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A Beginner’s Understanding of Ogham Divination, Part Fourteen

… Straif, which sounds much like ‘strife’… Continue reading

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Understanding the Ogham Alphabet

Each Ogham letter has its own sound[s] to convey its meaning… Continue reading

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What Wood is Best for Making a Wand – Part Two

…there are many only starting out who may be interested in a guideline of what might work best for them.  Continue reading

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What Wood is Best for Making a Wand, Part One

when you buy a “hand-turned” wand from some manufacturers you are buying a wood block which has been machine turned Continue reading

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Folklore of the Blackthorn – Dark Crone of the Woods

His ghost, along with the infamous Blackthorn staff, is still said to haunt the Edinburgh West Bow district. Continue reading

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The Magick of Broom

A traditional rhyme from Sussex says: “Sweep the house with blessed Broom in May / sweep the head of the household away.” Continue reading

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Samhain: The Magick of Blackthorn

Blackthorn is associated with death quite frequently. Samhain is the death of the old year whilst hailing in the new.   Continue reading

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