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My first thought was that someone was “Arbing” and that we were going to have to dispute them for possession of the Hill. As I reached the Hill, I saw that they were President and Mr. Nason! He apologized for not having been able to attend the week before and they stayed for the service and partook of the Waters. I served the Waters with my fingers crossed! At a school where possession of liquor could result in a ten-day suspension, he literally could have prevented me from graduating. Nothing was ever said about it.
It is the object of religion to restore unity; most concentrate on the direct attainment of spiritual unity, ignoring (or rejecting) the material. 5. Back to Nature Druids (at least some of them) believe that a good approach is to FIRST restore material unity. Having broken down part of the barrier around the self, the rest should then be easier. Hence, Druid Nature worship: the ideality of going to worship oaks. BEING: a brief catalogue of the major quasi-metaphysical-theological conclusions which may be abstracted from and by the application of the Reformed Druid point of view to questions of ultimate relevance (in outline form).
After him, their advisor was a Mr. Bardwell Smith, a comparative religions professor. RMS RMS: Many years later, Professor David Sipfle in the Philosophy Department told me how Messenger had recounted to him the bizarre activities transpiring on the Hill of Three Oaks. ” 7:9 10:5 IB IB: The following verses (6-23) were not actually sung at that time. This collection of verses, now known as the “Hymn to the Mother,” were written the subsequent Summer by Norman Nelson, one night/morning when he was working on the “Graveyard Shift” at the State Cement Plant, which was his summer employment during school.
A Reformed Druid Anthology (Illustrated) (1996) by Michael Scharding