We all know we should be working direct from the Irish Lore in our Irish Spiritual practices, and not from some cute sparkly website or pretty packaged book… But, where do we start?! It’s a bit of a minefield, let’s be honest.
Few of them Irish gods and heroes have simple, clear, easy family trees, origin stories, or neat concise legends to work from. And if by chance they do – sure isn’t there 14 different recensions (versions) stretched piecemeal across 4 different manuscripts and fragments, with language dating them each to different time periods? Very confusing altogether.
Lora O’Brien has been working with her native Irish lore for a very long time. Professionally, as a tour guide, heritage site manager, and teacher. And personally, through her whole life, seeking spiritual sustenance and guidance in the legends of her ancestors.
This course will help you to explore the lore sources that are available to you, in a usable, practical way. You'll learn about:
- The Qualifications of a File (Poet)
- A Timeline of Irish Mythology
- Irish Gods' Family Trees
- The Story Cycles
The class includes an hour of Teaching Presentation, then a separate Guided Journey to explore the lore directly – using Lora’s native Irish Otherworld Journeying method. This Class, and the Guided Journey, are suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in other traditions.
The Curriculum includes:
- -- Class Presentation Slides
- -- Class Video
- -- Class Audio
- -- Class Chat Log/Resources
- -- Guided Journey Video
- -- Guided Journey Audio (for you to repeat the Journey)
- [Bonus Video Resources] - Looking at the Lore - Examples
- [Bonus Irish Pagan Resources] - Video and Audio
Enroll now to Explore Irish Lore, with Irish Draoí, Lora O'Brien.
"Absolutely one of the best people to learn from. I'm so glad I purchased Lora's book and have attended several classes."
- Mike Stanley (USA)
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; and a forthcoming work on Queen Medb, 2020.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
"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).