In Irish Traditions the protection of home and person is a vital part of
folk magic, often referred to as Hexing and Warding. Whether you want
to minimise intrusive energy, keep individuals at bay, or generally
protect yourself and your home this class will provide traditional Irish
methods in a clear and accessible way.
From the traditional methods of both protecting and punishing to the
use of modern versions, the class will provide a comprehensive
understanding of the practice. Not only how to create the tools you
need, but also when each tool is appropriate- when to ward versus when
I am a poet, writer and educator from Dublin, Ireland. As a practitioner
of traditional Irish folk magic, I have a long experience in these
Ireland boasts a rich tradition of folk magic, sometimes dismissed as superstitions or quaint customs. Our ancestors lived precarious lives, with little housing or food security. They relied on any means, mundane or magical, to provide some safety and - often helpless against armed aggression - to extract a measure of Justice. These are deeply embedded traditions, used across the island, and surviving into the present day.
This class is designed to both ground the student in the history and use
of these traditional methods and to provide the tools and understanding
to use them in your own daily life.
In addition, the construction of a hexing bodhrán (Irish tambour fixed
frame drum) and its use in both protection and healing will be explored.
This is a dying art but a very old practice.
Whether you want to be more secure as you travel, or want to protect a
home or workspace; and whether you share or live alone, you will be able
to tailor the lessons learned to your own needs.
This Teaching will Include:
- Learn the traditional methods and beliefs in hexing and warding
- Learn how warding and Hexing are linked, and complementary
- Learn to set boundaries both for protection and to ensure the desired effect is achieved
- Learn to construct powerful images, symbols and wards
- how to place them for protection of the home or workspace
- how to create a protected space within a shared space (eg. work or rent sharing)
- how to create a Hexing Bodhrán (can be adapted to other percussive instruments)
The live class and recorded course materials will be broken up into these four sections, for accessibility and ease of use.
This Teaching is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in this area, or in other traditions. You do not have to be dedicated to or working with any Irish Gods, Guides, or Guardians to take this class.
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU ENROLL THIS COURSE?
Your Course access enrollment includes access to:
- -- Class Presentation Slides
- -- Class Videos
- -- Class Audios
- -- Q&A Session with the Teacher (recorded during live class).
You will get the unique perspective of a native Irish poet (File), and practitioner of indigenous Irish Witchcraft Geraldine Moorkens Byrne. She practices Draiocht Ceoil, the magic of words and sound, a traditional part of Irish folk magic and folklore. She has written Roscanna (Roisc) for many political and social causes, most recently - Ériu Addresses the High Kings - against a proposed misogynistic gathering in Ireland.
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Geraldine Moorkens Byrne is a poet (File), and practitioner of indigenous Irish Witchcraft. She practices Draiocht Ceoil, the magic of words and sound, a traditional part of Irish folk magic and folklore. She has written Roscanna (Roisc) for many political and social causes, most recently - Ériu Addresses the High Kings - against a proposed misogynistic gathering in Ireland (subsequently published in Gods and Radicals journal.) She has also written and published articles on the origin and use of the Rosc. Geraldine is a founding editor of PPP Publishing, and has been published in many anthologies (e.g. Poems from the Lockdown, Harp Club and Cauldron, Small Things, Where the Hazel Falls, Jane Raeburn Anthology); magazines (e.g. Asia Geographic, American Dowser); e-zines (e.g. Poetry Life & Times, Prairie Poetry). Some of her poems - including "Bealtaine" & "Death of the Hero" - have been performed as theatre by groups in Ireland, Britain, & the USA. Her gorgeous children's book Puddles, and her collection of poetry called "Dreams of Reality", are both available on Amazon.
Frequently Asked Questions
This was an absolutely brilliant class, thank you Geraldine, Jon and the Irish Pagan School. I resonate so strongly with so much of what is here. It's given me a deeper sense of the roots, meanings and purposes of my own work with sound - especially the bit about healing using sound (i facilitate soundbaths). This class has been a fresh burst of inspiration and motivation - thank you! :)
- Maia Snow - Draíocht Ceoil Student 2020
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