Tree Speak Ogham Staves

£60.00 Sold Out

Ordering information:

*These have a four week crafting time between payment and posting*

If you would like to order the 20 stave set, please use code 20STAVES during checkout to reduce the price to £50. For the 25 stave set, simply order in the usual way.

These wonderful ogham sets contain 20 or 25 ogham sticks, each one handcrafted from the traditional corresponding tree, shrub and plant type. Truly correct ogham sets are extremely rare but each and every type of wood has been gathered together to create these beautiful tools to divination. We work and play in the ancient Celtic heartlands of Britain where the Durotriges and Atrebates tribes ruled in prehistory. These ogham staves are handcrafted ritual tools with real Celtic soul, something with real spirit and as each set is individually made, no two are ever the same.

What's the difference between the 20 and 25 stave sets?
The first twenty staves are the original, older ogham symbols. The last five (known as the forfeda) were added centuries later. Some people prefer to use only the first twenty, feeling that they're better as they're the original ones, other people prefer to use all twenty-five because they feel the extra ones were needed to complete the ogham and that it's missing something without them. It's all quite a personal choice really and there's no right or wrong.

If you would like to order the 20 stave set, please use code 20STAVES during checkout to reduce the price to £50. For the 25 stave set, simply order in the usual way.

The last three photos show the full twenty-five staves with the forfeda.

What's included with my purchase?
Each set is supplied with a simple cotton bag for storage, a certificate of authenticity, a guide to starting out with casting for divination, an information sheet with full correspondences and woods list, and an information sheet about how to care for your staves. The sheets can be in PDF form for easy printing (recommended, and they're replaceable when they get lost!), or paper for gift-giving - please add a note in the message box during checkout if you wish to have a paper copy.

Each set will vary slightly in shape, colour, texture and graining. The pictures shown are past examples and, while the newly crafted sets will contain exactly the same wood types and be very similar in overall style and size, there will be small differences. That's part of the natural beauty of handcrafted items :-)

The sets contain one each of the woods listed in bold below.
Note: The alternative woods, listed in brackets below, are occasionally chosen by various traditions or paths which use differing woods from the generally accepted standards. They are available but are only used if specifically requested. Other alternatives may be possible - please email for more info.

(alternative: Larch)
(alternatives: Blackberry, Mistletoe)
(alternative: Broom)
Silver Fir
(alternative: Elm)
(alternative: Mistletoe)

The 25 stave sets also contain the five extra Forfeda staves

If you'd like any of the alternative woods used to create your ogham set, please add a note in the message box during checkout.

Spirit of Old corresponding ogham staves - making the trees speak.

Size: 5 inches/ 12.5 cm (approx.)

Item no: D060/D625

Standard postage and packing:
Within the UK - £5
International - £18
Questions about delivery? See here

We'll gradually be releasing new slots for the corresponding Tree Speak ogham staves so if you find they've sold out please check back. I'll also add a post on the Spirit of Old Facebook page to let you know when they're available :-)

If it says "Add to Cart" below, there's a crafting slot available! Hurrah!