Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Book: Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch

Irish Witchcraft From an Irish Witch is a delightful mixture of academia and accessibility; a book that explores Witchcraft in Ireland: how it was, is, and will be. It succeeds where many books have failed - fulfilling the longing for real Irish Witchcraft, while crafting the delicate balance between learning from the past and weaving a modern system based on truth and respect. Lora O'Brien is a genuine Irish Witch, making no claims of "fraudulent family traditions"- she is simply a woman who walks her path and shares her experiences, working closely with her heritage and land in a contemporary setting.

Irish Witchcraft From an Irish Witch explores the past:

  • Providing an investigation of the Witches' place in Irish mythology.
  • Looking at Witchcraft and magic by examining the customs connected with the Sidhe.
  • Examining historical evidence of the Witch trials that swept across the isle.

And the present and beyond by:

  • Working with Irish deities, landscapes, energies, and antiquities.
  • Examining the wheel of the year, with its festivals, cycles, and seasons of Irish culture.
  • Looking at ritual progression through a Witch's life: magical training, physical growth.
  • Providing alternatives to the traditional stages of a child's life in modern Irish culture.

More details:
Irish Witchcraft From An Irish Witch by Lora O'Brien
Published by Career Press, 2004
ISBN 1564147592, 9781564147592
221 pages

Read the Reviews on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Witchcraft-Witch-Lora-OBrien/product-reviews/1564147592/ref=cm_cr_pr_link_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending


nuem said...

hi lora, some brief explanation as to why im writing to you. for the past 5-6 years or so ive been working on the history of irish witchcraft and particuly upon dame alice kitler, and also biddy early. my main interest is in the events surrounding alice kitler and the middle ages, 1300 and beyond. currently im working on some history of the events concerning alice, and any information would be much appreciated in respect of the events surrounding her. her family and also associations.

im a pagan writer myself and also a musician, and working on the idea of a short film concerning irish witchcraft and demonology. there is more informatiom im trying to find, as in language and dialect from this period, mainly 1324 and the presiding years.

could you tell me if you have any information available upon these events and the person herself, and the kind of dialect that was spoken at that time. any information on alice would be much appreciated.

i hope you understand my interest and hope to hear from you soon.

many thanx - rob

Lora O'Brien said...

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your interest. There is a lot of information on that period in Ireland available - I wouldn't even know where to start!

If you could be more specific as to where you have been looking yourself, and what is currently missing from your research, maybe I can point you in the right direction.

Le Meas,