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 an Author, Teacher, and Guide: native born Irish, with 20+ years personal and professional experience in our history, heritage, archaeology, mythology, and pre-christian Irish Spirituality. Publications include - Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch, 2004; A Practical Guide to Irish Spirituality, 2013; Tales of Old Ireland - Retold, 2018; A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood, Llewellyn 2019; Irish Witchcraft - 2nd Edition, 2020; the Irish Queen Medb, 2020; and a forthcoming work on the Fairy Faith in Ireland, 2021.
She is a modern Draoí – a practitioner and priest of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality, in the simplest terms. Lora has been consciously following a pagan path for over 25 years, and dedicated specifically to the Irish Goddess Mórrígan in 2004. She 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.
"[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)