live on this one planet, Earth or Gaia. The planet is a living,
breathing, entity, and we are a part of Gaia’s ecosystem,
a complex, interdependent system that sustains all of the life
forms, both seen and unseen that is dependant on the planet
call this concept “oneness” and it is the idea that
every human (or every being present in a human body) is a part
of every other human, and every other living thing on the planet,
including the planet itself. This concept has been the heart and
soul of Druidism from the very ancient times up to our present
day. The ancients knew, as we know now, that there really aren’t
any differences between the races, or between cultures, that justify
fear, separateness, or any kind of ethno or racial phobias. It’s
like the bumper sticker says:
Planet, One People, One Future...
as Druids then we are called to evolve beyond petty ideas about
cultural and racial differences. A common trap we fall into is
the idea that Celtic culture is more important or superior to
any other, or that we as Druids serve only those from the Celtic
community. It’s an absurdity, when one examines the attitudes
of real Celts. There is no word for “Celtic” in any
of the Celtic languages. The Welsh, for example, call themselves
“Cymru” which simply means “the people.”
This Welsh word therefore has no ethnic or cultural exclusivity.
Anyone, therefore, is “Cymru.”
Druids, we need to be open to whatever works for the betterment
of all, regardless of its origin. For instance, most martial arts
are very beneficial for those who practice them, leading to discipline
of body and mind and of course, better health. Most martial arts
are also Chinese or Japanese in origin, but that shouldn’t
matter. Likewise, Yoga is very beneficial for those who practice
it, and it’s an Indian discipline. But that shouldn’t
matter. The fact that it does matter to some, who wish a purely
Celtic Druidism, is problematical at best, and unbecoming a Druid
had a fellow email us recently, complaining because we have made
the Dalai Lama an “Honorary Druid.” He went on to
complain that because His Holiness was Tibetan he could never
be a Druid. I think the ancient Druids would laugh at such a concept.
I personally found it to be very sad.
sometimes are prejudiced in other ways. We know it’s a bad
thing to disparage another because of race, or creed, or ethnicity.
But some of us will use birth sign as an excuse. I can offer myself
here as an example. I have experienced two bad marriages in my
life and both of those women were Pisceans. So in the past I have
tended to shy away from friendships with Pisces women. If a persons
chart has Mars in Aries, I also tend to shy away from them and
I have even in the past engaged in saying that perhaps Pisceans
shouldn’t be allowed in our Order. This was a major wrongness
on my part, and I humbly apologize to all the Piscean women out
there whom I might have disparaged. It won’t happen again.
I’ve also made excuses for myself in the past by saying
“Oh, it’s a Scorpio thing,” when I’ve
exhibited some bad behavior.
your own sun sign to excuse your bad behavior, or disparaging
another sun sign for whatever reason is just as bad as exhibiting
bigotry toward another race or culture. It’s a wrongness
no matter what.
are one people on this Earth. We’re not black or white,
we’re not Celtic or Indian, we’re not Aries or Scorpio,
we’re one people, one tribe, one race (the human race).
Yes, in past incarnations we may have come from the Pleiades,
or from Arcturia, and we might have been Elves, or Angels. But
we’re here now. We’re in human form in this incarnation
at this time on this Earth.
time to embrace each other. It’s time to celebrate our one-ness!
It’s time to act like the Gods we have incarnated to become.
planet, One people, One future...