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🌳 Oghams & Runes

The Celtic Ogham and the Norse Runes have made their way into my journey a long time ago. I craft them, use them, and love to share them with the world.

Classic Ogham & Rune Sets

Classic Ogham & Rune Sets

Some of the Divination Tools I like to use are my trustworthy Ogham and Rune Sets. I possess a few of them, made from different material, and I tend to use each of them for different purposes. My Seven Seas Ogham set for instance, made out of beach glass that I gathered on holidays, is used in a completely different manner than my Tiger’s Eye Set.

But the ones that I love and use the most – and it’s not that hard to guess – are the ones made out of wood. I created several sets for myself and for friends over the years, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that I also made some that ended up in the shop. Along with the Wooden Boxes and Amulets, it’s one of the things I just love to craft.

The thing with my Ogham and Rune Sets is that I usually decorate the back of each piece of wood, which I believe make them really unique. But as for now, I’ve added more Classical Sets to the shop – nothing but the symbols on it – which doesn’t mean that they are not as special, or made with less intention than the illustrated ones.

Let me tell you about how I craft them. To do so, I carefully burn each piece of Birch Wood, one by one, usually while chanting the different names of the Runes and Feda. When I’m done, I set them in a handmade organic cotton pouch, where they will comfortably wait for you to get them.

Though these classic sets themselves are quite common, each of the little bags that accompany them are unique, decorated by myself with some floral hand-drawn designs and a small Wooden Amulet attached to it, inspired by the moment. They are then randomly chosen to go in your package when you order a Rune or Ogham Set.

Also, did I tell you that they are eco-friendly? I made a point to use sustainable birch wood for the pyrographed pieces and certified organic cotton for the bags they come in. Having a responsible approach while crafting Spiritual Tools matters to me as much as it does to you, and I want you to enjoy adding a New Companion to your divination toolkit without any guilt or concern.

Runes & Oghams for beginners

Runes & Oghams for beginners

If I remember well, when I first tried to learn how to use the runes, one of the challenges that I encountered was to memorize their names. Yes, it seems a bit stupid, but I didn’t know much about the origins of the runes at the time. I spent my time mixing the Anglo-Saxon appellations while confusing certain names of runes – you know, those who sound too much the same, like Eihwaz / Ehwaz.

So I got an idea the other day, while I was crafting some classic runes sets. I could also design a few sets with the name of the different runes engraved on it, so if you are just beginning to learn the Old Futhark, you can easily associate each name with its symbol. This way you could go beyond the theoretical learning and manipulate the runes while discovering their system, by truly experiencing the energy of each one.

Runes learning handmade wooden set

Personally, if I’d had such a set at the beginning, rather than a stack of abstract signs that I barely knew, I think I would have learned the Futhark a bit more quickly and with fewer efforts. Having a complete visual of the runes and their names when I handled them would have better suited me than to have to keep a piece of paper next to me just because my capricious memory usually fails me.

Anyway, if it’s your turn to go through the learning of the runic system, these new sets are designed to help you in your journey. Especially since they will allow you to quickly realize in a practical way whether or not you want to continue with runes, without ruining yourself by investing in this superb set that you will forget in a drawer two days after its arrival because the Futhark does not suit you at all.

Just a little note concerning the names that I engraved on this sets: there are many variants in the spelling of the runes, and the names usually attributed to them are only proto-Germanic reconstructions, that is to say, not attested. So choices had to be made, but if you prefer one spelling to another, don’t hesitate to let me know when you order a set, I’ll be happy to make the modification for you 🙂

Oghams learning handmade wooden set

If you’re interested with Ogham and its different feda, the exact same thing is now available in shop too: sets that associate name and symbol on each piece of wood that compose them. Please be aware that these sets are created on demand, therefore they require an additional delay before I can send them to you. That being said, I currently have a few sets in stock, ready to go. Since it won’t be the case anymore later, if you want one, now is the time! 😉