This might be a bit of a random thought, but I was thinking about it and looking back on an old thread that mentioned Balimora, and druids and Celtic stuff just reminds me of the guild so much?
Below is a few things I found in common with both. It just seems too much of a coincidence for them to NOT be related!
- Practiced magic
- Death and rebirth is a very big thing in Druidry, as nature is constantly in this cycle and most druids believe in reincarnation - reminded me of how the Balimora logo represents life and death
- Belief of Otherworld - “a realm or realms which exist beyond the reach of the physical senses, but which are nevertheless real”
- Nature as divine or sacred, along with a strong sense of interconnectedness - “Every part of nature is sensed as part of the great web of life, with no one creature or aspect of it having supremacy over any other. Unlike religions that are anthropocentric, believing humanity occupies a central role in the scheme of life, this conception is systemic and holistic, and sees humankind as just one part of the wider family of life”
- The lack of a central text, such as how the bible is the central text for Christianity (like how the Balimora description mentions that Balimorans reject the trappings of culture)
(Source, where I got my druid info: http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/druid-beliefs )