One of the challenges that North American druids face is understanding, visiting, and working with sacred sites. In my druid training, one order in particular really emphasizes the sacred site–the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD). And I think if one is living on the British Isles, it makes perfect sense to do so as those sites are part of the heritage and tradition of druidry. The real question becomes–what is a sacred site here in the USA? What, if anything, should we do with them? I’d like to take some time today to explore « sacred sites » as they relate specifically to druidry in the USA.
Defining « Sacred »
The term « sacred » itself implies a connection to the divine, a concentrated or holy space, a space set aside for spiritual contemplation or religious observance in some way. When most think about what a classic definition of…
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