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A Divine Tree Puts On A Glorious Display

A Divine Tree Puts On A Glorious Display

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by Claire Patterson Valente ~ A few days ago Neu and I went out on one of our frequent visits to the forest that borders Prainha, it is such a tranquil place and at dawn or dusk the chorus of bird song is truly wonderful to experience. We were on the hunt for wild cashew…

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An Australian Ogham

An Australian Ogham

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by Taran ~ ~ FOREWORD ~ First of all I will say all references to months, festivals etc. are all from a Southern Hemisphere point of view, and yes I’m aware that I used the older names of the festivals not the new ones. This piece has been put together by myself using research from…

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Drualus (Mistletoe) ~ The Sacred Plant of the Druids

Drualus (Mistletoe) ~ The Sacred Plant of the Druids

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by Susa Morgan Black ~  To read Susa’s wonderfully indepth article – with botanical, ogham, healing and magical details and information – please click on the Pdf link below.

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Florida Native Plants Ogam

Florida Native Plants Ogam

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by Dana Wiyninger ~  Introduction Moving to a new region with completely different plants and climate, and having to manage a neglected forest meant I had to really learn about and examine the trees and plants on our property. (No relying on my previous knowledge of plants on the west coast.) Even with the subtropical…

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My Sacred Set Of Twenty Four Trees

My Sacred Set Of Twenty Four Trees

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by Cláudia Loureiro ~  My name is Cláudia Loureiro, I’m 42 years old, I was born in Angola but I live in Portugal since I was two years old. I lived in Lisbon until I started working as a first grade teacher. (Also) because of that I moved to a wonderful place called Setúbal that is…

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Nature and the Celtic Tree Calendar

Nature and the Celtic Tree Calendar

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by Stephanie Adams ~ It is no wonder why authors have written about forests being enchanted, bewitching, and magical. Natural herbs are rich and plentiful resources that both precede and supersede all forms of modern day medicines. Flowers are naturally beautiful forms of life that invoke, inspire, and often heal us. Trees are equally lovely,…

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Nine Sacred Woods: A Druid Walk in the Park

Nine Sacred Woods: A Druid Walk in the Park

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by Steward of the Woods ~  Druids love trees…right? For many of us, a deep spiritual connection to trees forms the basis for our Druid practice and the answer is yes, we love trees! During our training and spiritual practice, we seek trees and forests with which to make connection. One Saturday in August 2013,…

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Of Redwoods and Renewal

Of Redwoods and Renewal

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by Maria Ede-Weaving ~  ‘Nature often offers metaphors more elegant than any we can manufacture, and Muir Woods is no exception. Redwoods have evolved to turn disaster into opportunity. In these coastal forests, death produces life.’  ~ Hope Edelman ~ Motherless Daughters ~  Along the roadside of the ornamental Rhinefield Drive in the New Forest is…

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Ogham of My Land: Virtues and Gifts of the Trees of My Territory

Ogham of My Land: Virtues and Gifts of the Trees of My Territory

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by Stefano Alessi ~  A Druid is his or her Land ~  My land is Tuscany, more precisely the area of Montalbano in Lower Valdarno, near Vinci (Florence); it’s a mountain ridge of about 25 km and covers about 180 kmq of land in the heart of the basin of the river Arno. I have…

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Old-Growth Air

Old-Growth Air

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by Jean Maloof ~  From Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest by Joan Maloof is a beautifully written and beautifully produced book. Read the first chapter here, which is reprinted by the permission of the University of Georgia Press, then buy the book! For more information on the book visit www.ugapress.org For years I…

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Pawpaw

Pawpaw

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by Kernos Asimina triloba …pickin’ up pawpaws, puttin’ ’em in a basket,way down yonder in the pawpaw patch… I learned that little ditty when I was a little ditty, singing it on the way to school. I didn’t know what pawpaw were then. Most city folks don’t. I didn’t actually find and taste a pawpaw…

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Plant a Sacred Grove? No Problem!

Plant a Sacred Grove? No Problem!

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by Dave Smith ~ The Ordeal: It was quite simple really. We wanted to plant a ring of Yew trees on the South Downs to mark, and rededicate a new Sacred Site for people to enjoy for thousands of years to come – in fact, for us to enjoy in future incarnations. So, we started…

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