A Druids Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine
The druids use the ancient Ogham Tree Alphabet to work magic and honour the dead, surrounding each letter with medicinal and spiritual lore. Poet 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 only transmitted orally in order to protect its secrets. Combining her extensive herbal knowledge and keen poetic insight, Ellen advert Hopman delves deeply into the historic allusions and associations of each of the 20 letters of the Ogham Tree Alphabet. She also examined native American healing methods for possible clues to the way ancient Europeans may have used these trees as healing agents. Druidic spiritual practices, herbal healing remedies, and plant lore are included for each tree in the alphabet as Well as how each is used in traditional rituals such as Celtic Fire Festival and other celebrations. Hopman also includes a pronunciation guide for the Ogdens and information on the divinatory meanings associated with each tree. Alan Abbott Hopman is a druid priestess, Master herbalist, and lay homeopath who holds a M.E.D in mental health counselling. She is a founding member and co-chief of the order of the White Oak (Ord na Darach Gile, serves on the Grey Council of Mages and Sages, and is a professor of Wortcunning at Grace School of Wizardry. She is an author of aA Druids Herbal for the Sacred Earth, Walking the world in wonder, Tree medicine, Tree Magic, and Priestess of the Forest. She lives in Massachusetts.
Paperback 248 pages.