Druid Symbols Altar with Oak, Acorn, and Solar Cross
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Beautiful handmade altar that embraces the druid symbols, history, and tradition.
Oak Leaves, Solar Cross, and Acorns are wood burned by hand for long lasting beauty. On back board is wood burnt - The Creation of a Thousand Forests Lie in a Single Acorn - in Brush Script MT Font as quoted from Ralph Waldo Emmerson. Made from a single board of White Wood. This is done for conformity with the tree spirit of the original tree. Beautifully stained in a golden oak color and danish oil finish for durability and a natural finish. Based on the symbols, histories, and meaning of the druid religion.
Pictured above is one of two flowing oak leaves that typify the druid movement, and its connection to nature. This altar is completely hand crafted by DragonOak, "one who walks the pagan path". DragonOak has studied methods of divination for over 20 years and now brings forward handcrafted items in the old traditions
Beautiful handmade altar that embraces the symbolism of Druidism. Free name wood burned on the front facing plate in Old English.
A symbol of the solar cross, the bringer of seasons and the four equinox of the year. Its connection to nature with is the very core of the druid philosophy. No metal is used in constructing this altar as some believe that metal can interfere with the flow of energies.
Pictured above on the back board is wood burned - The Creation of a Thousand Forests Lie in a Single Acorn - in Brush Script MT Font as quoted from Ralph Waldo Emmerson.
Be sure to look below for the Magic Properties of the Oak Tree. Metaphysical and healing lore information is for educational, inspirational, and entertainment purposes only. Mystical lore on healing and spiritual healing information is not to be construed as prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See your physician or other health care practitioner for all ailments, disease and injury. DragonOak.com, its owners, assignees, employees, etc, assume no liability for any use or misuse of this information.
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Druidry is not a religion. It's a philosophy and you can worship a God or a Goddess, it's up to you. You can be a Christian or a Muslim or anything else and still be a Druid. "But while a Christian will say God made that tree, a Druid will say the energy of a creative force is in that tree." Kieron, a North-East UK Druid.
Within ancient Druidism, there were three specialties.
The Bards were the keepers of tradition, of the memory of the tribe - they were the custodians of the sacredness of the Word. In Ireland, they trained for 12 years learning grammar, hundreds of stories, poems, philosophy, the Ogham tree-alphabet.
The Ovates worked with the processes of death and regeneration. They were the native healers of the Celts. They specialized in divination, conversing with the ancestors, and prophesies the future.
The Druids and Druidesses formed the professional class in Celtic society. They performed the functions of modern day priests, teachers, ambassadors, astronomers, genealogists, philosophers, musicians, theologians, scientists, poets and judges. They underwent lengthy training: some sources say 20 years. Druids led all public rituals, which were normally held within fenced groves of sacred trees. Most leaders mentioned in the surviving records were male. It is not known whether female Druids were considered equal to their male counterparts, or whether they were restricted to special responsibilities. References to women exercising religious power might have been deleted from the record by Christian monks during the Celtic Christian era. Since ancient Druidism was an oral tradition, they did not have a set of scriptures as do Christianity and other religions of written word.
The Mighty Oak :
Oak, (Quercus "Species", also called Tanners Bark, British Oak, and Common Oak) this family has many members including Red Oak, White Oak, Live Oak, White Oak, Swamp Oak, Scrub Oak, Blackjack Oak, Pin Oak, Chinkapin, and many, many others. Oak is reported to be a variation on the Anglo Saxon word "Ac" which means "tree". It is a very sacred tree in many cultures, and it was used in worship by the Druids. Druid legend holds that groves of Oaks were very sacred, treated as holy places, and used as ritual sites. The Romans and Greeks also honored the mighty Oak. In "The Golden Bough" Frazer describes a holy place in Greece called Dodona, where an Oak was the site of an Oracle of Zeus. King Arthur's round table was made from a solid slab of Oak, and is displayed at Winchester.
The longevity and strength of the oak has become know for its protection in spell and charm work. The acorn in a charm bag is said to bring good fortune and luck, and to promote fertility. Burning oak in a ceremonial fire or as an incense will promote protection. Oaks with Mistletoe growing in them should be left alone regarding harvest, for their spirits lend themselves to ritual work, and to cut them down brings misfortune. The Mistletoe collected from these Oaks is considered to be the most powerful. Oak has long been considered a symbol of fertility. Oak acorns ground into flour make excellent ritual cakes. Oaks and their acorns are highly appropriate for the Hallow's Eve Celebration. In various cultures many believe the Yule Log should be of Oak, and the ashes are gathered and strewn throughout one's land to bring good fortune and wealth in the coming year. The ritual fire for Midsummer should include Oak. Druid and Celtic traditions place a high emphasis on wands made from oak. Decorate altars with Oak leaves during Lammas and Hallows. Oak is also used in Handfastings and during Mabon Ceremonies.
Medicinal and Other Uses:
Native Americans use Oak in many ways, they use the bark medicinally, they grind acorns into flour, and they roast acorns for a drink similar to coffee. White Oak bark is one of the strongest natural astringent herbs available. Rich in tannins, White Oak bark also provides Vitamin B12, and minerals like Calcium, Iron and Zinc. White Oak bark's astringent properties tighten tissues and strengthen blood vessels, making it ideal for treating diarrhea, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. The blood-clotting agents active in White Oak bark are also helpful to stop nosebleeds. White Oak bark has also been used to treat inflammation and irritations caused by poor digestion, ulcers, strep throat, skin problems, hemorrhoids, hemorrhage, goiter, gall bladder, leucorrhea, jaundice, parasites, ulcers, and varicose veins. Oaks are used for dye, wine barrels, ink, lumber, and the White Oak is one of our most important, largest, longest-lived, and most valuable timber trees in America.