Also, the time that the Celts began to migrate across Western Europe, is roughly contiguous with the expansion of Rome, as a World power. By about 500 BC, they had settled in Britain and Ireland. But those lands were actually already populated. And by the time the Romans arrived in Britain, (around 60AD) the Celts had established themselves here, largely because their Tribal social structure was amenable to the Tribal social structure already in place. When the Romans took Britain, it had become the last refuge of the free Celtic/Gaulish Tribes who had not succumbed to the Empire. So as they were pursuing a campaign against the Celts at the time, the Romans, naturally enough, saw Britain as a Celtic land. The Tribes, as Celtic Tribes.
So the earliest documented mainstream History of Britain got written from a Roman viewpoint, with all the bias associated with a conquering power. But subsequent research tells us that this was far from the case.
There was, in Britain, an extremely diverse mix of different Tribal cultures. There were communities of Farmers. Of Warriors. Of Merchants. Of Religious communities. There was, even back as far as 100ad, a community of early Christians living on the West Coast of Ireland. But this diversity was completely irrelevant to the Romans. They weren't concerned with belief systems.
But the one unifying factor that tied these very different early British peoples together, was that the Druid caste was common to them all. Their influence was the established long before the Romans got here.
The oral Traditions tell that the first 'King' of London was a Man called Brutus. Who arrived with his people as a diaspora, displaced by some mainland European famine or War. A seafaring people, which suggests Mediterranean roots. And London, in it's earliest form, was a place of Temples. Temples of not just Hellenic Gods, but Hellenic Mystery Cults. Alongside Egyptian Mystery Cults. This is important, because it suggests that whoever established London, was from a culture that shared both Hellenic and Egyptian spiritual ideals. Which rules out the Athenian Greeks, who used a Pantheon of solely Arcadian origin.
So which culture, other than the ancient Greeks, could have had these two systems side by side? Who's Culture may have been completely overwritten by History? Leaving just a few old stories, written maybe 1000 years after it's fall?
Back to Britain. One of the Tribes at the time of the Roman expansion into Britain, were the Trinovante. They were Merchant based, and had import/export resources from all over the known World. These connections followed the Chaldean trade routes. And the Chaldeans were long, long gone as a Seafaring Race.
So we have a Chaldean connection, a an Orcadian/Greco connection, an Egyptian connection, and all this, tied together historically, with a Druid connection. The only culture with connections however tenuous, with all these other cultures, that we can be sure of Historically, is the early Britons. Who, for the first 1500 years after the Romans, were believed to be a solely Celtic people.
The Trinovante, had all the Mediterranean links, the historical Chaldean links, Greco/Egyptian links, the pre Celtic British links, and the Druid links. They are perhaps the most important proof yet for an unbroken, unifying cultural, spiritual, and religious tradition that spans Millennia. And the name, Trinovante? (From the Romans/Latin, of course) Troy + Novante, or "New Trojans".
So if Brutus and his people arrived as a diaspora from the Trojan Wars, maybe the escaped family of old Priam himself, then this puts him in Britain at maybe 4000 bc. The same time that the great Stone Circle builders of Stonehenge, Carnac, and Avebury were the main cultural paradigm. Which ties the culture in with the other Stone circle builders, from the Himalayas to Scandinavia. And the earliest of these, sprang from the before the first Agricultural Cultures and their Corn Goddesses. The Avenues in Carnac are aligned with other
Neolithis structures in Britain. The suggestion that there may still have been a land bridge between Britain and Normandy at the time, has yet to be embraced by the mainstream Historians, but the clues are all there. Which asks the question, were these Cultures actually building Stone Circles, and burial structures, before the end of the last Ice Age cut Britain off?
Most of Britain's prehistoric Stones, are in the South West. Salisbury Plain has more Neolithic and prehistoric stone structures than any where else in the World. 200 square miles, and you can't move up there without stumbling over old Wheel Barrows, Long Barrows, Round Barrows, Prehistoric terraced field systems, and Ditched embankments etc
From elaborately chambered Barrows, to simple "hole in the ground covered with a big rock" Barrows. Salisbury plain, and the Devon Cornwall peninsula, are absolutely covered in such sites. And these were the only areas in the Whole of Britain that were not covered by Glacial ice sheets in the last Ice age.
The modern idea of Druidism, is a cobbled together mish mash of fiction, half remembered Medieval Romances, the Renaissance, and it's neo classical themes, and hastily compiled Victorian revisionist bullshit.
The true tradition of the Druids, is still open to debate and speculation, but now, it is becoming a much more informed debate, and there are solid, archeological facts to speculate about. No doubt, with the present levels of access to the Mysteries of the Western Hermetic Secret Societies, especially some of the more esoteric Masonic based Lodges, then more links can be established from the secret stuff they've been archiving. It doesn't even matter if they understand these keys or not, the important thing is they have helped to preserve them in as original form as possible. Like carving them into the Stones of Europe's Cathedrals. Right in the face of the "Enemy". Written in Stone, is as they say, written in stone.