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Learn the Ogham The Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids

Michael Conneely

The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding.

I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.

The Ogham also introduces you to a genuine and powerful cosmology of the Celtic Otherworlds that interpenetrate this realm: Middle Earth. Your mind explores and encompasses its vast range of consciousness-states.

In its essence, the Ogham is the alphabet of ancient Druid Ireland. There is evidence it may have grown out of ancient tally systems and secret ancient druid hand-signalling. Its deep layers of meaning have been amplified by a number of ancient correspondences systems and frameworks.

Learn the Ogham today with Michael Conneely

The Ogham is mystical and profound. It is beautiful and tantalising. The Ogham is very ancient. Its date of origin is unknown as nothing of the Druid wisdom system was written down. However the earliest inscriptions that have survived are nearly two thousand year old, and there is good evidence for the ogham possibly being several hundred years older than that, and undeniably Irish in its source and origin.

Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the soul and energy of a tree. But each Few is also a pathway that run across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, sometimes overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of eternal Youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.

The Ogham’s consciousness is very non-lateral, mystical and beautiful. It is very different from the energy of the Runes, which I also teach, which is far more a will-based system. Both, however, very much have their very different special power and place.

I look forward to working with you,
Michael

Alternatively for more information on the Druid Forest School Ogham Course, go to: www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

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Moytura Battle Ireland’s Iliad

Michael Conneely

Please bear with the occasional wind noise during the group’s working in late January at the battlefield of the Second Battle of Moytura.

The earth energies and the vision of the ancient Irish Gods makes the whole event so powerful, beautiful and special.

Such a lot was channelled. Members felt they had such a lot to share.

The group was left with such a sense of the truth that The Book of Invasions is Ireland’s equal to the Greek’s Iliad.

It is Ireland’s equal to the Indian Vedas.

It is the Equal of The Matter of Britain that brought to us the great King Arthur, and the druid magician who made his greatness possible: Merlin.

Like these three others, it brings down to us through time, a Golden Age, when Gods walked the earth through their Avatars and emanations.

The Book of Invasion was written by medieval monks, but it preserved epic history that came down from the iron Age of a time when Gods walked the earth.

The medieval monks could not really encompass the greatness of the Beings, nor the divine power of the materials they were writing about, but they could not diabolise the Tuatha de Danaan too much for fear of upsetting the Irish nobles who, let’s face it, were paying the monastic scriptoria for the great tale, and demanded enough truth to the Epic which hitherto had come down through oral transmission of Druids and Bards.

And so, we have to see past the monks horrible caricaturising of the great Good God, the Dagda.

Just as we have to see past all the modern caricaturising of the great ethical War Goddess of the ancient Irish that goes on: The great Morrigan.

You can work on making genuine authentic personal vision connection to these great Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish through the courses of my Druid Forest School:  www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Find your own true and life-giving connection with the true nature of The Morrigan, the Ethical Defender of our Sovereignty, and also of The Dagda, the giving, sexual, warrior, regenerative Good God.

And it is their relationship that perpetuated the sacred people of the Tuatha de Danaan. It was their mating at Samhain, and every Samhain, that assured the Tuatha de Danaan victory. It is this relationship of sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine that is the true nature of these two great beings, and their true gift to modern people.

Now is the time to see and benefit from their dignity, their beauty and their gift to us.

They are the God and Goddess of the Sacred Land, and they renew it and give it power at their annual mating astride the River Unshin which flows from Loch Arrow to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean next to Carrowmore (which itslef includes a huge Samhain alignment of the central tomb: Listogil).

Meeting and developing visionary connection with the Gods and goddess of the Tuatha de Danaan is more and more possible.

They, themselves,  retreated to the mounds and barrows after the coming of the Milesians, perceiving that humanity could only caricaturise and devalue them.

But now following W B Yeats and Lady Gregory and the Celtic revival, the time is right for their message and their beauty and specialness to be heard and seen again.

We also meet Manannan, the eerie God of the sea and its tides and mists, Ogma, the warrior who invented writing, Llugh: Lord of the Harvest of our talents.

Once again Corra will be restored to her sacred mountain from where she was thrown in 432 to be consigned to the Loch below the mountain.

The Four treasures of the Tuatha de Danaan fully radiate their power and beauty again. once more we walk the Ogham pathways and sense the Celtic Otherworlds.

We meet once more Boann, Oengus Og.  Many are meeting and learning to understand the Irish hero Fionn mac Cumhall, leader of the warrior band: the Fianna.

We can feel the sacred energies placed in the ground and the rocks at Carrowmore, Carrowkeel, Ben Bulben, the dragon energies in the mountain now called Croagh Patrick, and so many more sacred places of Ireland.

There’s the purity and force of Brigid’s Imbolc fire. And we grow in understanding Danu, the Mother of them all. There’s the Healers: Dian Cecht, Miach and Airmed. We seek to meet and learn: who was great Ernmas? And what is the nature of the triple Goddess?

See the main video about the battlefield:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-coaAJOnqk

Lough Arrow and the battlefield is only 35 miles from the Healing Centre and airbnb that Maggie Pashley and I run in Foxford in beautiful County Mayo in the stupendously beautiful far West of Ireland, where we offer holidays, holidays with healings, retreats and Sacred Ireland Tours.
See: www.foxfordairbnb.com/

See the detail of my wonderful courses: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Buy products securely from my online shop at shop.starwheelastrology.com

I look forward to working with you
Michael

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The Apple Grove – The tree consciousness of The Ogham, the Celtic Druid tree Alphabet

Michael Conneely

Learn the Ogham, the Mystical Energies of the Trees

Walk the Ogham Pathways with the Druid Forest School

Join my Worldwide Distance Learning Course in The Ogham:   http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

You are supported to find your own true path in these courses. They are not imposed. This is totally personal sacred exploration on your part – with all the support you need from me. Here are reports from my very able students of vision world connection to Quert: The Apple Tree:

It feel as if the apple grove, that sweet, heavy scented landscape swaying in the breeze, was lowly humming a lullaby. It talked of past battles, of overcome pains, of the redemptive quality that reach those who have dared to learn and cared not to suffer in exchange, and have gladly paid debts and broken all bondages. The trees stood together, holding and stretching their laden branches, as if hugging each other. The air carried along petals like a harmless snowstorm. The boughs held both blossoms and fully grown, crisp apples. There were no seasons, just a continuous flow of time suspended into eternity where abundance and decay coexisted in an ever revolving cycle.

I could feel presences dancing among the grove, in tune with the music. Presences that left a trail of the aroma of the blossoms that they stirred in their dance. As I leaned below a tree, a ripe apple felt directly on the palm of my hand. Such delight, such juiciness, what a delicate nectar, such generosity embodied in that humble fruit.

I feel grateful that I was able to reach the Apple grove and learn that energies cannot only be restored but are free from shortage. I will take this renewed joy along with me.

How does the Ogham Course work?

For each Ogham letter you receive an audio recording download with information about the letter and the relevant tree, any relevant spiritual weapon, pathway and beings, plus a second audiofile which is a guided meditation with opportunity for trance drumming and chanting and divination.

You can either use our drumming journey, or you can branch out from this and proceed to use your own drumming.

You then correspond with myself as guide, friend and counsellor as your personal spiritual and life-journey progresses, helped through the trees and mystical Celtic Otherworlds.

This correspondence is completely personal and individual to you. The Course is Certificated.

Importantly, each journey always starts (and ends) at your Divine Centre here on Middle Earth, which you learn to visualise.

You also receive maps showing the place of each Ogham pathway in the Celtic Cosmology: the pathway that each letter represents through the Celtic Otherworlds.

Thus, the course is not at all taught with any time-frame in mind. The goal is achieving excellence of the experience, excellence of connection, excellence of utterance, rather than any time table.

People are not advised to study more that an Ogham letter per week, though, as it definitely  takes time for the energy to assimilate with anyone – even in the most foundation way.

The first step is to establish your Divine Centre, your special place of being, where each journey will begin and end, so you start off with a sound file being sent to you to help you do this.

The order of study is that determined by pathways stretching out across the three worlds of ancient Irish cosmology.

In other words, you start with the Ogham tree letters for the four pathways that radiate out from your Divine Centre in the centre of this world, which was called Bith or ‘Middle Earth’.

But progressively you extend further and further outwards from your Divine Centre to the tree letters for the pathways leading to the realms of the Upper World (Magh Mor) and also the realms of the Lower World (Tir Andomain), and ultimately to the letters for journeying across the Upper World and the Lower World.

Please go to my website for more details and to Enroll:

http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

I also read your western and Vedic astrology and bring insights from that into your ogham journey.

And you may like to visit or stay at our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland and do some Ogham work with us here. Just go to the website and see the utter loveliness of this ancient sacred landscape, its beaches, mountains and deeply sacred earth energies:
http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/

I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you,

Michael

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Learn the Ogham, the Mystical Energies of the Trees

Michael Conneely

Walk the Ogham Pathways with the Druid Forest School

Join my Worldwide Distance Learning Course in The Ogham:   http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

You are supported to find your own true path in these courses.

They are not imposed.

This is totally personal sacred exploration on your part – with all the support you need from me.

The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding. I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact, each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.

The Ogham also introduces you to a genuine and powerful cosmology of the Celtic Otherworlds that interpenetrate this realm: Middle Earth. Your mind explores and encompasses its vast range of consciousness-states.

In its essence, the Ogham is the alphabet of ancient Druid Ireland. There is evidence it may have grown out of ancient tally systems and secret ancient druid hand-signalling. Its deep layers of meaning have been amplified by a number of ancient correspondences systems and frameworks.

The Ogham is mystical and profound. It is beautiful and tantalising. The Ogham is very ancient. Its date of origin is unknown as nothing of the Druid wisdom system was written down. However, the earliest inscriptions that have survived are nearly two thousand year old, and there is good evidence for the ogham possibly being several hundred years older than that, and undeniably Irish in its source and origin.

Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the soul and energy of a tree. But each Few is also a pathway that run across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, sometimes overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of eternal Youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.

How does the Ogham Course work?

For each Ogham letter you receive an audio recording download with information about the letter and the relevant tree, any relevant spiritual weapon, pathway and beings, plus a second audiofile which is a guided meditation with opportunity for trance drumming and chanting and divination.

You can either use our drumming journey, or you can branch out from this and proceed to use your own drumming.

You then correspond with myself as guide, friend and counsellor as your personal spiritual and life-journey progresses, helped through the trees and mystical Celtic Otherworlds.
This correspondence is completely personal and individual to you. The Course is Certificated.

Importantly, each journey always starts (and ends) at your Divine Centre here on Middle Earth, which you learn to visualise.

You also receive maps showing the place of each Ogham pathway in the Celtic Cosmology: the pathway that each letter represents through the Celtic Otherworlds.

Thus, the course is not at all taught with any time-frame in mind. The goal is achieving excellence of the experience, excellence of connection, excellence of utterance, rather than any time table.

People are not advised to study more that an Ogham letter per week, though, as it definitely  takes time for the energy to assimilate with anyone – even in the most foundation way.

The first step is to establish your Divine Centre, your special place of being, where each journey will begin and end, so you start off with a sound file being sent to you to help you do this.

The order of study is that determined by pathways stretching out across the three worlds of ancient Irish cosmology.

In other words, you start with the Ogham tree letters for the four pathways that radiate out from your Divine Centre in the centre of this world, which was called Bith or ‘Middle Earth’.

But progressively you extend further and further outwards from your Divine Centre to the tree letters for the pathways leading to the realms of the Upper World (Magh Mor) and also the realms of the Lower World (Tir Andomain), and ultimately to the letters for journeying across the Upper World and the Lower World.

Please go to my website for more details and to Enroll:

http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

And you may like to visit or stay at our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland and do some Ogham work with us here. Just go to the website and see the utter loveliness of this ancient sacred landscape, its beaches, mountains and deeply sacred earth energies:
http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/

I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you,

Michael

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Ogham, Trees, Language, Cosmic Concepts and the Universal Man

Michael Conneely

Learn the Ogham, the Mystical Energies of the Trees.

Walk the Ogham Pathways with the Druid Forest School

Join my Worldwide Distance Learning Course in The Ogham:   http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

On our weekly two days off, Maggie and I love going to the many ancient Woods near our Healing Centre and airbnb in the far West of Ireland. where we now live: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/ 
I thought I might set out my understanding on a number of points that students write in about.

Firstly, the Ogham medieval manuscripts are our only written source of Ogham understanding. But they codify oral tradition that is very much older. The Ogham letters had a quite number of sets of different correspondences traditionally, but its correspondences to trees were the most important, and the trees are the ones I work with because I love the energy and wisdom of the trees.
The main source of Ogham lore is the Book of Ballymote.
By weird coincidence, Ballymote is a town very near where I live in Co Mayo, Ireland.

The Ogham pathways are envisioned as running across and between the three planes of existence for the ancient Irish: This world (Bith, the upper world and the lower world.
Each of these three planes are envisioned as having four Otherworlds, and the pathways run acrosss and between those otherworlds.
The Ogham tree names have come down to us in Old Irish and Middle Irish, so they are indeed the words of another language. They are pretty different from modern Irish which is sometimes called Gaelic. Languages change a lot over time. Irish is part of the Indo-European group of languages that spread across Eurpope, Asia Minor and North India, The languages all developed out of the one common source called proto-IndoEuropean, and as the indoEuropean peoples invaded outwards away from their original homeland in South Russia, the languages split off from one another and then evolved, so there’s a family tree of IndoEuropean languages. But this means there are quite close similarities between Sanskrit of the Vedic Indians and Gaelic, and also to Old Norse.


Another concept from the ancient Irish Druids that I teach is The Duile: our flesh, the Nine Elements of our Body. We work with a system where the human body, which is inhabited by a spiritual being or soul, is considered to be composed of nine dúile or elements. We study the useful layers of correspondences of these elements to the elements of the cosmos and cosmic order, for example: Bones Stone, Body Earth, Mind The Well of Segais. We identify the balance of the elements of fire, stone, water and air in our life and work using Druid magic or Draíocht and cauldrons to heal and empower using methods including shamanic journeying and embodiment/shape-shifting.
See: http://www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html
And the key point is that the Ogham and the Duile are interrelated in that in the ancient Irish Celtic spirituality, everything is interrelated.
There’s a north American Indian concept of the Web of Life: whatever we do to part of the web we do to the whole of the web.
Both the Irish Druids and the Sanskrit speaking Vedic Indians in North India had a concept of the Cosmic Man or purusha, so in this way our bodies are a mirror of the Cosmos. The Ancient Norse had the same concept. It was from the body of Mimir that Middle earth was formed.
So, All Blessings to you and I look forward to working with you on one of my courses,

Michael

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Learn the Ogham – The Tree Alphabet of the Ancient Irish Druids Worldwide Course

Michael Conneely

Learn the Ogham

Michael Conneely is a most dedicated, caring and supportive teacher. He is the author of six visionary books, and has an Oxford University MA.

Michael has completed a five-year ethnographic Field Study: a university-based social-anthropological study of spiritual forms new to the modern west, the method of which was to live in the institutions under study in the areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community – mainly based at Glastonbury.

And nowadays, Michael runs a Healing Centre in the west of Ireland with his partner Maggie Pashley, see:
http://maggiepashley.com/
http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/

Enroll on Michael’s Worldwide Ogham Course. This is a certificated worldwide distance learning course studying The Ogham: The Celtic Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids.

The Ogham was a system of visionary connection and understanding to the energy of the trees and the Celtic Otherworlds which interpenetrate this world.

The Ogham alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids was explored through a number of correspondences, but it is its links to the Trees that we focus on in this course, and the sense of the sacredness of trees was central to the ancient Irish.

The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding.

I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.

The Ogham also introduces you to a genuine and powerful cosmology of the Celtic Otherworlds that interpenetrate this realm: Middle Earth. Your mind explores and encompasses its vast range of consciousness-states.

The Ogham is mystical and profound. It is beautiful and tantalising. The Ogham is very ancient.

Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the soul and energy of a tree.

But each Few, or Ogham letter, is also a pathway that runs across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, sometimes overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, and for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of eternal Youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.

For more information and to enroll, see my Druid Forest School Ogham Course.

I look forward to working with you on this beautiful task,
Michael

 

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Visionary Ogham Course of Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Enrol on my Visionary Ogham Course and enter the worlds of the Celtic Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids.

The Course is available worldwide, and I am blessed with such able students in many countries, and I also do ‘face to face’ work at our Healing Centre in County Mayo the utterly beautiful West of Ireland.

Encountering the Tree Energies through the Ogham greatly widens your visionary consciousness.

The trees have such different energies that we can learn and utilize in our lives.

Compare, for example the durability of the ancient oak, with the defensiveness of the spiky holly, and the faerie beauty of the Rowan.

For each tree letter, you receive two audios: the first is a presentation of how the energies of the tree you are working with were anciently understood, and the second audio is a journey to drumming so that you can make your own authentic, unique and special connection with that tree’s energy and perceive how that energy is running in your life, and if necessary heal and empower that area of your life or consciousness.

The course also takes you down the mystical Ogham paths across the Celtic Otherworlds, and you meet the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish and encounter the spiritual weapons of the Tuatha de Danaan.

See the website: http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

This worldwide Ogham course is actually part of The Druid Forest School which grew out of my Novel ‘Druid’ and it is now growing further as I write its sequel: ‘The Morrigan and The Dagda’.

This is a certificated worldwide distance learning course. The Ogham was a system of visionary connection and understanding. It was explored through a number of correspondences, but it is its links to the Trees that we focus on in this course, and a sense of the utter sacredness of trees was central to the ancient Irish.

The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding. I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact, each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.

The Ogham also introduces you to a genuine and powerful cosmology of the Celtic Otherworlds that interpenetrate this realm: Middle Earth. Your mind explores and encompasses its vast range of consciousness-states.

The Ogham is mystical and profound. It is beautiful and tantalising. The Ogham is very ancient. Its date of origin is unknown as nothing of the Druid wisdom system was written down. However, the earliest inscriptions that have survived are nearly two thousand years old, and there is good evidence for the ogham possibly being several hundred years older than that, and undeniably Irish in its source and origin.

Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the soul and energy of a tree. But each Few is also a pathway that run across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, sometimes overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of eternal Youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.

For each Ogham letter, you receive an audio recording download with information about the letter and the relevant tree, any relevant spiritual weapon, pathway and beings, plus a second audiofile which is a guided meditation with opportunity for trance drumming and chanting and divination. You can either use our drumming journey, or you can branch out from this and proceed to use your own drumming.

After your work with each tree, you then correspond with myself as guide, friend and counsellor as your personal spiritual and life-journey progresses, helped through the trees and mystical Celtic Otherworlds. This correspondence is completely personal and individual to you. I delight in supporting the individual genius and vision of each student.

Importantly, each journey always starts (and ends) at your Divine Centre here on Middle Earth, which you learn to visualise.

You also receive maps showing the place of each Ogham pathway in the Celtic Cosmology: the pathway that each letter represents through the Celtic Otherworlds.

The course is not at all taught with any time-frame in mind. The goal is achieving excellence of the experience, excellence of connection, excellence of utterance, rather than any time table.

The course is a delight to have experienced and I look forward to your getting in touch,

Michael

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Ogham Journey – guest discount sessions

Michael Conneely

Ogham Journey – discount sessions for Foxford airbnb guests

ogham rowan berriesHave a session of work with the Ogham. The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding. It is the Tree alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids, and we learn so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It is so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.

The Ogham also introduces you to a genuine and powerful cosmology of the Celtic Otherworlds that interpenetrate this realm: Middle Earth. Your mind explores and encompasses its vast range of consciousness-states.

Have a look at this video on my Ogham Course:

The Ogham is mystical and profound. It is beautiful and tantalising. The Ogham is very ancient. Its date of origin is unknown as nothing of the Druid wisdom system was written down.

Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the soul and energy of a tree. But each Few is also a pathway that run across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, sometimes overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of eternal Youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.

You can have a session working with the Ogham at our Healing Centre in Foxford in County Mayo in the beautiful West of Ireland at a special reduced Discount price.

Come to our Healing Centre and linked airbnb in Foxford Co Mayo for a relaxing holiday amid the utterly beautiful beaches, mountains and forests of Mayo in the West of Ireland and treat yourself to discount Healing Sessions and readings  – all at discount prices specially offered for our airbnb guests.

The towns around are homely, and the music and culture is special beyond imagining.

Your Hosts are Maggie Pashley who has worked for over twenty years as a gifted intuitive healer skilled in many healings methods, and also Michael Conneely who has worked for over twenty years too, as a worldwide astrologer, Druid path teacher and shamanic healer. You are guaranteed a kind and warm welcome.
There’s so much to do. Mayo is the adventure capital of Ireland.

Book your Guest Session at our Foxford AirBnB website Retreats Page: www.foxfordairbnb.com/retreats

And see Michael’s main website for his worldwide Ogham Course: www.druidforestschool.com/ogham

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Learn The Ogham : The Tree Alphabet of the Ancient Irish Druids

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

It is such a joy to work with students learning the Ogham.

The Ogham is the alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids. Its main set of correspondences for each letter is the Trees: the deep physical, healing and mystical energy of trees.  It also links to the Otherworlds of the Celtic Irish and to the ancient Gods and Goddesses of their culture.

Learn the Ogham: I have students all over the world and their work can be very different to reflect the different spiritual quest of each student. But each student’s report on their journey to connect with the energy of one tree after another is healing and inspiring to read.

The reports are all so different. But here are a couple of realisations received by a student in Spain (expressing herself in English language) who was journeying through the Celtic Otherwords from her Divine Center where every Ogham journey starts and ends: she was journeying to reach the energy of the beautiful and fay alder and rowan trees:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirst Alder Tree: ‘The mist of the alder grove clung to my eyes as I walked past through the Northeast watchtower and I wondered if this reflects that I must not rely on my outer senses for the responsibility to be the sole vehicle for the analysis of the inner me. I felt I was not rightly using my unphysical senses to interpret the world, and thus deceiving myself in the process.’

ogham rowan berriesLater on, Rowan Tree: ‘The lady I encountered was almost too bright to be looked at, even if veiled. I stood in awe before her. The mirrors of her deep eyes were deceptively shallow, and I found myself entrapped into her stare for what seemed like the longest of time, until I felt laid bare and lighter, somewhat dizzy and disoriented, almost carried out by a breeze, letting go of what unneeded anchors I had built for myself, those items that I first felt were essential in defining who I am when surrounded by others. I floated back to the swamp, whirling around, but steering into the right direction even if I let go, back to the cave that is my divine centre, seeing it evolve as the entrance becomes grander, welcoming more light into its core.’

Think of it: there’s also the very different energies of Oak and Holly: these have such different energies from Rowan, for example, and we need all these presences in our life and all the other trees.

Ogham Alder nutsAnother student thoroughly researched the studies of the Alder tree on many levels. Here is a fascinating excerpt from her extensive work:
‘Alder helps you face up to the things you’ve been avoiding. It also was believed that Alder allowed access into the faery realms. Alder tree essence is invigorating, and it also reduces nervousness and anxiety. Alder roots enrich the soil, and its timber resists decay. When immersed in water it hardens to the toughness of stone.
Because it was the source of fine strongly colored dyes, it was associated with the art of fabric making and the Goddesses of spinning. Alder reminds us of the need to blend strength and courage with generosity of spirit and compassion.’

The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding. I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.
For each Ogham letter you receive an audio recording download with information about the letter and the relevant tree, any relevant spiritual weapon, pathway and beings, plus a second audiofile which is a guided meditation with opportunity for trance drumming and chanting and divination.

You can either use our drumming journey, or you can branch out from this and proceed to use your own drumming.

You then correspond with myself as guide, friend and counsellor as your personal spiritual and life-journey progresses, helped through the trees and mystical Celtic Otherworlds.
This correspondence is completely personal and individual to you. The Course is Certificated.

Contact Michael Conneely via: http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html  it is part of my http://www.druidforestschool.com/

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Do you want to learn about the Ogham?

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

The Ogham is the magical visionary and transformative alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids.

It had many forms of correspondences for each letter.

But the main system of correspondences – and the system that I teach – is to link to the energy and beauty of the Trees.

Each Ogham letter takes us into the world of a tree: the beauty, the medicine and the vision doorway of each tree. Trees are healing.

The Ogham letters also link us to the inspired reality of the Celtic Otherworlds. The ancient Irish Celts had a sense that Otherworlds exist that interpenetrate this world, and such a lot of our lives and our motivations is actually drawn from the Otherworlds.

See Michael Conneely’s website: http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

This is a certificated worldwide distance learning course. The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding. I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.

We also work with the four sacred weapons of the Tuatha de Danaan and meet the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish.

yakut shaman 2My ancestry includes Baltic Germanic peoples, Yakut tribespeople as well as Irish ancestry linking me to the Ogham and the Druid path of the ancient Irish Druids.
I am a dedicated, caring and supportive teacher. I am the author of six visionary books, and I have an Oxford University MA and five university degrees in total. From 1998, I completed a five-year ethnographic Field Study: a university-based social-anthropological study of spiritual forms new to the modern west, the method of which was to live in the institutions under study in the areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community – mainly based at Glastonbury. I have taught the Ogham for many years.

My Ogham course can be seen at: http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

See here details of my worldwide readings and courses:

My astrology Readings website is: www.starwheelastrology.com

My Vedic Astrology Course website is:   www.mastervedicastrology.com  and my western astrology course is:    www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com

For my Druid Forest School, see: www.druidforestschool.com

For my Runes course is:  www.rune-path.com

My shamanic healer course can be seen at: http://www.earthstarweb.com/shamanic-healer.html
And buy one of my visionary novels all on Amazon or Kindle, see details at:   www.inspirationalnovels.org

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