Lora O’Brien’s “Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch” is an exceptional guide for readers interested in learning more about Ireland and its mythological history. This is a book rich with information about the histories of witchcraft, paganism, and Irish myth, and O’Brien’s tone is friendly, humorous, and well-studied. The craft referred to in this book has taken its backbone from Wicca, but it has been fleshed out by the traditions and culture unique to the author and her home country.
The first section of “Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch” introduces the reader to Wicca, paganism, and the many opportunities for self-driven practice that witchcraft allows. O’Brien also provides a glossary of some essential words in Gaeilge, descriptions of select members of the Tuatha Dé Danann, stories of the Good People, and a brief history of witchcraft in Ireland.
The second is a section filled with information…
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