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Postby iWitch » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:40 pm

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Postby Esmee » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:35 pm

That was rather good! It's so nice to see documentaries on Paganism that aren't either scathingly skeptic or rudely insulting.
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Postby Ebany » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:14 am

Mmm that is good! This is obviously one of a series about comparative religions - I assume it's made for television?
I actually took part in a television program made as part of just this sort of series for Dutch television. I was invited to celebrate one of the festivals (I think imbolc) with some Alexandrian friends of mine. The day after they were filming and so I got taken along to join in with that. We had a discussion panel which was partially filmed and then we did the celebration of the evening before again but with a few important bits left out.
It was a great experience! I must admit it was filmed for regional television and was not the region where I live. People are on the whole very tolerant over here but I don't want to run into problems at work. The series of programs were made chiefly for schools to teach the kids the differences between the various beliefs.
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Postby Beantighe » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:32 pm

Yes, I really enjoyed that too, and also some of the related videos. I particularly love Emma Restall Orr and I have several of her books. She is the author who has resonated the most with me and who drew me to Druidry, which is where I am most at home.

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Postby solsticedreamer » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:26 pm

i love emma's book 'Druid Priestess' ~ very inspirational indeed :)
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Postby Leanne » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:52 pm

thats on my bookshelf too! a very good book. and Prof hutton was in that film- his 'stations of the sun' was great too!
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Postby Beantighe » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:02 pm

Yes, what some knowledge that guy has!

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Postby Midori » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:51 am

Emma Restall Orr is a lovely person, she was Joint Chief of the British Druid Order when I joined the Druids. Prof. Hutton is a great guy too, his books are wonderful, but attending his talks is amazing, he has an amazing sense of humour. :)

The film was good and unbiased.

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Postby Beantighe » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:10 am

Do you know what Emma's doing now, Midori? I heard she was ill. I hope she's OK.

I tried to join the BDO a couple of years ago, and sent off a £10 subscription for Twisted Tree magazine. I haven't heard a word since, and I never received any magazines. :( £10 down the drain, which I could ill afford to lose...........................

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Postby iWitch » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:24 pm

Ebany wrote:This is obviously one of a series about comparative religions - I assume it's made for television?


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Postby Midori » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:10 pm

Hi Beantighe,

The BDO has been in hibenation for a couple of years, it is just being revived now, there is a Yahoo Group for it.

I don't know 'Twsted Tree', think it must belong to another group. The magazines I know from BDO are 'The Druids' Voice' and 'Tooth and Claw'.

I believe there is a new BDO Website being set up, but I don't think it's ready yet.

Emma is currently Head of The Druid Network, and yes, she has been ill, I don't know the details.

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Postby Beantighe » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:24 pm

Yes, that's it, Midori - Tooth and Claw. I got muddled up!

Thanks for the info, my dear. I still don't suppose I'll get any mags now - it's too long ago.

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