Course Title: ORACLE OF THE OGHAM: Dark Moon Magic & Tree Spirit Wisdom for the Pagan Year 2020
Format: Course includes 13 months of wisdom delivered in 13 lessons, one each month. Bonus Lessons are delivered throughout the year.
Guides/Instructors: Renee Starr
Investment: Registration closes 10/30/19
- PAY IN FULL for $135 (for the year) on registration link here
- MONTHLY PAYMENTS AVAILABLE: PLEASE CLICK HERE(13 payments of $13 each month paid via PayPal)
Registration: register online
Length: Annual October 2019 – October 2020
In ancient times, many symbolic scripts served both mundane, and mystical purposes, and were carved into stones, wood, and onto cave walls as spells, divinations, incantations, and prayers. Like the runic alphabet, the ‘Ogham’, a word that comes from the ancient Gaelic, and means language, is pronounced o’um, or och’um, was also ‘cast’, or thrown down upon the ground, or a table for insight, and wisdom, but unlike runes, which have their roots in Nordic traditions, the Ogham hail from the Celtic lands, and have deep associations to 13 trees most sacred to the Druids, which the pagan peoples also worshipped with reverence.
There are two versions, or sets of the Ogham alphabet, and each one was traditionally carved onto sticks made from their corresponding sacred trees, and were called ‘staves’. The lunar calendar Ogham are carved upon the wood from these 13 trees:
- Birch, Rowan, Willow, Alder
- Ash, Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, Hazel
- Apple, Blackthorn, Yew, Elder
The full set of the Ogham alphabet are carved upon the wood from these 25 trees:
- Birch, Rowan, Alder, Willow, Ash,
- Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, Hazel, Apple
- Vine, Ivy, Reed, Blackthorn, Elder
- Silver Fir, Gorse, Heather, Poplar, Yew
- Aspen, Spindle, Beech, Guelder Rose, Wych Elm
The moon was also sacred to the Druids – most especially the dark, and full phases, and they developed a calendar based on 13 moons that corresponded with the 13 sacred trees. This lunar-tree calendar begins upon the eve of the pagan new year, which is celebrated on October 31st as the lunar cross-quarter festival of Samhain, and ends at the end of October, the following year. Traditions vary, and some align the calendar with the full moons, and some with the dark moons, and either way is absolutely ‘correct’, but for this course, we will be following the dark moons.
Considered one of the most sacred of all the pagan solar festivals, Samhain, Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween as it has become known, is the time when a special portal opens, and we can connect with the ancestors and spirits of the underworld, and also a time when the current (pagan) year comes to a close on October 31st, and the new one begins, on November 1st. Another version of this pagan festival is called the Lunar Samhain, which is also a potent mystical portal of the ancients, and the one that we will be working with at the beginning of the course. Lunar Samhain begins on October 31st and lasts until the next dark moon, which for this year falls upon November 26th. In addition to this magical and mystical portal, you will also journey with each of the 13 dark moons, and their associated sacred trees to learn their magic, wisdom, and insight that will guide you throughout the year.
For each month, I have called upon the trees, meditated with the moon, and cast a stave from the lunar Ogham to reveal their special messages, wisdom, and guidance for you. As the staves can also be used for divination, I have also cast another stave from the full set to receive a special message that is meant to guide you even deeper into the meaning of the month, and your own dark, wild, and lunar nature. You’ll also receive lessons with additional wisdom, crafts and magic to work with the Ogham and the Pagan year.
While it is not at all necessary to have your own set of Ogham staves to enjoy the course, you may however, wish to have your own set, as this helps to you to connect to the trees, and cast your own readings. I do not sell the Ogham, but am happy to refer you to where I purchased mine. These magical folk live in the UK, and craft the sets in the most traditional, and lovely of ways. Please CLICK HERE to shop for your Ogham sets, and know that I am not connected to this shop, and do not receive compensation of any kind for my referral.
- How to Enjoy This Course
- A Brief History of the Ogham
- Ogham Sigils for Meditation
- Oracle for the End of The Pagan Year
- October Oracle of The Birch Moon
- Celtic Astrology: finding your birth tree
- November Oracle of The Rowan Moon
- Making Your Own Ogham Staves
- December Oracle of The Alder Moon
- Making Tree Essences
- January Oracle of The Willow Moon
- Wand Magic
- February Oracle of The Ash Moon
- Celtic Goddesses
- March Oracle of TheHawthornMoon
- Casting the Ogham
- April Oracle of The Oak Moon
- Candle Magic with The Ogham
- May Oracle of The Holly Moon
- Sacred Circle Invocation
- June Oracle of The Hazel Moon
- Sigil Spells
- July Oracle of The Apple Moon
- Ogham Incense
- August Oracle of The Blackthorn Moon
- Ogham Journal & Meditation Page
- September Oracle of The Yew Moon
- The Elemental System of The Druids
- October Oracle of The Elder Moon
- An Ogham Prayer
- Course includes 13 months of dark moon, and tree spirit wisdom, magic and divination delivered in 13 lessons, one each month.
- Bonus Lessons are delivered throughout the year.
- Lessons are beautifully designed, downloadable, and printable.
Enrollment is now open and closes on October 30th.
PAY IN FULL
- $135 for 13 months
- Please note that once your payment processes, it is not refundable.
- Please use the enrollment link in the upper right to pay in full.
- 13 payments of $13 each month paid via PayPal recurring payments: see link below.
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- Please note that the date you start your payment plan is the same date that you will be charged each month.
- Also please note that the payment plan option is offered as a courtesy to you, and is a promise that you will pay off your tuition in 13 installments. You are expected to honor this promise. Cancellations of your payments prior to paying off your tuition for this course will result in immediate cancellation of your enrollment, and prohibit you from using the payment plan option for your future enrollment in any of my courses.
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I am so excited that you will be joining me for this very special offering…and I know that it’s very goddess-like to change your mind, but please note that once your payments process, they are not refundable.
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