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Modern Druidic History,
This review is from: The Book of Druidry, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
This book is a must-have not because of its many historical/archeological inaccuracies but because it was one of the first produced by someone in recent history proclaiming to be following a Druidic Way. No one truly knows what the ancient druids did or believed with any exactness. It's left up to Anthropology and its constant flux of theories in order to interpret archeological finds versus historical documents and data to come up with a possible answer. Even so, no Anthropologist will tell you that there science leads to truth.
I think that some reviewers think other folk are stupid. The title of this book gives it all away. This is a book about "Druidry" and not really about the ancient historical persons known as druids. I had no misconceptions when reading this book. I knew it was a modern/romantic view of the druid religion through the eyes of someone who was part of the Ancient Order of Druids as well as the Martinist Order. As far as I know Ross Nichols was not a historian with a PhD from Oxford with scholarly publications in peer reviewed journals. As such I do not expect that kind of scholarly material in his work. I look more for the history of romantic Druidry and a peek into his spiritual path. I also expect to find (within this book) the cumulative lore and rituals as found within the AOD and his OBOD.
Purchase this book before it goes out of print!
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2008 8:19:57 PM PDT
E. Nix says:
You're right. He was a historian with an MA from Oxford...
Posted on Mar 20, 2012 7:21:22 PM PDT
How detailed does this book get? I've done quite a bit of reading on the internet and I'm looking for something with information than what I've already found for free... or something to temporarily fill the mentor spot that I'm lacking.
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