"Choose the willow of the streams,
Choose the hazel of the rocks,
Choose the alder of the marshes,
Choose the birch of the waterfalls.
Choose the ash of the shade,
Choose the yew of resilience,
Choose the elm of the brae,
Choose the oak of the sun."
( Carmina Gadelica)
The Celtic landscape was far more heavily forested than most parts of our own, and Celtic culture was saturated with tree lore.
The first Celtic alphabet was Ogham, in which each letter was associated with a tree.The wood from each tree was accorded a practical,medicinal and symbolic value.Trees were teachers, healers, guides and enabled communication with subtle realms.They are still here today, and they are offering us these same gifts, we just have to listen.
Trees are living, changing entities in the Green World , and so, too, is the magic associated with them and we c