I often watch YouTube videos by a national celebrity among people who live in their vehicles. He often alludes to his own “spirituality” . It turns out he shares to one degree or another the views of Governor Jerry Brown and former VP Al Gore. It is called a form of neo-druidism. This was discussed recently in the Orange County Register. A 20 minute video that expands on druidism is here.
I bit of neo-druidism I have picked up is about balance between bad times in one’s life and good times. There is a balance that is sought by the nature of things. Bad events are the source of good events. There are spiritual forces that bring these two into balance. They do not, however, involve a sky god.
Druidism is a nature-based faith not so unlike paganism and other earth religions. Because weather and nature have cycles the concept of cycles is applied to all of life. The earth experiences drought and massive rain and snow. Then it reverses and as we would say today, returns to the mean.
Indigenous peoples’ religions were earth based. It only makes sense because humans stay alive today from food produced by the earth. Druidism takes the cycles of nature and tells us our bad times are laying the foundation for good times ahead.
To me the messages of earth religions seems to have more staying power than those of sky gods. Only time will tell if they return to their former prominence.