❀Green☽/|\☾Blessings❀My name is Emma, I'm a Hedge Druidess & Green Witch walking my own path of herbs & healing. I'm a Mori Girl with a love of mushrooms ^-^
“Green branches, green branches, I see you beckon; I follow!
Sweet is the place you guard, there in the rowan-tree hollow.
There he lies in the darkness, under the frail white flowers,
Heedless at last, in the silence, of these sweet midsummer hours.
But sweeter, it may be, the moss whereon he is sleeping now,
And sweeter the fragrant flowers that may crown his moon-white brow:
And sweeter the shady place deep in an Eden hollow
Wherein he dreams I am with him — and, dreaming, whispers, “Follow!”
Green wind from the green-gold branches, what is the song you bring?
What are all songs for me, now, who no more care to sing?”
Fiona Macleod (aka Willam Sharp)
“Moreover, magicians are marginal figures in society: women, outcasts, foreigners. Circe, although a goddess, fits this description well. She is unmarried, lives at the end of the world, near the gates of the underworld, and she is a daughter of the sun, a non-Olympian deity.”
Magic, Amulets and Circe. By Nanno Marinatos, published in Greek Magic; ancient, medieval and modern, edited by J C B Petropoulos, 2008, Routledge. (via charlottesarahscrivener)