Ruairi O'Baoighill

 

Ruairi O'Baoighill

 

 
Travelling to the darkest parts of his psyche, O’Baoighill conducts a deep exploration of his shadow self by means of psychedelic ritual. He gives voice to his findings in the form of musical composition.

In his outer reality, the act writing of these compositions becomes a way to further explore, learn from, and work through these dark parts of his inner reality. His live performances represent both the ritual and his shadow self: candles, a pulpit and smoke represent the ritual, while a robe, dark visuals, and his compositions to represent the shadow.

Heavily inspired by nature, his catholic upbringing, his study of the occult, and the pagan history of his homeland, ritual has always played an important part in O’Baoighill’s life. Now, having abandoned any religious beliefs and esotericism from the minds of other men, he follows his own belief system: OHMARAN.

With the “OH” representing the natural vibration of the earth, the “MA” representing Mother Nature, and the “RAN” representing the self, OHMARAN is the belief that everybody’s inner and outer reality are entirely their own, and should not be dictated by the views of others. It posits that we are not greater or lesser than anything else, and that the shadow self is something that should be fully embraced and used as a tool to educate oneself rather than something to be shied away from and buried.