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Unformatted text preview: October 3, 2008 Occultism in North America What comes to mind when you think of: Neo-Druidism New Age Wicca Satanism Neodruidism History of Neo-Druidism Reformed Druids of North America Carleton College Northfield, Minnesota, 1963 Created to protest the weekly Religious servive attendance requirement Recognized by the college and soon developed religious practices and ceremonies Spread across the nation and is still a practicing branch of Neo- Druidism Originally called Carleton Grove, later renamed Mother Grove to symbolize the RDNAs Ar nDraiocht Fein University of California, Berkeley, California 1966 Translates from Gaelic as Our Own Druidism Founded by Robert Larson (RDNA Priest) and Isaac Bonewitts (Philosophy student) Incorporated ceremonial Magick and Wiccan practices Beliefs and Practices of Neo-Druidism Central tenet is that there should be no set dogma of belief Combines elements of the I ron Age, 19 th century revival, and modern spiritual beliefs Earth and nature are sacred and worthy of worship (pantheism) Reverence and respect of ancestors, including knowing as much as possible about own ancestors Gatherings take place in wooded areas, called groves, on a weekly basis Typical ceremonies are held within naturally formed circles of...
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