Seat of Power: Modern Urban Paganism

The Energy and Spirituality of Urban Living in Irish Pagan Traditions

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Online Class exploring what it means to be an urban pagan, discovering how to embrace urban spirituality and Irish folk tradition, with Geraldine Moorkens Byrne, Poet (File) and Irish Witch.

This is Urban Paganism as a choice rather than second best or making do - being in Right Relationship with the energy of cities and towns, and learning how to harness and utilise it.

Many feel that 'Pagan' has to be synonymous with nature dwelling, which ignores worldwide traditions of Pagan populations living in cities and ports and towns by choice, including those of us here in Ireland. This class offer a chance for students to embrace the concept of enjoying urban spirituality and tailoring their practice towards a better use of the environment around them, while remaining city dwellers.

We will cover topics such as:

  • Understanding Brí and Bua in Old Irish
  • Understanding that Paganism =/= nature worship exclusively
  • How energy collects in urban groups
  • Gods associated with urban pursuits
  • Modern Paganism and urban spirituality
  • Creating a spirituality that thrives in urban living
  • Practical Exercises on tapping into city energy, appreciation of city-scapes, how to create a spiritual/energy map of your town or city

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.


Your Course access enrollment below includes access to:

  • -- Presentation & Resource Slides
  • -- Class Video
  • -- Class Audio
  • -- Q&A Session (recorded during live class)
  • -- Downloadable PDF Resource & Exercise Sheets

You will get the unique perspective and shared experience of a native Irish File (poet) and traditional Irish Witch, who has grown up steeped in our lore and traditions, and has lived and worked in urban situations for a lifetime, here in Ireland.

This is a completely self-paced online course. You decide when you start and when you finish.

When you enroll in this class, you are receiving lifetime access (with a full 30 day money back guarantee).

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Your Instructor

Geraldine Moorkens Byrne
Geraldine Moorkens Byrne

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.

Course Curriculum

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"This class was incredible! I love how well researched and annotated this was - the class notes are fantastic, the discussion of historical uses of the rosc and how it connects to traditions and DC today was fascinating. I learned a lot, and I'm so excited to put my newfound knowledge to use - and to continue to dive deeper into rosc poetry in my own work and practice. I'm sure I'll rewatch this class multiple times, and reread the class notes to deepen my understanding."

Shannon Mullens - An Introduction to Rosc Poetry (by Geraldine Moorkens Byrne)

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my enrollment last for?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this version of the recordings for as long as you remain a member of the Irish Pagan School - across any and all devices you own. So, you can take your time, or get it all done quickly, and revisit it all whenever you want to - it's completely up to you.
What if I enroll, then change my mind?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for ANY reason, contact us within the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked. If you do require a refund, please just contact the Irish Pagan School directly, by email. We will deal with your request and refund your money with no problems!
Do I need to have Irish ancestry to study here?
No, absolutely not. We provide authentic connection to Ireland, with native or naturalised Irish teachers, for anyone who wishes to learn from us and is willing to put in the time and effort to do this properly... rather than grab a culturally appropriated quick fix.

"This was an absolutely brilliant class. So very interesting and also extremely practical. There's no doubt in my mind that Draícht Ceoil works. If I have the right sound playing in my home the entire atmosphere changes. I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn about the correlation between sound and healing (and a little bit of hexing just for good measure)."

Tomasina Ravenscroft - Draíocht Ceoil (by Geraldine Moorkens Byrne)

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