Seasons and Sacred Cycles

Learn about the mythology, folk traditions and magic around the turning of the year and Pagan Festivals in Ireland.

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Learn about the beliefs, Irish mythology, folklore and magic of the turning of the year in Ireland - with Irish Draoí Lora O'Brien.

Irish Pagan Holidays are rooted in the native traditions of the land and her people, giving us a more complex view than the NeoPagan wheel of the year. In this course we will explore the Pagan calendar from this perspective, and provide practical advice on how to tune in to the Seasons and Sacred Cycles of Ireland.

The main class Presentation covers:

  • - Rethinking the 'wheel' in Ireland's traditional 2 seperate cycles.
  • - Naming the Festivals.
  • - Lora's Personal Practice.
  • - In-depth look at the Irish Fire Festivals - Samhain, Imbolg, Bealtaine, Lúnasa.
  • - How to work with the Cross Quarters or Solar Cycle.
  • - Suggested Festival Ritual Structure for your Personal Practice.
  • - Resources and Recommended Reading.

The Guided Journey included with this Course Curriculum takes you to meet the Spirit of the Season and examine/build seasonal space appropriate to the festival you wish to engage with (can be re-used for each festival as you go through the seasons and sacred cycles)

Your Course access enrollment includes:

  • -- Class Presentation Slides
  • -- Class Video
  • -- Class Audio
  • -- Class Chat Log/Resources
  • -- Guided Journey Video
  • -- Guided Journey Audio (for you to repeat the Journey)
  • -- Lifetime Access through the Irish Pagan School, including any future curriculum updates
  • -- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

BONUS CONTENT -- Previous Recording of This Class included, FREE.

Join us to celebrate and learn from the seasons and sacred cycles of Ireland!

Your Instructor

Lora O'Brien
Lora O'Brien

Lora is a modern Draoí – a practitioner and priest of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality. She has been consciously following a spiritual path exploring her native Irish traditions for 30 years, dedicated specifically to the Irish Goddess Mórrígan in 2004, and is the author of seven books on Irish history, mythology, folklore, witchcraft, Pagan practice and priesthood. Her eighth book, on the Mórrígan, will be published by Llewellyn (2025). She professionally developed and managed one of Ireland's most important sacred sites - Cruachán/Rathcroghan - for a decade, and is a co-founder and legal celebrant with Pagan Life Rites Ireland. With her partner, Jon O'Sullivan, she is the co-founder of the Irish Pagan School, and together they create a vast amount of community service content for the Irish Pagan School Blog, YouTube Channel, and Podcast. Lora founded the Ogham Academy in 2022, and has a Masters Degree in Irish Regional History (2023) on the topic of Ogham and Irish Identity. (Pronouns: She/They)

Course Curriculum

  Guided Journey (30 minutes, Multimedia)
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  BONUS - Resources and Reading Recommendations
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  BONUS - Previous Class Recording
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"Lora's work is well written expert material about her home and culture that only only one born to it can have. She teaches in ways that engages and invites the participant into a deep relationship with the material. Direct and to the point, while sharing how she built the conclusions drawn. I would encourage anyone wanting to build a strong relationship with pagan Ireland look at her work first."

- Kathleen Genia Gray (USA)

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? Once the Course Materials are uploaded after the live class has run, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"A no nonsense approach to the topics and a genuine dedication to seeing accurate information disseminated."

- Justin Dane Stewart (USA).

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