Our moonthly newsletter is now live. Included in the newsletter is an invitation to join us for Full Moon Cermeony on the 14th as well as an informative piece about the display of planets taking place on the morning of the 15th. We've shared info about our upcoming activites, a sacred fire workshop on the 18th and a pilgrimage to Croagh Crom on the 19th, read all this and more at the following link: mailchi.mp/b6499ce6a050/junefullmoon-20187301
Many seekers go out of balance as they step away from over-control by those who exploit them, be they state, system or any church. When out-of-balance seekers meet others who are also out-of-balance they can easily fool themselves into feelings of comfort as they no longer feel alone. But to be in the false comfort of any out-of-balance group actually means you are still out of balance.... even if they have made a cosy space for you! Watch out though because there is always a cult leader making profit (ego or pocket)...
When you realise this - you should have a plan to get back into balance as quickly as possible. This may mean leaving the comfort of every out-of-balance group and setting out on your own path as a solitary seeker once more. This requires grown up bravery. Don't bother with recriminations or sharing your understandings with the out-of-balance comfort group - instead - quietly thank them and sort out any issues or stuff peacefully if the opportunity exists. Then move on and reflect on the dynamics, the victimhood and the illusions that were used to bind the out-of-balance group together and make a plan that such notions will never happen for you in your future.
This is the Way of the Seeker. To create balance and harmony you should not look outside, you should look inside. You must use the knowledge and experience of your outside life to assemble the wisdom to create your own balance and harmony inside. Then because you have changed yourself - your outer world changes too.
Our ancestors saw their world as being of two complimentary halves – male and female. Their gods and goddesses worked to preserve the balance of harmony. With harmony great progress is possible, but without that harmony chaos ensues causing shortages, misery and stagnation. Problems appear when any group becomes a gender based group or has a single gender god or goddess to ‘worship’. Such groups are cults and the cult leader speaks for the god or goddess... This system also requires a ‘hate’ figure who is used as a binder in that the entire group hates the same person. In the most bizarre sense the hate figure is the opposite of the cult leader. If you, as a seeker, find your self in a group that has a hated person / gender / group you will, if you look with open eyes, see that there is a cult leader too who speaks for the selected god / goddess. Run!
Cult leaders are power tripping and totally out of balance with the idea of harmony. We, as seekers, need to reconnect with the partnership idea to get back into balance. We should try to transform any "dominator" model to a "partnership" model. The dominator model includes ‘patriarchy’ which means the rule of the father and ‘matriarchy’ which means rule of the mother. They can both be generalised to mean rule by men or women and by extension ‘gods and goddesses’. A ‘partnership’ path is a better balanced path for all seekers and it is desirable because it is more emotionally healthy than the patriarchal or matriarchal options available today.
Or imagine all the above said another way - that there was only a male god in charge... In no time at all he’d be out of balance and angry and grumpy and cause hurt and fear and panic and his people would be sad. Or - imagine all the above said another way - that there was only a female goddess in charge... In no time at all she’d be out of balance and angry and grumpy and cause hurt and fear and panic and her people would be sad. Then imagine the partnership option of a god and goddess, we get a sew-saw with ups and downs, he gets better ideas about some things, she gets better ideas about some things but together they seek to create balance and harmony. There would be no room for cult leaders but there would be room for co-operation in partnership co-creating a future.
Before reading the following be aware that the cult being exposed is not honouring our ancestors instead they are attempting to impose their gaudy new 'old religion' as indigenous. Know its creation history by reading 'stopping the wiccan burning cult'.
The 1st whistleblower on the cult was just after the burning of the paraffin soaked 14’ high 8 spoke willow wheel (sacred sun symbol) on the actual ground inside the sacred temple at Tlachtga, just a few miles from Tara on catholick Halloween in 2018. I will refer to all anonymous whistle blowers as ‘he’. He felt it was all wrong and very disrespectful. He sent me a series of messages which allowed me to get an understanding of what was done and who the main performers were. My message to the Keeper of the Hill of Tlachtga got him to quickly visit the monument to take a series of photographs of the fire damage to the sacred site. With this info and pics I became the 2nd whistleblower on the cult when I wrote the ‘stopping the wiccan burning cult’ report. I got a garda investigation going with a pulse number, I got details of the minister’s grant aid to Cllr Gilroy of taxpayers funds, but there was no licence issued for any burning of anything on Tlachtga. Then all government departments ‘clammed up’ and eventually the garda response was 'there is no damage' – blindness to the wrong doings of their masters prevailed.
This was followed by a very stupid written threat (published below) from a solicitor who effectively became the 3rd whistleblower. In his letter he named his clients as – Gemma McGowan, Deirdre Wadding, Patsy Preston, Karen Ward, John Cantwell, Eimer Burke. (Note Eimer Burke is the current head of the english masonic obod group, Deirdre Wadding is the active head of the Fulloship of Isis). Until his letter I had no documented proof of who the perpetrators actually were – this is the 1st count of that solicitor being a whistleblower. Like many solicitor’s letters it was a puffed up snot of threats and demands. His 2nd count as a whistleblower was when he declared – "my clients are of the view that these publications (my report – “stopping the wiccan burning cult”) are designed to initiate hatred and damage to their current and future engagements in the cultural and heritage life." This means ‘money or revenue loss’ was their real concern. I was accused in his letter of defamation – this notion relates to potential loss of money by his clients because I exposed what they (his clients above) did on Tlachtga. The poor fool thought I’d be in fear when I would get his letter, instead I laughed because I could see right through it and how any legal action would involve 3 ministers of state, a corrupt garda report, a county councillor and a gaggle of money and glory seeking performers as well as how the president of Ireland was unwittingly (I hope) tricked into playing a role in a great deception at Uisneach. I could not personally organise all the above into a court case but the arrogant fools in the cult almost could...lol.
Copies of the ‘stopping the wiccan burning cult’ report were supplied to all county councillors in Meath, to all tourism and heritage businesses and to all national newspapers. Its a very small clique that runs Ireland and they all clammed up. I wrote to Mr Clarke at Uisneach, and to Mr Clarke at Tlachtga informing them of what was happening. No replies were received.
And just after the interpolated cross quarter cosplay vulgar chanting performances at Uisneach 2022 by Deirdre Wadding’s synthetic costumed drum bangers – the 4th whistleblower sends me 3 messages that I’ve added together to be one report with my responses noted.
He says - “Hi apologies for the late message, I've just read your blog on stopping the wiccan burning cult which I was lead to from your post. I was previously involved in some of the ceremonies and I attended uisneach this year. Reading that blog made me sick to my stomach and brought up feelings of pure shame. I didn't fully realise what/who I was involved with and the symbolism behind it all A lot of stuff previously didn't make sense to me....and I say this with shame... especially my own ancestry, heritage and I guess my roots until I read that blog, it's helped put another piece of the puzzle together for me and I thank you for that I offer my sincerest apologies for ever being involved in these ceremonies and now that I understand fully what they are about, I will never attend one again. My eyes have truly been opened...wow I'm just blown away This message comes with deepest gratitude for the work you both do
(I said - “thank you for sharing, thank you for listening to your heart, thank you for seeing through the gaudy glamour, thank you for your respect for our ancestors.” Grá Con)
He says - And thank you for helping to open my eyes even more to it all. It never felt right but now I understand why I feel truly gutted today that I willingly took part but on the upside it's opened a new door & path of understanding for me, from the bottom of my heart thank you
(I said - “great stuff - thank you for sharing. I quoted you anonymously hoping to encourage others to do so too. Check out https://www.celticdruidtemple.com/blog/nabs-the-cosplay-cults-interpolated-fake-bealtane” )
He says - I just read that and yes absolutely do what feels right...I was one of those women dressed in white in 2018...omg the shame I was also one of the herbalists "holding space" for the fire in 2019 I knew nothing about men not being allowed to partake, I was asked to be involved and i thought why not I know patsy Preston for over 25 years and i never thought she would be involved in anything that would be harmful to our ancestors, our sacred sites or our heritage, but the cycle of government funding and grants in all areas had me questioning a lot of things. Your blog confirmed so much for me...the level of infiltration runs so deep fucking hell my brain hurts but I'm also grateful
The above attached pic is of Deirdre Wadding – active participant and speaker at the wiccan burning cult of Talchtga 2018, the cult leader of the chanting drum bangers at the interpolated cross quarter cosplay event at Uisneach 2022 and so much more...
The pic below is of the letter from a solicitor confirming the exact names of the leaders of the 'wiccan burning cult' and that their main concern is income loss at being exposed. I reckon he charged them at least €50 each and was chancing his arm at getting me to pay him too...lol
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The Druí of Celtic Druid Temple will celebrate the Full Moon with ceremony this Moonday the 16th of May at 8pm at Tara, Temple Crom and at 7pm in Vienna, Austria. Our full newsletter is in the link below. As well as the full moon ceremony we have a sacred fire workshop and volunteer opportunity coming up next month. full details in the link:
On their interpolated fake Beltane date in 2022 we once again see the chanting misandrists of the leftovers of the Fullowship of Isis led by Deirdre Wadding beating their drums, carrying paraffin fire sticks polluting the air and the sacred energy at one of Ireland’s better known ancient monuments. Lady Robertson would not approve of burning ancient goddess temples or ancient symbols. The New Age Bandits (NABs) did their vulgar display of public narcissism in 2018 while dressed in synthetic stage costumes with laughable headwear. At Uisneach they held a circle around the central fire of women in white keeping all men outside as audience. This egg shape circle was penetrated by a sterile little man who they all pretended ‘could give life’ to their conception magic. Then they burned Tlachtga on catholick Halloween while wearing xmas lights as part of their costumes. On the ground inside this ancient temple to the goddess Tlachtga they burned a vertical 14ft circle of willow with 8 willow spokes - the symbol of the Eightfold Year of our ancestors causing very visible damage to the temple. They used paraffin, even leaving the empty cans behind them. What vulgar people do things like this? What is their real intention of the New Age Bandits?
At Uisneach the intention is presented as reviving ‘our ancient traditions’. But there is no proof of any ancient ‘goddess cult hating men’ or of performers such as Vikings doing mock battle! There is no evidence either of our ancestors defiling the sacred triple spiral of Brú na Boinne (Newgrange) by inverted rotation and horizontal inversion to look like a shamrock and to then set it alight having soaked it in paraffin! See attached image of the sacred triple spiral and the inverted burning insult shamrock. When a symbol or flag is inverted it’s meaning is inverted. At the end of the Easter Rising in 1916 the soldiers of the imperial oppressor stood at each end of O’Connell street with the ‘Irish Republic’ banner (flag with words) inverted as part of a photographic report to their masters. This was not done to the tricolour but to the flag that said ‘Irish Republic’. They sent a message by this action - what message does the owner of the ground of Uisneach send to the world when the air at the interpolated cross quarter performance stinks of paraffin and the inverted reversed triple spiral burns dark red with black smoke tails from the paraffin soaked cloths that were wrapped around it?
As we escape from the 100% control by the church of fear - there is a vacuum that many synthetic groups seek to fill with 'celtic' fake spirituality as their cover. Many shame men groups use the reversed shamrock version of the Brú Na Boinne triple spiral, the pick and mix wucckies and their masonic oboddys co-opt Ireland’s Bealtane festival in to their Kabbala based system and the narcissistic misandrist performers have evolved it all into a princess cult of the Fullowship of Isis. This is all done on catholick holydays or on made up interpolated dates for commercial purposes. Does the landowner at Uisneach know what he is being used for?
Attached below is a message sharing shock and horror from a person who just realised what is going on at the sacred temples of Ourland. The persons name is not displayed to avoid any ....
Quote “I've just read your blog on stopping the wiccan burning cult which I was lead to from your post. I was previously involved in some of the ceremonies and I attended uisneach this year. Reading that blog made me sick to my stomach and brought up feelings of pure shame. I didn't fully realise what/who I was involved with and the symbolism behind it all 😭 A lot of stuff previously didn't make sense to me....and I say this with shame... especially my own ancestry, heritage and I guess my roots until I read that blog, it's helped put another piece of the puzzle together for me and I thank you for that 🙏 I offer my sincerest apologies for ever being involved in these ceremonies and now that I understand fully what they are about, I will never attend one again. My eyes have truly been opened...wow I'm just blown away 😳 This message comes with deepest gratitude for the work you both do”
My response - “thank you for sharing, thank you for listening to your heart, thank you for seeing through the gaudy glamour, thank you for your respect for our ancestors.”
I wonder if I'll get another solicitor's letter for telling the truth again - the last one expressed concern about damage to their "current and future engagements" i.e. making money from their vulgar theatrics ... see below
I quickly published this stupid threat and do so again now without fear because the full facts would get aired if Deirdre Wadding and her misandrist chanting cult could afford to pay a greedy law bandit to take it further. Imagine if the full truth of the govt funding Cllr John Gilroy for the burning of Tlachtga, a national monument under govt protection, or if Miggledy Higgledy's sterile magic got main stream headines because it featured in an imperial commercial court of law! The freemasonic parentage of obod, the wuckies and the Fullowship of Isis and their intentions in Ireland would get great coverage...
On Monday morning, 16th of May 2022, the Sun, the Earth and the Full Moon will align and we get to see a Lunar Eclipse everywhere in Ireland. When the Full Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth the direct light of the Sun is prevented from getting to the surface of the Moon. But because light bends in our atmosphere some secondary Sunlight will touch the Full Moon and this is how it gets a red colour. It all happens in the south west just before Sunrise / Moonset and it is all accompanied by Uranus (not a naked eye object), Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, the Milky Way and Tlachtga (Antares Bright Star) - Tlachtga is a super giant red star and sets near and at the same time as the Blood Moon. The Sun rises with the Pleiades aka the Seven Sisters just behind it. What a fantastic eclipse morning it promises to be if we are lucky and there is no cloud cover! Please send in any pictures and we will share them with all friends of the Celtic Druid Temple giving credit to the photographer unless anonymity is preferred.
This paper is written as a warning guide to help Seekers avoid the traps of the many ‘new age bandits of the path’. There are many different new age bandit groups, sometimes they merge for a performance, to support each other in their cultural misappropriation and to shout down and insult whistleblowers. They use a mix of terms to try and prove that they are genuine of which perhaps the best known or most repeated is their claim of “the old religion”. The ‘old religion’ is what ever they claim/want it to be to legitimise their methods or demands. But what they are actually refering to is the various stained and co-opted bits and pieces of the ancient Hebrew Tradition of the Kabballa. It has many spells, spellings and levels of comprehension, but it is a desert philosophy from the middle east and not from the temperate rainforest of Ireland and it is not Celtic in any way. These new age bandits (NABs) also use the tradition of lineage to bump themselves up in importance and legitimacy - more on this fraudulent practice later.
It is from degraded aspects of this ancient Hebrew magical practice that the primary modern sub-groups (bandits) pretending to be Celtic have emerged. I refer to OBOD, Wicca and the Fellowship of Isis. A detailed report on their activities in 2018 but written in 2019 titled “STOPPING THE WICCAN BURNING CULT” and the history of how these three main groups of cultural bandits were born from Freemasonry (Kabballa practice) can be found on the homepage and in the library of celticdruidtemple.com
They share some common things that show them to have no real or true connection to the indigenous Celtic Path. Perhaps their biggest is their interpolation (unprovenanced creation) of “cross quarter” days to hold their pretended ‘Celtic’ performances.
Interpolation is (a) the insertion of something of a different nature into something else. The insertion of an intermediate value or term into a series by estimating or calculating it from surrounding known values and (b) a remark interjected in a conversation - "as the evening progressed their interpolations became more ridiculous" and (c) disconnected people agreeing that their notions are better than the methods of the ancestors because they say so! It is the use of a very big hammer to beat the square peg into the round hole until everyone involved agrees that square is the new round, totally Orwellian attitudes.
The ancient Celtic Eightfold Year emerged from and continued the practice of dating the main annual 8 festivals / holy days of the Tuatha De Dannan - this can also be written as the Iron Age festival dating methods were carried over from the preceeding Bronze Age peoples of Ireland, the names of the gods and heroes would change but the connection to the 4 bright stars did not. There was and is a very good reason for this long standing practice to be continued in today’s modern ‘Plastic Age’ if we wish to connect to that which our ancestors recognised and connected to. Archaeologists speak of the Bronze Age Tuatha De Dannan as the “Beaker People” and of the Iron Age Celts as the Milesians / Sons of Mil / Soldiers of Mil. The main Irish goddess of the Bronze Age was the White Cow and in the Iron Age the main goddess was the White Mare. Both Mare and Cow connect us to the Milky Way / Bealach na Bó Finne / the Way of the White Cow because it is the continuous stream of stars representing the unconditional life giving milk of the mother. This shift from cow to mare is the renaming of the primary goddess by a new culture but it is still the ‘white milk of the mother’. All ancient indigenous cultures have their own local white goddess figure, white camel, white buffalo and so on. Ours are the white mare and white cow - this leads us into sky and star group observations which in turn because of special high points create the eightfold calendar. That of course is unless you interpolate / make it up / pretend to have awareness - as is the way of the NABs!
The cultural link of the ancient bronze and iron age people to the indigenous starlore over this land was broken and much destroyed by the imperial church of fear that killed, burned and criminalised all indigenous practices associated with every knowledge system it did not control. But despite this - the stars still shine on us if we have eyes to see. The church of fear could not fully erase the natural calendar in Ireland but by using the Gregorian calander they displaced the festival dating of Imbolg to 1st of February, Bealtine to 1st of May, Lughnasa to 1st of August and of Samhain to 1st of November. The NABs used to observe the churches displaced dating until a few years ago when unrestrained interpolation created new dates now called ‘cross quarter’ festivals. Mathematics are the scientific method used by NABs set the dates for their fake Celtic Festivals! The NABs simply take the date for Winter Solstice and the date for the Spring Equinox and measure the midpoint to declare their approved cross quarter of Imbolg! This is repeated for Bealtine, Lughnasa and for Samhain. The problem is that the NABs having escaped from fake dating of the Irish Celtic Festivals by the church of fear have themselves deliberatly created a new synthetic festival calendar and thereby they knowingly lead new seekers astray. When I recently asked one of the NABs how he could claim the cross quarter dating of Bealtine as an astronomical event he went crazy with insults, accusations and nasty attempts to blacken my name! Interpolation is not astronomical, it is forced engineering creating a synthetic calendar and has many academically trained minds conspiring to defend it as they profit from theatrical performances on their cross quarter days with their cosplay clients...
I see or recognise one of the side effects of the fake NAB calendar dating system is that many people who get involved will do so in full fluffy fantasy mode. Many will wear fake pointy ears, hold angry defiant poses for photographers, parade in Jedi wucky costumes, do pow wow in war bonnets of feathers, wave flags with Hindu Om symbols, prance about in harem pants, dress up as Vikings or TV personalities and so on - none of which are Celtic in any way. This is called ‘cosplay’ and is a side effect of tv mind or movie mind which itself is a hugh fantasy disconnect from our ancient holy days. Maybe such cosplay is the result or reward of such synthetic cross quarterism for the interpolaters...
In the report titled “STOPPING THE WICCAN BURNING CULT” the history of how these three main groups of cultural bandits were born from Freemasonry (Kabballa practice) makes it abundantly clear the the NABs are not Celtic. Yet they try to present as Celtic, old religion etc because of the shame of being outed with Masonic lineage! They steal from our heritage and add it to their desert philosophy trying to gain greater public acceptance as indigenous or Celtic. I see their fulfilling of their lineage needs with fake heritage as declaring that they do not stand in their own truth and therefore they do not and cannot have true connection to the higher awareness of any Celtic tradition. But the NABs cherry pick directly from my indigenous research and my sharing of heritage discoveries and add it to their hollow practices. Many friends have pointed out to me the numerous instances of the NABs presenting my work as their own. They incorporate things I share but they do not or cannot let these new things be associated with my name! Some might say that plagiarism is a compliment and no advertising is bad etc but the bandits get it wrong, they do not let go of bad notions / foreign practices etc instead they just add stolen bits to their mix and mash and keep the money flowing - these fraudlent actions are what makes the new age bandits into ‘cult’.
With all the above info and understanding it may be true to say that I expect that the NABs will hold on very tightly to their synthetic cross quarter interpolation festival calendar because (a) it makes them profit (b) their ego’s get glory (c) they would be exposed as frauds if they began to use recovered starlore to correctly date the timing for all Celtic Festivals of the Eightfold Year.
It is my hope that some people who read this paper will recognise the hollow fraudent nature of the engineers of the ‘Cross Quarter Cosplay Cult’ synthetic system and step away from the darkside as they continue to seek the Light of a true Celtic Path.
Beltine is not a Cross Quarter event. Beltine is not May Day. Beltine is not a catholic Gregorian calendar event either. Beltine is an expression and celebration of our cultural relationship to this land and its relationship with the bright star of the Great Bull as it sets just after the Sun has set. This special setting is helical which means that the star flashes brightly just before it too disappears into the underworld. This helical setting of the bright star (the eye of the great bull) gives us the timing for starting new adventures just as it did for our ancestors. The timing for Imbolg, Lughnasa and Samhain are also connected to bright stars in the Zodiac and it is the helical setting of these bright stars that determines the timing for their celebrations. All part of the online course here.
A Cross Quarter event is an intellectual abstraction of interpolated mid points. It cannot be conflated with Beltine. Beltine is celebrated as a time of heightened spiritual connection and readiness for new adventures. The ceremonies of Beltine are living expressions of who we are in relation to Nature and the cycles of time. The timing for the cultural celebration of Beltine is intrinsically linked with Bile. Who Bile was to our ancestors and who Bile is to us today is what Celtic Druid Temple seeks to explore, express and celebrate.
If the star stories of your ancestors were taken from you, they can be reclaimed. On this land we still have access to the places our ancestors observed the stars from. To sit in or upon a sacred site and watch the passage of the stars above you is to relearn who you are in relation to the world. When this is done together we begin to recognize patterns and our ancestors smile upon us as they watch us take on the great task of reweaving our own star lore.
The claim on an fb page - “An astronomical event known as a cross-quarter day, Bealtaine marks the halfway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Nowadays Bealtaine is most commonly celebrated on the 1st of May, although the actual astronomical event falls on the 5th of May this year.”
I asked - Please explain how "the actual astronomical event falls on the 5th of May" is calculated, astronomically speaking?
The reply was -
As I am sure you well know... Nowadays, Cross Quarter events/moments are interpolated as the split or bisector in degrees along the ecliptic between Solstices and Equinoxes which this year happens at 12:25 on May 5th. As for how the ancients calculated it ? Given the Irish weather, I'd say Good Vibes & Intuition. . . "astronomically speaking" of course
My reply was -
I only wanted to know how you can declare that "the actual astronomical event falls on the 5th of May". Astronomy is the measurement of the stars – a very definite mathematical discipline that until a few hundred years ago was part of Astrology which is the knowledge of the stars. You do not tell me how the stars or even which star/s were measured to set the date of 5th of May but you claim that there is an “actual astronomical event” to set the date of 5th of May. Your response includes your unsubstantiated claim that “As I am sure you well know…” - but I do not know how anyone can measure any star on the apparent path of the Sun among the constellations to set the date of the 5th of May as Bealtine. This is why I asked my question.
You do not explain how it happens at 12:25 either. Instead you interpolate which means “the insertion of something of a different nature into something else” as the basis for your “nowadays” calculations. This open declaration by you shows that you do not know “how the ancients calculated it (ie the true date for Bealtine)” because you state - “I'd say Good Vibes & Intuition” . . . "astronomically speaking" of course” thereby openly insulting the methodology of our wise ones and their advanced techniques because “Good Vibes & Intuition” are not, never were and can never be the basis for any calculations of the stars.
Your claim that your modern interpolation of mathematical calculations are superior to the wise ones knowledge of the stars to connect with the Eightfold Year of the Sun unless substantiated is beyond arrogance. Our ancestors were celebrating something way beyond your intellectual abstraction of interpolated mid points.
I attach a pic of the day sky with Sun glare removed as if you were looking at the sky from Tara at 12:25 on the 5th of May 2022. I do not see any “astronomical event” to determine the timing for Bealtine, even at 15* Taurus. Can you advise?
Another person replies to my question -
“it's 15° Taurus, like Samhain is 15° Scorpio”.
My reply -
What is at 15* Taurus that creates an astronomical event? Have a look at the attached graphic and help me to identify which star is being used in relation to how to determine Bealtine, please. Do you know that in Astronomy (the measurement of the stars) that Scorpio really only occupies 6* of the Zodiac? This is different to Astrology (the knowledge of the stars) where is it allowed to occupy 30* by incorporating all of the lost 13th sign…
The First Nations people of ‘America’ use the term “plastic shaman” to describe people who express / misrepresent their old indigenous culture with a syncretic approach, ignoring the given wisdom of tradition keepers and even claiming to know better that the actual people on the true indigenous Path. We might speak of ‘cherry picking’ or ‘cultural appropriation’ or even ‘complete misrepresentation’ for entertainment / commercial purposes / narcissistic glory by groups such as the 'wiccan burning cult' - https://www.celticdruidtemple.com/members-library1.html
In Turtle Island (America) the indigenous people have set up a list of ‘plastic shamans’ that is quite extensive and focused on exposing the fraud of those who steal the knowledge of the Path. Wiccanising our living heritage may be the greatest spiritual wrong being done in Ireland at this time. The Masonic Obods taking bits and pieces of our Irish indigenous practice adding it to their ineffective Kabbala practice really shows their emptiness. My own work regularly gets plagiarized and re-posted by people I do not know on the internet without acknowledgment – my work is often claimed as the work of another… I was even asked once by a plagiariser to prove that the article in question was actually mine!
What can be done? I do not want to hear that any publicity is good publicity or that plagiarism is a compliment or that I’m reaching a greater audience and so on… because the plagiarizer takes the teachings I give and uses them out of context to gain adherents to the plagiariser. What I mean by “What can be done” is how do true seekers get some protection from the thieves of truth by those who actually walk an Irish Celtic Path?
Hidden inside the brightness of the light from the Sun is the mystery of the cosmic dance of the planets, comets and the bright stars of the belt of the zodiac. This is also how our ancestors calculated the timing for Beltine - the flash of the star Bilé after Sunset just before Bilé also sets in to underworld...
All part of our Slí an Druí homestudy course (places available) and our Slí an Druí Celtic Spirituality Weekend (course full)...
Beltine Blessings to all, a great time to start a new adventure!