The Druid Code by Thomas Sheridan
Nowadays I find that unfortunately I struggle for time to read as much as I used to. I was very fortunate to receive a review copy of this fabulous book. Sometimes it takes me months to read a book in between busy schedules and I read the The Druid Code in parts in the quiet spaces I create amid the chaos.
Having had a keen interest in Archeology for a couple of years now and more than a passing interest in all matters Mystical this is one of those books that has pulled together a lot of the things that I have been thinking about and researching myself over the years after visiting Sacred Sites, especially the “official” stories and explanations that are given for the functions and use of sites such as New Grange in Ireland.
I don’t think anybody can have the definitive answers but this text is an absolute gem that offers much needed clarity on megalithic sites and how we can approach understanding them from our cultural point of view. Understanding where we come from and connecting with our ancestors and the land is in itself a journey that everyone should take whether from a Spiritual point of view or simply to better understand our place in the world. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in humanity, culture, and especially those who are searching the past for clues as to how we arrived at some of the systems that are functioning in our society today. The Authors passion about the subject comes across in the writing style, it is a very engaging title and I sincerely hope that Thomas writes more in this genre and isn’t put off by some of the reactions to it. Change will create resistance in those who have built a concrete way of seeing especially if you are offering alternatives to accepted points of view!
JadeM November 2016
The Druid Code sets out to examine the wider concept of magic and mythology being utilised as an early form of social psychoanalysis by the druids, and how magic theory developed from this. How this evolution of ritual magic, eventually made its way into Folklore, Witchcraft and Freemasonry. From the proto-shamanic world of the megalith builders, to lost civilisations of the Atlantic fringe, along with the continual changes and challenges to the human experience in the face of traumatic cultural upheaval, the druids, along with their legacy, have played a far more influential role than has been previously acknowledged. The Druid Code utilises mythology connected to sacred sites. Developing a bidirectional conduit back through time, to reveal what took place in 2500BC. A shift in human consciousness that was to make humans what we are today. From Atlantis to Alchemy, you will never see history in the same way ever again. Thomas Sheridan