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We’ve been watching (and enjoying) Britannia. Here’s my take on the druids: who were they, what did they do, and whether they were they anything like the much-scarred head druid Veren and Divis, the outcast with the demon problem…
In Britannia, Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) knows that to defeat the tribes of Britannia, you need to kill their gods. But who were the old gods of our tribal past? Are they still here? And if so, how best can we re-connect with them, to rediscover our heritage and our sense of connectedness to the earth.
Everyone dreams: not everyone dreams lucidly, but it’s there for those who want to step into a world (many worlds) where anything is possible. Here is the gateway to all possible futures, and the answers, if we persist, to all possible questions.
What did the Romans ever do for us? Besides committing cultural and spiritual genocide, destroying our links to five thousand years or more of spiritual evolution and annihilating our tribal roots – not a lot that we’d want to keep. Read on for a look at how we’re still living in the shadow of Rome, and could easily – and happily – break out of it. In fact, it’s essential.
Thanks to Robert Moss, one of the world’s great dreamers and teachers-of-dreaming, for allowing me to post this interview about shamanic dreaming and the Boudica series. It was first published on his blog.
“We consort openly with the best of men. You allow yourselves to be debauched in secret by the vilest.” – so said the consort of the Gaulish king to Julia Augustus, wife of the Emperor to the Roman Empress who cast aspersions on her morals. Celtic women were far more empowered than their Roman counterparts – and we’ve barely got back to what our ancestors took as their right.