Thorsons, 1996 - Natural history - 356 pages
Tree Wisdom explores the world of trees through the eyes of the ancients and our eyes of today. Trees existed long before humans and provide a unique holistic insight into our relationship with the land. In this time of increasing ecological awareness trees have become a symbol of our connection with Nature.
Concentrating on the indigenous trees of Britain through the changing seasons of the year, Jacqueline Memory Paterson draws on years of extensive research to tell the story of each individual species of tree. This beautifully illustrated work covers every aspect of tree wisdom including comprehensive physical descriptions and botanical illustrations, the legends and myths surrounding each tree, its healing powers, both for ourselves and the planet, its artistic and practical uses, its specific inspirational qualities, its magical properties and how each features in the ancient tree alphabet.
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Introduction to the Trees
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acorns alder ancient apple trees ash tree aspen associated autumn Bach Flower Remedies bark beautiful became become beech Beltaine berries birds black poplar blackthorn Blodeuwedd blossoms branches Britain buds called catkins Celtic Celts colour cups dark death Deciduous decoction divination druidic druids earth elderberries element energy especially faerie female flowers fertility fire forest fruit goat willow goddess gods green grove grow hawthorn hazel HEALINC healing hedgerows holly human Imbolc insects inspiration Ireland IRISH/GAELIC king land leaf leaves legend light living magical male meditation metres moon move myth natural world nuts oak tree Odin ogham pagan pine plant pollen poplar protection qualities realms roots rowan RULING PLANET sacred Samhain seasons seeds silver birch solar specific spirit spring stamens stick strength sun-god symbolic thorns tradition tree's trunk twigs wand white poplar willow wind winter wisdom witches wood woodland