Druid (OBOD), metal crafter, wood crafter, gardener, hunter, WOLF
Magical Wood Properties and the Magical Properties of Wood by DragonOak. Feminine energy.
Elder is a sacred tree of Celtic Astrology 25 November to 23 December. The Elder is also said to be the tree used in the crucifixion of Christ. Associated with the Celt Goddess Cailleach Beara and the Raven. Some have considered this tree to be unlucky due to its association with the crucifixion, or it may one of those nasty rumors started by the church in order to combat belief systems outside their on scope of a limited belief system. Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship. OBOD. Ogham: The Celtic Tree Alphabet. In Druidry, there is an alphabet known as ‘Ogham.’
This alphabet had its origins, as far as anyone knows, in medieval Ireland. The original Ogham contained twenty letters. Five more were added later, for a total of 25 letters. One theory of the origins of this mysterious alphabet says that it was created by Druids during the Roman occupation. According to this theory, the Ogham was created so that Druids could send messages to each other without fear of them being read by Romans accustomed to the Latin alphabet. The Ogham Alphabet - The British Druid Order. “That sacred tree whose bark I touched, whose leaves did tell to me, the ancient tales that made me sure my friend would come to me…” From the song, ‘Greatest Friend,’ written by Mike Heron, from the Incredible String Band, Wee Tam and the Big Huge, Elektra Records, 1968.
The Ogham alphabet is a system of writing developed between the 2nd and 4th centuries CE in southern Ireland, probably in response to the adoption of the Roman alphabet in neighbouring Britain. Each letter consists of a number of strokes, from one to five, cut across a central stem line. This form suggests that it derived from an earlier system of counting by cutting notches into tally sticks.
Hundreds of examples of Ogham script carved on standing stones survive, all dated to between the 4th and 8th centuries CE. Crystal Correspondence Tables. Planets Correspondence Tables. The planets (including the sun and the moon, for astrological purposes) have an effect on our lives by their position in the sky.
Their gravitational influence ripples throughout the solar system. Their relationship to one another and to us can affect us in a myriad of different ways. Magickal Properties of Oils. Medicinal Herbs Guide - Natural Herbs Guide - Healing Herbs Guide. A Modern Herbal. Magical Herbs. Days of the week Meanings. What is Gwyddon - Katie Leigh. Gwyddoniad are recorded from the mid 1600s, though some claim references dated to the 13th century.
At the end of the 18th century some families emigrated to the USA. These dispersed into hierarchical organised patterns and can be found on the Internet. In the last century they abandoned Welsh in their rituals, excepting their titles. Here in Britain the knowledge stayed closed within family groups, gradually creeping out in the latter half of the 20th century. My own training in South Wales was in Welsh and descended from a family on Ynys Mon/Anglesey. We work to understand the elemental dynamics, balance them within ourselves and generate spirit in harmony. Wellies and mud feature strongly in our work and lives, though in Gweaf/Winter we come indoors. We avoid crowns and magical ‘bling’ and prefer hudlathau/wands to swords.
Trees are our friends and guides. Magic must move with the times, based securely on ancient foundations. Bendigaid Byddoch Blessed be. Three Druid Elements. Three Druid Elements by John Michael Greer from from Chapter 2 of Druidry: A Green Way of Wisdom ©2003 by John Michael Greer.
All rights reserved. Most people nowadays think of elements, if they think of them at all, in terms of modern chemistry. Scientific study of matter reveals ninety-two natural elements, each made of one kind of atom with a unique number of protons and electrons. Awen and Nwyfre. Awen and Nwyfre All things that we now "know" as Gwyddons are from a combination of practices, traditional in our methods that utilizes experiential learning, in conjunction with mythological decoding techniques to derive clues to understanding the wisdom of our Gwyddon predecessors.
This process can be help us understand the subtle differences necessary to fully grasp the distinction between the Awen itself and the personified energy force called Nwyfre. In this understanding a greater ability to utilize Nwyfre and experience the Awen will result. Nwyfre - The Nexus Druids. Nwyfre means the thread that links together the human world with the divine one.
Nwyfre (pronounced "NOOiv-ruh") is not an ancient druidic word. Nwyfre is related to the fairy word, which means "sky" or "heaven. " Most people nowadays think of elements. The four druid known elements are Earth, Water, Fire and Air. These four elements are often expanded with the addition of a fifth element called ETHER or SPIRIT. The Triads: Wisdom Sayings in Three Parts: Quotations, Bibliography, Links, Resources, Sayings (Traditional Celtic Triads, Bardic Aphorisms, Neopagan Druid Wisdom) Research by Michael P.
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Cunningham, Scott - Encyclopedia Of Crystal, Gem, And Metal Magic.