This coming Wednesday, December 19th, please join me at
Edge of the Circle for the release party for my book Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom!
The party will be from 7-9pm and I'd love to see you there!
From Green Wolf:
Numerous books have been written on Celtic Ogam.
What many don't realize is that there's a lot more to Ogam than memorizing trees.
Erynn Rowan Laurie (The Cauldron of Poesy, A Circle of Stones: Journeys and Meditations for Modern Celts, Not Your Mama's Tree Ogam) presents a much broader, deeper view of ogam.
Stemming from years of experience and a Celtic Reconstructionist background, Erynn writes with authority and impeccable scholarship. However, this is no dry, boring read. Her writing style invites the reader to join her as she explains the history of ogam (including some of the misconceptions and mistakes commonly found in modern sources), introduces us to each one of the ogam and their origins, and offers ideas for divination layouts. There's plenty more to the magic of ogam than divination, though, and Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom makes it quite clear that if you thought you knew everything about ogam--you're in for a big surprise!
Table of Contents (abbreviated)
Foreword: Walking the Path to Ogam
Preface: Seeing the Ogam NOT for the Trees
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Ogam and Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism
Chapter 2: Weaving Word Withies: The Letters
Chapter 3: Working with the Feda
Chapter 4: Basic Ogam Divination
Chapter 5: Three Cauldrons Meditations and the Dragon of Breath
Chapter 6: Using Ogam in Ritual
Chapter 7: Creating Your Feda
Chapter 8: Advanced Divination Techniques
Glossary and Pronunciation Guide
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