TITLE

RESEARCH OBSERVATIONS: THE MEANING OF LIFE IN CONTEMPORARY DRUIDRY

AUTHOR(S)
Cooper, Michael T.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Sacred Tribes Journal;2008, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author discusses how contemporary practitioners of Druidry, a Pagan religion, addressed the problems related to meaning of life. It informs that eight festivals are celebrated throughout in a year which relate to the beliefs and practices of Druids. It also informs about role of ancestors in Druid rituals along with Internet-based and oral interviews which were taken with Druids from two groups including Ar nDraiocht Fein and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.
ACCESSION #
84965329

 

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