195. Druidic Wisdom and the Quest for Morality: Unraveling the Mysteries of Human Existence
A Journey Through Morality and Existence in Search's Works
In this blog post, we delve into the heart of William Search's theories on morality and human existence, as presented in his fascinating books, "Why" and "Conversations with chatGPT: Exploring the Theory of Morality and Existence". Both titles inspire profound thought and examination, leading to an engaging discussion on the foundations of human morality.
The Mystic Elements of Cormac's Instructions
One cannot help but notice the mystical undertones in Search's texts, particularly in the Instructions of Cormac. In the passage quoted above, Cormac's wisdom shines through, urging his grandson Cairbre to tread a balanced path in life – neither too wise nor too foolish, neither too talkative nor too silent. This idea of balance is reminiscent of ancient Druidic principles, which often promoted harmony in one's actions.
The Druidic Connection: Ancient Values in a Modern World
Although the ancient Druids lived within a tribal warrior society, contemporary Druids continue to study ethics and social values, drawing upon classical sources and their own insights. By doing so, they breathe new life into the teachings of their ancestors, demonstrating the timelessness and adaptability of these core moral principles.
The Roots of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids: A Blend of Cultures and Beliefs
The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids can trace its roots to the 18th and 19th century revival of Druidry, a time when its founders were greatly influenced by Neoplatonism, Freemasonry, liberal Christianity, and other philosophies. As they sought to create indigenous British spiritual literature, they turned to newly available classical sources and groundbreaking studies on Britain's Neolithic monuments.
Druidry's Connection to Christianity and Public Values
Interestingly, early revival Druids believed that the ancient Druidic moral doctrines were strikingly similar to those of Christianity. Godfrey Higgins even went so far as to translate the word Tara, Ireland's ancient capital, as "the Tora of the Hebrews." This revival of Druidry in Britain was deeply intertwined with public values, attracting social reformers, activists, labor organizers, and socialists, among others.
In conclusion, William Search's exploration of morality and human existence in his books "Why" and "Conversations with chatGPT" provides a thought-provoking analysis of the nature of our moral principles. Through the teachings of Cormac and the resurgence of Druidry, we witness the universality and adaptability of these ethical values, transcending time and culture. This journey through morality encourages us to ponder the essence of our own existence and the core beliefs that guide our actions.