An in-depth look at the history, herbal uses, and spiritual aspects of the sacred trees in the ancient Celtic Ogham Tree Alphabet. Includes details of the 20 trees of the ogham alphabet and their therapeutic and magical virtues. Examines the Forest Druid practices associated with each tree as well as the traditional uses in Native American medicine.
Describes the Celtic Fire Festivals and how each tree is featured in these holy days. The Druids used the ancient Ogham Tree Alphabet to work magic and honor the dead, surrounding each letter with medicinal and spiritual lore. Poets and bards created a secret sign language to describe the letters, each of which is named for a tree or a plant. For centuries this language was transmitted only orally in order to protect its secrets.
Paperback, 248 pages. Author-Ellen Evert Hopman.