This book is about change, growth, learning, and connection. It is conversational, and informal, and a little bit fun to read. It is about looking at things around you - past, present, and future - and asking the important questions. Perhaps the only really important question: Why? This is a book for all of us who are looking, searching for a way to plant our feet firmly on Irish ground, and take responsibility for what we are doing here, for our place in the big picture that is Ireland today. You don't have to be Pagan, or New Age, or Magical, or Spiritual, to read this book. You don't even have to be Irish. To get the full benefit, you do have to be open minded, willing to learn something about yourself, about Ireland, and maybe even about your place in this land. This is also a practical guide and a work book, and that is important to understand before you buy. There are more questions within these pages than there are definitive answers. Understand that this work is up to you, and body else will take responsibility for the work you need to be doing. There is genuine guidance though, some funny bits, and more than a couple of pokes and prods to help you on your way. Written by a woman of this land, called Witch by some, Druid by others, and Bean Draoi by herself, when she has to go by something other than that O'Brien one. Sharing experience and kwledge, and suggestions for how you might get to where you need to be - examining how things used to be done here, and what can be useful and relevant to us as we bring ourselves forward through our Irish Spirituality.
Lora O'Brien has been a published freelance writer from the tender age of 23, and an author since she was 26. That is longer ago than she likes to think about. Her books and articles span a range of topics, from Land Rovers to tattooing, but she always comes back to Irish heritage and spirituality. She co-organises Ireland's national festival of magic and spirituality, Feile Draiochta, and is a guardian at the Celtic royal capital of the West, Rathcroghan (Cruachan, home of Queen Maeve). She now has six more years' experience in daily tourism management and marketing, with community development a strong theme, and is putting this to good use through a new freelance enterprise, Commercial Writing Ireland; supporting business development and growth through professional writing input. Training and consultation options are also available. Lora lives in Roscommon, Ireland (the county to put a smile on your face and a story to take home), with her three wonderful children, and an incredibly patient partner who supports every mad notion that actually makes sense, while summarily dismissing the ones that really don't. Useful. (Here follows the obligatory 'pets' listing of the author bio)... and a dog and a cat and a snake. Find the author website at www.LoraOBrien.com, everything else is linked from there.