A Reformed Druid Anthology (Illustrated) by Michael Scharding

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E. the Provisional Council of Arch-Druids) and an effective hierarchy. I have chosen to combine these two Apocryphal versions (plus adding some letters), because one version provided only the “Isaac” letters and the other only provided “The Carleton” letters. Neither version was truly understandable without reading the other version. But, together, they can provide an interesting historical dialogue for the reader. The issues leading up to the Isaac Affair are complex and are dealt with in more detail in “A General History of Reformed Druidism in America”.

I write to reaffirm a new purpose, set forth elsewhere in the canon. 5. Druidism boasts no ethos. Since Druidism has never claimed to be a religion, dogmatism has always seemed incompatible with the organization. This does not mean that, as an individual Druid, I have no ethic, nor that any others who call themselves Druid are without beliefs as to what is right and wrong. As Druids, however, we can only affirm a mutual desire to ask ourselves questions about the meaning of life, and about the degree to which religious truth can be truth for us.

Was Norman Nelson. IB 2:2 IB: The Archdruid (David Fisher) was wroth because he intended to go “to the Arb” with his girlfriend that night and it was raining—an occurrence likely to dampen outdoor romance. 6:12 MS MS: This chapter did not originally refer to both genders, although it does now. See Part Four’s Record of the Council of Dalon Ap Landu. Officially, only an Archdruid or Archdruidess who is the head of a legally constituted grove may ordain priest and priestesses to the Third Order.

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