Saturday, August 10, 2013

Short walks in my Druidic Woods (I)

By TDK The Druid King.

Prelog : I find many that walk the Druid's way other share wisdom and quotes from modern and othen well read Authors of the popular Neo-Pagan Press.

Yet most of us have also walked these pages often years ago. Not that is not nice to do or even not educational and I am sure it is of help to some, even me as I have not read all and remember even less.

Still it would be nice to seem more personal Druid's wisdom insight and ponderings. Cups of Awen and Imbas pulled from our own deer wells and rough or polished stone we have picked up off our hard roads of experience.

To that end I and starting this new cover page for my own Acorns of the Ancient Oak that I have found, learned, been given by the fae  or commanded to scribe by storms filled with the lighting of Awen and thunder of Imbas. As the rain of wonder and lost wisdom showers down to the forest floor. Being but a small cauldron and seldom setting fully upright  I know I miss most but catch what I can.

Here are two:

True Knowledge:

"True Knowledge is easiest found by not looking for it but just seeing what really is around." tdk

A Druid's Training and Response::

The order of Druidic formal training or rank progression that I believe should be used. And the order using that training  when dealing with any situation in life  that comes along.

Order of Training on the Ley path of a Druid.
1) Vatis or Ovate as seer, psychic and prophet must learn to hear and see with the Psychic mind as first.
2) Bard as poet and warrior must learn to teach , how to bless and curse  (druid rhetoric {Rosc or roscanna magick poems} )   with the psychic mind, tongue and body as second.
3) Druid as wiser warrior and peace keeper must learn to deal with the Politics of Life both Human and Gods as last.

Order of use when wild and angry Bear is in your lifes path.

1) Vatis, see with all physical senses wide open  and then bring up your psychic mind and completely look at everything again in psychic light
3) Hold back the Bardic Barbed tongue and hand off Swords hilt. Let the Wise Druid in you study the Bear and use wisdom of the Owl and cunning of the Fox to plan your response.

2) Now take the Bard from your Crane's bag and let him use silver Tongue and Honey's Cauldron or Razor tongue and Adder's deadly Fang deadly with with the Bear.

And yes I do have trouble keeping the Bard in the Bag.

Moon Rising


(c) George King August 10, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Druids Altar items

 Water (the Well)

Incense (the Air and Sky)

Clay dish of live soil (Gala's Womb)

Disk of Salt (The Sea and boundaries of Life)

Candle (Sky Candle the Sun)

Stone or few ( the way of the Ley)

Live Acons(the children of the Oak)

Copper or brass Bell (the moot and voice of the Bards)

Bunch of fallen leaves (our short lives and the Celts)
Hour Glass (Ruler of Time and SummerLand)

Stone knife or Crystal with terminations ( Honor of the Fae)

Blood if you use in in a metal dish (Honor of Truth and War) .

Of Course this will not match what many other Orders may do. Each Tribe has Robes and chains of their own way.


Copyright George King August 01, 2013 Lughnasadh

The Bard and the Bark first Oak of Life's Ark

Being a Druid Bard the Craeftgemot Witancoveyne way!

I am from time to time ask how to be a Druid Bard? 

And yes there are so many books, so many tales and poems to read and ponder.

So many tools of Old and New Psycholinguistic Art and Science to learn. 

Yet in my Order I share a way that is simple, Heart and Hearth felt and connects us back to the ancient spirit and ancients of our old way. 

How long does this take pray tell? 
Just a turn of the Moon or so.
So here it so you may know.

Find a few live healthy acorns, if you can put them in a small bag or even cut off sock. 

As the Moon starts wane, carry these Children of the Forrest everywhere you go.

Talk to them any time you can, touch and hold them in your hand. 

Tell them of the Dark, of first damp soil in the Forest. 
Of struggle and unbelieved metamorphosing that awaits them in the lonely Dark. 

Of Roots first drink and shoots first Sun. 

Of being young and oh so vulnerable. 

Of growing in the Sun and singing with the wind and the Moon.

Of how their life will be, the changing of the seasons great wheel. 

Of the Times the Druids will come to them in honor Sun or Moon Wheel as it turns. 

Of growing strong and giving comfort and shelter both the small and the great that may come their way.

Of being a home to those that will fly and sing in your strong arms. 

Of giving up your leaves to the seasons and renewal from saved food in your roots.

Of sky lighting and storm of the greatest danger that is Man.

Of growing many Acorns and understanding all will not make the change . 

That You are the Sky Candles great gift, a way to feed the many that live and die so quick.

Of growing and breaking down of giving back to Mother Gala's forever earth and womb. 

Of being born anew from efforts you have sown.

Of so many things to tell the Children of the Forest.

Now as the New Moon starts to wax, write down your words you have told. Of acorns beginning till old Oaks end.

Boil it in cauldron and weave in loom of the mind till it is but a few minutes Magick  Rhyme.

Now on the night of the new Full Moon, take the children to a spot that needs the Oak and where it can grow strong and Tall.

Tear up you speech put a bit in each hole you dig.

Plant the Children of the Forest for they are not mere acorns but the Future. 

Now under Full Moon tell your True Bard's tale to the Children and the sweet Moon's night 

Spun straight from your Heart's own Loom.

Welcome Bard Druid and before you go home be sure and kiss the Moon.

The Lughnasadh Lammas Moon Rising

(c) George King August 1, 2013 Lughnasadh