Spirits of the Sacred Grove

Exploring rites of passage and weaving in references to many other spiritual traditions, this book is an intensely rich mixture of the ideas and images of a Pagan Druid priestess.

Spirits of the Sacred Grove

Author: Emma Restall Orr

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782796843

Page: 285

View: 290

For many, the word Druidry conjures up images of white-robed figures involved in esoteric rituals. But modern Druidry is not wrapped up in a veil of secrecy - it is celebrated openly, in the sunlight of the meadow or the shady leafiness of forest glade. Druids are passionate about the environment, and their worship is above all focused on Nature through the celebration of the changing seasons of the year. Spirits of the Sacred Grove is a very personal journey through the seasons seen through the eyes of a modern female Druid. Emma Restall Orr takes the reader through the cycles of nature, from the chaos of Samhain or Hallowe'en into the dark of winter, through the energy of spring and into the bright summer months - then back through autumn to Samhain. At the same time she acts as a guide along the paths of the sacred rituals. Spirits of the Sacred Grove reveals Druidry as an accessible and compelling spiritual path that offers enormous potential for personal healing and empowerment. Exploring rites of passage and weaving in references to many other spiritual traditions, this book is an intensely rich mixture of the ideas and images of a Pagan Druid priestess.

The Golden Bough

Even where no mention is made of wood - spirits , we may generally assume that
when a grove is sacred and inviolable , it is so because it is believed to be either
inhabited or animated by sylvan deities . In Livonia there is a sacred grove in ...

The Golden Bough

Author: James George Frazer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 816

View: 836

Area Handbook for Thailand

have a community spirit house where the spirits of the founders of the village are
honored annually in the sixth lunar ... Many villages have already discontinued
the custom and have cut down the sacred grove to make additional farmland .

Area Handbook for Thailand

Author: John William Henderson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 413

View: 181

Area Handbook for Thailand

chicken , to the village shrine in the sacred grove . There the ancestral spirits are
informed of births , deaths , animals owned , trips planned and other matters , and
the spirits ' protection from illness , ghosts and evil spirits and their help in ...

Area Handbook for Thailand

Author: Harvey Henry Smith

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 558

View: 920

The Mythic Forest the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature

Another sacred grove on Anglesey was destroyed in 59 CE and yet another,
located in what is now Bath, England, was cleared a few years earlier, around 43
CE. The Romans constructed a military road through the sanctuary within thirty ...

The Mythic Forest  the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature

Author: Gary R. Varner

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875864368

Page: 212

View: 599

In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception.

Focus on Sacred Groves and Ethnobotany

At present , however , this custom is substituted by slaughtering a number of
cattle and fowl . There are number of folklores on reprisal of forest spirits for
unauthorized hunting in the sacred groves , e.g. , in the Dapsare grove , while a
man was ...

Focus on Sacred Groves and Ethnobotany

Author: V. D. Vartak

Publisher: MRI Prism

ISBN:

Page: 253

View: 233

Atlantis

Nevertheless they cannot enter the sacred grove , and the worship of the female
spirits of the sacred grove ( jaher - era and Gosaen - era ) along with the supreme
male spirit , is performed by the male village priest , assisted by young men ...

Atlantis

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 675

Vanyaj ti

The festival is normally celebrated in middle of the month of Asharh (May-June)
in which the village boundary deities and especially Jahar-era (a tribal spirit) are
evoked for timely rainfall. The priest offers the sacrifices at the sacred grove and ...

Vanyaj  ti

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 807

Ghana Studies

On the Eguafo Aboase Wombir Asafo flag both the forest and the spirit which
dwells in it are represented in the form of a tree ... Event - recalling Sacred
Groves : The Guardian Spirits of the Community Sacred groves are never mute .
There are ...

Ghana Studies

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 133

Indian Antiquary

The Sandwich Islanders think that spirits hover over old lionses . Groves . The
belief is common in India that the spirits of the dead live in sacred groves is well
as in single trees . In the Dekhan and also in the K├┤nkan , the sacred groves are
 ...

Indian Antiquary

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 713

Sacred Trees Across Cultures and Nations

In Chinese mythology peach trees is partaken of by gods and men . The pine -
tree is the symbol of longevity in the Japan . Siena , on the Ivory Coast , thought
ancestral spirits resided in the sacred groves . Dieri , in South Australia ,
regarded ...

Sacred Trees Across Cultures and Nations

Author: Sankar Sen Gupta

Publisher: Calcutta : Indian Publications

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 812

Man in the Forest

No woman can climb any of the trees in the sacred grove nor may she be present
when the sacrifices are made nor can she eat the flesh of an animal offered to the
grove spirits . 23 Besides , many other tribes have sacred groves having ...

Man in the Forest

Author: Klaus Seeland

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 372

View: 311

The Articles Examine The Indigenous Knowledge On Trees And Forests Among Tribal Communities From Diverse Regions Of India, Particularly The Significance Of Such Knowledge For Use And Management Of Natural Resources.