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Interested reading both ideas on Druidism. My view for what it is worth is , that Druids nowadays can only imagine what the original druids were fully about. In Celtic times the only real written evidence we have was written by Romans who obviously hated and feared Druids, hence the great massacre. Druids were obviously very powerful and linked to the natural world, besides being a kind of Shaman, they possibly had some kind of military role , not actual fighting but maybe blessing warriors .It is very possible they were even sacrificed themselves to plead with the gods in times of great danger, their are many Iron age sacrificial burials unearthed where the body was of a high status person but not a Royal (read Lindow man a very good book). However I think for me the idea of Druidism is one of closeness to nature and wildlife, of being very spiritual and connected to everything around us including the heavens and that these are the basic and first ideals that Druids were first drawn too all those years ago. I may be completely wrong, but it does it for me.