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Episode 108: Samhain With Lora O’Brien Plus Eliel Lucero

It’s the big holiday for we Witches!!! Today we’re talking all about Samhain and Halloween–Magickal and spiritual practices, plus a few things just for fun. Lora O’Brien joins us from Ireland to discuss Samhain history as well as contemporary ways to honor the holiday. Eliel Lucero (Bartender, podcaster, movie buff, and eye-witness to Courtney’s Witchlet days)  share specialty cocktails and mocktails to pair with your favorite Halloween movies. We each discuss our plans for Samhain and reflect on So Mote That Con. Plus, the epic battle continues: Is Courtney F*cking with Lora??? Be sure to vote for us (and Courtney!) for a Witchie Award!!! On Patreon: Our full Samhain episode–more Samhain stories from Lora and more cocktails from Eliel.

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Our Guests Today:

Lora O’Brien is an Author, Teacher, and Guide: native born Irish, with decades of personal and professional experience in our history, heritage, archaeology, mythology, and pre-christian Irish Spirituality. She is a modern Draoí – a practitioner and Priest of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality. Lora has been consciously following a Pagan path since 1994, and dedicated specifically to the Irish Goddess Mórrígan in 2004. She managed one of Ireland’s most important sacred sites – Cruachán/Rathcroghan – for a decade, and is a co-founder and Reverend legal celebrant with Pagan Life Rites Ireland. With her partner, Jon O’Sullivan (An Scéalaí Beag), she runs EelandOtterPress.net, and the IrishPaganSchool.com – an online learning environment where you can connect to the heritage, culture and spirituality of Pagan Ireland in an authentic and meaningful way, every day. Lora has 3 children, a grandchild… but never enough plants in her life to keep her happy.

Eliel Lucero is a bartender, poet, and podcaster from Brooklyn, NY. He bartends at Nighthawk Cinema and co-hosts the E&T Phone Home Podcast.

Resource List:

Lora O’Brien YouTube
Irish Pagan School
Vote for TWL and Courtney in The Witchies!
irishfolkore.wordpress.com
Nitehawk Cinema
E&T Phone Home Podcast

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