Posts Tagged ‘ trees ’

Forest Bathing

Sep 29th, 2018 | By

I have been doing a lot of walking in forests recently. Where I live the ‘forests’ have very limited species, consisting of a lot of quick growing pine. This I am sure has its place but for me forests should be home to many varieties of native trees and so when I am in need

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Everyday Beauty

Aug 26th, 2018 | By

Do you see beauty in everyday things? My friends keep inspiring me with things they post on social media, and my friend Chris popped this quote up today: “Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It’s ordinary to love the beautiful, but it’s beautiful to love the ordinary.”

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Rune Drum Video: Warning Trees About Logging

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By

  Earlier this year a shamanic teacher colleague in the US gifted me a large drum. The drum and I flew across The Atlantic together and it expressed a strong preference for living and working with me in Sweden, not in London (where I spend more of my time as my children attend school there).

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Different Kinds of Warriors Part Three

May 26th, 2018 | By

    Knowing when not to hug When not to speak When not to take silence Personally Knowing when not to bug When not to seek When not to be unkind Or miserly I may be blank-eyed Hiding Cranky Sliding Into a muddy hole Deep in the forest Where even the green man Seems not

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Novena for Fallen Trees

Dec 28th, 2017 | By

By Imelda Almqvist Our house in Sweden is situated in the Forest (yes, deliberately spelled with a capital letter F!) I am not talking about a piece of woodland here, I am talking about an ancient enchanted type of Forest, stretching for miles and teeming with trolls and gnomes! Here humans can easily get very

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For the love of trees

Feb 11th, 2017 | By

The Climate Coalition’s latest ‘Show The Love’ campaign launched this February. It’s all about showing our love for nature and raising awareness of climate change. On the 12th February, many people will be wearing, making and sharing green hearts. So here’s a green heart by Nimue Brown. I asked Moon Books authors what their favourite

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Trees of the Goddess – Yew and Guelder Rose

Nov 10th, 2015 | By

12th Month 28 Oct – 24 Nov by Elen Sentier Yew Yew is the tree of death and rebirth. Samhain is the turning of the year. It’s the time when the old year goes down to die and the new year is conceived … not born yet, that happens at Midwinter, but Samhain is the

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Trees of the Goddess – Ivy

Oct 26th, 2015 | By

By Elen Sentier Ivy Ivy’s name, Hedera helix, comes partly from the ancient Greek word, helix, meaning to twist and turn, to spiral, and ivy does this so beautifully. It’s not a parasite; its short, root-like growths which form the climbing stems are for support only; its own root system is below ground and supplies

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Trees of the Goddess: 10th Month

Sep 4th, 2015 | By

Poplar Poplar is the shield-maker’s tree, the tree of the elders, the wize-ards and cunning folk. The watchwords for Poplar are I am the shield to every head Many of us feel we do need a shield in everyday life which can be a battle in itself. Poplar can teach us how to make and

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Trees of the goddess – 9th month

Jul 28th, 2015 | By

9th Month: 5 Aug – 1 Sep By Elen Sentier Again this month we have the two trees sharing the time and giving us their combined help. Hazel I went out to the hazelwood, Because a fire was in my head, W. B. Yeats   Yeats was a man of the Faer. The fire in

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