I have been totally fascinated by the Green Man character of Jarilo since learning about Zeleni Jurai. On his website, the author states: “He was a fairly typical life-death-rebirth deity, believed to be (re)born and killed every year. His mythical life cycle followed the yearly life of various wheat plants, from seeding through vegetation to harvest.” […]

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Found this lovely quote: “Our ancestors said to their mother Earth: ‘We are yours.’ Modern humanity has said to Nature, ‘You are mine.’ The Green Man has returned as the living face of the whole earth so that through his mouth we may say to the universe: ‘We are one.’” on a Facebook Page to the […]

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Thoughts of the Green Man’s return in the Spring hinge on the peep of snowdrops through the snow, the crocus that bloom in the winter’s sun and the lilt of birdsong that grows greater with each warming day. I ran across this lovely folksong about the Green Man waking in the Spring by Lauren Raine […]

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Fabulous film snippet of Paul Stamets.  Paul Stamets has much wisdom to share in this brief and elegantly beautiful film at: http://www.wimp.com/importantmushrooms/ (Image from: http://www.tellurideinside.com/2011/04/telluride-institute-news-mycowizard-paul-stamets-returns-to-shroomfest-in-telluride.html) This film is from an amazing site: http://www.movingart.tv/screeningroom/ Enjoy!

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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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Tis the season of giving.  If you are seeking Green Man related gifts, check out the links below:  George Carruth’s classic Garden Smile Green Man and other Nature Faces are available at: The Greening by Sharon Brubaker http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B0084TH53Y/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link Kathleen Basford’s treatise is a classic: http://www.amazon.com/The-Green-Man-Kathleen-Basford/dp/0859914976/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1354446644&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=green+man+kathleen+basford#sfmsg_-7890*sfxd*0*sfxd*0 Mike Harding’s terrific book: The Little Book of the Green […]

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With the advent of hurricane Sandy and its wild winds along with our usual November gales, leaves have been spiraling down in a whimsical ballet and carpeting the ground with brilliant color.  The sound of raking and mowers grinding up the leaves nearly drown out the crunch and swish as one walks through the fallen leaves. […]

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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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Spooks, witches, black cats  and ghosts moaning “Oooooooooh!”  Soon cries of “Boo!” and “Trick or Treat” will reign the streets.  All Hallows eve is coming next week!  The hunt for an outstanding costume is reaching a fever pitch.  Here are a few Green Man related ideas. Steve Silk put together this blog post in 2008 on natural fashion:http://clattervalleygardens.blogspot.com/2008/12/three-ways-to-wear-plants.html […]

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