Celtic Wisdom Sticks

[Hessian bag] The Celtic Wisdom Sticks are 21 short lengths of three-sided wood. Twenty of the sticks are marked with carved grooves and inscribed with a name and letter from the ogam alphabet. Ogam dates from around the fourth century CE. It was used by the filid or Celtic oracular poets to remember their traditional lore. Four oracular meanings are associated with each stick. The correct one is determined by rolling an extra indicator stick marked with the four directions. This set also includes a Hessian bag for storing the sticks (see right). In the accompanying book Celtic Wisdom Sticks: An Ogam Oracle, Caitlin Matthews describes how to read the sticks individually or in different patterns. A sample reading using the "Crossed Hazel" layout is shown below. Matthews is also the creator of the Celtic Wisdom Tarot and the Celtic Book of the Dead.
[Straif] [Indicator stick]

Number of Items Stick Size Copyright Book Cover
20 ogam woods
1 indicator stick
about 4 3/4" 2001 ---
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Language of Book: English

Also Included: instruction book (96 pages), Hessian bag to hold sticks

Stick Names:
Beith, Luis, Fearn, Saille, Nin, Huath, Duir, Tinne, Coll, Quert,
Muin, Gort, Ngetal, Straif, Ruis, Ailm, Onn, Uir, Edad, Idad

Corresponding Plant Names:
Birch, Rowan, Alder, Willow, Ash, Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, Hazel, Apple,
Vine, Ivy, Fern, Blackthorn, Elder, Pine, Gorse, Heather, Aspen, Yew

Links to Other Sites:
Caitlin Matthews Website

[Crossed Hazel spread]


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