Ogham Course – Find Your Divine Centre – Learn the Tree Alphabet of the Ancient Irish Druids
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The Ogham is The Celtic Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids.
The Ogham was a system of visionary connection and understanding. It was explored through a number of correspondences, but it is its links to the Trees was the chief – and it is to that we focus on in this course.
A sense of the sacredness of trees was central to the ancient Irish. For example Oak is enduring, Rowan is fae and otherworldly. Holly is about defending yourself, and so on.
It is a great beauty and an exhilarating and vast extension of your consciousness to develop awareness of the energies of the different trees. The map of your awareness of the meaning of life gets bigger and bigger- and more beautiful.
The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding. I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact, each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.
The Ogham also introduces you to a genuine and powerful cosmology of the Celtic Otherworlds that interpenetrate this realm: Middle Earth. Your mind explores and encompasses its vast range of consciousness-states.
In its essence, the Ogham is the alphabet of ancient Druid Ireland. The Ogham is mystical and profound. It is beautiful and tantalising. The Ogham is very ancient. Its date of origin is unknown as nothing of the Druid wisdom system was written down. However, the earliest inscriptions that have survived are nearly two thousand year old, and there is good evidence for the ogham possibly being several hundred years older than that, and undeniably Irish in its source and origin.
Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the soul and energy of a tree. But each Few is also a pathway that run across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, sometimes overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of eternal Youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.
For each Ogham letter you receive an audio recording download with information about the letter and the relevant tree, any relevant spiritual weapon, pathway and beings, plus a second audio file which is a guided meditation with opportunity for trance drumming and chanting and divination.
You can either use our drumming journey, or you can branch out from this and proceed to use your own drumming.
You then correspond with myself as guide, friend and counsellor as your personal spiritual and life-journey progresses, helped through the trees and mystical Celtic Otherworlds.
This correspondence is completely personal and individual to you. The Course is Certificated.
Your Divine Centre:
Importantly, each journey always starts (and ends) at your Divine Centre here on Middle Earth, which you learn to visualise.
Here is a particularly beautiful excerpt from the start of one student’s journey:
‘So as always, I began in my divine centre. As I was looking around to see what had changed I realized that there seemed to be golden light surrounding the area, enclosing it… protecting it and it felt like a fortress and I began to feel that strength within myself. I stepped out onto the Alder path…. I could see the mist all around me but I knew exactly where I was headed and as I went along I felt as though I was something old, mystical and powerful. I continued along and I placed my hands on the stone of Fal and I closed my eyes and I felt the energy of the stone go through me, grounding me but in a way allowing me to realize how strong I was and once again I felt as though I could face anything, I felt solid, like I was the rock….
It is a great strength to complete this visionary experience
You also receive maps showing the place of each Ogham pathway in the Celtic Cosmology: the pathway that each letter represents through the Celtic Otherworlds.
Thus, the course is not at all taught with any time-frame in mind. The goal is achieving excellence of the experience, excellence of connection, excellence of utterance, rather than any time table.
People are not advised to study more that an Ogham letter per week, though, as it definitely takes time for the energy to assimilate with anyone – even in the most foundation way.
The first step is to establish your Divine Centre, your special place of being, where each journey will begin and end, so you start off with a sound file being sent to you to help you do this.
The order of study is that determined by pathways stretching out across the three worlds of ancient Irish cosmology. You learn about the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish, Fionn’s Window and the Tuatha De Danann and their four sacred weapons.
Read my chapters on Ogham consciousness and the Celtic Otherworlds and Beings in my book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the New Spirituality 2014
I teach the Ogham Course worldwide from the Healing Centre I run with my partner, Maggie Pashley, which is situated on the Atlantic Coast of County Sligo, close to Ireland’s most ancient sacred monuments and in W B Yeats Country.
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My name is Michael Conneely. I am a dedicated, caring and supportive teacher. I am the author of six visionary books, and I have an Oxford University MA and five university degrees in total. From 1998, I completed a five-year ethnographic Field Study: a university-based social-anthropological study of spiritual forms new to the modern west, the method of which was to live in the institutions under study in the areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community – mainly based at Glastonbury. I have taught shamanic healing, the Runes and the Ogham for over nineteen years. I can recommend this worldwide distance learning course as a beautiful, very well-planned and wonderfully healing experience.
On my mother’s side, her family have lived on the coast of County Galway for centuries, close to Croagh Patrick Mountain, which is the subject of my novel Druid (Available on Amazon worldwide).
On my father’s side his family lived and worked on the land and seafaring on the Baltic Coast in the Danzig corridor, his ancestors coming from a Yakut shamanic tribe settlement on the North Polar coast of the Barents Sea, and the Runes and the Norse spiritual path are the subject of another novel of mine: Rune Magic. My books are available worldwide on Amazon, and to enroll on my Ogham Course, go to the Ogham page on my Druid Forest School website https://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html
and you enroll using the payment button at the foot of that page.
Astrology: When you enroll, please email me letting me know your astrological natal data: Date, place and time of birth.
This is because we refer to your western astrology and Vedic Astrology for guidance and insight as we progress through the Ogham Course.
I look forward to working with you,