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rocala

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Wiccan or Druid
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:20:57 AM »

Hi all

Would anyone please point out the main differences between Wicca and Modern Druidry.
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Re: Wiccan or Druid
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 03:41:48 PM »

Rocala , first when you say Wicca are you including Witchcraft as the same as Wiccan because they are not . Wicca is a way of living with and by nature. While Witchcraft is the manipulation of Magical energy . One can be Wiccan without practicing Magic or one can be both a Witch and a Wiccan .As for modern Druidry well it's more of a nature religion then the using of the natural elements to achieve any Magical goals . So could you be a little more specific on what you wish to know..
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Re: Wiccan or Druid
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 12:39:49 PM »

Hi oldghost  thank you for replying.

I was thinking more of Wicca as a religion. Browsing the web I do see that sites about Wicca seem to have lots of info about spells etc, unlike those about Druidry. My interest is mostly about the religious/spiritual side, especially its relationship with nature which is of particular interest to me.
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Re: Wiccan or Druid
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 10:52:09 AM »

Rocala , I think you will find that most Druidic Grove's only celebrate the eight Sabat and Esabat days ( you may find some individuals or small groups that are more active) . While both Druids and Wiccans​ revere nature the Wiccans are more active on a day to day base. Depending on what path they follow . Individual Wiccans can follow certain prescribed ways in their rituals while other's just do what they feel is right for them.Where Druids have set rule to follow and you will find that most factions follow fairly close depend on where they lives and what is available there eg trees, bushes, stones, springs etc.


Was there a specific area of rituals you wish to know about ?.
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Re: Wiccan or Druid
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 03:51:43 PM »

The Grove I'm a member of only celebrates eight holidays a year....
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Re: Wiccan or Druid
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 02:28:56 PM »

Hi oldghost and cheese

Many thanks for replying. Sorry for my late response but I have been away.

One area that interests me is eclecticism. I have seen that many druids either draw inspiration from other beliefs eg Buddhism or use it to support an existing personal religious faith. I have not seen a close parallel in Wicca. Any input is very welcome.
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Re: Wiccan or Druid
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 01:39:05 PM »

Hello Rocala, I have always loved eclecticism. I find it a good way to develop personal spirituality and since it is developed over time it's necessary to know where to start. Is this what you are asking? Many people start with Wicca for example and keep certain tools they have found there and then spread out to gather bits and pieces of other beliefs.

It would seem to me that there would be nothing wrong with following the parallel beliefs of Druidism and Buddhism. For you personally, only you can decide.

Wicca is a religion  and tho as Druidism has celtic roots they are each different from the other. If you find which one resonates more with you start there. Research is definitely important. Whatever path you choose it never stops evolving. I'm sure Oldghost can tell you more about Druids and Wicca. Best of luck on your journey.

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Re: Wiccan or Druid
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 07:20:36 AM »

You'll find cheese many who start out on one path change to gather a greater understanding of the nature of their beliefs . I know of one Lady that started out in the European tradition of Wicca and over the years has Incorporated aspects of Egyptian rituals into her beliefs that you would be hard-pressed to find any of the European ways in anything she does . A group of Freemasons have put their own slant on Druidism that is so elaborate it's epic in ceremony .


Learning about other paths​ and joining aspects of what feels right to you is common .Some people may tell you that combining different beliefs will be offensive to the true ways and they will be wrong , there are no true ways , just traditional ways from the culture that started them . The main thing is what works for you . It does not matter how you follow what you believe as long as it works for you . Remember that one of the main tenets of the paths of Magic and those that believe in it is to not judge others . Follow the path you wish and if you can't find one then make your own . Magis is very flexible , it bends but never brakes .
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