I'd be curious to know what you've been reading, sounds pretty sensational. The Celts once covered most of NW Europe as well as the British Isles, and had an educated and sophisticated clergy: the Druids. True, human sacrifice is attributed to them in some early records, but usually by conquering peoples who practiced human sacrifice themselves (ie the Romans) and had a vested interest in denigrating the Celts who had stood strong against them for so many generations.
As for sex, we Druids believe that the body, as part of nature, is sacred. But we do not ritualize sexual contact as you might find in the practice of Wicca.
In short, Druids believe in the immanence of our Creator, God in Nature, that sort of thing. We do use ritual, but it is mostly aimed at spreading peace thru the world and connecting to nature, and thus to the divine. If you're interested in learning more, I would suggest reading Philip Carr-Gomm, John & Caitlin Matthews, RJ Stewart, John Micheal Greer for modern Druid viewpoints and beliefs. However, the easily obtained book by Stuart Piggott is considered inaccurate and biased against Druidism....it is not a reliable source of information.
Hope this helps. Bright blessings on your path!
On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM, joey <[address removed]>
Can some 1 tell me what druid means I looked it up sounds like a ritual religion. Celtic back round from aciant Ireland times? Why is sex mentioned alot, and human sacrifice? Sounds scary.
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