Formerly spelt Culdean. Derived from Culdee, a follower of Christ and a practitioner of the Keltic form of Christianity in the British Isles, before the coming of Saint Augustine. The word originates from ‘Kailedi’ or ‘Kailedy’, meaning ‘wise strangers’, a name given by Britons to the band of people who came to Britain in 37 A.D., under the leadership of Joseph of Arimathea. Now meaning one who follows the way of life and philosophy proclaimed in the Culdian teachings. The official version is ‘Culdians are seekers for, and students of, the principals and practices which lead to an enhancement of the quality of life and to the development of positive personalities which attract that which will fulfill their desires and destinies’.