EXCERPT - The Visit
By Tony Taylor
The setting was a suburban, single-family home one mile from downtown Quincy, MA, and eight miles from downtown Boston. This is a densely populated - or as the locals say, “thickly settled” area and an unlikely place for the wonderful, as in full of wonder, event about to transpire.
The Druids were gathered for a rare ritual. The elevation of a Druid to the Ring of the Oak occurs only after a minimum of seven years of study, experience, and service. More often than not, it requires twice that many years to be considered for this honor. The candidate was, as expected, excited as he meditated on his past accomplishments and future challenges. He wondered what new mystery would be revealed and what new experiences would unfold. The other Druids focused their minds on providing the ultimate experience for him. Often, the clergy performing the ritual gain their own new insights from the process. It was an extraordinary and auspicious day.
The Chief Druidess, the Candidate and I....Continued...