Blackbird O’Connell Raising Pagan Kids

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Are you a pagan parent?

What do you teach kids about magick? About Fairies? About the Gods and other ancient Spirits? How do you raise children to retain their psychic abilities and natural abilities to see other worlds when the rest of the world teaches them to suppress and deny those abilities?

Author Blackbird O’Connell is an American who practices Irish paganism and has been on the pagan path since 1999. She has dedicated herself to being a mother, a novice author, a student, and an adviser as inspired by the ancient Druids. She serves the Tuatha Dé Danann, maintaining her life by the code of the Irish Fianna, “with Truth in her heart, strength in her arms and fulfillment in her tongue.” She has written A Child’s Eye View of Irish Paganism and A Child’s Eye View of Ancient Druidism, and has raised her children in the Irish reconstructionist path. She’ll be talking with Tchipakkan, who also raised her children pagan. We’ll probably cover both the blessings and the difficulties of being in a minority group of a minority group (non-wiccan pagan).


A Child’s Eye View of Irish Paganism Spero Publishing (August 13, 2013)

Céad mile fáilte romhat! The polytheistic faith of Old Ireland is coming alive once more. Child’s Eye View of Irish Paganism details Págánacht, providing concise information on this ancient faith and its modern practice. In these pages, learn the history and mythology of the Emerald Isle – from the last Ice Age, The Four Invasions, the Potato Famine, and on through to the Troubles. Fear the Fomorians and the Fir Bolg; and thrill to the adventures of the Gods and Goddesses known as the Tuatha dé Danann. Learn a smattering of Gaeilge, the official language of Ireland. A Child’s Eye View of Irish Paganism includes a description of the Four Treasures of Ireland, as well as individual entries for eleven of the most prominent figures in Irish myth, including Cú Chulainn and Fionn Mac Cumhall. Though written for children age 8 to 13, this book is an easy and informative read for busy adults as well.


A Child’s Eye View of Ancient Druidism Spero Publishing (August 13, 2013)

The Druids are as misunderstood and mysterious today as they were in the days of Caesar. Written by a practitioner of the modern Irish Pagan religion, this work combines thorough research and modern passion to demystify these legendary figures. This book is an excellent read for people of all ages interested in learning the facts about the beliefs of the people called the Druids, and about the Druids themselves. It speaks clearly and concisely about the people from history that we know held this most prestigious title. O’Connell talks about the Gods and Goddesses that they served and the heroes venerated by their people. This work draws on the writings of people who knew the Druids personally to help bring the ancient facts to light once more. Finding clues in archaeology, history, and mythology, Blackbird O’Connell paints a surprising picture of these once forgotten judges and leaders.


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