Medb of Connacht is an ancient Irish Initiator, Brehon and Sovereign Queen. And what of her priesthood at Rathcroghan, and Inis Clothran? It is soon told...
For over a decade, Lora O'Brien has worked in a Guardianship capacity at the ancient Connacht capital of Cruachán, or Rathcroghan in County Roscommon. In that time, she has gotten to know the sovereign ruler there - Medb (Queen Maeve) - as well as can be expected.
Working as a Priest of the sovereignty of Ireland has provided insight, and experience, in the realm over which Medb resides. Lora will share this with you as we look at the land there, and the role of this powerful Goddess/Queen.
Based on Lora O'Brien's 15 years experience living, working, and guiding folk in the home of Queen Medb, this class will take you through what we know of this ancient Queen of Connacht, the western province of Ireland, and her roots as an Irish Goddess, Initiator, and Sovereign Ruler.
What can Queen Medb teach you?
This online class will help you to explore the lore sources on Medb, her sacred places at Inis Cloithrinn and Cruachán, and ancient Priesthood. You will experience:
- A Cruachán Refresher, and Extensive Lore Sources on Medb.
- Medb's Name, and its Connotations.
- Rath Cruachán, and Inis Cloithrinn (her death island).
- The possibility of an ancient Priesthood in Ireland, and what that may look like if we revisit it today?
You will get two hours of Teaching Presentation in your online class, then a separate Guided Journey to facilitate your direct connection to the themes/ topics/ Gods or Guardians we have been learning about – using Lora’s native Irish Otherworld Journeying method.
This Teaching, and the Guided Journey, are suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in other traditions. You do not have to be dedicated to or working with any Irish Gods, Guides, or Guardians to take this class.
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)
Enroll now for an authentic, well researched Introduction to Irish Lore - with native Irish Draoí, Lora O'Brien.
"This is the best online learning environment for those interested in authentic Irish Paganism! Very knowledgeable and charismatic teachers; courses structured in a way that makes complex materials highly accessible to readers with varying degree of experience; lots of additional free resources; beautifully organized FB groups that foster community and learning."
- Daniela Simina, 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; 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.
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