Oh this is so funny. Synchronistic really. I was just looking at small house blogs last night till the wee hours. Wanting to shake the rafters and blow off the roof. In part that is metaphorical, in part real. Here is my inspiration and dream. http://tinyhousetalk.com/tiny-house-for-humble-family/
Too funny – So was I! The idea of a teepee on a raft is also just side-splitting! That would not be my idea of a retreat, but then, it is someone’s idea of a retreat, and that’s all that counts. I’d love a treehouse, myself – what better abode for a lover of trees? I had a tree platform when I was little, where I used to spend my days reading – a favourite pastime in a favourite place!
Hi Philip, sorry for the non-sequitur here – is there a better place we might be able to ask you questions? (Ever think of having an Ask Philip corner?) ;)
In any case, I’ve been wondering lately about the nature of spiritual mentors in Druid tradition, or whether or not they seem to be an imperative part of Druidic learning. I know you’ve had your own mentors, and was wondering if you had any thoughts on this?
Been reading the Upanishads recently and was struck by how often they spoke to the importance of having a teacher. I’m so curious to get a Druid perspective.
That’s such an interesting question. It’s also very subtle and needs a long answer I believe because on the one hand mentors/teachers can be hugely helpful I believe, but there are also the pitfalls of projection/idolisation and so on ! It’s actually on my list of topics to write about, so hopefully not before too long you’ll see a post on it here!
Thanks for asking! :)