Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Celtic Tree Ogham Online 8 Week intensive

This is a really unique online workshop offering from my friend Raven in the UK. It's fairly hands-on and I'm sure will be fantastic. Even though the Celtic Tree Ogham is based on UK trees, part of the workshop will help you build a personal Ogham that relates to the trees of your land. It also looks at tree ecosystems. Very, very cool stuff.

Here's the info:

The Celtic Tree Ogham Online 8 Week intensive
The Celtic Tree Ogham is one of the lesser known forms of divination. This ancient Celtic alphabet has some parity with the runes, ie an alphabet for which each letter also has magical significance and meaning. In this case the divinatory meaning is derived from observation of the ecological, practical as well as magical properties of twenty trees native to the British Isles, e.g. Birch, Rowan, Alder, Willow and Ash.

Interest in... the Celtic Tree Ogham is beginning to grow and has expanded outwards from the British Isles, extending into countries such as the USA where many of the Celtic trees are not native to the land. Where the traditional Celtic trees are found, they frequently occupy different ecological, practical and magical niches.

In this workshop we will work on learning skills and tools to develop and build energetic connections to the trees of the Celtic Ogham, along with using other resources and research to learn about the ecology of the trees. We will learn how to translate these energies into understanding the trees that are part of our native ecosystems whether you live in mountains or the desert or even in the British Isles (!); and work towards building a personal tree ogham system that is relevant to your own land, and which may be more or less based on the traditional Celtic tree ogham system. (Read more...)

About Raven:
I am a British Witch who has been working and teaching in the Reclaiming tradition for over ten years. I am also an initiate in the Anderson Feri tradition. I love to travel and has taught courses, classes and Witchcamps in the UK, Germany, US, Finland and Israel, as well as online classes. I have an on-going love affair with trees - the Celtic Tree Ogham is my favoured divination tool, and I have spent many years studying it, teaching it and offering readings using it. I am an ecologist by training and a lover of the natural world, and sees much of my work as building connections. I am a self-employed artist and crafts-person (I make ogham sets, runes and more!), jack-of-all-trades, a poet, writer and recovering academic.

Register by the 26th of June directly with Raven (greenwomancrafts@gmail.com)

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