The Green Man is a universal archetype.  Throughout history he has had different guises and many names.  Buddha is considered to be a Green Man as he was born in a tree.  Osiris, Adonis, Dionysis, Al Khidr are also Green Men.  More contemporary Green Men are Robin Hood, the May King and even the Jolly […]

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I am an animal lover and adore our two Siamese in our menagerie of animals.   An interesting Green Man fact is that there are actually Green Cats!  I first learned of this via Mike Harding many years ago [http://www.mikeharding.co.uk/greenman/] and found a terrific site that covers Green Cats and Green Dogs more in depth: http://www.green-man-of-cercles.org/articles/green_cats_and_dogs.pdf […]

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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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Revisiting Terri Windling’s articles and site, gives me pause to wonder and wander through her wise words.  A quote from fantasy artist Patricia McKillip from the Endicott Studio site: “‘At its best,’ she says, ‘fantasy rewards the reader with a sense of wonder about what lies within the heart of the commonplace world. The greatest […]

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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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I just ran across this artist — Ryszard Zarebski in the UK.  He has an amazing Green Man painting that is closer than many to my imaginings for the book series. Enjoy! http://rysart.co.uk/gallery/

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