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Jun. 27th, 2008

12:40 am - Ogham study session on Saturday

Here 0n the SF Bay area, we're on schedule to have our ogham study group meet tomorrow in Hayward. We'll be covering Beth and, if we have time, Luis. Contact me if you need details.

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

Feb. 1st, 2008

11:54 am - Coelbren and Ogham

Does anyone know if the Colebren merely attributed to Iolo Morganwg or is there some source independant of Iolo, such as Kimric legend or Welsh bardic poetry, which mentions the Coelbren? I understand that Rhys thought the Ogham to have been invented by Kimric missionaries in connection with Teutonic neighbors prior to the introduction of Latin by the Romans. This theory would place the Ogham's invention to the Kimric revival in Wales, which Iolo associated with the invention of Coelbren. Did Rhys consider the Coelbren at all in connection with his theory or was it too fabulous a conjecture?

Jan. 7th, 2008

07:27 pm - my first attempt

I felt a calling over the Yule season that it was time for me to create a Celtic Ogham set, I thought I would share my first attempt - it was a quick and simple set that I can learn on :)

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Jan. 8th, 2008

08:36 pm - Ogma 'honey-mouthed' reference?

I am researching the Ogham and am unable to find the primary source reference for Ogma's ephitet 'mibel' or honey-mouthed, can anyone provide this for me? I would need a primary manuscript source like the Book of Ballymote, not something like a Celtic dictionary. It would be greatly appreciated :-)

Jul. 23rd, 2007

09:39 pm - Pre-ordering Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom

Because so many have asked, and because the August 1st release date (Lughnassadh!) is right around the corner, I just wanted to let folks know again that they can pre-order the book at this website via PayPal. Cost for the book is $22.49 plus shipping, and if you send a note about your name along with your order, I'll personalize it with my autograph to you. All pre-ordered copies will be signed!

Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom is about 300 pages of information about ogam, divination, ritual, and Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism as practiced by the author (that's me).

There will be a release party in Seattle, date to be announced, and I will most likely be appearing at Pagan Pride down in Beaverton, Oregon on September 8th as a featured speaker. I'm working out details with the organizers at the moment.

Thanks to everyone for their interest and support!

Jul. 8th, 2007

05:47 pm - resources?

hey folks! i just joined the community and i have a question about researching ogham.

for a long time i've been wanting an ogham tattoo. ever since i learned about ogham's existence 6 or 7 years ago. i want it to say my name, and then 'daughter of" and my parents names.

but i don't want it to be totally half assed, or extremely innacurate, so i wanted to get some good reference materials. any suggestions of books? looking up 'ogham' or 'ogam' doesn't give me a lot at the library but i figure there are probably some books whose main topics are more general. websites are cool too but i have trouble trusting the internet. which is dumb because books lie, i know.


Jun. 11th, 2007

12:50 pm - Pre-order my ogam book!

Yep, you heard that right! lupagreenwolf has set up a site where you can pre-order Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom from the publisher. I'll be heading down to Portland at some point when the book is released to sign a bunch of them, so you can get an AUTOGRAPHED copy!


All you ogam enthusiasts, tell your friends! Pass the word! And check out Lupa's plug for the book!

It's coming in September.

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic

Mar. 21st, 2007

01:52 am - Ogham and an Arabic Grimoire

In his classic work 'Ogam Inscribed Monuments of the Gaedhil in the British Islands' R. Rolt Brash mentions the grimoire 'Alphabets and Hieroglyphic Characters' by Ahmad Bin Abubekr Bin Washih (9th cent) which lists some 80 ancient mystical alphabetic scales. Brash notes that two of the alphabets in it closely resemble forms of Ogham from the Book of Ballymote. Dr. Charles Graves has dismissed the grimoire as a forgery, and Brash questions this- 'This sweeping condemnation is unaccompanied by the slightest proof' 367. What is also intriguing is that these same alphabetic scales in this grimoire also resemble a form of Runes called 'tree runes' or 'twig runes'. Dr. Graves made note of this, and the fact that the tree runes and some of the Ogham scales from the Book of Ballymote resemble one another is the main reason behind the theory that Ogham and Runes are related. But no more is said of this Arabic grimoire that I can find, at least not in Ogham studies. It is purportedly translated from ancient manuscripts to have come from a Nabathean Prince. Apparently it received serious attention from scholars for awhile in the 1800s. I can't seem to find any information as to why or how it was proven to be a forgery. Does anyone happen to know anything more about it? There is an online version of it, the pages with the Ogham-looking alphabets are http://www.blackcrescent.org/w2_HGa_38.html and http://www.blackcrescent.org/w2_HGa_46.html.

Feb. 20th, 2007

09:17 pm - Lame Introduction

Hi everyone, I feel rather stupid, I can't believe I haven't found this community before now since I have been working on a DPhil on Ogham for a couple of years now. I don't have time to write much but suffice to say I'm pleased to see such a lively interest in it on the lj community. Are any of you perchance based in Edinburgh?

Oct. 10th, 2006

04:54 pm - Can anyone help?

Hello, I'm working on a story where the heroine is of Celtic descent and there will be some reference to Celtic mythology.

I'm specifically looking for references to Celtic methods of divination (probably other than Ogham but this community seems a good starting point). Ideally, I'd like these to be tied closely to femininity and/or flowers/floral imagery.

I realise it's a bit of a long-shot but if this rings a bell with anyone, I'd be grateful for pointers to any websites or books which might tell me more on these subjects?

Thanks for reading!

Current Mood: curiouscurious

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