Book Review: The Tree Mothers, Living Wisdom of the Ogham Trees By Mut Danu
Faeries , Nature , Ogham , Trees , Uncategorized , Women Studies / August 25, 2014

  Book Review: The Tree Mothers, Living Wisdom of the Ogham TreesBy Mut DanuCover design and illustrations by Alexis Umowski Review by Dawn Thomas Print Length: 212 pages When I heard there would be a second edition of this book I rushed to get my copy. The details of each tree show the depth of Mut Danu’s knowledge. Her writing style is easy to follow and provides insight into the Ogham and the trees they represent. Each chapter is dedicated to a tree represented by the Ogham with the B-L-N version of the Ogham alphabet. Each chapter provides a background on the Ogham along with a story.  She also includes references to the world of Faery and provides visualizations and meditations for the reader. Each chapter has several elements – prepare the circle, going underground, returning to the world above, journaling, and share your unique findings with others. I will use Duir as an example of what the reader will experience with each chapter. The chapter begins with a description of the Ogham letter and the number of moons relative to a Solstice. In the case of Duir the summer solstice occurs during this Ogham cycle. Mut Danu includes the…