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Seren_
February 8th, 2008, 07:53 PM
For those that don't know, Erynn Rowan Laurie is one of those people that knows what she's talking about within the CR community...She has a few books published, her own livejournal and is a contributor to the CR FAQ. (http://www.paganachd.com/faq/)

Here's a link to an interview that's recently been published (http://eotcnewsletter.blogspot.com/2008/02/interview-with-erynn-laurie.html) in the Edge of the Circle Newsletter. Her own personal website is here. (http://www.seanet.com/%7Einisglas/)

Any thoughts, comments, questions?

_Banbha_
February 11th, 2008, 06:51 AM
Thanks for posting this Seren.

I ordered her new book Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom (http://www.amazon.com/Ogam-Weaving-Erynn-Rowan-Laurie/dp/1905713029) recently and can't wait to get fully into it. I really enjoy her writings and perspectives on CR.

Seren_
February 11th, 2008, 05:59 PM
A fantastic interview, imo. I like how she touched on building communities, I think that is really important in CR right now.

I agree. Although I'm not interested in group practice, myself, I think community is important because at the least it gives people a place to share ideas and get an idea about practices and so forth. It will be interesting to see how CR develops once the more local communities become more firmly established.

odubhain
February 21st, 2008, 02:22 PM
For those that don't know, Erynn Rowan Laurie is one of those people that knows what she's talking about within the CR community...She has a few books published, her own livejournal and is a contributor to the CR FAQ. (http://www.paganachd.com/faq/)

Here's a link to an interview that's recently been published (http://eotcnewsletter.blogspot.com/2008/02/interview-with-erynn-laurie.html) in the Edge of the Circle Newsletter. Her own personal website is here. (http://www.seanet.com/%7Einisglas/)

Any thoughts, comments, questions?Erynn's individual work has always seemed to me to be very well grounded in the traditions and practices of Irish Celtic tradition and scholarship. She does not seem to go as far into the matter from a magical or spiritual as I'd like but (as she's said) that is something each of us can do on our own.

I was a member of the Nemeton list a long time ago but found that it and similar lists seemed to discourage independent approaches to Celtic traditions and current practices. I see the CR FAQ in much the same way so I'm very pleased when ndividuals put their own work and practices into books. I may read her Ogam book someday though I suspect its approach to the subject is little changed from our discussions on the Nemeton and Imbas lists long ago.

I've gotten to the point on some subjects where independent research is better for getting to the meat of the matter rather than being influenced by the ideas of others onthe topic. That's especially true about Ogham (as little new is available on the topic since Damian McManus's work). What can be learned from the Ogham in my opinion is through experience and working with them. After all, they are "keys to wisdom."

Searles O'Dubhain