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THE OGHAM PAGES

A RESOURCE FOR STUDYING THE OGHAM


This Page is not intended to be for use learning Ogham in and of itself. This page wishes to support the learning of the Ogham with relevant information and pictures of the trees represented in this divination system.
The Maker of these pages (BLACKTHORNE) understands that it is not enough to simply read about these trees in a book, but that you also need to learn as much about the trees themselves as you can. This is no easy feat when many Pagan Men live in Cities and Suburban areas away from forests.
I reccomend anyone learning the OGHAM like I am trying to do,to go into the wild or visit a Botanical Garden and see these trees yourself.You will be amazed at what this may give you.
I must add that I do not pretend to be a master of OGHAM,any mistakes that you see on these pages,please let me know and I may correct them.
Thank You
BLACKTHORNE ( Dec,01 1998)

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Ogham Links


last checked on (07/20/01)
Every Ogham thing on the WebIt has many broken links but still a good source.
Ogham Standardization: info with a quiz you can fill out and submit.
Sacred Woods and the Lore of Trees
OGHAM: LANGUAGE OF THE BARDSBy Philip Shallcrass(11/30/00)



Tree-Links

Tree's of the Pacific Northwest
Reforesting Scotland
Voice of the Woods:Celtic Ogham Divination system
California Oak Foundation(11/30/00)
National Arbor Day foundation(11/30/00)
Sacred Tree and Grove Planting Programme(11/30/00)

Suggested Reading

Celtic Tree Mysteries : Secrets of the Ogham
(Llewellyn's Celtic Wisdom Series)
by Steve Blamires
Paperback - 312 pages (April 1997)
Llewellyn Publications; ISBN: 1567180701


Oak and Ash and Thorn

Rudyard Kipling

Of all the trees
that grow so fair
Old England to adorn
Fairer are none beneath the Sun
Than Oak and Ash and Thorn

Sing, Oak and Ash and Thorn good sirs
All on a Midsummer's morn
Surely we sing of no little thing
In Oak and Ash and Thorn

Oak of the clay saw many a day
Ere ever aneas began
Ash was the loom of a Lady at home
Whan brute was an outlaw man

Thorn of the dance saw New Troy town
From which dear London was born
Witness hereby the ancientry
of Oak and Ash and Thorn
Sing, Oak and Ash and Thorn good sirs
All on a Midsummer's morn
Surely wesing of no little thing
In Oak and Ash and Thorn

Yew that is old in churchyard mold
He breedeth a mighty bow
Alder for shoes do wisemen choose
And Birch for a cup also

But when you have killed and your bowl has spilled
And your shoes are clear outworn
Back you must speed for all that you need
In Oak and Ash and Thorn

Sing, Oak and Ash and Thorn good sirs
All on a Midsummer's morn
Surely wesing of no little thing
In Oak and Ash and Thorn

Ailim, she hateth mankind and waiteth
Till every gust be laid
To drop a limb on the head of him
Who leastwise trusts her shade

But whether a lad be sober or sad
Or mellow with ale from the Horn
He will take no harm if he lay ere long
Neath Oak and Ash and Thorn

Sing, Oak and Ash and Thorn good sirs
All on a Midsummer's morn
Surely wesing of no little thing
In Oak and Ash and Thorn

Oh do not tell the Priest of our art
For they would call it a sin
But we have been out in the woods all night
A conjurin' Summer in

And we bring you news by word of mouth
Good news for cattle and corn
Now is the Sun come up from the South
With Oak and Ash and Thorn

Sing, Oak and Ash and Thorn good sirs
All on a Midsummer's morn
Surely wesing of no little thing
In Oak and Ash and Thorn

All the trees that grow so fair
Old England to adorn
Fairer are none beneath the Sun
Than Oak and Ash and Thorn

Sing, Oak and Ash and Thorn good sirs
All on a Midsummer's morn
Surely wesing of no little thing
In Oak and Ash and Thorn


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