Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Week Two: The First Oath
I had some trouble writing the Oath, so I borrowed the example given in Our Own Druidry and made some modifications for myself. I haven't made any connections with deities thus far, so I chose to make my Oath before a nature spirit that I'm just getting to know a bit better - the beautiful oak in my backyard. The three main components of the Oath are a vow of virtue, piety, and study; for myself I wanted to include dedication as well. Though I may not always succeed, I will pursue my spiritual path and grow in it to the best of my abilities.
I, Aiwelin, before you my sacred tree,
name myself as a seeker of the Old Ways of communion with the Earth.
With this holy oath I set my foot upon the Path, the Druid's Way,
and I will make my dedication plain.
I will seek virtue in my life, doing right by those I love.
I vow to seek piety, to make my Paganism real.
I will seek knowledge and wisdom
in the ways of my Path through diligent study.
This I vow in the sight of the spirits, the ancestors, and the Gods and Goddesses.
So be it.
-modified from the First Oath in Our Own Druidry, cited below
Various Authors (2009). The First Oath, Our Own Druidry [kindle version]. Retrieved from http://adf.org