And just as the Deer has been a powerful symbol and guide in my life the Green Man (the leaf face above) has whispered secrets to me for many years. He in turn is very much connected with Deer, as he is related to the Celtic Cernunnos the Horned God. You can read about some of my adventures with the Green Man in the following articles:
May Day, 2002 and Tales, Harps, And A Mask Of Leaves; (this 2002 essay is a reprint of an article written in 1994!)
May Day/Beltane & the Green Man In Our Time (a few ideas from the previous article, but with some additional musings)
The Green Man is everywhere (though not necessarily by that name) in my newly published magical fiction novel, Because Of The Red Fox. His is the nature of the Green, the Green Spirit, viriditas.
“In a voice that whispers like leaves he tells that any path we choose will lead to magic …” – from Forest, a bardic performance by Spookytree (Debra Knodel & Jane Valencia)
What happens when the Green Spirit whispers to you? What creative healing magic do you choose?