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We wish to offer you the opportunity to join our monthly Celtic Wisdom Talks Podcast open to all, inclusive and free. At Slí An Chroí this is our way to gift you the powerful Celtic wisdom of esteemed peers and colleagues.

Listen at your leisure over the year as both of us hold sacred conversations with the most amazingly wise and witty people from a shamanic viewpoint. Each episode is themed from the seasonal to the Celtic Festivals and prominent public events. We invite you to cosy by the fire or sit in nature or wherever you are comfortable and notice what Mother Nature mirrors back to you as you listen.

Join Our Monthly Podcast

We wish to offer you the opportunity to join our monthly Celtic Wisdom Talks Podcast open to all, inclusive and free. At Slí An Chroí this is our way to gift you the powerful Celtic wisdom of esteemed peers and colleagues.

Listen at your leisure over the year as both of us hold sacred conversations with the most amazingly wise and witty people from a shamanic viewpoint. Each episode is themed from the seasonal to the Celtic Festivals and prominent public events. We invite you to cosy by the fire or sit in nature or wherever you are comfortable and notice what Mother Nature mirrors back to you as you listen.

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Lastest Episodes

EP. 2 Melanie Lynch

Melanie, Founder and Creator of  Herstory – a multi-disciplinary storytelling platform that illuminates and celebrates female role-models through pioneering education and art programmes. Melanie, the key innovator who championed the Brigid’s Day national holiday in Ireland talks to Karen about how the archetypal energies of this powerful Celtic Goddess and Matron Saint of Ireland informs her life and work.

Melanie's Bio

Melanie is the founder of Herstory and an award-winning creative with a passion for justice, equality and storytelling. Starting a degree in Mathematics & Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, she decided to take a detour and enrolled in art college, leading to a career working on iconic global brands and NGOs at some of the world’s best advertising agencies in London and Paris.

On a career break she found herself in Kenya, where some soul searching sparked a new career direction that would enable her to apply her creativity and dynamism for the good of humanity. 

In 2016 she founded Herstory, spearheading Herstory on RTÉ -the first comprehensive women’s storytelling platform on Ireland’s national broadcaster; Blazing a Trail – the first women’s exhibition to tour the Irish Embassy network worldwide; and the campaign to make Brigid’s Day Ireland’s first national holiday named after a woman.

When Melanie’s not masterminding new arts education projects or swimming in the sea, she loves to put pen to paper. A Compassionate Feminist, she believes we can turn the war of the sexes into a dance to equality. On RTÉ Culture she explores her personal migration story and the inspiration behind our Movement project. A born naturalist, her quest for authentic stories led her to Borneo where she immersed in the indigenous Dayak culture and made lifelong friends with the guardians of the Borneo rainforest.

EP. 1 Dr Liam MacGabhann

Liam, Associate Professor in mental health practices at the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy, Community Health and Human Sciences Dublin City University is one of the founders of the innovative Peer Support Workers academic course training those who have been through the system to mentor others who are starting their journey of emergence from crisis. Here he talks to John about mental health through the prism of Irish Celtic Shamanism.

Liam's Bio

Líam has been a health practitioner for 35 years, with 15 years in traditional therapeutic roles as mental health nurse, counsellor and therapist; ‘I came to realise that these approaches were limited on their own in how they could help people heal from significant life challenges.

This led to an exploration of and training and practice in alternative healing approaches, such as Reiki, Shamanism, Tai Chi, Mindfulness and Body Work. It was inevitable that I would end up embracing family constellations work as an all encompassing holistic approach to healing at the individual and systemic levels. 

I bring my history as a wounded healer; 15 years working alternatively with people experiencing trauma; a passionate connection to the land & nature’s energy and a curiosity about how we are all connected in some strange, wonderful way.’

EP. 1 Dr Liam MacGabhann

Liam, Associate Professor in mental health practices at the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy, Community Health and Human Sciences Dublin City University is one of the founders of the innovative Peer Support Workers academic course training those who have been through the system to mentor others who are starting their journey of emergence from crisis. Here he talks to John about mental health through the prism of Irish Celtic Shamanism.

EP. 2 Melanie Lynch

Melanie, Founder and Creator of  Herstory – a multi-disciplinary storytelling platform that illuminates and celebrates female role-models through pioneering education and art programmes. Melanie, the key innovator who championed the Brigid’s Day national holiday in Ireland talks to Karen about how the archetypal energies of this powerful Celtic Goddess and Matron Saint of Ireland informs her life and work.

EP. 3 TBC

Liam, Associate Professor in mental health practices at the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy, Community Health and Human Sciences Dublin City University is one of the founders of the innovative Peer Support Workers academic course training those who have been through the system to mentor others who are starting their journey of emergence from crisis. Here he talks to John about mental health through the prism of Irish Celtic Shamanism.

EP. 4 TBC

Liam, Associate Professor in mental health practices at the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy, Community Health and Human Sciences Dublin City University is one of the founders of the innovative Peer Support Workers academic course training those who have been through the system to mentor others who are starting their journey of emergence from crisis. Here he talks to John about mental health through the prism of Irish Celtic Shamanism.

EP. 5 Danu Forest

Danu, Author and Teacher and a traditional Celtic wisewoman –  her many books include the best selling Celtic Tree Magic and The Druid Shaman. Danu’s courses and consultations in Druidry and Celtic Shamanism weave hedge witchcraft, faerie and tree lore with the Earth mysteries. Her fascinating talk with Karen reveals a special time they shared at the Hill of Uisneach, in the heart of Ireland, at the Celtic Festival of Bealtaine. 

EP. 6 Avril Stanley

Avril is the founder and creative director of the arts and music festival Body & Soul, Ballinlough, Westmeath which has been an annual event since 2004, first as part of Electric Picnic, and then independently. She talks to John about the influences of her powerful Celtic roots growing up between Galway and Ontario, Canada and why she specificially chose Summer Solstice as the anchor for her jewel in the crown of the Irish festival season.

EP. 7 TBC

TBC

EP. 8 Ruairi McKiernan

Ruairi is an Irish author, social entrepreneur and campaigner on youth, community, health, and social justice issues. In 2012, he was appointed to the Irish Council of State by President Michael D. Higgins. He has been named by Ashoka as one of the top 10 people leading social change in Ireland. He talks to John about how his Irish Celtic Shamanism studies informed his vital work in the world.

EP. 9 Kathy Scott

Kathy is a cultural activist and the creative director of The Trailblazery which was founded as a response to a need for deeper human connection and belonging in our world. As the founder and creator of Hedge School – an award winning Irish language and cultural project, she talks to John about how the Irish landscape and ancestors inspires her work.

EP. 10 Joann

Ruairi is an Irish author, social entrepreneur and campaigner on youth, community, health, and social justice issues. In 2012, he was appointed to the Irish Council of State by President Michael D. Higgins. He has been named by Ashoka as one of the top 10 people leading social change in Ireland. He talks to John about how his Irish Celtic Shamanism studies informed his vital work in the world.

EP. 11 Dr Tom Cowan

TBC

EP. 12 Dr Ger Moane

Ger retired as Professor Emerita University College Dublin in Women’s Studies as well as in Psychology receiving both a Fulbright and a Marie Curie award. Ger talks to Karen about how shamanism informs her work in equality and diversity, especially the LGBTQ+ community as award winning producer for Outitude, a documentary on Irish lesbian Community and her forthcoming novel on Newgrange.

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