Develop Your Skills and Talents for Effective Pagan Leadership
Join Reverend Lora O'Brien as she explores the duties, responsibilities, challenges, and benefits of becoming a priestess or priest. Whether you are currently in a leadership position, are considering taking on such a role, or would like to be more informed about the Pagan priesthood, this book helps you learn about the practical skills required and provides ideas on how you can improve yours.
There's a pressing need in the Pagan community for strong, aware, responsible, and accountable leaders. A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood provides a skill assessment so you can get a sense of your strengths and areas to work on. You will also discover the two primary categories of priestly duties—pastoral and sacerdotal—as well as insights into group leadership, teaching, crisis counseling, communicating with deity, devotion, healing, life rites, and community celebration. As Paganism continues to grow and new generations become leaders, this guide shares a practical picture of what the Pagan priesthood can be.
Lora O'Brien (County Waterford, Ireland) has been consciously following a Pagan path for twenty-five years, and dedicated specifically to the Irish Goddess Mórrígan fourteen years ago. She is a modern Draoí—a practitioner and priest of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality. For a decade, Lora served the community as manager of Cruachán/Rathcroghan, one of Ireland's most important sacred sites. Additionally, Lora is a cofounder and legal celebrant with Pagan Life Rites Ireland.