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Tree Spirits

What are Tree Spirits: Tree spirits are ancient and wise, offering healing magic, wisdom and insight.

A Tree Spirit is a type of nature spirit, and effectively the “living soul” of a tree. It has much in the way of wisdom and healing to offer those who are willing to listen and absorb. Tree spirits are ghostly and otherworldly, often glimpsed out of the corner of the eye in a darkened wood or a flash of sunlight through the forest canopy. Primarily, tree spirits act as the guardians and life force of the trees. Responsible for nurturing and growing them, the tree spirits are keen to share their wisdom regarding the care of the planet, particularly that of forests, woods and the wildlife that dwells within. They are also excellent healers, and leaning against the trunk of a tree can bring about great restorative powers. Tree spirits are not entirely bound to their tree; they can venture a short distance away. Legends tell of folk becoming unsettled in forests at night, because of the tree spirits stirring and walking about the woods. Tree Mothers The “Tree Mothers” or “Mother Trees” are female tree spirits much older and wiser than their younger counterparts, and have become known as matriarchal trees with a plethora of important spiritual wisdom to offer those eager to learn. Tree mothers tend to be found in very old or mature trees, often in an ancient wood, and sometimes even in groups. The aura and spirit of the tree ……… Sources: Eason, Cassandra. “The Modern-Day Druidess”. Piatkus, 2003 Knight, Sirona. “Faery Magick”. New Page Books, 2003

http://www.way-of-the-wild-rose.com/tree_spirits_70.html

Approaching a Tree When you have found a suitable tree slowly approach it from a distance of about eight meters. Do this with an attitude or respect, after all the tree can't move away from you and you are coming in its space. With hands stretched out in front of you, palms facing towards the tree walk very slowly until you feel the first layer of the tree's aura. Stop at this point and introduce yourself to the tree. The aura of a tree has seven layers. Four of those are outside the tree, the fifth is in the bark and the last two within the tree. Slowly approach until you have felt four of the seven layers of the tree's aura.

image from: http://treespirits.net/Home.html

 Glastonbury Fairies and Tree Spirits

Trapped in trees, a Roman legion lives Ancient spells from witches who lived, When invaders came, to protect the land. We are 5 tree spirits

Wood or Tree in language of Symbols

Celtic Tree Symbols

Alchemical Symbols http://www.purplehell.com/riddletools/alchemy.htm

Religion and Ritual Masks http://www.robdiego.com/mask6.htm

Colour meaning in Religion and Magick

  1. Blue: coolness, infinity, ascension, purity, healing/ Emotion, Action: killing, anger
  2. Black: primordial darkness, hate/ Emotion, Action: killing, hatred
  3. White: learning, knowledge, purity, longevity/ Emotion, Action: rest and thinking
  4. Red: life force, preservation, the sacred, blood, fire/ Emotion, Action: subjugation and summoning
  5. Yellow: rootedness, renunciation, earth/ Emotion, Action: restraining and nourishing
  6. Green: balance, harmony, vigor, youth, action/ Emotion, Action: exorcism
  1. Color Black is protection.
  2. Color Blue is calming
  3. Color Brown is the Earth
  4. Color Green is balance
  5. Color Gray is serenity
  6. Color Orange is change or zest
  7. Color Pink is universal love or self-love
  8. Color Purple is understanding and tolerance
  9. Color Red is energy
  10. Color Yellow is inner wisdom
  11. Color White is all colors

Color Information according to: Cunningham & Harrington

  1. RED: Maintaining health, strength, physical energy, sex, passion, courage, protection. Widely used in defensive magic. The color of the element of Fire. Red is associated with blood (and thus, life and death), birth, volcanoes, and intense emotions. The Zuni of America linked this color with the South. Throughout Polynesia, red was sacred color associated with both the deities and with the highest social classes.
  2. PINK: Love, friendship, compassion, relaxation. Pink is symbolic of gentle emotions and of emotional unions. It's less intense then red.
  3. ORANGE: General attraction, energy. Orange is a lesser aspect of red.
  4. YELLOW: Intellect, confidence, divination, communication, eloquence, travel, movement. Yellow is the color of the element of Air. It symbolizes the sun, grain, and the power of thought. To the Zuni, it symbolized the North. In polynesia, yellow was a color of royalty and divinity.
  5. GREEN: Money, prosperity, employment, fertility, healing, growth. Green is the color of the element of the Earth and symbolizes our planet's fertility (it's the color of chlorophyll) as well as life itself.
  6. BLUE: Healing, peace, psychism, patience, happiness. Blue is the color of the element of Water. Symbolic of the ocean, sleep, twilight, and the sky. The Zuni employed this color to represent the west.
  7. PURPLE: Power, healing severe disease, spirituality, meditation, religion. Purple was once a European symbol of royalty; today it symbolizes the divine.
  8. WHITE: Protection, purification, all purposes. Symbolic of the Moon, freshness, snow, cold, and potential. Because white contains all colors, it can be utilized for every magical purpose. White symbolized the East to the Zuni.
  9. BLACK: Banishing negativity, absorbing negativity. Symbolizes outer space and the universe. Black is the absence of colors. In some cultures, black represented fertility (as in quite fruitful black earth); in others, wisdom. In our culture it has been curiously linked with evil, due to religious associations. It is not an evil color.
  10. BROWN: Animals. Used for spells involving animals, usually in combination with other colors. Brown represents soil and, to a lesser degree, fertilit of the Earth.

Malbrough

  1. WHITE: Adds to spiritual strength, breaks curses or crossed conditions, represents faith, purity, truth and sincerity.
  2. PINK: Overcomes evil, represents honor, love, morality, friendship, general success.
  3. RED: Love, sexuality, good health, strength and physical vigor.
  4. ORANGE: Encouragement, strengthens the ability to concentrate, attraction, adaptability, stimulation.
  5. YELLOW: Attraction, persuasion ( can change minds), instills confidence, charm.
  6. GREEN: Money, luck, financial success and prosperity, fertility, good crops and harvest, cooperation.
  7. DARK BLUE: Depression, moodiness, changability, impulsivness, unfortunate and very subduing.
  8. LIGHT BLUE: Understanding, health, tranquility, protection, peace, general happiness, sharpens the power to perceive, spiritual awareness, patience.
  9. PURPLE: Ambition, promotes business progress, power, causes tension, strengthens will power.
  10. BROWN: Hesitation in all matters, uncertainty and doubt, neutrality, robs energy.
  11. BLACK: Sadness and mourning, evil, loss, discord, confusion.
  12. GRAY: Cancellation, stalemate, neutrality.
  13. GREENISH YELLOW: Jealousy and anger, sickness, quarrels, discord, cowardice.

Plant Symbolism

Flower Symbols and Meanings: http://livingartsoriginals.com/infoflowersymbolism.htm

  1. Cherry Blossom Flower Symbolism: The flower symbolism associated with the cherry blossom is education. In China, the cherry blossom is also a symbol of feminine beauty. It also represents the feminine principle and love. In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize the transience of life because of their short blooming times. Falling blossoms are metaphors for fallen warriors who died bravely in battle. This connotation links them with the samarai.

Recommended Books For books related to cherry blossoms, see the following books on Amazon: The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration Japanese Traditions: Rice Cakes, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri Japanese Celebrations: Cherry Blossoms, Lanterns and Stars! Cherry Blossoms: Traditional Patterns in Japanese Design

  1. Dandelion Flower Symbolism: The flower symbolism associated with the dandelion is love me, affection returned, desire, sympathy, faithfulness, happiness and love's oracle. The dandelion is native to Europe and Asia, and has been introduced to many other places. In northern areas and places where the dandelion is not native, it has become a weed, exploiting disturbed ground in human environments.

Recommended Books For more information about wildflowers, see the following books on Amazon: A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants Newcomb's Wildflower Guide

Meanings of Flowers, Trees and Plants http://www.uponreflection.co.uk/ogham/plant_lore_qz.htm

  1. Clover: With its three-fold leaves it was very special to the celts symbolising balance and the triad. A four leaf clover is very lucky, and it is said that wearing one within your hat will allow you to see fairies.

colour and emotion

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