Botanical Name: Salix babylonica "Navajo" and Salix matsudana "Navajo" Native to the SW USA, the Globe Willow is a drought-tolerant willow cultivar that gets its name from its distinctive globe, or umbrella, shape. These willows are cold hardy and tolerate a variety of soil and site conditions and can add a dramatic focal point to a … Continue reading Ball Willow (Globe Willow) the demise of our beloved tree!
One of the most common questions that people ask when they start down a druid or other nature-based spiritual path is: how do I connect deeply with nature? Connecting to nature can happen in such a wide variety of ways. It can happen through connecting with our heads, through learning, study, and engaging with books or classes. It can happen through our hearts, where we emotionally connect with nature and places. It can also happen through our bodies when we physically experience the natural world. It can be through our spirits when we connect with the spirit of the tree. But regardless of which of our selves and methods we use, it requires an investment of ourselves, our time, and building a relationship.
A while back, I wrote about the Druid’s Anchor Spot, which is a spot that you can use to regularly engage and observe…
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Much has been said about the Celtic Druids. But despite all the traces of evidence, they still remain cloaked in mystery to this day. There is no evidence that can prove how the Druids looked or how their ceremonies and rituals were conducted. Even the ritual sites and the few symbols that point to Druid … Continue reading THE BASIS FOR CELTIC ASTROLOGY AND HOW IT IS DIFFERENT FROM WESTERN ASTROLOGY
Quercus alba Also, Known As: Gospel Tree Oak Tanner's Bark The oak is a mighty and majestic tree that has the aptitude to grow up to a height of 90 feet (30 m), have a circumference of about 33 feet (10 m) and survive for as many as 1000 years! The oak is indigenous to … Continue reading Medicinal Trees: Oak
anthoxylum americanum Also, Known As: Angelica Tree Prickly Ash Suterberry Toothache Tree The prickly ash or the Zanthoxylum americanum is a tall shrub that may also be described as a small tree and usually grows up to a height of twenty feet. The shrub is distinguished by its barbed stalks and branches. The leaves of … Continue reading Medicinal Trees: Prickly Ash
The dryad is the spirit of the tree, its essential pattern. It is a living being linked to the tree and growing with it, but at the same time, it is a trans-temporal and trans-spacial creature, living in the Astral dimension as much as in the mundane world. When a branch falls off a tree … Continue reading Dryads, Trees & the Fifth Element