A Reformed Druid Anthology (Illustrated) (1996) by Michael Scharding

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6:4. C. 2:4. l : See Cus. 4:2. m : See Cus. 5:1. C. 1:5. C. 6:10. : See Cus. 7; Med. 1:2. : See Cus. 7:2. r : See Med. 1:11. C. 6:3-5. C. 5:12. C. C. 1:7; 2:11. C. 4:4. w : See Cus. 4:3. x : See Cus. 9:1-5; 10:1-5; 11:1-3. C. 4:2, 11. C. 4:1. C. 4:11. C. 2:5. 4:5. j : See Med. 7:4. k : See Cus. 6:7; Med. 4:12. l : See Cus. 4:16. 35 36 THE BOOKS OF THE APOCRYPHA (COMBINED AND EXPANDED) DEDICATION To Jan Johnson The first Reformed Druid to write an epistle. DRYNEMETUM PRESS BABABABABABABABABABABABABABAB PART TWO New Stuff: New Introduction Why were Two Separate Apocryphas Printed?

As with the Druid Chronicles (Reformed), none of these authors would ever wish that their words be considered a dogmatic authority, nor do their words represent anyone’s opinion but their own opinion. The contents of various books may often seem to be in conflict with eachother or even unconcerned with Celtic or Neo-pagan issues. This is because many of the Druids felt that Reformed Druidism has a life or message that goes beyond the window trappings of any one culture or religion; it is more of a perspective.

It is for this reason that we must be careful not to admit of any ceremony which would be too closely allied with our cultural traditions or which would tend to focus too much attention on the ritual itself. 11. We must not utilize any practice which is not derived directly from ancient Druid custom or from analogies from Nature. 12. And as leaders of our cause, we must always keep in mind our principal objectives. 13. For I would again affirm that insofar as we can continue to bring to others a greater appreciation of the wonders of the Earthmother, I am persuaded that our effort is not in vain.

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