Rev. Melanie O'Driscoll
OneSpirit Interfaith Minister
Facilitation • Healing & Coaching • Celebrancy
Psycho-Spiritual Training & HealingInterfaith Minister Training – OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation, 2020-2022Funeral Celebrancy – Lorraine, Irish Institute of Celebrants IIOC, 2020Mary Magdalen Vision Quests – Irini Hara, 2020 & 2021The Mary Magdalene School – Petra & Anna, 2021Rahanni Celestial Healing – Mary O’Halloran, 2020Light Language, Card Readings - Marlene Cronin, 2020Shamanic Journey Work – Barbara Hess, 2019 & 2020School of Modern Soul Science – Andrew Camargo, 2019Personal Inquiries in this area:3 Year Nichiren Buddhism Chanting Practice - Received Gohonzon from SGI in 2019Christian Mysticism of Beauty & LoveGuided Visualization MeditationsLight Language ChannelingActive Imagination PracticeAncestral Lineage HealingIntensive Womb HealingRegular Yoga PracticeCeremonial InquiriesOracle Card ReadingSound Bowl HealingDrum JourneysArt Therapy
Animals, Nature & the EnvironmentalismZoology BcS - University College Cork, 2016Founded the Green Step Podcast & Community Group, 2018 - PresentFota Wildlife Park Education Department, 2019Decoloniality in an Irish Context – Jimmy Billings, Tuiscint na Talún, 2021Personal Inquiries in this field:Time with beloved pets including dogs, horse, rats, cats and fishHorse-riding for 19 yearsRegular sea swimmingWild food foragingBeing in nature
Love, Relating & Peace BuildingNon-Violent Communication 8 Week Training – Marta Fabregat, Green Spiral, 2020Restorative Practise – Orla & Nicola, Tallaght Childhood Development Institute, 2021Personal Inquiries in this realm:Healing from emotionally abusive relationshipsHealing from my parent’s divorce & family traumasHealing from experiences of slut shamingClosing ceremonies to end relationshipsHealing relationship with my sexualityExploring tantric practiceExploring BDSM & kinkExploring polyamory
Social EntrepreneurshipStart Your Own Business Course – Local Enterprise Office 2019Social Entrepreneurship Training – Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, 2020Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Training – Development Perspectives 2020Business Weaving – Jackie Gowran, 2020Personal Inquiries:Reinventing OrganisationsAbundance manifestationDoughnut EconomicsSacred EconomicsMoney Mindset
Women’s Empowerment & Mary MagdalenThe Woman Who Run with the Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola EstésThe Creative Fire – Clarissa Pinkola EstésWarming the Stone Child – Clarissa Pinkola EstésIf Women Rose Rooted – Dr. Sharon BlackieLight on Fire: Awakening to Divine Love – Aedamar KirraneThe Way of the Rose – Perdita Finn & Clark StrandThe Woman and the Alabaster Jar – Margaret Starbird*The Magdalen Manuscript – Tom Kenyon and Jodi Sion*The Meaning of Mary Magdalene – Cynthia BourgeaultAnna Grandmother of Jesus – Claire HeartsongGospel of Mary MagdalenPussy: A Reclaimation – Regena Thomashauer*The Sacred Prostitute – Nancy Qualls-CorbetExistential Kink – Carloyn ElliottThe Book of Love – Kathleen McGowanAn Inturrupted Life: The Dairy and Letters of Etty Hillisum 1941-1943The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Relationships & Sacred SexThe Heart of Tantric Sex – Diana RichardsonKedesha – Ohad Pele EzrahiDear Lover – David DeidaThe Way of the Superior Man – David Deida*Living Non-Violent Communication – Marshal Rosenberg*The Spirit of Intimacy – Sobonfu Somé*Polysecure – Jessica Fern*
Religious TextsThe Writings of Nichiren Daishonin*God is Not One - Stephen Prothero*
The Religion of Tomorrow - Ken Wilbur*A Youthful Diary – Daisaku Ikeda*A Course In Miracles*The Bible*
Cultural AnalysisThe Myth Gap – Alex EvansClimate Justice – Mary RobinsonLiving Resiliently In the Dark Night of the Globe – Andrew Harvey & Caroline BakerActive Hope – Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone*The Converging World – John PontinTurn this World Inside Out – Nora SamaranFree Women Free Men – Camille PagliaBrave New World – Aldous HuxleyThe Book of Queer Prophets - a collection of essays curated by Ruth Hunt
Decolonial Perspectives & Ancestral HealingIt Didn’t Start with You – Mark WolynnThe Spirit of Water – Malidome SoméThe Gift of Shamanism – Itzhak BeerySand Talk – Tyson Yunkaporta*Spell of the Sensuous – David Abram*
Death & GriefNatural Burial Ground Handbook and Collection of EssaysPower: Ritual and Community – Malidome SoméA Short History of Falling – Joe HammondThe Wild Edge of Sorrow – Francis Weller*The Art of Death Midwifery – Rev. Joellyn St. Pierre*Social EnterpriseReinventing Organisations - Frederic Laloux*Doughnut Economics - Kate Raworth*Sacred Economics - Charles Eisenstein** The asterisk indicates that I am still reading this book or/and that I use it as a reference point when needed.
Irish Examiner 2022 25 small steps we can all take to a greener 2022
Mic 2022 Environmental Activism Can do Wonders for your Mental HealthGreen Campus 2022 Podcast on Self Care is Climate CareIrish Examiner 2021 Weight of the world: how climate activists handle anxiety and distress
University College Cork 2021 Self Care is Climate Care - Ecogrief WorkshopThe Green Step 2021 Green City Proposal for Cork City Development PlanThe Green Step 2021 Public Consultation on the Environmental Assessment of the Draft Agri-Food Strategy to 2030Irish Examiner 2020 Entrepreneurs stepping up to the plate with solutions to social problems.Echo Live 2020 Cork woman helps people to cope with ‘EcoGrief’Development Perspectives 2020 SDG Advocate 2020MTU 2019 My Town, My Plan
Rooted in Cobh, Cork, Ireland
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