Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine,  7 (1858–59), 278–81.

The Religions of the World: Druidism



Regular Feature, Essay


Religion, Astronomy, Ancient Authorities, Cosmology, Archaeology

    Notes that some contend that the mysterious stone circles of the Druids 'were used as temples wherein the sublimest revelations of science were discussed, and the discoveries of Archimedes and Newton anticipated' (278). Notes Julius Caesar's claim that the Gaulish Druids derived their 'customs and science' from the British Druids (279). Notes the Druids' interest in 'heavenly bodies and their motions, the extent of the universe and the world, the nature of things, the influence and ability of the gods' (281).

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