Introduction to Ogham

Learn About Ogham, the Old Irish Alphabet, with a Native Irish Draoí.

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Online Course to learn about Ogham (Ogam), the Old Irish Alphabet - with Irish author and educator, Lora O'Brien.

“This is their number: there are five groups of Ogham and each group has five letters, and each of them has from one to five scores, and their orientations distinguish them. Their orientations are: right of the stemline, left of the stemline, around the stemline, through the stemline, across the stemline. Ogham is climbed (i.e. read) as a tree is climbed, i.e. treading on the root of the tree first with one’s right hand before and one’s left hand last. After that it is across it and against it and through it and around it.” - Auraicept na hÉces, 650-700AD

This course covers questions and topics such as:

  • -- The Origins of Ogham
  • -- Ogham Phrases and How it is Written
  • -- How to Read Ogham
  • -- Ogham Pronunciation (with a Native Irish Speaker)
  • -- Why the Celtic Ogham Tree Calendar is not a thing
  • -- Ogham Divination (Just the Basics - this Topic requires its own Class!)
  • -- Quality Resources for Further Study

You will get 2 hours of Teaching Presentation in your Class, then a separate Guided Journey to connect to the Inventor of Ogham directly – using Lora’s native Irish Otherworld Journeying method. This Class, and the Guided Journey, are suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in other traditions.

Your Course access enrollment includes:

  • -- Class Presentation Slides
  • -- Class Video
  • -- Class Audio
  • -- Class Chat Log/Resources
  • -- Guided Journey Video
  • -- Guided Journey Audio (for you to repeat the Journey)

Join us for an Introduction to Ogham - accessible as soon as you enroll!

Your Instructor

Lora O'Brien
Lora O'Brien

Lora is a modern Draoí – a practitioner and priest of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality. She has been consciously following a spiritual path exploring her native Irish traditions for 30 years, dedicated specifically to the Irish Goddess Mórrígan in 2004, and is the author of seven books on Irish history, mythology, folklore, witchcraft, Pagan practice and priesthood. Her eighth book, on the Mórrígan, will be published by Llewellyn (2025). She professionally developed and managed one of Ireland's most important sacred sites - Cruachán/Rathcroghan - for a decade, and is a co-founder and legal celebrant with Pagan Life Rites Ireland. With her partner, Jon O'Sullivan, she is the co-founder of the Irish Pagan School, and together they create a vast amount of community service content for the Irish Pagan School Blog, YouTube Channel, and Podcast. Lora founded the Ogham Academy in 2022, and has a Masters Degree in Irish Regional History (2023) on the topic of Ogham and Irish Identity. (Pronouns: She/They)

Course Curriculum

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"In depth, thorough and authentic teaching teaching from Lora. Her research and knowledge are extensive and her experience is invaluable."

- Kaoime E. Malloy (USA)

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
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