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« Reply #4: November 13, 2008, 02:42:17 pm »



What I was trying to say in my original post was, do you think that the Celts/Druids had an imbalanced view of positve/negative, light/dark, etc... or do you think they were balanced in what they believe? Today it seems like there's a lot of viewing Deity only in a positive aspect but leaving out the negative...


Again this is my view but I think modern neo druidery has very little in common with original druidery.  In a culture where it was believed that the success or failure of the crops, life and death,  was at the whim of the gods- keeping them placated by sacrifice and ritual  would be essential. This seems to me to  be more of  negative view of deity than anything else.

Also, do you think the Celts/Druid would ever use magic (if they used it) in a negative way against another person?

Yes absolutely.  It has been suggested that Lindow Man in Cheshire met his rather grisly end as a desperate sacrifice to the gods to prevent the Romans wiping out the last of the druids. This, as is almost everything  pertaining to the ancient druids is of course open to debate and there is a body of opinion that he met his end by accident.

The ancient druids seem to have been the powerful elite of society. I don't believe that basic  human nature has changed much  in 2000 years and we all know the lengths modern humanity will go to to retain power and control.
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