Learn about the Celtic Druids' beliefs, Irish Druid religion mythology, folklore and magic of the druids in Ireland, and how to ensure your modern pagan druidry practice is respectful - with native Irish Draoí Lora O'Brien.
Do you have colonial heritage? Did your ancestors take things from indigenous people that did not belong to them? Does your modern pagan Druidic practice continue that imbalance?
Are you willing to break that cycle?
The course presentation covers:
- -- What is Colonialism?
- -- The Development of Modern Pagan Druidry... Influences, Societies, Religious Druidry, the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.
- -- Post Colonial Nationalism and Other Complications.
- -- Ancient Druidry... Classical Evidence, Specifics, Survival, Skills.
- -- 7 Steps to Modern Druidry
- -- Resources for Decolonising Your Spiritual Practice
- -- Guided Journey... 3 Questions with the Ancestors on the 'Wattles of Knowledge'.
Learn how to practice a modern pagan version of Irish Druidry that is more authentic, in balance, and respectful to the native history and traditions.
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)
Learning from and honouring your ancestors, or native Irish cultural and religious traditions, does not have to continue cycles of disrespect and damage. Take the steps to change things for the better, for the future... starting with this course.
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)
"[The Class] was really wonderful. Highly recommend getting the recording. Lora's focus is Irish practices, but the ideas--where the druidic revival came from (upper class English white men), the exporting and then reimporting of native spiritual practices, the colonial attitude of, "I can take this piece from this practice and that piece from another practice and make it my own," instead of going to the roots of a practice and really working with it--yeah, it was amazing and heavy and challenging."
- Rebecca Dafydd (USA, Wales)