My name is Michael Conneely and I will be very glad to start work with you learning the Ogham Fews. The Ogham is the Celtic Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids. It is powerful and mystical.
Basically, as with my Runes course, there is a presentation and then a journey for each Ogham Few (or ‘letter’).
The important point is that each journey to encounter the deep meaning of a Few, is made from a start point. And it is made along the pathways that run across and between the Celtic Otherworlds. The Otherworlds exist and are powerful, and they inter-penetrate this world ‘Middle Earth’.
The crucial thing is you must always start and end each Journey at your Divine Centre. You must never leave yourself out in the Otherworlds.
Accordingly it is important for you to start by developing a strong and clear appearance of your Divine Centre. You can change the location/definition of your Divine Centre at different times through your life if you wish, but you must always start / finish each Journey at your currently defined Divine Centre.
Accordingly I start the Ogham Course by sending you a sound file and you then share with me a description of your Divine Centre.
The other thing is, you must never rush the Ogham course. Ogham has a different energy to the Runes. The Runes are ‘Will Magic’. The Ogham is rooted in nature: you cannot hurry the growth of a tree: it is responding to both its own genetic essence and nature – and also seasonal rhythms and cycles. The Ogham draws its wisdom from the Trees.
I do feel my connection to the Ogham and the Runes is rooted in past life and heredity. On my mother’s side I come from Cashleen on the coast of Connemara in County Galway in the far west of Ireland. My father came from the Baltic coastline of Poland: the Danzig Corridor.
The Celtic Otherworlds are to be found on three levels: The Upperworld, Middle Earth and the Underworld. Each pathway between thease world is guarded by a watch tower, hence the image of Grace O’Malley’s Castle near my birth family, which I always see as a Watch Tower.
To enrol on my wonderful worldwide Ogham Distance Learning Course, go to my website: www.oghampathways.com