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Daragh McDonagh: The Modern Pagan

Daragh McDonagh grew up in Ireland but spent years living and working as a professional photographer in Manhattan. But eventually he became disillusioned by the fast pace of life in New York, and decided to go home. Feeling the need “to reconnect with the natural world” after his time in NY, the Belfast School of Art graduate turned to a book that would have a profound effect on him. “The Modern Pagan by Brian Day laid out practical methods for a more natural lifestyle in our current modern times,” explains the 46-year-old. “What struck me most was that I was already practising 80 percent of Day’s advice. I began to trawl the internet to see if others were doing likewise, and made contact with druids, pagans, white witches and shamans, with whom I felt very comfortable. When you feel this connection, I believe you should follow your instincts and go with it.” The Dublin-based photographer began to research shamanism in Ireland, establishing links with people who would become the subjects for his MFA photography project …


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