I understand the need for certain mainstream religions to acquire funds in order to contribute to the various costs associated with the provision and ongoing maintenance of their respective places of worship. Most of us I believe are happy to accept that salaries are paid to clergymen for their services within these mainstream religions. I came to this forum to learn something of Druidry as well as other "paths". I am here because like others I found it difficult to source anything other than generalistions about the history, beliefs, practices and philosophy of Druidry. It seems to me that there are Druids who prefer to cloak and secretise their knowledge, path, belief system, religion, (I'm not sure which designation to use) in order to nurture nothing more than enterprise. In my search for a deeper understanding of Druidry I didn't have to look very far to discover that there are many courses offered by both groups and individuals (at a price) to satisfy my curiosity. Could it be that this intentional cloaking and witholding of information only serves to create a greater need for the ""knowledge "". ie, tell someone they can't have it and they want it all the more. Not all Druids adopt this approach but I think those that do are creating a bar to learning and discovery which ultimately limits the growth of Druidry. I understand that people need to feed and cloth themselves and I don't begrudge anyone a living but is it not innapropriate for certain individuals to manipulate their chosen path simply to create enterprise ?. Just for balance, I acknowledge that there are of course many UK Druid groups that offer open invitations to their regular meetings and are happy to share their knowledge and experience without charge. No bar to learning here then ! Oh and just out of interest, how would you classify Druidry and what constitutes a religion ?