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Author Topic: Druids and Curses?  (Read 11029 times)
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« Reply #9: November 13, 2008, 10:45:49 pm »

Well, not enough information to do more than guessing on this subject, right?

Most likely: the views they might have held were very different from our neo-pagan and new-agey ones. Not really comprehensible for us nowadays because we lack the factors that formed the people in those long lost societies.

My guess on curses is, since the originally subjects of magic were usually (and often still are): money, sex/love, revenge, so I think they cursed when they wanted to and somehow I think they didn't torture themselves with moral issues about it.

What you've stated is precisely my views on this issue...

However, as you said, there's not enough information to do more than guessing... Which is why I want your opinions to kind of help me understand a bit more... I will state that Neo-Druidic vs. Druidic practices are totally different and I have no intention of describing them as the same but do refer to Neo-Druidism when I claim that I am on somewhat of a Druidic path, a Neo-Druidic path I should say.

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.

Precisely my views, thanks for posting this though!

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It'll still be neat to continue this discussion and hopefully find more references to bring more understanding of this topic even if UPG and personal opinions are subjective, or objective, to the resources... So anything to kind of give us more ideas on their practices in the hexing/healing arts.
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