Cleansing and Consecrating Ogham

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Slowly, slowly, I study and learn the ogham lore. It seems important, even necessary, for someone on the Druidic path to understand it. My go-to method of divination has been the Druid Animal Oracle. I love the rich symbolism and lore associated with the Nature Spirits. I don’t intend to stop working with that deck, but it feels wrong not to progress further with ogham. I need to practice more, and was thinking about how to go about that.

When I moved and cleaned my Druid bookshelf, I rediscovered a set developed and sold by CaitlĂ­n Matthews. A friend who did not want them passed them on to me, and they sat on my shelf in their burlap bag, waiting. Honestly, I would not have spent money on them. I have slowly started to make my own set by hand, yet it is taking quite some time. Meanwhile, this little set was already with me. It came to me for a reason. While it feels strange not to know what tree the wood came from, this set did come from a tree. With that in mind, I’ve decided to honor the mystery tree’s spirit and start to work with the set to increase my understanding. I view this as a beginning set- not as nice or intimate as I prefer, but more satisfying than the 3×5 cards someone suggested to me. (Though that is not a bad idea for someone uncertain about their desire to invest in and study the ogham.)

Tonight I purified and consecrated the ogham sticks. I fully intend to make a new pouch. That will add more of my own energy to the sticks, which is basically how I personalized my Druid Animal Oracle. Thus I delve deeper into my Druid path, further increasing my knowledge of lore and my intuition.

Published by M. A. Phillips

An author and Druid living in Northern NY.

One thought on “Cleansing and Consecrating Ogham

  1. While I am not one who holds to the “thou shalt not buy divination tools” line that gets espoused so often, I do find that some tools, when shared and handed down develop their own mysteries and usually continue to be passed on as “beginner decks/runes/other”.

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