Celtic Tree Magic: Ogham Lore and Druid Mysteries
Author: Danu Forest
- Llewellyn Publications
Number Of Pages: 312
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Release Date: 2014-10-08
Explore the powerful magic of the twenty-five trees in the ogham tradition. Enrich your spiritual practice with authentic Celtic wisdom and practical techniques. Written by a Druid witch and Celtic shaman, Celtic Tree Magic shows you how to:
- Practice ogham divination, charms, and spells
- Work with each tree's magical correspondences and healing attributes
- Make salves, tinctures, ointments, and green crafts
- Find tree spirit allies in nature and the otherworld
- Fashion wands and other magical tools
With exercises, hands-on tips, and an accessible exploration of folklore and myth, this lovely and lyrical handbook provides practical skills and deeper understandings for beginners and intermediate practitioners.
"A trusted and guiding hand through the Celtic forests of wisdom and magic."―Kristoffer Hughes, author of The Book of Celtic Magic and founder of the Anglesey Druid Order
"This lovely work offers a truly experiential journey...It offers the reader a richer understanding of nature and self."―Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids and author of Druid Mysteries
"Danu Forest has made masterful use of the original sources...I heartily commend this book."―Nicholas R. Mann, author of Druid Magic
Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.
Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.