The Healing Power of Trees

working with the Celtic Ogham staves

So many people are drawn to the healing power of trees.

We notice the immediate shift in our energy as we walk through a woodland, or sit under a tree and look out across the park.

Something happens inside us when we are close to them, it’s as if they speak to our soul in some secret, knowing way.

So how can we work with the wisdom and healing properties of trees in a deeper and more intentional manner?

Firstly, remember that every tree has its own unique energy.

Take birch for example, the tree for new beginnings, the first to colonise new ground. It is the starter tree which helps a landscape regenerate and from which prepares the ground for other trees which follow.

At the other end of the cycle, the yew is the tree of death and rebirth, and traditionally we would have buried our dead at it's roots.

The yew holds the wisdom of the ancestors, which is why you will find ancient yew trees next to churches that are far older than the church itself.

Learning the Unique Energy of Each Tree

How can we learn to understand the way each tree can help us on our journey?

How can we tap into this energy to bring healing into our lives?

We can go out into the woods and sit with each respective tree. Or we can bring a piece of the tree home with us, and hold it’s energy close.

Our distant Celtic ancestors revered the trees to such extent that they created their alphabet around them.

There are 20 letters in total, for 20 trees with each tree having it's own unique symbol.

We have collected small branches from each of these specific trees and created a set of Ogham Sticks.

Each stick has a unique Celtic symbol etched in so it can be easily identified.

The benefits of working with the Ogham


A fresh perspective

You can use the Ogham for divination, in a similar way to tarot cards or runes.

Ask a question and delve your hand into the bag to pull out a stick. Your choice of tree will give you a new perspective on a situation, past, present or future.

Calling energies into your life as you move through change.

As we work on our inner healing we find ourselves needing to draw on external help. Friends, family, teachers, healers, spirit guides, crystals all become allies when we need them.

Trees are here to help too:

  • Wanting a fresh start? Birch energy can help.
  • Needing strength to see something through? Call on Oak.
  • Starting to work with your Ancestors? Use Yew.
  • Accessing your inner spiritual warrior, an energy so needed at this time of great change? Alder is here.
  • Getting in touch with your emotions, or moving through emotional blocks? Hold Willow close.

Keeping part of the tree close to us will support us in draw on their unique energies and help us on our inner healing journey.

Choose your Ogham set here

To choose between our standard and limited edition Ogham set please click the button below.

How do you start to understand and work with Tree Spirit Medicine?


The Ogham Set is a great way to do this, as there are 20 trees, structured in a flow through from number 1 to number 20.

The Celtic symbols
make it easy to match the stick to the tree.


Birch

Rowan

Alder

Willow

Ash

Hawthorn

Oak

Holly

Hazel

Apple

Vine

Ivy

Broom

Blackthorn

Elder

Fir

Gorse

Heather

Aspen

Yew

The Benefits of Choosing Our Ogham Set

We hold beauty and careful consideration at every stage of creating these Ogham Sets:

Permission from the Tree
As we collect small branches from each tree, we and ask it's permission, explaining our intention for the wood that we harvest.

A Permanent Symbol
The Celtic Ogham symbol is etched on each stave with pyrography. Not only does it look good, there isn’t any risk of the symbol rubbing off over time, which happens with ink or paint.

A place special to us
All of the wood has been sourced from trees that grow in locations which are really special to us in the northwest of England.

Many have come from our homeland on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, Anglezarke, and other species from further afield where we run our retreats in the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.

The only exception to this is aspen, as that tree can be hard to find… well there is one right outside our house but we can’t reach the branches! So we had to go to further afield!

Also Vine has come from the Languedoc region of southern France, in the heart of Cathar country.

Apple has been collected from the Kentish orchard where Nicola lived as a child.

Our Limited Edition offer

In addition to this beautifully crafted Ogham Set, our premium offer includes the following:

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    Awakened in a special Power Ceremony
    In our Limited Edition set of Ogham Sticks, we have called in the tree spirit energy during a special ceremony under the Full Moon.
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    A signed Tree Ogham book by Glennie Kindred
    This gorgeous hand written book which is beautifully illustrated takes you through each tree in turn. It explains the healing properties of the tree, how it was used by our Celtic ancestors, and includes ideas on how you can work with the Ogham to bring about healing in your life.

    Glennie is one of our teachers, and we bring her wisdom and experience through in our work. If you have ever taken part in a ceremony we have led, a workshop, drumming circle or retreat, then the chances are you have experienced some of Glennie's influence over us. We refer to her Ogham book in all of our Tree Spirit Medicine work and can highly recommend it.

    As a special treat Glennie has kindly signed each copy we are offering as part of this special Ogham Set, so you will receive a signed copy of her book if you choose our premium option.
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    Held in a specially designed hand made bag
    The special bag we have created is crafted from GP&J Baker patchwork fabric bag with a light green cotton lining.
    The finger knitted woollen drawstring is finished with two patterned buttons.

Our Ogham Set offer to you

Standard
Ogham Set

£37 + p&p

  • 20 Ogham staves, one from each of the Celtic Ogham trees
  • A permanent, relevant Ogham symbol burnt onto each stick
  • Each Ogham stick is between 6 and 8 cm long approx
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    Includes p&p

Limited Edition Ogham Set

£53 + p&p

  • As the standard set plus:
  • Awakened in Full Moon ceremony to invoke the tree spirit energies
  • A signed copy of Glennie Kindred's book 'The Tree Ogham'
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    A hand crafted GP&J Barker patchwork fabric bag, lined and finished with a finger knitted drawstring decorated with large patterned buttons

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE


Our Ogham Sets come with a 7-day money back guarantee, to allow you time to hold the sticks in your hands and be sure that you have made the right decision in purchasing them. This is because buying online has its challenges, as you can’t feel or touch our products, so this will give you the chance to do this and return them if you decide that the set is not for you.