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Whispers from the Woods
Whispers from the Woods
The Lore & Magic of Trees

By: Sandra Kynes
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738707815
English  |  288 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: February 2006
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Introduction xi
Part One

One—Living Entities; Living History 3

Tree Rings 5
Impact on Human Consciousness 6
Creation Myths and Beyond 8
Sacred Trees and Holy Springs 10
The Green Man 12

Two—Up Close and Personal 15

Tuning In 18
Tree Meditation 23
Keeping in Touch 25

Three—The Tree Calendar 27

Tracking Time 29
Candles to Focus Energy 33
Tree Calendar Meditation 33
Creating Your Own Calendar 35

Four—The Ogham 39

A History of the Ogham 39
The Ogham and Poets 43
The Ogham Characters 46
Using Staves, Fews, and Cards 48
Cultivating Traits 52

Five—Exploring the Range of Oghams 55

The Ballymote Scales 56
Creating Your Own Ogham 66

Six—Trees in Ritual and Spellwork 71

Ritual 72
Magic 72
Timing and Preparation 74
Spellwork 75

Seven—Wood as an Element of Change 83

Adapting Feng Shui Tools 83
Working with the Directions 84
Energy Groups 91

Eight—The Shamanic Journey 97

Reaching Other Realms 98
Journey 101
After the Journey 104
An Alternative Journey Method 106
In Summary 109

Part Two

Ivy 175
Juniper 178
Laurel 180
Linden 182
Locust 184
Magnolia 186
Maple 188
Mesquite 190
Mimosa 192
Mistletoe 194
Myrtle 197
Oak 199
Olive 203
Palm 205
Pine 207
Reed 209
Rowan 212
Spindle Tree 214
Spruce 216
Sycamore 218
Vine/Bramble 220
Walnut 223
Willow 225
Witch Hazel 227
Yew 229

Appendix A—Trees by Date 235
Appendix B—Tools 243
Appendix C—Associated Goddesses, Gods, and Others 253
Bibliography 263
Index 269




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