Online Course on Preparing for Pagan Priesthood, and How To Become Pagan Clergy - the Definitions, Roles, Functions and Work of a Pagan Priest or Priestess - with a Native Irish Draoí (Druid Priest).
Lora O'Brien has been active in the Pagan Community - in Ireland and internationally - since they first let her in when she turned 18. In that time (many, many years have passed since then!), she has become a Pagan Priest. Many times over, in fact, with ordinations or initiations through a couple of different established Pagan traditions, and legally with her Irish State recognition as Clergy through Pagan Life Rites (Ireland).
But most important through all those years has been her work with her Gods (the Sacerdotal Role and Function of Priesthood), and her Community (the Pastoral Role and Function of Priesthood).
In this three hour class, we will cover topics such as:
- -- What is a Priest?
- -- The Work of a Priest
- -- Responsibilities and Work of a Priest
- -- How to Become a Pagan Priest?
This Class, 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 an Irish deity (or any God or Goddess!) to take this class.
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)
Recommended Textbook (nice to have but not necessary before class!):
- -- Get your copy on Amazon.com Here - https://amzn.to/2nb8UA5
- -- Get your copy on Amazon.co.uk Here - https://amzn.to/2ltACrq
- -- Get your copy from the Book Depository Here - https://www.bookdepository.com/Practical-Guide-Pag...
- -- Get your copy from Llewellyn Here - https://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=97807387...
(The first 3 of those are affiliate links, so the author will get a few cents per copy - at no cost to you! - if you want to buy through them.)
Join us for our Pagan Priesthood course - accessible as soon as you enroll!
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)
"I am really pleased to see this book on the market. It is exactly what the pagan community at large has needed for many years.
A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood is a bold and fearless look at what modern pagan priesthood is and can (arguably should) be. It offers unflinching guidelines for people who want to live and walk their priesthood with integrity and it is honest about the difficulties that will come with that commitment. It also confronts the unpleasant aspects of this work, both for an individual and within the wider community, drawing attention to ways that we fail to uphold our own standards and places we must do better. Not the usual feel-good text but essential reading for anyone who takes their spirituality seriously and wants to be a pagan priest rather than just play at it.
A must read for anyone considering priesthood."
- Morgan Daimler, Author, USA. (Goodreads Review)
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"I've been a fan of Lora O'Brien's work for a while now: in particular her willingness to share her spiritual and magical growth, her changing experience and journey towards a better understanding of our (Irish) culture and heritage.
Her work is filled with practical advice and shared experience, and while I personally don't aspire to priesthood, her setting out of objectives and her sincere approach to this vocation are both interesting and engaging. A must for those drawn to priesthood in an Irish spiritual context and also of general interest, even if not."
- Geraldine Byrne, Ireland. (Goodreads Review)