Draíocht (which is pronounced DREE-oct) is an Irish word for magic. Draíocht once specifically denoted the secret lore and arts of the druids of pre-Christian Ireland, however now it is used to describe the magical unseen. Irish and Celtic legend and lore are rich in draíocht. My own Irish side connects deeply to draíocht in so many ways. I can sense it in the land, in the air, in the water, in my dreams. The draíocht that once was widely known and accepted by all is as known to me now. Draíocht is timeless and it is woven into all of our beings, it’s just that many choose to not acknowledge it.
Time seeped in knowledge / draíocht whispers ebb and flow / conscious and unconscious / the Spirits live and grow. / All around us they gather / they dance, play and pray / circular rhythms enchant Nature’s way. / Ancient and modern / now and for always / entrancing and mystic / unseen and knowing… ~ Ella
Draíocht is such a deliciously fitting word for this week, seeing as it’s only two days until St. Patrick’s Day and my birthday. Each year I try to find a wonderful Irish word and I have to say that draíocht is now one of my favorites!
Namaste ~ Ella
** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to contact me or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!