Awens to All:
It is incredible that the First Chapter was named after the Sacred Sabbath of Samhain and it just so happens that it was on Samhain that I decided to Order the Book.
So far, I have Read the Introduction and it is about a Druid Priest giving an Interview to a Radio News Reporter and he found the resulting Broadcast New Report a bit lacking for what he was trying to present.
I have now from until Yule to get the First Chapter Read. After Yule, I will Read the Chapter dedicated to Yule. They I will have to wait until after Imbalc that I will Read the Chapter about Imbalc.
So Stay Tuned for this Thread will run a Year Long as I gradually Publish my Reviews.
It is Imbolc so this morning I read the Druid Princess Chapter on Imbolc and the first thing Emma writes about is that the Energies of the New Year start to Strengthen and Energize is that the Snowdrops start to Bloom. So when I read that, I ran out and got some Pictures of some Snowdrop Flowers that I had seen last Monday:
The Chapter then goes on about how with the Birth of the New Solar Power of the Sun, this tends to be the part of the Year that some Druidisitic Devotees like to do their Initiations as this part of the Year is the Start of New Life and points out that there is no longer any need for Secrecy as well are not longer under Siege from a Conquering Religion as it was during the Burning Times. Therefore it is no longer necessary to make Secret Oaths of Allegiance.
The Chapter then goes on how there are many Decisions as to where we are going is done during the Early Years of Life between the 6th to 8th Years of Life. This I disagree with as I recall that the Most Decision Making I ever had to make was during Puberty of 14 to 18 Years of Age.
Then the Chapter goes into how the Druidistic Word "Nemetona" is the Celtic Word for a Druidistic Grove and that there is a Druidistic Goddess 'Nemetona' is the Goddess of Sanctuary with her Arms enfolding us in a Sacred Circle with various Spirits and Deities acting as Keepers of the Sacred Groves.
Then Emma goes on how at Gorsedd Festivals that even though all Gods and Goddesses are one in the same Singular Deity, there are several types of Deities represented at the Gorsedd Festival such as Priests for Murcury, Cernunnos and the Roman Diana. There are even representatives of Christianity, Bahai, Buddhism and Hinduism.
There are some Stories of Emma counselling her Devotees and Druidistic Apprentices through their Personal Trials and Tribulations during this time of year which are quite interesting.