The Preserving Shrine - Erynn Rowan Laurie - Poet, Fili- Priestess - Articulating the Unspeakable Since 1961
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Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom is a breakthrough in ogam divination and magical studies. Rather than working from the commonly known tree alphabet paradigm, Erynn Rowan Laurie takes us back to the roots of each letter's name, exploring its meanings in the context of Gaelic language and culture. Like the Norse runes, each letter is associated with an object or a concept -- "sulfur", "a bar of metal", "terror". These letters are deeply enmeshed in a web of meaning both cultural and spiritual, lending power and weight to their symbolism. With two decades of experience with the ogam and over thirty years of working with divination, Erynn offers insights into the many profound meanings hidden in the ogam letters and their lore. She explains each letter in context and shows how to expand the system in new and innovative ways while acknowledging and maintaining respect for ogam's traditional language and culture. In this book, you will find ways to use the ogam for divination, ideas on incorporating ogam into ritual, discussions of how ogam relates to Celtic Reconstructionist Paxganism, and instructions for creating your own set of ogam feda or letters for your personal use.

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This book is also available in an ebook edition.

"Circle of Stones" now available on PDF

After many years out of print and only available at high prices from used book dealers, A Circle of Stones: Journeys & Meditations for Modern Celts is again available, this time as a downloadable PDF file. This is a scan from the published book, and so it is presented with all its old viewpoints, bits of factual error, and every wart it ever had. Consider it an historical curiosity rather than a reflection of my current beliefs and practices, but it has a lot of nice ideas for exercises and can be modified to suit your own CR type practice.


Ogam cards now available

The Three Currents ogam deck is a 60-card PDF format deck that you can print for yourself on your home printer.

It is designed to be used with the material in Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom and gives three separate full-color sets of the primary 20-fid ogam in the colors of the currents: green and red for the chthonic, grey and green for the oceanic, and blue and white for the celestial.

The artwork is by Martin Benjamin ( Full instructions for printing are included in the file.

The deck is $10.00 via PayPal. Once payment is received, you will be instructed on how to receive the deck.

Not Your Mama's Tree Ogam: The prelude to Erynn's new book features 42 pages on Ogam divination including descriptions, layouts, and glossary. If you're interested in ogam divination or ogam for magical and spiritual work that goes beyond the more easily found tree ogam materials, this booklet will help you get started.

This is the booklet that Erynn published for her PantheaCon 2006 workshop. Available in PDF file for $5.00 (via PayPal) (Click on image to order)

The CR FAQTHE CR FAQ - Book: Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism (CR) is a polytheistic, animistic, religious and cultural movement. It is an effort to reconstruct, through both scholarly research and experiential practice, a spiritual tradition that is true to ancient Celtic religion and relevant to our lives in the modern world. This print edition of "The CR FAQ" includes a detailed pronunciation guide and an extensive glossary of terms and deities. "The CR FAQ" was written by a diverse collective of Celtic Reconstructionist (CR) elders (including Erynn) and long-term practitioners. All profits from the sale of this book are being donated to Gaelic language and cultural preservation charities in the Celtic Nations and worldwide. Order here.

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