A comprehensive and practical guide to the ancient oracle based on the alphabet of the Druids. • Describes the symbolism and mythology of the 20 "tree letters" and their magical correspondences. • Includes instructions on how to make your own Ogam divination sticks, cast the oracle, and perceive omens.• Provides historical background and bibliographic references to the DruA comprehensive and practical guide to the ancient oracle based on the alphabet of the Druids. • Describes the symbolism and mythology of the 20 "tree letters" and their magical correspondences. • Includes instructions on how to make your own Ogam divination sticks, cast the oracle, and perceive omens.• Provides historical background and bibliographic references to the Druidic mythology ruling this 1,500-year-old oracle. The ancient Ogam alphabet is a magical and mysterious script, the Celtic equivalent of the runes that can teach us about our fate and future. Named after woodland trees, Ogam's 20 "tree letters" all have unique wisdom to impart that is linked to figures and themes from Celtic mythology. The author addresses three major areas in this book: Ogamlore, the history of this 1500-year-old oracle of the Celtic Druids; Ogamfews, the meaning of the individual tree letters, their magic, characteristics, folklore, and related stories; and Ogamcasting, the practical art of Ogam divination, which includes spreads, castings, and how to create your own Ogam set. With these tools of ancient Celtic wisdom, readers will receive insights and guidance on how to maneuver through life's questions and challenges. ...
|Title||:||Ogam: The Celtic Oracle of the Trees: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Druidic Alphabet|
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Ogam: The Celtic Oracle of the Trees: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Druidic Alphabet Reviews
This is one of the main books on using Ogam / Ogham. It contains some tree lore and is basically good. It also gives some good background information on the development of Ogham and Druidism. It uses the Beth/Luis/Nion system and includes the four treasures as additions. I don't use the treasures in my practice and stick with just the 20 sacred trees of the grove.
very nice book on ogham. Do consider that the author added 4 of its own feda that are not part either of the ogham few or of the forfeda
This book contained some frustrating errors.In one instance the reference quotes for one of the tree Ogham was actually a cut-and-paste quote for one of the previously mentioned Ogham trees, leaving me to wonder what the actual quote was supposed to be...Altogether though, this book is a great start for Ogham Divination, and Druid/Celtic research in general. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and found it relatively easy to understand. The caveat though, is that I felt the need to cross check all the info after finding a couple of editorial mistakes.Why people print books that contain careless errors is beyond me, but that is hardly the point, nor should it deter you from reading this book.I would recommend that anyone interested in the genre read this book (with the usual open-minded skepticism) before tackling one of the more complex accounts, such as Lady Augusta Gregory's "Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fianna of Ireland"
Ogam: The Celtic Oracle of the Trees is a comprehensive and clear introduction into using the divination practice of Ogam. It begins with a brief history of Ogam and the cultural changes that have occurred around the practice. The second section of the book describes each Ogamfew in detail. The final section describes how one can cast and understand the Ogam readings. Every topic is easy to understand and provides a great amount of information for a introductory book. I loved the second section of the book about the Ogamfews. Each Ogamfew included a bit about the name, keyword, a picture, visualization, meaning, natural characteristics, storylines, and magic and folklore. Almost every learning style is used to help readers get a strong lesson on the message behind each Ogamfew. This style also lends itself well to quick reference questions and lengthy/detail orientated study. This is going to be such a fantastic reference book. I've already enjoyed it so much!
This was a nice introduction to learning about the Ogam, and it left me inspired to go running out in the woods collecting my own fews/staves. I am delighted. It was not so interesting for me to read the sample readings of an ogam-casting at the end of the book, but that is because I have been working with the Tarot for over 20 years, and there was nothing new under the Sun here regarding divination techniques for me, but I gave it a five anyway because one need to include this in an introductory book. The free-casting of staves was the only new thing that I haven't tried before, and I think I will spend the coming days investigating that.
I really enjoyed this book. The section on history contained many things I had not previously learned, making this a very interesting read. I also enjoyed learning about the tree-lore behind the various tree Ogams.
Excellent reference for using Ogham for divination.
A good book if you are a Wiccan, for someone who is CR leaning this book is a disaster lol.