Druid by Michael Conneely
Aislinn and Finn are called by destiny. They embark on a fearsome journey of love, healing, magic and courage. Despite all the odds, they seek to restore Corra to Ireland’s sacred mountain and renew the Druid heritage of the sacredness of the Earth.
When Saint Patrick set out to convert Ireland, he spent forty days in fasting on Ireland’s Holy Mountain, the mountaintop Croagh Patrick. He fought Corra there, as goddess of the Mountain. He called her a ‘she-demon’. He defeated her, and he consigned her to the lough below the Mountain for eternity. Disaster followed this. The Irish then lost their language, their forests and their sovereignty.
Can Aislinn and Finn now truly connect to the ever-flowing energies of Spirit? Can they restore the strength, power and beauty of the ancient Irish heritage? Can the energies of the Irish Gods and Goddesses shine forth? Can the Druid Path connect us to our true essence?
Spanning six millennia, the quest encompasses faith, courage, love, the use of power and contact with the Goddesses and the Gods. This is a generous offering. A lovely and inspiring novel. Available on Amazon as a paperback or kindle. And being born now: Michael Conneely's novel about the Goddesses and Gods of the Ancient Irish and his new course of visionary contact with them.
Reviews for Michael Conneely's novel, DruidSo I decided to give this one a try and I am SO glad I did
By E Lee, Washington State USA
This is an epic adventure that's actually the author's life story which makes it even more compelling. I read the author's other book, Sacred Earth, (which I loved), so I decided to give this one a try and I am SO glad I did. This is a story of ancient Ireland and how the culture was lost when St. Patrick brought new religion to the land. It magically weaves through time when the characters use supernatural powers as they attempt to reclaim all that is lost. I contacted the author while reading this book and he replied saying the story is based on his life and I learned he has set up a school called the Druid Forest School which encourages the studies of ancient Ireland. This book has entertainment value as well as inspiration to help restore a lost culture. It's packed full of Irish history which shows connections to Greek and Roman history. Above all, it's a love story about the land of Ireland. I believe this book should be required reading in all Irish Schools and suggested reading for those with Irish heritage or feel a spiritual connection to any land. I'll read it again!
A book of our time
By Lynda Haigh, Isle of Aran
WOW - what a journey !!! - This book is so rich and liberating. It is a book for awakening and Unity. It is personal and speaks to humanity. It is full of spiritual treasures and draws on the author’s immense knowledge and therapeutic experience. Spiritual Insights, truths and creative guidance. It works on many levels.
Powerful weaving of true story, pagan legend and healing meditations. Do you believe in Magick? You will after reading this - it is our birthright and our collective mission to make this a reality in our world. The time is NOW.
It is deeply touching, infusing the divine, love for our Earth, ourselves and each other. I believe this should and will be made into a film !!! Michael Conneely is the modern day MERLIN !!! Goddess Bless you. Lynda Haigh
By Christine Craven, Earth Centre, Driglington, Yorkshire, UK
Whatanamazing book. Read it from start to finish in 5 days only put it down when I had to go to work. The first chapter just draws you into the world of the characters and this is the theme throughout the book until you can’t wait to find out how Finn and Aislinn can come together. Fabulous work from a Michael who is very knowledgeable on this and other ancient customs. Will be reading some of his other books now.
Other Novels by Michael Conneely
Liam finds his life path in vision, ritual and living close to the earth. He leaves his cold and ambitious father who cares only for exam results and career and joins a protest group dedicated to saving a Bronze Age Stone Circle threatened by the start of quarrying near-by. In confronting the forces of greed, money, law and order and establishment, to whom an ancient sacred site is valueless, Liam is forced to make a choice: whether to risk his liberty in joining the protest or turn away out of fear. In defending the sacred earth, he discovers the Vision Realm, love and family. His life will never be the same again.
The Seeress prophesied at the beginning of time that the Gods of Asgard will not survive the final battle; the Nine Worlds are heading to destruction; beauty and order will fail. As the forces of chaos and darkness gather, Declan and Magda, two young people who have never even seen each other before, suddenly find themselves seized by Odin. He takes them from their own world to work together to save the magic of the Runes and create a new future for the gods. Caught up in the end of the worlds, they choose love, courage and even cunning, and they themselves undergo the awesome magic tests where Odin first won his great powers. But can the prophecy of the Seeress be averted? Can a new world be created? And what will be their place in it?
‘Heimdall has sounded the Gjallarhorn. The forces of chaos are invading Asgard,’ Magda said urgently.
Michael has written five visionary Earth Spirituality novels and the Backpackers Guide to the New Spirituality, all available on Amazon kindle and paperback. Having lived for years in utopian communities and spiritual centres, and also working as an astrologer and shamanic healer, his great inspiration is finding the divine through vision and connection to the Earth. Unusually for an Astrologer, Michael is a Western and Vedic Astrologer, as well as a Shamanic Healer.
Michael has a Masters Degree from the University of Oxford and post-graduate qualifications in Psychology and Sociology, as well as Counselling and Teaching. He has worked in Community Development and in a five-year social anthropological field-study of spiritual forms new to the West.