Druids

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Gaul

In Gaul there arose a great doctrine, owning under a powerful and original form and take it and knew the consequences that escaped to other countries.
The druids said: “There are three primitive units, God, Light and Liberty.”When India walked divided in stationary casts in insurmountable limits, the Gallic institutions had bases for the equality of all, the community of goods and the electoral law. None of the other peoples of Europe had, in the same degree, the deep sense of immortality, justice and freedom.

It is with reverence that we should study the philosophical tendencies of Gaul, because then we will find, strongly denounced, all the qualities and also all the faults of a great race. Nothing is more worthy of attention and respect than the doctrine of the Druids, which they were not barbarians as was believed erroneously for centuries.
For a long time, we only know the Gauls by Latin authors and the
Catholic writers. But these sources should rightly be suspicious, because these authors had direct interest in discrediting them and disfigure their beliefs. Caesar wrote the comments with obvious intent to exalt the eyes of posterity. Pollio and Suetônlo confess that this work abounds inaccuracies and errors volunteers. Christians only see in the druids sanguinary and superstitious men, calling their worship as crude practices.
However, certain Fathers of the Church – Cyril, Clement of Alexandria and Origen distinguish carefully, The druids from the multitude of idolaters, and confer on them the title of philosophers. Among the ancient authors, Lucan, Horace and Florus considered the Gallic race as depository of the mysteries of birth and death. The progress of Celtic studies, the publication of the Triads and bardic songs allow us to find in sources, a fair assessment of such beliefs. The philosophy of the druids, reconstituted in all its spaciousness, conforms with the Secret Doctrine of the East and the aspirations of modern spiritualists, because as these also affirms the progressive soul existences on the scale of the worlds.
This virile doctrine inspired to the Gauls, an indomitable courage, one such boldness they walked to their deaths as if they were going to a party. While the roman were covered with bronze and iron, the Gauls stripped the garments and fought with the naked chest.
Prided themselves of their wounds, and considered cowardly use of cunning in war. Therefore the repeated setbacks and the final fall of this people. So great was the certainty of future lives they lent money in the expectation that they would be reimbursed in other worlds.
The remains of the dead warriors, they said, are no more than used envelopes. As unworthy of attention, they abandoned the bodies in the field of battle, which was a big surprise for their enemies.
The Gauls did not know hell, and therefore Lucano in the first chant of Pharsalia, commends to the following terms: “For us, the souls do not bury in the dark Erebus kingdoms, but fly to animate other bodies in the new worlds. Death is only the end of a life. Blessed these people who do not frighten at the supreme moment of life; hence their heroism in the middle of bloody fighting, and their contempt for death. “
The Gauls were chaste, hospitable and true to sworn faith.
In the institution of the druids find the highest expression of the genius of Gaul. The druids were not a priestly body, for its securities amounted to the wise, sapient. Those who had had the freedom to choose their task. Some, under the name of eubages, presided over the worship ceremonies, but the most consecrated to the education of youth, the exercise of justice, the study of science and poetry. The political influence of the Druids was great and tended to achieve unity of Gaul.
In the country of Carnutos they had instituted an annual assembly, which met the deputies of the Gallic republics, and that discussing the important issues, the serious interests of the country.
The Druids were chosen by election and had to undergo an initiation training that required twenty years of studies.
The cult was practiced under the crown of the woods. The symbols were all taken from nature. The temple was the secular forest of countless columns, and under domes of greenery, where the sun’s rays penetrated with its golden arrows, to pour on the grass in a thousand shades of shadow and light. The wind whispers, the thrill of the sheets, produced at all mysterious accents, which impressed the soul and led to meditation. The sacred tree, the oak, was the emblem of divine power; mistletoe, evergreen, was the symbol of immortality. On the altar, had heaps of rough stone. “All carved stone, is, profaned stone,” said these austere thinkers. In their sanctuaries he was never found any object made by men.
They had a horror of idols and puerile forms of the Roman cult.
In order that their principles were not denatured or materialized by images, The druids forbade the arts and even writing education.
They trusted solely to the memory of bards and Initiates, the secret of their
doctrine. This resulted in the dearth of documents relating to their time.
Human sacrifices, so reprobates to the Gauls, were no longer in the majority, than the execution of justice. The druids, both judges and executioners, offered criminals a burnt offering to the supreme power.
Every five years the sentence of execution was carried out.
In times of calamity, voluntary victims also devoted themselves in expiation.
Impatient to meet with their ancestors in the happy worlds, to raise to the upper circles, the Gauls rose leisurely to the stone of sacrifice, and receiving death in the middle of a song of joy. But in Caesar’s time they had fallen into disuse these immolations.
Teutates, Esus, Gwyon were at the Gallic pantheon, the embodiment of strength, light and spirit, but above all things, brooded the infinite power that the Gauls worshiped together of the sacred stones, in the majestic silence of the forest. The druids taught the unity of God.
According to the Triads, the soul generates in the bosom of abyss – anoufn; then coats the rudimentary forms of life; only acquires conscience and freedom after having been for a long time immersed in the low instincts. This is what in this regard says the famous song of the bard Taliesi across the Gaul:
Since there is, from all antiquity, in the midst of vast oceans, I was not born of a father and a mother, but of the elementary forms of nature, the branches of birch, fruit forest, the flowers of the mountains. Played at night, I slept by dawn: I viper in the lake, in the clouds eagle, lynx in the jungles. Then elected by Gwyon (Divine Spirit), the sage of sages, I acquired Immortality. Enough time has elapsed, then was pastor. Roamed the earth long before I became skilled in science. Anyway, I shone among the top leaders. Coated s of sacred habits, empunhei the cup of sacrifice. I lived in a hundred worlds; I shook me in a hundred circles.
The soul, in its immense pilgrimage, said druids, runs three circles, which correspond to three successive states. In anouln suffer the yoke of matter; It is the animal period. After penetrates the Abred circle of migration that populate the worlds of atonement and evidence; Earth is one of those worlds, and the soul is incarnated enough times
on its surface. The cost of an incessant struggle, detaches itself of the tangible influences and leaves the circle of the incarnations to achieve gwynftd, circle of blissful worlds or worlds of happiness. Then open the enchanting horizons of spirituality.
Further above take place the depths of ceugant, infinite circle terminating all others and that only belongs to God. Far from approaching the Pantheism, as most of the Eastern doctrines, Druidism deviates from it for an entirely different conception of the Godhead. Their conception of life is not less remarkable.
According to the Triads, no being is the plaything of fate or a capricious favorite of grace, as to prepare and build for themselves their destiny.
Its target is not the research of ephemeral satisfactions, but raising the sacrifice and the accomplishment. Existence is a battlefield where the arm conquest place (success depend on personal effort). This doctrine extolled the heroic qualities and purifies customs. I was so far from the mystical puerilities as the illusory greed of the theory of nothing.
However, it seems to have moved away from the truth at one point: it was when established that the guilty soul, persevering in evil, can lose the fruit of their work and fall on the lower levels of life, where will be necessary restart his long and painful rise.
But teach the Triads, the loss of memory (in the next reincarnation) lets you start the fight, without having, by obstacles, remorse and irritations of the past. In Gwynftd recovers, with all the memories, the unity of their lives reattaches the scattered fragments by the succession of time.
The druids possessed very large cosmological knowledge. They knew that our planet rolls in space, taken in its course around the sun.
This is shown at the another chant of Taliesino called The Song of the World:
I will ask to the bards, and why the bards will not respond?
I ask what sustains the world; because, deprived of support, this globe does not move. What it could support?
“Great Wayfaring Man of Grief is the world! Always running and without resting, never
strayed from his line, and how excellent is the form of this orbit to never escape it.
The Caesar himself, so little versed in these matters, tells us that druids taught many things about the shape and size of the Earth, on the movement of the stars, over the mountains and valleys of the moon. They say that the universe, eternal and unchangeable as a whole, is constantly transformed into its parts; that life animates by Infinite movement, and spreads through all the points. Lacking the means of observation that has modern science, we ask: where the Gauls learned such notions?
The druids communicated with the invisible world; thousand witnesses testify. The stone enclosures they evoked the dead. The druidesas (prophetess) and bards uttered oracles. Several authors report that Vercingetorix was busy-, under the shady boughs of the woods, with the souls of dead heroes
in service of the nation. Before stirring up Gaul against Caesar, he went to the island of
Sem, former residence of the druidesas, and then, after blowing strongly rays, appeared to him a genius who predicted his defeat and martyrdom.
The commemoration of the dead is Gallic initiative. On November 1 celebrated the feast of spirits, not in cemeteries – the Gauls not honored the dead – but in each room, where the bards and the seers evoked the souls of the deceased. According to them, the woods and moorland were populated by wandering spirits.

The Duz and Korrigans were souls in search of new incarnations.
The teaching of the druids was adapted, in political and social order, the institutions
according to justice. The Gauls, knowing they were animated by the same
principle, all called to the same destinations, felt themselves equal and free.
In each Gallic republic, the leaders were in due time elected by the people
reunited. The Celtic law punished with the punishment of fire, the ambitious and
pretenders to the crown. Women took part in the councils, exercised
priestly duties, they were seers and prophets. They were independent and chose their spouses. The property was collective, belonging to the whole territory of the republic. In no way was among them recognized the hereditary claim: the election decided everything.
The long Roman occupation, after the invasion of the Franks and the introduction of feudalism, did forget these true national traditions. But it also came the day when the old Gallic blood stirred in the veins of the people; in its turmoil the Revolution overthrew the two foreign imports: the theocracy of Rome and the monarchy Implanted by the Franks. The Gallic was found in France 1789.
An essential thing was lacking, however: the idea of solidarity. Druidism fortified in souls the sense of right and freedom; but if the Gauls knew to be equal, not really considered themselves as brothers. Hence, this lack of unity that lost Gaul.
Bent under an oppression of twenty centuries, purified by misfortune, enlightened by new lights, it became par excellence the nation one, indivisible.
In the heart of Middle Ages, as a resurrection of the spirit of Gaul, stands a shining figure.
From the first centuries of our era, Joan of Arc was announced by a prophecy of Bardo Myrdwyn or Merlin. It is under the fairy oak near the stone table, she often hear “her voices”. It is a pious Christian, but above the earthly Church places the eternal Church, “that of the top”, the only one who submits in all things.
No testimony of spirit intervention in the lives of people is comparable to the story, touching, of Domremy Virgo. In the late 15th century, France was dying under the iron yoke of the English.
With the help of a young, a child of eighteen, visible in powers reanimate a demoralized people, awaken a extinct patriotism, inflame resistance and save France from death. Joan never proceeded without consulting “her voices”, and whether on the battlefield or before the judges, they always have inspired her words and sublime acts. One time in prison in Rouen, these voices seem to leave her. Then, overwhelmed by suffering, she consented to abjure. Since the spirits turned away (were silent), she transform herself in a  weak woman and submit. Then the voices make themselves heard again, and then she just lifts her head before the judges:
“The voice told me it was treachery to abjure. The truth is that God sent me; what I did is well done.”
Sacred by her painful martyrdoms, Joan became a sublime example of sacrifice, one object of admiration, a deep education to all men.
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Photo: Oak – A.T.
Source: Rede amigo espirita
References:
Henrl Martln; “Bibllothêque de Genêve”, por Adolphe
Plctet;
“Immortallté”, por Altred Dumesnhl; “L’Esprit de la Gaule”, por Jean Reynaud.
(35) Cyfrinach Beirdd Inys Prydaln: “Mystêres des bardes de l’lie de Bretagne”, trad. Edward Williams, 1794. (36) “Barddas”, cad. Goddeu. (37) “Triades Bardlques”, nº 26, publicadas pela escola céltica deGlamorgan.
(38) “Barddas”, cad. Goddeu. (39) “Hlstoire Nationale des Gaulois”, por Bosc e Bonnemère.
(40) “Procès de réhabilitation de la Pucelle” (segundo os documentos da Escola de Chartes).
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