Author: John-Paul Patton
The Poet's Ogam is a creative exploration of the Ogam, based on a 17-year study by Irish author John-Paul Patton. This book explores the historical context of Ogam and the relationship between Ogam, poetry and the Gaelic harp. It contains a range of comparative studies between Ogam and the Kabbalah, Runes, I Ching and other systems. The text also presents original creations of an Ogam calendar, a divination system, and a reconstruction of Fidchell (the ancient Irish chess game) based on Ogam. The book further includes a system of Gaelic martial arts based on an elemental Ogam framework, magical Ogam squares, Ogam pentacles and much more, that fill this tour de force of contemporary Ogam study and use. The Poet's Ogam carries on the Art and Science of the Filid-the Philosopher Poets who created and developed the Ogam and is a must for anyone with an interest in Celtic spirituality and magick.
John-Paul Patton has studied the esoteric for over 20 years with a particular focus on Thelema, The Irish Magical Tradition, Taoism and Tantra. John-Paul has been recognised for many years as a leading authority in esoteric Ogam studies and delivered a headline talk on Ogam at the first ever 'Witchfest Ireland' event in Dublin. in his professional life John-Paul is Head of a Media Studies Department and a Teacher of English.