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Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch Paperback – January 1, 2005
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"...important for Ireland and Witchcraft...destined to be counted alongside groundbreaking books by Gerald Gardner...history in the making." -- Foreword - by Merlyn of 'Children of Artemis'
About the Author
Lora OBrien is an Irish Witch living and working in County Roscommon - historical home of the Morrigan and Queen Maedbh - with her husband and working partner of many years, Brendan, and their two daughters. She runs Crow Coven: a group of Irish Witches who work closely with land and local deity to blend their history, heritage, and thirst for knowledge. She trained for many years in a traditional Wiccan coven, which included time as the covens Maiden and her path through all three Wiccan degrees, leading to the rank and role of High Priestess in her own right. Lora has now moved away from Wicca, and continues to work more directly with her native heritage.
Heavily involved in Irish paganism and witchcraft, she runs a monthly moot, the first one for her own county of Roscommon. She organises Witchfest Ireland, the country's nation-wide yearly Witchcraft event, with her co-organiser Barbara Lee. A professional Tarot reader, Reiki healer, and body piercer, Lora also runs her own web site with interactive courses, keeps her home and a smallholding, and somehow finds time to write. A second book is now in progress.
Top customer reviews
O'Brien makes things simple for the reader: know the history, know the things from which you draw power, understand why we celebrate certain times and not others, and make this a part of your everyday life.
Reading this book has focused my path and given me better understanding of what I need to learn, and what I didn't know. For me, in this book, O'Brien was like the teacher who said, "forget all those books; go out and learn what it's really about." If I ever get the chance to thank her in person, I will happily buy the pints.
If I were feeling peckish, I might challenge the author on her charge that serious students should learn the Irish language as the language of the associated dieties - is she so certain that it is the language of the Tuatha De and not of the Fomorians (or any other group)? I will issue no such challenge, however, as I firmly believe in communication and education.
It is a good read, with some humor as well as some points meriting further serious consideration or debate. Well done!
If you are looking for an Irish perspective on Irish Witchcraft, this is it!