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Amethyst's Wicca - Lore of the Trees
Casting the Circle, Calling on the Quarters, Invoking the Elementals
The Deva Handbook: How to Work with Nature's Subtle Energies. By Nathaniel Altman. Destiny Books, 1995. 176 pages. ISBN: 0892815523. VSCL.
Druidry, ADF, Three Sacred Ritual Tools and Symbols: Tree, Well, and Fire
Earth Spirit Living: Bringing Heaven and Nature into Your Home. By Ann Marie Holmes. Atria Books, Beyond Worlds, 2007. 288 pages. ISBN: 1582701504. VSCL.
Elementally Speaking: The Nature Spirit's Guide to their World. By Cheri Barstow. Trafford Pub., 2006. 156 pages. ISBN: 1412072719.
Elves, Wights, and Trolls: Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry, Volume I. By Kveldulf Gundarsson. iUniverse, Inc., 2007. 184 pages. ISBN: 0595421652. VSCL.
Enchantment of the Faerie Realm: Communicate with Nature Spirits and Elementals. By Ted Andrews. Llewellyn Pubs., 2002. 240 pages. ISBN: 0875420028.
Findhorn Book of Practical Spirituality: A Down-to-Earth Guide to a Miraculous Life. By Kathy Gottberg. Findhorn Press, 2003. 128 pages. ISBN: 1844090078.
Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore, and Herb Craft. By Ann Moura (Aoumiel). St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 1996. Index, appendices, bibliography, 274 pages. ISBN: 1567186904. An good introductory text on the way of the old religion. Insightful observations on the history of religion by a historian. All aspects of the Green Craft are covered: philosophy, magick, rituals, seasonal celebrations, folk lore, herbals, craft tools, etc. For Aoumiel, the Green Craft involves pantheism, polytheism, reverence for nature, non-dogmatic beliefs and practices, home arts, and mostly solitary practice. VSCL.
Four Elements, Four Elementals, Four Watchers: Table of Correspondences
Green Man Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Resources, Lore, Myths
The Green Wizard's Reading List and Bibliography
Invoking the Elementals, Casting the Circle, Calling on the Quarters
Magic of Trees: Lore, Myths, Sacred Stories, Nature Spirits in Trees
Months and Seasons: Quotes, Poems, Lore, Mythology
Nature-Speak: Signs, Omens, and Messages in Nature. By Ted Andrews. Jackson, Tennessee, Dragonhawk Publishing, 2004. Index, 445 pages. ISBN: 1888767375. VSCL.
Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings: Working with the Intelligence in Nature. By Marko Pogacnik. Scotland, Findhorn Press, 2009. This is a revised, updated and expanded version of the 1997 edition. Bibliography, 253 pages. ISBN: 9781844091751. VSCL.
Nature Spirits and What They Say: Interviews with Verena Stael Holstein. Edited by Wolfgang Weirauch. Floris Books, 2005. 236 pages. ISBN: 086315462X.
Nature Spirits - Google Search
Nature Spirits of the Trees: Interviews with Verena Stael Von Holstein. Edited by Wolfgang Weirauch. Illustrated by Gundrun Hofrichter and Jesus Perez. Translated by Matthew Barton. Floris Books, 2009. 228 pages. ISBN: 0863157033.
Nature Spirits: Selected Lectures. By Rudolf Steiner. Rudolf Steiner Press, 2001. 197 pages. ISBN: 1855840189.
One Old Druid's Final Journey: The Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove
Planting Trees to Honor the Sacred Path, OBOD
Pathways in the Green Valley Blog
Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul. By Ross Heavern, Howard G. Charing, and Pablo Amaringo. Destiny Books, 2006. 280 pages. ISBN: 1594771189.
Pulling Onions by Mike Garofalo Aphorisms of a gardener. I have composed a number of Triads.
Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices
Sacred Circles: Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Resources, Sacred Circle Garden
The Secret Life of Nature: Living in Harmony with the Hidden World of Nature Spirits from Fairies to Quarks. By Peter Tompkins. Harper One, 1997. 240 pages. ISBN: 0062508474.
Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies. By Robert Lake-Thom. Plume, 1997. 224 pages. ISBN: 0452276500.
The Spirit of Gardening 3,500 quotes arranged by 130 Topics
Tree Lore, Tree Magic, Tree Myths, Nature Spirits in Trees
Trees: Magic, Lore, Myths
Trees - Quotes for Gardeners I
Trees - Quotes for Gardeners II Includes a bibliography and links.
Trees - Quotes for Gardeners III
Trees - Quotes for Gardeners IV Includes quotations about wild trees and forests.
Tree Spirits: What are Tree Spirits. Louise Heyden.
Yggdrasil - Wikipedia Article
Quotations, Sayings, Aphorisms, Wisdom Lore
the largest Pines, the last of our kind, are Elders. We rule this forest and
beyond. For untold winters and summers, many deer, moose, bear and grouse have
paused and rested here. The big rock was dropped here long ago by the great Ice
Spirit. It was a gift to the dwellers of this Land. Its power has helped us
spread our seed to replenish our kind when your people cut us down. But our
purpose is more than this and that is what your kind may never know. For you
live in your bubble world of your machines and partial knowledge, a world bereft
of spirit, ignorant of truth. As Elders, our link is with Spirit. Unbeknown to
you we help bring spring’s life force into the creek dogwoods, into the hillside
maples, into the trilliums in the rich valleys. We bring the regenerative force
of Spirit through the power of the great granite block so that all may benefit
from the warm breath of April and the strong sun of summer."
- William Bradley
"In relation to the
Yggdrasill, Jafnhárr (Odin) tells Gylfi that Niflheimr is located
under the third root, where Ginnungagap (Yawning Void) once was:
Ash is greatest of all trees and best: its limbs spread out over all the
world and stand above heaven. Three roots of the tree uphold it and stand
exceeding broad: one is among the
Æsir; another among
Rime-Giants, in that place where aforetime was the
Void; the third stands over Niflheim, and under that root is
gnaws the root from below."
One Old Druid's Final Journey
The Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove
Neo-Pagan, Druid, Roman Hearth, and Green Spirituality
Contemplative and Magical Arts
The Spirit of Gardening
Advice from the Guides for a New Druid's Journey
Months and Seasons
Wheel of the Year, Seasonal Celebrations
Roman Hearth Neo-Pagan Religion
Lifestyle Advice for Wise Persons
Eight of Wands: Magick
Pathways in the Green Valley Blog
The Green Wizard's Reading List
Ways of Walking
The Green Man
Opening the Four Gates
String Figures, String Art, Sting Games
The Triads: Wisdom Sayings
Valley Spirit Qigong
Cloud Hands Blog
Green Way Research
Eight of Wands
Who is the Librarian of Gushen Grove?
Trigrams - Bagua - I Ching
Above the Fog
Spirituality and Gardening
Vally Spirit (Gu Shen)
Gushen Grove, Red Bluff, CA
June 16, 2010
First published on the Internet on June 16, 2010.
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