Lora O'Brien is creating Authentic Spiritual Connection to Ireland
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Do You Want to Connect to Ireland?

I'm here, walking this land every day, with the expertise and the experience to facilitate your authentic connection to Ireland - our history, our culture, our mythology, our ancestry, our native spirituality.

By being a Patron here, you are joining a community of like minded people, those with family and ancestral connections to Ireland, and those who don't have bloodlines here, but feel the pull of this land nonetheless. To those who already support this work - go raibh maith agaibh.
Thank you.

If you'd like to join us - you can choose your experience from a range of options each month:
  • Supporting a native Irish creator and priest for writing and community service
  • Sharing in seanchaí stories; the intuitional interpretation and re-telling of old Irish tales
  • Transcript and downloadable audio files for a monthly guided journey/meditation using my unique native 'Journeying in the Irish Otherworld' method
  • Personal photography, video, and an archaeological/spiritual report from our monthly visits to ancient sites around Ireland
  • Invited access to a monthly online Irish Paganism class, and class download files after
  • A one-to-one online consultation session to help you explore and interact with all of these Rewards.

While I've been practicing a pagan path myself for over 21 years (consciously), and I am a priestess of the old Gods of Ireland, your religious views are your own business - this Irish connection is for anyone who is open to it. I'm a professional journalist, a traditionally published author, an experienced educator and guide, who has been teaching about Ireland world-wide, as well as facilitating seekers who come to set their feet on Irish soil and fill their senses with our stories, for the last 15 years. 

I've moved from a career position (Irish heritage management and visitor/seeker guiding) in County Roscommon, to living and working in an area that's new to me, County Waterford in the South of the island. It's exciting! I'm exploring and learning new things about this county, this region; creating fresh connections for myself, and I'd love to share that journey with you... as well as travelling anywhere else on this island the path may take us.

The pledges run from $1 to $500 per month, with tangible and valuable rewards at each stage, so you can choose from 11 different pledge levels with a budget that suits you, and get some of that growth and connection at whatever level you like, now or in the future.

Just pick your Reward and let's get you connected! 
Tiers
Blog Monkeys
$1 or more per month
Make the Blog Monkey Dance 

YOU get to choose a topic (an appropriate topic, smut monsters, and something relevant to Ireland) for me to write about on my blog. PLUS, you get access to the Patron only posts here. AND MY LOVE... that's worth a dollar?

Personal Developers
$2 or more per month
There's a FREE 30 Day Guided Journeys Programme, and when you support me here you are supporting that! This is Level 1 of my Journeying technique - the Monthly ($5) Journeys are at Level 2, so it's useful to take this as a base. https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/312806?v=6 
Seanchai Storytellers
$3 or more per month
Tales of Old Ireland
I'll send you a unique Irish story every month. You'll get the seeds of a tale plucked from Irish legend and written fresh for your reading pleasure; or it could be a story that's inspired by my Site Visits... and sure who doesn't love an oul story?
Journey Readers
$4 or more per month
Learn how to Journey in the Irish Otherworld with my native, indigenous Guided Journeying technique. Every month you get the text of a new Level 2 Journey - you can learn it off, record it yourself, or work with a friend to guide you.
Journey Seekers
$5 or more per month
Access the Audio Recording of me personally guiding you on your Journey each month.  De-stress, and connect to Irish spiritual tradition. For just $5, you are supporting the Blog and Free 30 Day Journeys Programme, getting a Tale of Old Ireland, the text of your Journey, and an MP3 audio file to download - so you'll have a useful (& hopefully pleasant, with the Irish accent an' all) guide, to bring you on the Journey each month. 
Site Pictures
$10 or more per month
Picturing the Ancient Sites of Ireland
Get a photo diary set of (50-100) digital pictures each month from an ancient site I visit, and a link to an info resource that I've checked/approved. Share my experiences of Ireland directly! (Plus previous rewards.)
Site Videos
$15 or more per month
Experiencing the Ancient Sites of Ireland
A video diary, sharing as I get to and walk around each site. You get multiple short videos so you can see and hear the site right in front of you, and get a sense of what it's like to be there as I share my connection with you. (Plus previous Rewards.)
Full Site Access
$20 or more per month
Understanding the Ancient Sites of Ireland
Here you get a full Site Report (15-20 pages), researched and written by me; covering everything from specific directions to the Site, to the archaeology, history and folklore of each place, and an account of my experiences there. If the site is suitable, I'll include a suggestion for practical exercises you can do to connect more personally. (Plus all previous Rewards!)
Super Students
$50 or more per month
At this Reward level - you get everything already listed, as well as an invitation for VIP access to one of my online teaching sessions of your choice, each month. You can attend in person, PLUS have access to the video/audio recording and class files afterwards. The usual cost of each session for non-Patrons is between $50 and $125 per 90 minute class presentation. You are getting your access to each teaching session at the lowest fixed rate... with all of the other Patreon Rewards as a bonus!
Personal Progress Review
$100 or more per month
Here, you go through all the month's Rewards:

- 30 Day Guided Journeys Programme - Level 1

- A Unique Tale of Old Ireland

- Text and Audio files for the Level 2 Guided Journey

- Digital photo diary, & guided video experience of Site Visit

- Full Site Report from our Site Visit

- Live Access to the monthly Online Class


Then at the end of the month, we arrange a 30 minute Personal Progress Review Session to go over what you've learned, your Journey Experience, and I can answer any questions you may have. This session will be recorded (audio and video), and filed in a personal folder for you to access.


(Limited to 5 Patrons Only)

Personal Tuition Programme
$250 or more per month
ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS! 

Except instead of a 30 minute review session at the end of each month, you get ONE FULL HOUR of in depth personal tuition, with an organic Irish Spirituality guidance programme designed around your unique needs, as we go. 


This Reward is limited to 2 Patrons Only.

Eschewing the Underground Aquarium
$500 or more per month
WRITING BOOKS IS HARD!
It is. It really, really is. Especially with all this other work I do. Everybody thinks they have a book in them. The vast majority of us won't ever actually sit down and do the work... I'm sure I don't need to map out the endless years of honing the skill and talent of the craft of writing; you, my dear Patrons, know better than to think that just because a person can put words in a sentence that they are a writer - someone who can draw a stick figure isn't automatically an artist, right? Then there's all the research, and the actual time-intensive slog of writing and wordcount, editing it down to readable, reasonable content, and even the marketing of each and every book us writers have to do these days. It's intense, truly.

If you like my books though, and want to support me so I can write more of them (ok, so it's hard, did I mention how HARD it is to write a book - but it's also a good thing for me to do, I know this), you can support me as an author by choosing this reward. There's been like *counts* 10 other reward options by now, with some pretty awesome swag, so I guess I don't need to go through everything else you'll get. If you've read through to this point, you're pretty into the whole idea of connecting to Ireland, so you know what your options are here. $500 per month is a lot of money for one person to give each month. But if you've got it spare, there's definitely worse things you could be doing with it. Do you REALLY need an underground aquarium beneath a living room floor made of glass? Do you? What if that shit breaks?!

Supporting me writing my next book, or books, gets you all of the other Patreon Prizes each month, plus you get raved about in the acknowledgments section of each new book, and of course you get a personalised, pre-release, signed copy of all forthcoming print books I write while you're a Patron. And you don't have to worry about falling through your living room floor and drowning in that aquarium. You're welcome. This Reward is limited to 3 Patrons only, or my publishers will have a hissy fit about me giving away books before the official release date.
Goals
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Reaching this goal will mean I have replaced my Business Journalism income with being paid to teach people how to authentically connect to Ireland. How feckin cool is that?

Getting a bit personal though - myself and my family are now in our own home, and your Patreon contribution helps make that possible. As a self employed creator my earnings fluctuate unreliably, and this steady income is making it possible to pay rent, and some of the bills. This goal will cover all our survival living costs each month - including the 10% EXTRA that gets lost each month in fees and currency transfer because I live in Ireland (as well as the regular fees everyone in the US pays), and the 10% of my Patreon income I re-pledge to support other creators, most of whom don't have the audience and community (yet) that I do. 

As ever, I'm not expecting 'crowd funding' support for this - I work hard here and you get great Rewards!
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Do You Want to Connect to Ireland?

I'm here, walking this land every day, with the expertise and the experience to facilitate your authentic connection to Ireland - our history, our culture, our mythology, our ancestry, our native spirituality.

By being a Patron here, you are joining a community of like minded people, those with family and ancestral connections to Ireland, and those who don't have bloodlines here, but feel the pull of this land nonetheless. To those who already support this work - go raibh maith agaibh.
Thank you.

If you'd like to join us - you can choose your experience from a range of options each month:
  • Supporting a native Irish creator and priest for writing and community service
  • Sharing in seanchaí stories; the intuitional interpretation and re-telling of old Irish tales
  • Transcript and downloadable audio files for a monthly guided journey/meditation using my unique native 'Journeying in the Irish Otherworld' method
  • Personal photography, video, and an archaeological/spiritual report from our monthly visits to ancient sites around Ireland
  • Invited access to a monthly online Irish Paganism class, and class download files after
  • A one-to-one online consultation session to help you explore and interact with all of these Rewards.

While I've been practicing a pagan path myself for over 21 years (consciously), and I am a priestess of the old Gods of Ireland, your religious views are your own business - this Irish connection is for anyone who is open to it. I'm a professional journalist, a traditionally published author, an experienced educator and guide, who has been teaching about Ireland world-wide, as well as facilitating seekers who come to set their feet on Irish soil and fill their senses with our stories, for the last 15 years. 

I've moved from a career position (Irish heritage management and visitor/seeker guiding) in County Roscommon, to living and working in an area that's new to me, County Waterford in the South of the island. It's exciting! I'm exploring and learning new things about this county, this region; creating fresh connections for myself, and I'd love to share that journey with you... as well as travelling anywhere else on this island the path may take us.

The pledges run from $1 to $500 per month, with tangible and valuable rewards at each stage, so you can choose from 11 different pledge levels with a budget that suits you, and get some of that growth and connection at whatever level you like, now or in the future.

Just pick your Reward and let's get you connected! 

Recent posts by Lora O'Brien

Tiers
Blog Monkeys
$1 or more per month
Make the Blog Monkey Dance 

YOU get to choose a topic (an appropriate topic, smut monsters, and something relevant to Ireland) for me to write about on my blog. PLUS, you get access to the Patron only posts here. AND MY LOVE... that's worth a dollar?

Personal Developers
$2 or more per month
There's a FREE 30 Day Guided Journeys Programme, and when you support me here you are supporting that! This is Level 1 of my Journeying technique - the Monthly ($5) Journeys are at Level 2, so it's useful to take this as a base. https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/312806?v=6 
Seanchai Storytellers
$3 or more per month
Tales of Old Ireland
I'll send you a unique Irish story every month. You'll get the seeds of a tale plucked from Irish legend and written fresh for your reading pleasure; or it could be a story that's inspired by my Site Visits... and sure who doesn't love an oul story?
Journey Readers
$4 or more per month
Learn how to Journey in the Irish Otherworld with my native, indigenous Guided Journeying technique. Every month you get the text of a new Level 2 Journey - you can learn it off, record it yourself, or work with a friend to guide you.
Journey Seekers
$5 or more per month
Access the Audio Recording of me personally guiding you on your Journey each month.  De-stress, and connect to Irish spiritual tradition. For just $5, you are supporting the Blog and Free 30 Day Journeys Programme, getting a Tale of Old Ireland, the text of your Journey, and an MP3 audio file to download - so you'll have a useful (& hopefully pleasant, with the Irish accent an' all) guide, to bring you on the Journey each month. 
Site Pictures
$10 or more per month
Picturing the Ancient Sites of Ireland
Get a photo diary set of (50-100) digital pictures each month from an ancient site I visit, and a link to an info resource that I've checked/approved. Share my experiences of Ireland directly! (Plus previous rewards.)
Site Videos
$15 or more per month
Experiencing the Ancient Sites of Ireland
A video diary, sharing as I get to and walk around each site. You get multiple short videos so you can see and hear the site right in front of you, and get a sense of what it's like to be there as I share my connection with you. (Plus previous Rewards.)
Full Site Access
$20 or more per month
Understanding the Ancient Sites of Ireland
Here you get a full Site Report (15-20 pages), researched and written by me; covering everything from specific directions to the Site, to the archaeology, history and folklore of each place, and an account of my experiences there. If the site is suitable, I'll include a suggestion for practical exercises you can do to connect more personally. (Plus all previous Rewards!)
Super Students
$50 or more per month
At this Reward level - you get everything already listed, as well as an invitation for VIP access to one of my online teaching sessions of your choice, each month. You can attend in person, PLUS have access to the video/audio recording and class files afterwards. The usual cost of each session for non-Patrons is between $50 and $125 per 90 minute class presentation. You are getting your access to each teaching session at the lowest fixed rate... with all of the other Patreon Rewards as a bonus!
Personal Progress Review
$100 or more per month
Here, you go through all the month's Rewards:

- 30 Day Guided Journeys Programme - Level 1

- A Unique Tale of Old Ireland

- Text and Audio files for the Level 2 Guided Journey

- Digital photo diary, & guided video experience of Site Visit

- Full Site Report from our Site Visit

- Live Access to the monthly Online Class


Then at the end of the month, we arrange a 30 minute Personal Progress Review Session to go over what you've learned, your Journey Experience, and I can answer any questions you may have. This session will be recorded (audio and video), and filed in a personal folder for you to access.


(Limited to 5 Patrons Only)

Personal Tuition Programme
$250 or more per month
ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS! 

Except instead of a 30 minute review session at the end of each month, you get ONE FULL HOUR of in depth personal tuition, with an organic Irish Spirituality guidance programme designed around your unique needs, as we go. 


This Reward is limited to 2 Patrons Only.

Eschewing the Underground Aquarium
$500 or more per month
WRITING BOOKS IS HARD!
It is. It really, really is. Especially with all this other work I do. Everybody thinks they have a book in them. The vast majority of us won't ever actually sit down and do the work... I'm sure I don't need to map out the endless years of honing the skill and talent of the craft of writing; you, my dear Patrons, know better than to think that just because a person can put words in a sentence that they are a writer - someone who can draw a stick figure isn't automatically an artist, right? Then there's all the research, and the actual time-intensive slog of writing and wordcount, editing it down to readable, reasonable content, and even the marketing of each and every book us writers have to do these days. It's intense, truly.

If you like my books though, and want to support me so I can write more of them (ok, so it's hard, did I mention how HARD it is to write a book - but it's also a good thing for me to do, I know this), you can support me as an author by choosing this reward. There's been like *counts* 10 other reward options by now, with some pretty awesome swag, so I guess I don't need to go through everything else you'll get. If you've read through to this point, you're pretty into the whole idea of connecting to Ireland, so you know what your options are here. $500 per month is a lot of money for one person to give each month. But if you've got it spare, there's definitely worse things you could be doing with it. Do you REALLY need an underground aquarium beneath a living room floor made of glass? Do you? What if that shit breaks?!

Supporting me writing my next book, or books, gets you all of the other Patreon Prizes each month, plus you get raved about in the acknowledgments section of each new book, and of course you get a personalised, pre-release, signed copy of all forthcoming print books I write while you're a Patron. And you don't have to worry about falling through your living room floor and drowning in that aquarium. You're welcome. This Reward is limited to 3 Patrons only, or my publishers will have a hissy fit about me giving away books before the official release date.