Twenty years was required to master the full cycle of Druidic
knowledge which included Natural Philosophy Astronomy
Arithmetic Geometry Jurist Prudence
Medicine Poetry and Oratory. A basic doctrine was
that; without freedom of will there is no humanity; freedom
of conscience was both the birth and breath of manhood; the
essence of the soul was will. By common law every Britains
birthright was five acres of land. They believed in transmigration
of the soul and the doctrine of atonement. Hell was a temporary
state of suffering regarded as the pre-essential of enjoyment.
To them prophecy was all about good science.
The kings primary role was to deliver to
the people, freedom, justice, leisure and instruction. Neither
god nor king, or the people, were above the law (the Edicts
of Anu and Enlil or the Divine Justice of the Immortal Gods).
Excommunication was a punishment or deterrent for serious wrong
doing. In the Indo-European languages dru-wid translates
as strong knowledge. We find distinctly long-headed people constructing
the earliest long barrows and observatories around this time
in the British Isles, with the wide introduction of mixed farming
Their motto was the Truth against the World.
Glastonbury was a leading Druid college and centre before the
birth of Jesus. Druidism never opposed Christians. Christianity
was a new thing in Asia, but there was never a time when the
Druids of Britain held not its doctrines. There was
a remarkable similarity of the dress of the Archdruid, and the
Jewish High Priest, demonstrating a common origin. Druidism
presented a high culture, and a priesthood of peace. In parallel,
Buddhism was a druidic religion. By controlling the vast
mineral wealth and other resources of Britain for the people
of Britain, the Druids presented a serious rival to Greece and
Rome. Under Augustus and Tiberius it was a treasonable offence
to be a Druid priest.