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Archive for Oct, 2013

Book of the Month – October

Green Man

Our book of the month for October is  “Green Man the Archetype of our Oneness with the Earth” by William Anderson with Photography by Clive Hicks:

Reviews:

Green Man is a vital archetype of our time.”  — — Robert Johnson, author of He, She, and We
“A fascinating and important book.” – — – Jennifer and Roger Woolger, authors of The Goddess Within
“A significant contribution to men’s studies and healthy masculine spirituality.”  — — Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing and Creation Spirituality

Green Man is a vital archetype of our time.” — Robert Johnson, author of He, She, and We

Green Man is essential reading for those men who seek the mythic roots for a revitalized masculinity equal to the challenge of planetary culture.” — Robert L. Moore, Jungian analyst and coauthor of King, Warrior, Magician, Lover

“A fascinating and important book.” – — – Jennifer and Roger Woolger, authors of The Goddess Within

“A significant contribution to men’s studies and healthy masculine spirituality.” — Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing and Creation Spirituality

“Not only completely convincing, but immensely enjoyable. For the first time the hidden power of the word ‘Green’-now given to every activity, every person dedicated to stopping the devastation of the Earth and to a new ‘greening’ of the planet-is revealed in the Green Man as this image appears in the Western cultural tradition, especially in the folk tales, rituals, literature, and art and architecture of pasty centuries. The Green Movement will attain a new efficacy through this new understanding of itself, through the archetype of the Green Man that arises not simply out of our own Western traditions but from the unconscious depths of the human psyche. For this is the role of every archetype-to guide, inspire, and energize all our human activities.” — Thomas Berry, author of The Dream of Nature

“The complete story of the Green Man from the deep past to the present. The record of his survival in Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance art is truly fascinating. We learn how this vital symbol of the rebirth of planet life lived on, together with the symbol of Mother Earth, sometimes degraded and sometimes partially accepted by the Christian Church. Now this symbol, through this excellent book, comes back as the poet’s archetype (‘His words are leaves,’ says the author). The revival of Green Man is a vital resource in renewing our lost unity with the world of Nature.” — Marija Gimbutas, author of The Language of the Goddess

“This rediscovery of the Green Man is a very timely, and has an important part to play in our search for a new relationship of living nature.” — Rupert Sheldrake, author of A New Science of Life

Not an easy book to find new but  you can purchase a second hand copy by using the Amazon link at The Company of the Green Man bookshop via THIS LINK

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Call for contributions e-newsletter 9

e-newsletter 9

Our next e-newsletter (number 9 December 2013) will be published on 1st December 2013. Any and all contributions from any of our members would be gratefully received. The deadline for contributions is November 15th. Please contact me at greenman@virgin.net

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The Wood Beyond the World – October – Winter is Coming

October - Winter is Coming © Sally Priston

October – Winter is Coming © Sally Priston

Sally Priston’s work is based around nature, folklore and the changing seasons, she works in 2D in watercolour, ink and pencil generally, and also on wood, using pyrography. We are publishing one of her pictures around the first of each month from June 2013 until May 2014. If you would like to get in touch with Sally or would like to purchase any of her art please drop us a line at greenman@virgin.net

Sally will be exhibiting at The Surrey Hills Wood Fair, on Oct 5th and 6th. Details at http://www.surreyhillswoodfair.co.uk