Our Ancestors represent our ties to the past. They are a source of inspiration, of wisdom, and of guidance. As Druids we venerate our Ancestors, communing with them from between this world and the Otherworld.
“Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.
Henry Scott Holland
Rev. Raven Mann and Isaura
Rev. Raven Mann
February 27, 1963 – January 2, 2013
“May the Valkyries welcome you and lead you through Odin’s great battlefield.
May they sing your name with love and fury,
So that we might hear it rise from the depths of Valhalla
and know that you have taken your rightful place at the table of kings.
For a great man has fallen: a Warrior, a Chieftain, a Father, a Friend.”
Cindy Aldrich (Isaura)
June 15, 1977 – August 28, 2016
“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul.
You have a body.”