Shaman Pathways - Trees of the Goddess: A New Way of Working with the Ogham

Shaman, artist and author Elen Sentier writes, I was first taught the trees of the goddess as a child The old ones from the village would tell us about the tree, how it lives, what creatures it lives with, its whole environment They would tell us stories then we would go to the tree and sit with it, listen to what it had to show and tell us Later, we would ask it for aShaman, artist and author Elen Sentier writes, I was first taught the trees of the goddess as a child The old ones from the village would tell us about the tree, how it lives, what creatures it lives with, its whole environment They would tell us stories then we would go to the tree and sit with it, listen to what it had to show and tell us Later, we would ask it for a piece of its wood to make its spirit home These were rituals but all so natural and normal they were just a part of life and living for me as I grew up TREES OF THE GODDESS will help you find your way of doing this.
Shaman Pathways Trees of the Goddess A New Way of Working with the Ogham Shaman artist and author Elen Sentier writes I was first taught the trees of the goddess as a child The old ones from the village would tell us about the tree how it lives what creatures it lives

  • Title: Shaman Pathways - Trees of the Goddess: A New Way of Working with the Ogham
  • Author: Elen Sentier
  • ISBN: 9781782793328
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Shaman Pathways - Trees of the Goddess: A New Way of Working with the Ogham”

    1. Brought me backThis book brought me back to my love of nature, tree spirits, trees energies, that I had long forgotten from when I was a child. Trees and woods have always been friendly places to be for me. Thank you, this book guided me back like a memory long forgotten.

    2. If you've ever wanted to investigate Celtic tree lore or it's connection to the Ogham alphabet in modern paganism, then you already know the literature is immense and you may wonder where to start. Elen Sentier's Trees of the Goddess is an excellent introduction which draws from many of the more common sources and uses them in the most straightforward and traditional manner. She explains the names, traits, uses, and lore of the trees of Celtic mythology and explains their relationship to the Ogh [...]

    3. My own approach to tree lore and the Ogham is entirely traditional so I found Elen Sentier's book a fascinating look into an entirely different approach to the subject. Elen weaves together the older material with a wide array of modern material, including insight's from Robert Graves' book the White Goddess, moon lore, metal associations, and spiritual concepts. She also includes a lot of tree and plant lore and some different deity related material. She covers the 20 Ogham by breaking them up [...]

    4. This was quite difficult to read. A lot of words are stated twice in one sentence,  the grammar and word order is sometimes jarring.This review has turned more into a long ramble about my thoughts on much Neo-Celtic work. Hopefully someone might like reading it anyway ;)  I say this as a folklore practiser so I am sympathetic to the longing to reclaim and blend the old and new and not violently anti-New Age.  However I also believe in respect for sources. The author refers to older relatives [...]

    5. Trees of the Goddess by Elen Sentier is a beautiful and connected work enlightening readers to the messages of Ogham. I thoroughly enjoyed the magic the author tapped into when presenting simple but meaning interpretations of each Ogham. If you are looking for new ways to approach Ogham or are looking for a way to reconnect, this is the book for you! The book is organized by month. Which is really my biggest problem with the book. If you are new to Ogham it can be tricky to remember which symbol [...]

    6. Trees of the Goddess is a great little book, in only 101 pages Elen Sentier manages to introduce the main concepts of Ogham, the Celtic tree alphabet, and its application within the British Shamanic Tradition.The book provides a primer for tree magic, and provides an explanation of the cycles of the sun and moon before covering the Ogham alphabet and ending with a series of deceptively straight forward sounding exercises and rituals.As someone only vaguely aware of Ogham and aware of it only in [...]

    7. I received a copy in exchange for a fair review. I am quite happy to add it to my bookshelf. This little treasure begins with the 13 month tree cycle. I have hunted for years for a good book that actually delves in to all of the aspects of each month. Here you find information on the associated tree, the time of year, a lovely set of watchwords, planet, metal, and a concept. Although the chapters aren't very long, this is no quick and simple overview. The chapters get surprisingly in depth and w [...]

    8. Trees of the Goddess is a book which covers ground already well trodden but Elen Sentier approached the subject with a unique and clear voice sharing well researched information and folk law with equal vigor. Each month is identified with it's: tree, watchwords, metal, planet, time and corresponding Ogham letter.The book presents the information in such a way as to satisfy the quest for knowledge but also gives a good platform should you wish to explore further your connection to a particular tr [...]

    9. Trees of the Goddess presents the Ogham Tree Alphabet in a new and exciting way, clearly linking the wheel of the year to the trees. Even if you already know the Ogham you will find something new in this easily readable book. If you are studying the Ogham as part of a spiritual course this is a very necessary companion. Elen also presents simple techniques for getting in touch with the tree spirits and making Ogham staves and all in less than 100 pages. Another triumph for the Shaman pathways se [...]

    10. The author has a lovely framework for considering the Ogham in a more inclusive, fuller light. As the Elder Futhark is unique and complete magickal system, Ms. Sentier's perspective extends the understanding and usage of the Ogham.

    11. Superb. Elen, infuses modern day lore of the trees with folk lore from the ancients. I now want to read more of her books, go out foraging and connect with my local magical forest!

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