know it. They hold within their heart, mind and soul, that which makes a Druid. They truly do understand the virtues that we live by. They just have never understood what a Druid is, or had the training, the encouragement, to become one of us who can stand proudly and say “I AM a Druid".
:):):):)
Well said Heather!
Heather

UK

#4 Nov 27, 2009
haha thanks =D
Christmas

Portland, OR

#5 Dec 4, 2009
Tell us... what priviledges are granted of Christ's Druids?
Heather

UK

#6 Dec 6, 2009
Well, no priviledges are granted to anybody who just labels themselves as a Christian Druid I suppose. Or one who is unclear about their stance in their paths, but I believe in does have many inevitable priviledges as an expression and understanding of the world.:)

In a book called 'The Way of the Druid' by Graham Talboyes, the author questions which of four people understand trees the most: one who climbs them, one who makes furniture out of their wood, one who learns about them from books or one who plants them and watches them grow. He goes onto say that this is a flase question and that there is no single way we can understand trees -- however expert we might be in these particular fields. Not only do I believe that this applies to the world, but also in the way in which we understand God: many read about him from scripture, but many others haven't read the Bible, yet understand God in a different way by the way he has guided them

Christian Druid: Jesus is my Druid argues that "Many Druids converted to Christianity easily because Christian beliefs and the teachings of the Celtic church were very similar to those that they espoused themselves. In fact, the birth of Christ was an often-repeated saga in many Old Traditions."
From studying the myths, legends and structure of society in the Celtic world, researches have been able to learn much about the basic moral principles that have been upheld by the Druids corrolate with Christianity in many ways. Christianity seems to elaborate on many of these things. Such as, the notions of honour and responsability which are portrayed in many Celtic mythical figures (see the mammoth book of celtic myths and legends).

However, some of what I've said are ideas either of my own or of others as a way of shedding more light onto the faith.
Visit the Druid Network, to see their answer to this issue:
http://druidnetwork.org/interfaith/articles/r...
If you would like to learn more or a specific issue, then e-mail
http://druidnetwork.org/en/about/contact.html
for more information of reccomended books etc. I'm sure they'd be glad to help!
Christmas

Portland, OR

#7 Dec 20, 2009
Thank you for your insights Heather. It sounds like you are well versed in Druidism, but that is only half, at best, of what it means to be a "Christian Druid." Realize that it is spoken that amoung the gods, God, is king. Yet, we don't know how to identify the king of gods but through the fact that he is the father of Jesus Christ. So-to-speak, Jesus Christ is the magic "key" in Heavan and there through that insight and knowledge we are given the gift of eternal life and grace.
As a scientist, the Druid left for me something to inspect, and a mystery to investigate. That is why I call it "Romancing the Mystery." However, my spirit was left empty. The Druid taught me to tend my roots, my trunk, and my canopy; as a whole, the body. Missing amoung the mystery were lessons of the spirit and that is where Christianity makes my cup flow over.
Christianity lights that path through the forest for the spirit. The JOY, yet I am sad. The reason that I am sad is that off-the-shelf Christians don't know of the tree and how to tend it and that reality has led to glutonous consummerism (buying without need) which has ultimately led to Global Warming, pollution and so on. Could we only leave it on record that we are not the only planet out there, that we tended all things through the lesson of the tree and "it" meaning "us" flurished.:(
Your thoughts....
Psal. 69
Heather

UK

#8 Dec 27, 2009
Thank you Christmas, I will try to answer this the best I can though I confess I was a little confused.

It is true that many Christians - and many people in general - are naive to many global issues and their attitude is insular and not reflective of their faith or whatever they wish to profess to be. I think the problem is not their ignorance in how to tend the tree of life, but their assumption of expertise through their unwillingness to seek guidence elsewhere and (to put it bluntly) arrogance: a problem not exclusive to Christians, but prevalent wherever.

One crucial seperation between Christianity and the way of the Druid, is that the former is instructive, whereas the latter provides a means of developing spirituality through an understanding of the ancient ways.

When you tend your roots, you are looking into your family's roots. "ancestry and heritage as sacred" is what the Druid Network claims. Where does your ancient ancestry lie? What wisdom can you learn from it? These are important ways of defining who we are today, as on his path "the Druid will work on self-knowledge".

To be Christian is to be active. It is to radiate compassion, patience, kindess and gentleness in everything we do. It is to help the needy, to love thy neighbour and respect the brother and sisterhood we share in God. Similarly, the Druid path is an active one because - like Christianity - God can only be revealed to us by what we do. An interest in the history, geography and language of your ancestors and the use of creativity to inspire others. A compassion for community and the lands we live in.
Like Christianity, "there is no part of life where a Druid is not engaging with (his) god".

Yes, romancing the mystery sums it up and it's important, exciting and natural to explore this.
Prof Edward Ion Benton

Portland, OR

#9 Dec 30, 2009
Don't confess. Confesson is not the Druid way. God knows all. If and only if, he asks of you the truth tell him to his face. And you will be so powerful that you forced God to be in your audiance.
Heather

Derby, UK

#10 Mar 17, 2010
I meant, I confess something to Christmas, as in I will show humility in stating something beforehand rather than assuming I fully understand what he was saying. I was not talking about God at that point.
Jason

Houston, TX

#11 Dec 14, 2010
Heather wrote:
I meant, I confess something to Christmas, as in I will show humility in stating something beforehand rather than assuming I fully understand what he was saying. I was not talking about God at that point.
Hey I am 25. Okay, what about family bloodlines as in ties to family. Also, what about communication with the other side (Spiritual Realm i.e. Demons, Angels, Spirits). Do I feel strange that I have personally seen Death? No, he has no face, thats about the only thing that is scary about him. My family are all Christians and some of us have these gifts while others do not. Namely BLOOD. Grandfather Father Aunt Grandmother ME. Great-Uncle.Great Uncles wife was a SHAMAN just found this out. No other Grand-Child (six of us all over the age of 21 except my youngest cousin who is 16) in our blood line has these gifts, and I beleive it to be a direct descendent issue. My grandfather doubted my father and his brother but placed a great deal of energy into me.(des. 2008) He is dead now but my father has brought this to my attention. This is a deep concept. Email me please at [email protected] My name is Jason

Also, there are derivitives to Druids aren't there? Based upon the type of soul that resides in the physical form.
nbanuchi

Concord, NC

#12 Dec 17, 2010
Do Druids believe that Jesus is God in the flesh (in short, the trinitarian concept of God's nature as expressed in Christian teaching)? Thanks.
God is the Creator

Durban, South Africa

#13 Nov 4, 2011
Heather wrote about one author stating,'Who knows more about trees, the man who climbs them, the man who makes furniture out of them, the one who learns about them from books, or the one who nurtures them?' I know the answer. One man is all of them men. For he climbed trees when he was a child and grew fond of them, he then made money as a carpenter, because he needed to understand wood he read books and reignited the flame of his love for trees so he started nurturing them. He then understood God, as God created the trees which gave him joy, so he thanked God; God created the trees which provided for him, so he thanked God; God created trees which provide paper and the book for him to learn from, so he thanked God; and God gave him the understanding to nurture a tree from a seed to its death, so he understood life and this time God thanked him for hearing HIS message.
Amen. Awen.

“the Light One”

Since: Oct 12

Delphi

#14 Oct 17, 2012
Christmas wrote:
Thank you for your insights Heather. It sounds like you are well versed in Druidism, but that is only half, at best, of what it means to be a "Christian Druid." Realize that it is spoken that amoung the gods, God, is king. Yet, we don't know how to identify the king of gods but through the fact that he is the father of Jesus Christ. So-to-speak, Jesus Christ is the magic "key" in Heavan and there through that insight and knowledge we are given the gift of eternal life and grace.
Psal. 69
I didn't know Druids were Christians. Is it a split off of the Anglican church or Roman Catholicism?
Christmas

Boulder, CO

#15 Apr 8, 2013
Phoibos Apollon wrote:
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I didn't know Druids were Christians. Is it a split off of the Anglican church or Roman Catholicism?
Christian Druids do not exist officially, however, is it impossible to be a Druid who chooses Jesus as his lord and savior?
Prof Edward Ion Benton

Boulder, CO

#16 Apr 16, 2013
Heather wrote:
Thank you Christmas, I will try to answer this the best I can though I confess I was a little confused.
Sorry Heather! I saw "confess" then I was distracted by somebody and I did not read the rest of your post so I thought you were confessing over the net. Not that confession is a bad thing:) Things can change obviously.
ArchDruid Paul Garling

Toluca, IL

#17 Sep 28, 2013
In the 6-8 centry there was and still is christian druids. From St. Patrick- St columba of Iona Scotland. Paul's letter in 2 Thessolonians 2:15 it states that Therefore brethern standfast and hold the traditions which ye have be taught weather by word or epistle.

Christian Druids believe that there is 1 God and there is only 1 mediator between God and Man ans that man is Christ Jesus.

Christian druids don't just READ about Christ and God they experience it everyday. For within them
here is no seperation between the mundane lives and there spiritual lives for they belive that they are the same. There church is not made of bricks for the Christian Druids church is that of nature.

Now don't get me wrong we do not worship nature but we have a reverence for nature

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