September Seminar 2011: Oghams

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September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby wolf560 » 03 Sep 2011, 00:55

With all the Ogham books making a surge onto the field over the last few years I thought this might not be enough.
But after having a few people look at it I found out that it approaches the Oghams in a slightly different light.

This is designed to offer a simple yet elegant way to read the Oghams without having to either memorize a huge book or page oafter page of clues and descriptions.
I do not use the Forfeda because it is mentioned in the Book of Ballymote that these letters were never designed for divination but rather for pronouncing newer words.
Therefore the Ogham is simply 20 letters that correspond to your finger and toes .

Toss the Oghams (I use three) and then write down everything about the Oghams on a small piece of paper.
This is an easy read and I hope you both enjoy it and that it helps you look at the Oghams in a new light.

Here is the chant from my working,
...it pretty much sums up one way to look at the information the Oghams provide.

Three sticks are drawn into the light
drawn one at a time with your second sight

One for the Past that’s not quite gone
still in the shadows yet lingering on

One for the Here and Now between
part of the past only partly not seen

One for the thing that longs to be
partially hidden from all that we see

Three sticks are drawn into the light
returned to the darkness and hidden from sight
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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby Oakapple » 03 Sep 2011, 07:38

Thanks Wolf560. This has come at just the right moment for me when I have decided to take up my study of the oghams again. I'll need to spend some time with this....
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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby wolf560 » 03 Sep 2011, 15:47

You're welcome OakApple..!!
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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby Dathi » 04 Sep 2011, 13:49

Het Wolf560,

Thanks for this fantastic seminar. A huge amount of worke went into this. And there is plenty to chew on.


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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby Susanne » 04 Sep 2011, 13:58

Well done Wolf560!

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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby wolf560 » 04 Sep 2011, 19:37

Thank you..!!!

I have been working on this for a very long time and might one day actually turn it into a book.

I hope it helps everyone take a second look at the Oghams as an alternative to the Runes (personal thought here :grin: )
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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby Serpentia » 06 Sep 2011, 11:28

Well, Wolf560, I have tried many approaches to finally "get" the Ogham, now I shall try this one (an alternative to runes...?) and see where it will take me. Thank you for your efforts and for sharing them!

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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby wolf560 » 07 Sep 2011, 01:59

You are most welcome Serpentia...!!

It took me a great while to "get into the Ogham" (mainly because I kept trying to find similarities between them and the Runes where there really aren't many).

I hope it helps..!!
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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby wyeuro » 07 Sep 2011, 04:55

good work, beautifully presented - good magic. thanks :applause:

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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby wolf560 » 08 Sep 2011, 03:02

Thanks Wyeuro..!!! :tiphat:
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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby Aurora » 09 Sep 2011, 05:02

This was really good, I enjoyed the poem greatly and your PDF was very useful, informative and written in a way that made the important parts easy to remember for me thanks :D
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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby wolf560 » 09 Sep 2011, 13:29

You're welcome Aurora..!!!

With so many Ogham books and things out there I was afraid I had chosen something that had been 'done to death'...
But the more I read and studied and wrote down the more I felt I needed to complete it
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Re: September Seminar 2011: Oghams

Postby reilz81 » 21 Oct 2011, 13:31

amazing stuff, alot of depth in it.


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