Author: Cainte – Daven Iceni
Date: Apr 28, 2000 12:22
Yes, I understand perfectly where you are coming from. I too carry a “Sacred Space” around with me all the time. I have my altar in my head, as well as a Shrine, and a “crash kit” for emergency rituals.
However, let’s start at the beginning. That’s a pretty advanced attitude that takes years to develop. Baby steps before driving a car….
LOOHTA (Laughter of one heart to another)
Message: Druid Shrines
Author: DJW – OllahmLaoich Urchurdan
Date: Apr 28, 2000 19:02
“As to Druidic practice, I have no idea. I would assume from archeological evidence that the Druids used SOME kind of Altar during their worship, but there is little evidence that I know of. (If anyone has evidence supporting this, please let me know about it.)”
The only thing that comes to mind are the ‘Nemed’, probably more in line with the shrine concepts than the altar. There’s not much to go on concerning altars. But there were holy places. Places seen as ‘between’ were important (where water meets land, caves, wells, etc). There are instances of offering pits (some going for many meters underground), and certain spots in rivers where offerings are found. Also, trees have been repositories for gifts, eg. colored cloth.