I dedicated this evening’s tea to a friend who died on Friday: Julian Yates – a lovely bright soul. Here is a newspaper article about Julian with some good photos. And here is the Druid prayer we offer when someone dies, addressed directly to them:
May your journey to the Isles of the Blessed, to the fields of Bliss, to the land of freedom and splendour, be swift and sure.
May the Light be your guide on the journey.
May the blessings of the Spirits of the Tribe and of the Ancestors, of Time and of Place and of the Journey be with you.
May the blessing of the Spirits of North and South, East and West be with you.
May the blessing of the Lord and Lady of the Animals and the Woods, the mountains and the streams be with you.
May the blessing of the Uncreated One, whose child is the Created Word, and of the Spirit that is the Inspirer, be always with you.
By the beauty of the fields, the woods and the sea, by the splendour that is set upon all that is, we send you our love and blessings.