Theft of Erynn Rowan Lawrie’s OGAM WEAVING WORD WISDOM

If you aren’t familiar with her work, Erynn Rowan Lawrie is one of the top world researchers on Ogam and its wisdoms.  Even if you aren’t, plagarism is very NOT DONE.

Erynn writes:

One of my readers just alerted me to some blatant plagiarism of my Ogam book. Lynn writes:

“I absolutely love your work, and use your book Ogam Weaving Word Wisdom frequently in my personal studies of the Ogam. I was alarmed to discover recently that a book written by Deanne Quarrie, entitled Annym Billagh Healing with the Tree Ogham, published in 2009, and available on Amazon, lifts word for word much of the concepts from your book with no citations. For instance: in her Beth chapter she says “use for spiritual protection, origins, precedence, warning, eloquence, creativity, and the deities.” Identical to your linked concepts in the same chapter. In the Luis chapter in her book, she says, “Use for dealing with issues of sustenance, food herbal healing, magical protection, animals, and their protection, magical or spiritual teachers and teachings. Healing ~ reducing fever or in warming someone with chills due to its association with fire, as well as for adding strength to herbal healing work. Questions ~ What inspires me? How do I use that inspiration?” This is word for word taken from Ogam Weaving Word Wisdom.

The entire book is like this, with blatant plagiarism without citation of your book, so it seems impossible that it could be a simple mistake. She even teaches a class about her book at the Apple Branch, attracting students seeking to learn from her about healing with the Ogam, when her inspiration is actually yours!


I hope this information is helpful to you, and I wish you well in your future endeavors.

I’ve sent a note to my publisher about this and hope that something can be done.

Published in: on February 11, 2015 at 1:44 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thanks for passing the word along.

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