This First Triad of the Black Mountain Druid Order is the threefold path that makes up the Way of the Druid as practiced by our Order. The First Triad consists of the Earth Path, Sun Path, and Moon Path. The Earth Path deals with our relationship to the Earth, the Sun Path deals with our relationship to spirit and to the divine, and the Moon Path deals with our relationship to ourselves.
The Resources section is divided up as follows:
This section discusses how to draw closer to nature by caring for the Earth and understanding how we fit into the Web of Life, how to live sustainably and ecologically, and how to be active in giving back to the natural world. The basic foundation for the Earth Path section is the Celtic tree alphabet known as ogham. In learning about the ogham, we will discuss the properties of the trees and plants associated with each letter of this alphabet. We will also cover how to develop a relationship with your birth tree. The First Triad of the Earth Path is the Ogham, Deep Ecology, and Animal Wisdom.
This section offers an in-depth analysis of the Wheel of the Year and how to celebrate the High Days, including suggested rituals for each. It also discusses the Wheel of the Year as a metaphor for our own sacred journey through life, embracing the concepts of balance between light and dark, chaos and order. The First Triad of the Sun Path is the Wheel of the Year, Gods and Goddesses, and Rites of Passage.
This section focuses on the inner journey of the Druid. Just as the Moon has no light of its own, but reflects the light of the Sun, the Moon Path teaches us to reflect the divine within ourselves. Included in this section are suggestions on basic vision questing, how to meditate, and dream interpretation. The First Triad of the Moon Path is Dream Work, Meditation, and Vision-Seeking (shamanism).