Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom

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Stemming from years of experience and a Celtic Reconstructionist background, Erynn writes with authority and impeccable scholarship. However, this is no dry, boring read. Her writing style invites the reader to join her as she explains the history of ogam (including some of the misconceptions and mistakes commonly found in modern sources) More

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Published by Immanion Press
Words: 108,660
Language: English
ISBN: 9781905713714
About Erynn Rowan Laurie

Erynn Rowan Laurie is a professional madwoman who has been fascinated by Gaelic and other Celtic cultures for over two decades. Her occult interests started when she was just a kid and she's been doing astrology and tarot since about the age of 12. Poet, writer, feminist, musician, interfaith activist and disabled veteran, Erynn is one of the founding voices of the Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan movement and the author of Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom.

Born in Rhode Island and raised in Connecticut and western Massachusetts, Erynn currently resides in western Washington, loving the mountains, forests, and water beyond all logic or reason. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, and camping when she's able, and records the minutiae of her daily life and her spiritual and political ramblings on her blog.

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Review by: Casey June Wolf on Sep. 22, 2014 :
Laurie has done an excellent job in Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom. It is well-footnoted and carefully distinguishes her own ideas from tradition, offering modern innovations and explaining how they adhere to or differ from what is known of the beliefs and values of the ancient Celts. She is writing from a Celtic Reconstructionist NeoPagan perspective.

I had the print edition already when this ebook was given to me by a friend. The print book is well worn--I've read it cover to cover twice and consulted it many times. The ebook makes it easy to find particular items when I want a quick refresher.

Very highly recommended.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Arielle Finberg on Aug. 20, 2013 : (no rating)
The best of the best! Wonderfully written, detailed, thoughtful. Everyone I know who has this book LOVES it! So glad I finally bought my copy!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kaitlyn Dickerson on May 23, 2013 :
This is a refreshing take on the study of ogham, presented with an honesty, clarity, and academic integrity that is unfortunately rare in this field. It is an engaging and informative read, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in moving past Graves' treatment of ogham and learning more about the versatility and beauty of this intricate system.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kirsty Miller on Feb. 23, 2013 :
This book came highly recommended, and I was not disappointed. The author's writing style is easy to read and informative. The scholarship is excellent, exactly what I want in a book about Ogham. This book is teaching me more about the uses of Ogham that I had expected. 5 stars.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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