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WorldWild Podcast

 Episode 54  10th February 2022

Rites of Passage with Lucy O'Hagan

Lucy O'Hagan talks with us from Ireland, drawing on ancient wisdom and ecological education to inspire our souls in long dark wintry days. We talk ancestral ways of knowing and ways to reconnect with 'those parts of ourselves that have been weathered away'...


'We’re trying to create initiation that would have been developed by a community for a community, in the absence of community'

About Lucy O'Hagan


Lucy O'Hagan is an ancestral skills teacher, ethnobotanist, forager, and forest school educator from Ireland. She is the founder of Wild Awake, where she takes people - young and old - on immersive and transformational journeys of self-discovery through (re-)connection with wild spaces. She continues to deepen her own knowledge of ancestral skills throughout Europe: “So much of my learning has come directly from the plants, animals, the land, and my hands. But they don’t always issue certificates”. Her passion for sharing these direct teachings comes from her early childhood spent seeing nature as both school and sanctuary.

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About the show


We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.


Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!



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