- April 26, 2020 at 3:42 pm #10390DalerParticipant
I have only just seen the greeting from Dowrgi, thank you for the welcome.April 27, 2020 at 4:08 am #10407SpellcasterParticipant
The use of herbs to stop the virus.
Most neodruids do not understand the spiritual power of herbs to fight disease. It is the spiritual power and consciousness of the herb that is important, and the chemical makeup of the herb does none of the work in fighting disease. I think it is very sad that as the virus spreads the Pharma companies are making huge profits selling anti-anxiety drugs when fresh herbs would go a long way to solving the problem. Disease, if you can see it like a real druid can, is a living spiritual person. The current virus is a mean one and looks like a bright white skeleton of death. It came from the realm of death and is most evil and difficult to fight, but herbs can fight it because of the herbs’ spiritual forces. Many neodruids find this hard to believe because they want a rational explanation for everything. I encourage you to wash your hands and use social distancing, but I also as a druid firmly believe that using herbs will help in fighting this virus. Remember what Winston Churchill said, “ The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. So, try to open your mind to the spiritual healing power of herbs. Best Star TreeMay 15, 2020 at 3:48 pm #10644Dave TheDruid-3X3Participant
Found this Humorous Email about the Lockdown that you guys might get a Giggle out of:
So just to clarify, and makes sure that we are all aware of the rules on lockdown…….
As we enter the next 3 weeks of lockdown, here is a summary of the advice:
1. You MUST NOT leave the house for any reason, but if you have a reason, you can leave the house
2. Masks are useless at protecting you against the virus, but you may have to wear one because it can save lives, but they may not work, but they may be mandatory, but maybe not
3. Shops are closed, except those shops that are open
4. You must not go to work but you can get another job and go to work
5. You should not go to the Drs or to the hospital unless you have to go there, unless you are too poorly to go there
6. This virus can kill people, but don’t be scared of it. It can only kill those people who are vulnerable or those people who are not vulnerable people. It’s possible to contain and control it, sometimes, except that sometimes it actually leads to a global disaster
7. Gloves won’t help, but they can still help so wear them sometimes or not
8. STAY HOME, but it’s important to go out
9. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarkets, but there are many things missing. Sometimes you won’t need loo rolls but you should buy some just in case you need some
10. The virus has no effect on children except those children it effects
11. Animals are not affected, but there is still a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there…
12. Stay 2 metres away from tigers (see point 11)
13. You will have many symptoms if your get the virus, but you can also get symptoms without getting the virus, get the virus without having any symptoms or be contagious without having symptoms, or be non contagious with symptoms…
14. To help protect yourself you should eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand as it’s better not to go out shopping
15. It’s important to get fresh air but don’t go to parks but go for a walk. But don’t sit down, except if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant or if you’re not old or pregnant but need to sit down. If you do sit down don’t eat your picnic
16. Don’t visit old people but you have to take care of the old people and bring them food and medication
17. If you are sick, you can go out when you are better but anyone else in your household can’t go out when you are better unless they need to go out
18. You can get restaurant food delivered to the house. These deliveries are safe. But groceries you bring back to your house have to be decontaminated outside for 3 hours including Pizza…
19. You can’t see your older mother or grandmother, but they can take a taxi and meet an older taxi driver
20. You are safe if you maintain the safe social distance when out but you can’t go out with friends or strangers at the safe social distance
21. The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours … or four hours… six hours… I mean days, not hours… But it needs a damp environment. Or a cold environment that is warm and dry… in the air, as long as the air is not plastic
22. Schools are closed so you need to home educate your children, unless you can send them to school because you’re not at home. If you are at home you can home educate your children using various portals and virtual class rooms, unless you have poor internet, or more than one child and only one computer, or you are working from home. Baking cakes can be considered maths, science or art. If you are home educating you can include household chores to be education. If you are home educating you can start drinking at 10am
23. If you are not home educating children you can also start drinking at 10am
24. The number of corona related deaths will be announced daily but we don’t know how many people are infected as they are only testing those who are almost dead to find out if that’s what they will die of… the people who die of corona who aren’t counted won’t be counted
25. You should stay in locked down until the virus stops infecting people but it will only stop infecting people if we all get infected so it’s important we get infected and some don’t get infected
26. You can join your neighbours for a street party and turn your music up for an outside disco and your neighbours won’t call the police. People in another street are allowed to call the police about your music.
27. No business will go under due to Coronavirus except those businesses that will have already gone under.May 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm #10645GreywolfParticipant
Thank you for your kind responses, good people. Sounds as though Dowgri and I are both blessed with tolerant neighbours! I’ve been living here in North Wiltshire for 19 years now and have never had a single noise complaint, even when repeatedly running through lead guitar parts in an attempt to get ’em right. Mind you, I always do that with the windows closed 😉 After finishing the group of healing pieces, I started work on another project, building a reconstruction of what I think a ‘lost’ British and Irish instrument called a tiompán might have been like. I finished it about a week ago and published a blog about it that has an embedded video and sound files of my first few goes at playing it. They’re a bit scrappy due to my being new to the thing and the new strings not holding their tuning that well, but I’m really pleased with how it turned out, never having even tried to make a stringed instrument before. Well, if you fancy checking it out, it’s here: https://greywolf.druidry.co.uk/2020/05/shadows-of-the-tiompans-strings/
Greywolf /|\May 15, 2020 at 7:03 pm #10649DowrgiParticipant
Hi Greywolf. That tiompán is really impressive. The look reminds me a little of a West African instrument called a hoddu, and the sound is similar – I think this is one of the most ancient instruments and might even go as far back as Ancient Egypt. The sound of your instrument and your playing was reminiscent to me of Greek music, a bit like a folk bouzouki, I can well imagine this is an accompaniment to the Iliad’s verses being sung by an ancient Greek aoidos.
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