When discussing the Green Man, conversations often branch out into conversations of the Green Man and trees.  Some thoughts turn to the infamous “Ents” in Tolkien lore, tree people and the worshiping of trees.  An article on Ents can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent This is fabulous renditon from: http://lawrencegarcia.org/tolkiens-mythology-the-recovery-of-wonder-for-creation/ents1/ Tree people are a world-wide archetype. Much […]

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Here in the US, the Green Man is almost an anomaly.  You can find Green Man sculptures in larger cities such as New York and Chicago. Outside of the urban areas, the Green Man is often relegated to garden art and personal collections.  It is humbling to see the amazing array of Green Men globally.  […]

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Are you in need of a last minute Halloween costume? If you would like to portray yourself as the Green Man, here are a few sources of Green Man masks: http://www.rainewalker.com/catalog3.htm These are exquisite, one of a kind, leather masks. Etsy.com has a variety of masks from various artists: http://www.etsy.com/search?includes%5B%5D=tags&q=greenman+mask Artist, Larry Wood has created […]

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Throughout history, the Green Man has remained a mystery.  There are many books and sites that discuss why the Green Man is a universal archetype.  Luke Mastin has compiled an outstanding site devoted to the Green Man.  You can visit the site by following this link: http://greenmanenigma.com/  Check out the gallery of Green Men. It’s […]

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I was surfing around the internet on this blustery, rainy evening on the Eastern coast of the USA amid flood, storm and tornado watches, and found a link for a “Green Man Trail” in Oxfordshire, England: http://www.bejo.co.uk/greenmantrail/html/tradition.html The site has an excellent trail of Green Man through Oxfordshire–history of the Green Man, historic sites, folklore, […]

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Here’s a new trailer – a mystical, Celtic poem about the Green Man. Please let me know your thoughts.

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I cannot tell you how amazed and excited I was to see the trailer of Disney’s new film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” on television yesterday.  The Green Man has come to a major motion picture…well, a Green Man of sorts.  I need to wait until the movie is released on August 15th, but […]

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Dearest Reader, (and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading the book: The Greening  as well as this blog.) I have a question for you, dear reader.  I am working steadily on the second book in the Green Man series –tentatively titled: The Growing.   Do you like the murder sooner than later […]

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One of my favorite authors, Terri Windling (author of The Wood Wife [my long time favorite book of hers] and many other fine books) edited a series of short stories with different aspects of the Green Man several years ago (see: http://www.amazon.com/Green-Man-Anthology-Mythic-Forest/dp/B003F76FMM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340191170&sr=8-1&keywords=green+man+windling).  She also has an outstanding treatise of art and philosophy on her Endicott […]

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The Green Man series is a trilogy of books revolving around Sylvia Ash, a young woman who meets the great, green enigma of The Green Man.  In the series, Sylvia learns that she is part of the great pattern with the Green Man as a guide.  Each book contains murder, mystery, romance and a touch of […]

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