August 24, 2004
Bibliography, Links, Resources
Black Walnut Explorations. By Carlene Cooper. 19Kb.
California Walnut Marketing Board
Diamond Walnut Growers
Dragon Mother Wood Works
Gothic Gardening: Walnut Comments on the walnut tree's reputation as a sinister tree.
La Noix Gaillard
Plant Friends of the Black Walnut
Mark Rieger's Fruit Crops Facts, information, cultivation, folkore, botany.
Mystical World Wide Web: Trees
Nut Trees: Folklore, Magick, Myths, Legends, Esoterica
Sacred Trees. By Nathaniel Altman. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, c 1994.
244 pages, index, bibliography, list of organizations, illustrations, drawings, black
and white photos. ISBN: 0882666207.
The Spirit of Gardening. Over 2,700 quotes arranged by over 135 topics. Complied by
Michael P. Garofalo.
Tree Medicine - Tree Magic. By Ellen Evert Hopman and Diana Green. Custer,
Washington, Phoenix Pub., 1992. 176 pages. ISBN: 0919345557.
Trees for Healing: Harmonizing with Nature for Personal Growth and Planetary Balance.
By Pamela Louise Chase and Jonathan Pawlik. North Hollywood, California, Newcastle
Publishing Co., Inc., 1991. 257 pages. Notes, bibliography, list of organizations. The lore
and magical aspects of trees. ISBN: 0878771573. MGC. Organized by areas of the
United States. Includes a bibliography.
Trees - Quotes for Gardeners I 70Kb.
Trees - Quotes for Gardeners II 120Kb. Includes a bibliography and links.
Trees - Quotes for Gardeners III 46Kb.
Trees - Quotes for Gardeners IV 48Kb. Includes quotations about wild trees and forests.
Trees: Lore, Spirituality, Magic, Folklore, Myths
Vegetarians in Paradise
Walnut - Botanical.com (A Modern Herbal) 17Kb.
The Walnut: History, Nutrution, Folklore, Recipes. Vegetarians in Paradise. 39Kb.
Walnut - Juglans Facts, cultivation, history, folklore. By Mark Rieger. 22Kb
Walut: Lore, Legends, Magick
Walut Recipes and Cooking By Peggy Trowbridge. 20Kb.
Walnut Trees: Lore, Myths, Magick, Esoterica. By Michael P. Garofalo.
Walnut Trees - Red Bluff, California
Walnut Varieties from the University of California
Walnuts in the Perigord, France
Walnuts: Myth, Lore, Magick, Esoterica
The Wisdom of Trees. By Jane Gifford. New York, Sterling Publishing, 2000.
160 pages. ISBN: 0806927852.
Wonderful Walnuts, Wisdom and Folklore 14Kb.
World Wide Walnut An outstanding site!!
Quotes, Poems, Lore, Notes
"Worthy of mention also, in Leland's Book [Charles
Leland, Magic and Occult Remedies, 1892]
is the story about the walnut witches. Manuscripts from old witch trials in Italy speak of this
walnut tree which (it is said) had always been there and was in leaf all year long. For centuries,
legends were told of the great witch gatherings in the town of Benevento, at the site of an ancient
walnut tree. In the year 662 A.D., Saint Barbato converted the Duke of Benevento (a pagan) to
Christianity and had the tree cut down. The witches replanted the walnut tree from seed, and
legend says it still stands in Benevento. Bottles of Strega Liguore, manufactured in Benevento
today, bear labels upon which appears the old walnut tree with a group of witches and satyrs
dancing around it." This activity was associated with the worship of the Goddess Diana.
- Raven Grimassi, Ways of the Strega, 1995, p. 11
"Some scholars say the term derives from the Teutonic
German wallnuss or welsche nuss
and and others from the Anglo-Saxon word wealh meaning foreign or alien and hnutu meaning
nut. It's difficult to trace the native home of the walnut tree, but ancient Romans believe it
originated in Persia. Early cultivation spanned from southeastern Europe to Asia Minor
to the Himalayas. Greek usage of walnut oil dates back to the fourth century B.C., nearly a
century before the Romans. Franciscan priests brought the walnut to California, USA around
Peggy Trobridge, Walnut Recipes and Cooking
"Drive through the verdant valleys of the Périgord Noir
and you cannot help but be struck by the
majestic groves of walnut trees that grace the landscape. Although the trees you see today are
newer, there is evidence that the walnut has existed in this corner of the world for 17,000 years
or more, and that the nuts figured into the diet of Crô-Magnon man. The walnut has played a
prominent role in the local culture and commerce since then. Tenth-century peasants paid their
debts off with the nuts; 11th-century peasants were expected to tithe walnuts to the church;
13th-century merchants considered walnut oil as precious as gold; and in the 18th century,
walnut oil as well as wine constituted a thriving trade on the waters of the Dordogne toward
Bordeaux and beyond to the Netherlands, Germany, and Great Britain."
- Walnuts in the Perigord (Southwest France)
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