Monday, December 27, 2010

Alban Arthan

I just started the Bardic Grade course of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) last month and just appropriately, my first druidic High Day celebration is Yule.

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I couldn't find time to do the ritual outside so I just thought of creating a small stone circle inside my room. I know, druids-in-stonehenges is a disproven stereotype. But I really just wanted to try this idea.

Having done so much rituals in the past - from prim-and-proper Kabbalistic ceremonies to wild-and-freeform Santeria rituals, I find the OBOD solitary ceremonies a bit too simplistic and "mundane" for my taste. But then, I'm probably just putting too much attention on the outer form. OBOD druidry involves a lot of meditation and no-BS/no-jargon inner working, and those are probably what I've been missing recently.

Of all winter solstice celebrations I've done, this is probably the simplest yet most introspective.

Thank goodness for pre-written rituals.

 Grounding food: Queso de bola and my favorite tinapay.

Basbasan Nawa!


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