Druid Priestess Book Review

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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.

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I read the Spring Chapter called 'Nothing And Freedom' through today at Work and the first thing Emma goes into how in Mundane Life, one is always looking for Positive Reinforcements in order to have Good Confidence in Life as well as Spiritual Matters.  In this section of the Chapter, she creates a Story using one of her Past Teachers whose name was 'Fearn'. In this part, she mentions quit often how Fields are Ploughed so it is obvious to me that she considers the Sacred Element of Earth as being Representative of Spring Equinox.
 
 
Then she goes into how one is usually Safe and Secure when in amongst a Sacred Circle and goes into various ways how Female and Male Druid Priests create such Sacred Circles.  Then she Divides the Circles into North, East, South and West and describes various places she has been in those Hemispheres.  In the North, she spent time at a Scottish Castle and goes on about how Cold it was.  In the East, she spent time in Japan and describes how things were like for her there.  In the South, she had been in Spain and describes how Hot and Humid is was there.  And for the West, she goes on about her Travels in North America.
 
 
Then Emma goes about which Trees are representative of which Elements about how the Willow Tree represent Water, the Great Oak is represents North, the Yew represents Air and the Beech Tree represents South.  
 
 
Then she tells a Story of how 6 Druidistic Priestesses are in Seclusion in their Grove and how they tell each other Stories of their Various Adventures in Life which include their coming of Age, Relationship with Men and their Experiences with Sex.  They then do some Circle Dancing in their Grove.
 
 
She then goes into the Philosophies of the Nature Gods and they are Not Cruel nor Kind and that they just go Round & Rounds with the Changes of Life and how they are not for us and have their own Concerns and Affairs that they look after and don't necessarily care about what they do or do not do.
 
 
Then she goes into the Various Definitions of how the 'Awens' work and how it is the Spirits of Life and how it Flows through our Bodies & Souls and that Welsh it means 'Flowing Spirit'.
 
 
The Final Story is about her taking an Imagination Walk along a Creek during Spring and about how she is enjoying the Newly Bloomed Flowers of the Creek and then comes upon a Stag Deer that goes along with her and then gradually turns into a Young Man who goes off with her.
 
 
And that is how the Chapter Ends.
 
 
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Spring Equinox has come and gone and I just realized that it is therefore Time to get the Next Chapter of Druid Priestess Read and the Review of it Written.
 
 
I guess I will take it to the Buddhist Temple today after Work and get it Read while doing some Gardening Work done on my Allotment.
 
 
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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.


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One of the things that Impressed me about the Yule Chapter about the Book was the way she starts off with Stating that the People of Areas of the World which are considered Poor actually are Not Poor as that they are able to Live off of the Land and have not use for Money or Wealth so do not actually consider themselves as being Poor and they have all they need and thus are actually Content with their Standard of Living.
 
 
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After sending out all my Happy Winter Sosltice Greeting Emails, I jumped into Bed with Bobcats Book and read the Yule Chapter 'The Womb'.
 
 
It starts out stating how far and wide Bobcat has Traveled and seen many various Cultures and how their Impoverished People cope with Life.  She notes and in many of those Cultures most of those People have No Concept of Riches or Poorness and are connected to the Spiritual Forces of the Land to such an extent that they do not consider themselves Poor at all and that they Live Contentedly without Riches or Wealth.
 
 
I have always noted that such Societies are Luckier than ours since they therefore do not have as much Vanity, Greed or Egotism that causes us to have a lot of Negative Emotions and Depressions.
 
 
Then after a Imaginative Meditation Story of being in the Forest, she goes into how we all are in need of Feeling Secure in a Good Healthy Tribe and if we do not have that then we tend to become Depressed and Apathetic towards others and tend to drown our Sorrows by becoming Dependent on Unhealthy Addictions such as Alcohol or Drugs.
 
 
Then towards the end of the Chapter, she goes into how Death is a Natural Part of Life that is something that should not be feared and goes into some concepts of how Reincarnation Works and that she has a theory that we might actually become Reborn in a Physical Body in the Past as well and maybe Reincarnating in a New Body in the Future.
 
 
That discussion on Death then leads into how her Third Yule Ritual with her Present Tribe was done and it basically gives Thanks for the Rebirth of the New Year and that all will soon become Lighter and Warmer as the Winter Solstice has come and gone signalling the beginning of the Sun's Return to Full Power.  I thought it was a Warm and Inclusive Ritual that she describes.
 
 
Next Chapter will be Read on the Morning of February 1st Imbolc.
 
 
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Just finished reading over Chapter 1.
 
 
The First Part involves a Druid going for a Samhain Hike through the Forest with a Spirit Friend 'Seabhac'.
 
 
Then it goes into a Rant about how Humanity had Assumed Superiority over Nature and therefor has Disrespected Nature for many Centuries and the necessity to be Subordinate to Nature rather than trying to Superior over Nature because would then become destined to Lose.
 
 
And the Final Pages describes the various ways one can Celebrate a Sacred Sabbath such as Samhain creating any Ritual you want that works best for you.
 
 
Looking forward to Yule when I get to Read the Next Chapter.
 
 
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