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« Reply #5: November 13, 2008, 03:15:13 pm »



I believe that the ancient Druids more than likely used curses against others. I don't think that they would have peacefully endured the invasion of Gaul by the Romans without uttering curses against their enemies. They probably did a lot more than that as well. Since ancient times magick has been used for both positive and negative means and I see no reason why the Druids would not have done the same thing. The Wiccan Rede and the Threefold Law are modern Wiccan concepts. Neither would have gone over very well in a warrior society such as that of the ancient Celts.

And I also think that they emphasized the light and dark of their deities. After all, no one is all good or all bad. Everyone has a shadow side and that goes for deities as well. Nature is not positive or negative. It just is. Rain can bring life-giving water to crops, people and animals. But it can also destroy that life through flooding. That's neither positive nor negative, not good or bad. It's just the way nature is.
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