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Author Topic: A Good Book on Interpreting Ogham?  (Read 2087 times)

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A Good Book on Interpreting Ogham?
« on: January 01, 2015, 04:26:48 pm »
Hi there,
I'm looking for a good book on interpreting the Ogham. I have a set that I'm eager to read with, but need something a bit more in-depth that the little paper insert the fews came with, Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Re: A Good Book on Interpreting Ogham?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 04:35:28 pm »
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Hi there,
I'm looking for a good book on interpreting the Ogham. I have a set that I'm eager to read with, but need something a bit more in-depth that the little paper insert the fews came with, Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

 
There are a couple out there, but the best one on the subject is probably Erynn Rowan Laurie's Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom. Highly informative, thoroughly researched, and very inspiring.
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Re: A Good Book on Interpreting Ogham?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 04:44:29 pm »
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Hi there,
I'm looking for a good book on interpreting the Ogham. I have a set that I'm eager to read with, but need something a bit more in-depth that the little paper insert the fews came with, Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

 
(And while I was typing my reply, Finn beat me to it)

I have 'Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom', by Erynn Rowan Laurie. It's the most useful book I've read on the subject, though her interpretations of some of the feda confuse me a bit. There's a lot of information in the book, tree lore, use in magic, etc. I recommend it.

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Re: A Good Book on Interpreting Ogham?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 05:03:31 pm »
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(And while I was typing my reply, Finn beat me to it)

I have 'Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom', by Erynn Rowan Laurie. It's the most useful book I've read on the subject, though her interpretations of some of the feda confuse me a bit. There's a lot of information in the book, tree lore, use in magic, etc. I recommend it.

 
Jinx! :D:

And just so you're aware of what else is out there, here are a few other texts which may or may not be your cup of tea: they are largely based on interpreting the feda solely as a "tree alphabet"-- which they aren't really-- and have varying levels of scholarship and/or interpretations based less on textual or archaeological evidence and more on the author's own system or Robert Graves' work in The White Goddess.

Paul Rhys Mountforts' book

Robert Lee Ellison's book

Liz and Collin Murray's book
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Re: A Good Book on Interpreting Ogham?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 03:53:07 am »
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Jinx! :D:

And just so you're aware of what else is out there, here are a few other texts which may or may not be your cup of tea: they are largely based on interpreting the feda solely as a "tree alphabet"-- which they aren't really-- and have varying levels of scholarship and/or interpretations based less on textual or archaeological evidence and more on the author's own system or Robert Graves' work in The White Goddess.

Paul Rhys Mountforts' book

Robert Lee Ellison's book

Liz and Collin Murray's book

 
Thank you, all. I recently downloaded the Ellison book. Will have to look into that book mentioned previously as well. rarely do I see so many agree on a book. That inspires confidence.

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Re: A Good Book on Interpreting Ogham?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2015, 08:41:31 pm »
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Hi there,
I'm looking for a good book on interpreting the Ogham. I have a set that I'm eager to read with, but need something a bit more in-depth that the little paper insert the fews came with, Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

 
Here is an older thread on much the same topic, with more recommendations, and here is another where Ogam book recs are one of the things being asked about.

Just to be clear, this is not a hint that you should have looked to see if there were existing threads - while that's a useful thing to do, the search function on TC's software leaves a lot to be desired (I often call it 'the search dysfunction), and both of those are quite old threads. So making a new thread on the topic is not just allowed but a good idea. But, so is maximizing resources, so I've pulled up those links.

I'll note that, when I did so, what I was mainly hunting up was the rec for John-Paul Patton's The Poet's Ogam, but it turned out there was other useful info in those threads as well.

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